motorbike lift

Equipping your workshop with a motorbike lift which helps improve the efficiency and quality of your mechanics’ performance is essential to increasing the ROI and improving the reputation of your brand.

But how can you recognise the ideal lift?

We will talk about it in today's article.

Keep reading to find out more!

Motorbike lift: the importance of needs and requirements

Even before we analyse the specific characteristics which can make one lift better suited than another for your workshop, it is important to concentrate on the concrete requirements dictated by your day-to-day work.

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Knowing the dynamics between the mechanics, their requirements in order to best carry out their duties, as well as taking into account the general configuration of the workshop space, are the key elements to take into consideration in order to ensure you choose the most suitable lift.

How can a KIRO lifting platform improve the work in your shop?

How many lifts do you currently have? Have you thought about equipping a single station with multiple lifts?

What advantages can a specific location for the motorbike lift bring?


In order to find a response to these questions and precisely identify your workshop’s requirements, it can be a strategically good move to put your trust in design professionals.

Thanks to their support, it will indeed be easier to identify the strengths which already exist in your company and understand how to strategically improve the weaker ones.

We have described an example of a customised design in our case history for RS Moto, the official Honda workshop for the northern Italian city of Bergamo and surrounding area.

You can download it here!


Characteristics of a high-performance motorbike lift

Once the needs and requirements of the mechanics have been defined, you can move on to analysing the characteristics which make a motorbike lift effective.

We can start out with the maximum and minimum heights.

Adjusting the height to meet the working requirements is very important, and having a motorbike lift with a very low minimum height and a sufficiently high maximum height can be very helpful.

In the first case this is because if the minimum height is very low to the ground, this almost completely eliminates the step up between the floor and the lift, facilitating loading and unloading of bikes.

In the second case, however, being able to reach significant heights, the lift allows the mechanic to work in a standing position, preventing back problems.

Another important element is the possibility to customise the lift with strategically important accessories, such as hatches, vices or wheel clamps, all of which help make the mechanics’ work safer.

Equally important is checking the robustness of the materials that the lift is made from: the more solid they are, the longer the lift will last, representing a strategic long-term investment for the company.

Checking the production cycle behind the chosen lift is very important in ensuring the quality of the materials.

At KIRO, we manufacture all our products at our production site in Fano, Italy, which you can see in this video:


Last but not least is the safety aspect.

A tool which is used as frequently as the lift must guarantee the highest levels of safety for users during all operations.

There are two main types of safety system:

  • Mechanical
  • Electro-hydraulic

In the first case, making the lift safe depends on the engagement of two toothed systems which lock together and keep the lift raised. By releasing the safety lever, the rack-based system in turn leaves its position and allows the lift to lower.

The second type of system, on the other hand, is managed by a valve which, by controlling the flow of oil in the pistons, ensures that the lift is kept raised and thus safe. This system also allows for a slow lowering of the lift in the event of malfunctions or short circuits.

If you are thinking about replacing your vehicle lifts or you want to implement a custom project for your workshop, visit our website and discover the range of lifts offered by KIRO, then get in touch for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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