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Pet On Wheels makes carrying a pet on two wheels safe and practical

Pet On Wheels makes carrying a...
Pet On Wheels brings about a welcome level of versatility to the motorcycle pet carriers
Pet On Wheels brings about a welcome level of versatility to the motorcycle pet carriers
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Pet On Wheels brings about a welcome level of versatility to the motorcycle pet carriers
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Pet On Wheels brings about a welcome level of versatility to the motorcycle pet carriers
Pet On Wheels is a very versatile pet carrier
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Pet On Wheels is a very versatile pet carrier
Pet On Wheels locks in place just like any typical top case system
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Pet On Wheels locks in place just like any typical top case system
Pet On Wheels can be positioned either facing to the front or to the rear
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Pet On Wheels can be positioned either facing to the front or to the rear
Apart from its height, the Pet On Wheel is not larger than a single-helmet top case
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Apart from its height, the Pet On Wheel is not larger than a single-helmet top case
The contents of a standard Pet On Wheels kit
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The contents of a standard Pet On Wheels kit
By strapping the top holder with the seat belt, the Pet On Wheels can be used just as well in a car
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By strapping the top holder with the seat belt, the Pet On Wheels can be used just as well in a car

A dog riding aboard a two-wheeler may make for an amusing spectacle, but it can be dangerous and illegal in many countries. Pet On Wheels is a top-case designed specifically for carrying small-sized pets securely and legally on a motorcycle, scooter or bicycle.

Normally pets are not supposed to ride on any two-wheeler, yet a quick surf on the web will reveal plenty of video evidence to the contrary; most often with dogs, thanks to their adept and responsive personality. Apart from the fun side that popular videos usually focus on though, there is a practical issue at hand when a pet needs to be hauled around the city and the only available vehicle is a two-wheeler, motorized or not.

Pet On Wheels (POW) offers a solution custom-designed for this very task, and is compliant with highway and traffic codes worldwide. The Italian top case is made of injection-moulded plastic and its size can accommodate small and medium-sized pets, weighing up to 10 kg (22 lb).

It secures on a mounting plate designed to the same standards as any typical motorcycle top case, so it can be fitted to most motorcycles, scooters and bicycles, provided they're equipped with a rear rack.

Pet On Wheels can be positioned either facing to the front or to the rear
Pet On Wheels can be positioned either facing to the front or to the rear

It can be positioned facing either forward or backward, and it can easily be removed from the bike to carry by hand. Since it locks in place with its own key, it can be left on the parked bike while hosting gear like the helmet and gloves.

Inside the POW, the pet can relax comfortably on the included pillow, as two intakes provide fresh air while on the move. In the center of the pivoting lid a large hole with a sliding cover allows for the four-legged passenger to sit up with its head out of the carrier – dogs will probably enjoy this feature the most. An adjustable leash that attaches to the inside of the POW ensures that no one jumps out during the journey.

Most motorcycle pet carriers in the market are either fabric cases that strap onto the bike or typical motorcycle top cases transformed to pet carriers. POW brings about a welcome level of versatility, leaves the seat free for a second human passenger, and provides protection for the pet, as displayed in the video below.

The POW is now the subject of a Kickstarter campaign, where a pledge of €99 (about US$110) will get you one – if all goes according to plans. The retail price is estimated to exceed €200 ($222).

Source: Kickstarter

3 comments
Bob Flint
May I suggest a few sliding vents, in case your pet prefers to travel dry out of the rain, without sticking his head out. I do like the idea that it works for cars & two wheelers. Could see this on back of bikes as well, providing the pet is small & light weight
AlessandroScozzesi
Hi Bob, I'm Alex from POW Team. Thanks for you comment: we designed PWO with two air-intakes on top. We've made so many test and it works even with the port-hole closed. Air takes in and out, without causing any turbulence may annoy the pet. You can see air-intakes in the video as two green part on top, each side. You can see POW features (dimensions and weight on our KS page). Best.
ShreyanshTanna
This would be very good for people who do not have a car and still want to take their pets for a ride. I agree with Bob in suggesting that sliding vents need to be added for the pet to have some room to move about.