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Citroën's latest pop-top camper van ups the action level by carrying an ATV to camp

Citroën's latest pop-top campe...
The new Citroën Biker Solution Multi can load an ATV, motorcycle with sidecar or go-kart
The new Citroën Biker Solution Multi can load an ATV, motorcycle with sidecar or go-kart
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Citroën now offers two flavors of Jumper Biker Solution: the Classic for motorbikes and the Multi for various toy-hauling uses
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Citroën now offers two flavors of Jumper Biker Solution: the Classic for motorbikes and the Multi for various toy-hauling uses
Ready to load: the Citroën Jumper Biker Solution Multi (left) and Citroën Jumper Biker Solution Classic (right)
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Ready to load: the Citroën Jumper Biker Solution Multi (left) and Citroën Jumper Biker Solution Classic (right)
The Citroën Biker Solution models strike a careful balance between gear-hauling and van camping
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The Citroën Biker Solution models strike a careful balance between gear-hauling and van camping
The Classic van is designed specifically for motorcycles
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The Classic van is designed specifically for motorcycles
Biker Solution Classic loaded up for a weekend of riding and camping
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Biker Solution Classic loaded up for a weekend of riding and camping
In order to sleep in the Jumper Bike Solution Classic or Multi cabin, you have to remove the gear and fold the bed down; a second bed is available in the roof-top tent
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In order to sleep in the Jumper Bike Solution Classic or Multi cabin, you have to remove the gear and fold the bed down; a second bed is available in the roof-top tent
Citroën offers a better way of hauling bikes, ATVs and other toys to camp
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Citroën offers a better way of hauling bikes, ATVs and other toys to camp
Each Biker Solution van includes a ladder up to the roof and a variety of storage cabinets 
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Each Biker Solution van includes a ladder up to the roof and a variety of storage cabinets 
The removable table secures up front and works with the swivel seats
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The removable table secures up front and works with the swivel seats
A look inside the Jumper Biker Solution Classic
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A look inside the Jumper Biker Solution Classic
The new Citroën Biker Solution Multi can load an ATV, motorcycle with sidecar or go-kart
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The new Citroën Biker Solution Multi can load an ATV, motorcycle with sidecar or go-kart
Camping and ATVing go hand-in-hand for those that enjoy both, and Citroën presents a streamlined way of combining them
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Camping and ATVing go hand-in-hand for those that enjoy both, and Citroën presents a streamlined way of combining them
Setting up camp with the Citroën Biker Solution
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Setting up camp with the Citroën Biker Solution
ATV loaded up and ready to roll out
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ATV loaded up and ready to roll out
Bed down in the Biker Solution Multi
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Bed down in the Biker Solution Multi
The Multi tabletop works as a kitchen prep top or rear dining table, too
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The Multi tabletop works as a kitchen prep top or rear dining table, too
Each Biker Solution has plenty of shelving and closet space
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Each Biker Solution has plenty of shelving and closet space
Helmet storage
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Helmet storage
Wardrobe
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Wardrobe

At last year's Dusseldorf Caravan Salon, Citroën revealed the Jumper Biker Solution, a camper van built to haul motorcycles and sleep four people at night. A camper like that being displayed by an auto brand yelled "concept van," but camper vans are an important part of Citroën's business and the company immediately announced plans to sell the Biker Solution. Now it's expanding the Biker Solution line with a second model, an even roomier, more versatile hauling/camper van built to accommodate an ATV or go-kart on the road to an action-packed getaway.

The biggest thing separating the all-new Jumper Biker Solution Multi from the original Biker Solution Classic is that the Multi loses the dual motorcycle-specific loading system. It can still accommodate two motorcycles, but the space and versatility afforded by the flat load floor allows it to carry an ATV, go-kart, wheelchair or motorcycle with sidecar. The flat ramps, remote-controlled electric winch and integrated floor rails help get everything inside and secured down.

Ready to load: the Citroën Jumper Biker Solution Multi (left) and Citroën Jumper Biker Solution Classic (right)
Ready to load: the Citroën Jumper Biker Solution Multi (left) and Citroën Jumper Biker Solution Classic (right)

Another advantage of the Multi floor-rail-based design developed in cooperation with Flexebu is that you can mount an optional rear seat or two to the floor. The Flexebu hardware also allows for complete removal of the camper furniture, enabling both the Classic and Multi vans to double as cargo vans.

Beyond that, the Multi has a split-folding rear bed for two people and a pop-up roof bed for another pair. A central kitchen area packs a stove, sink and compressor fridge. There's also a small, removable table that locks in place in front of the swiveled driver cab seats to create a front dining nook or in back to create a kitchen counter or rear dining area. The rest of the interior is filled out by a variety of overhead cabinets and full-height storage consoles, providing plenty of space to stash clothes, helmets, tools and more.

Bed down in the Biker Solution Multi
Bed down in the Biker Solution Multi

Biker Solution Multi features and components include a Thule awning, diesel heating, a 90-Ah AGM battery, 20-L fresh and waste water tanks, and LED lighting.

Both the Biker Solution Classic and Biker Solution Multi start at €51,100 (approx. US$57,200) in Germany. The base L3H2-sized Jumper van is powered by a 162-hp BlueHDi diesel engine and equipped with a touchscreen infotainment/navigation system, Bluetooth audio, parking aid and downhill assist.

There are a number of motorcycle-hauling camper vans out there, and some even offer added flexibility by allowing riders to sleep with their bikes locked inside the van, either via an infinitely adjustable electric-lift bed or via a fixed raised bed and sealed-off garage. We've also seen larger toy-hauling trailers and motorhomes with ATV garages, off-road camping trailers with flatbeds, and even one or two small, hard-sided trailers that double as ATV transporters.

ATV loaded up and ready to roll out
ATV loaded up and ready to roll out

Full-functioning camper vans with ATV-hauling capabilities remain much rarer, however, and it's quite impressive that the Multi can haul a four-wheeler to camp, then sleep, feed and seat four people once there. We're still not sure we want to sleep in the same space where a filthy ATV stinking of gas was just parked, but if we were going to do it, this seems a good way of getting it done.

Source: Citroën

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