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Share the Thrill of the Ride with Your Furry Copilot

MOTORCYCLE DOG CARRIER FOR MEDIUM AND LARGE DOGS

Black upholstered motorcycle dog carrier with turquoise stitching and reflective tape along the sides and personalized embroidered text in two sizes

Custom K9 Moto Cockpit

We build and upholster your own custom Cockpit to mount to your specific motorcycle

﹡ personalized embroidery included ﹡

starting at $1200 with FREE INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING
build time is approx. 8 weeks

German Shepherd lays happily in a motorcycle dog carrier while wearing a pink and black riding harness for safety

K9 Moto Harness

Durable outdoor harness that includes a waist belt and security loops for motorcycle riding

$75 – custom fitted to your dog

Top view of German Shepherd in motorcycle dog carrier and wearing a black poncho-like rainfly

K9 Moto Rainfly

Riding poncho to protect against rain, cold, and inclement weather for a more comfortable ride

starting at $65

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Cockpit Build Guide

35 pages of measurements, diagrams, photos, and descriptions to build it yourself

$85 PDF download

DISCLAIMER

Everything has a disclaimer these days and so, of course, does the K9 Moto Cockpit. Please read our disclaimer fully before purchasing the Build Guide or your Custom K9 Moto Cockpit. Read more

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Motorcycle dog carrier with black vinyl and blue stitching seen from top-side-front angle
Motorcycle dog carrier for large dogs with black vinyl and blue stitching seen from side-top view
Large motorcycle dog carrier with black vinyl and blue stitching seen from rear-top-angle
Motorcycle dog carrier with black vinyl and blue stitching seen from top angle
Motorcycle dog carrier with black vinyl and blue stitching seen from front-top angle
Motorcycle dog carrier with black vinyl and blue stitching seen from top-side-front angle
Large motorcycle dog carrier with black vinyl and blue stitching seen from rear-top-angle
Motorcycle dog carrier with black vinyl and blue stitching seen from top angle

All the Extraordinary Features that Your Moto Dog Deserves

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Guides + Videos + FAQs + Community

We Have Loads of Resources for You

Rider’s Guide: The Best Motorcycle Dog Carrier

Graphical chart that compares six different motorcycle dog carriers, including images, prices, and key features

Rider’s Guide: Is it Safe to Ride with Your Dog?

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Rider’s Guide: Protect Your Dog from the Elements

Woman rides adventure motorcycle on twisty mountain road past volcano in the rain with a German shepherd on the back

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my dog will like riding?

What types of bikes can you mount to?

How long does the custom build take?

…and many, many more…

About the K9 Moto Cockpit

How to Secure Your Dog In

How to Attach Luggage

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Choose the Build Plan that Is Right for You

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WE Build It Plan

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Tell us about your dog and bike

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We custom build your Cockpit

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Enjoy the ride together

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YOU Build It Plan

Instruction manual for building a motorcycle dog carrier for large dog

Get the Build Guide

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Make it or have it made

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BUILD GUIDE

You probably have lots of great questions. Check out our FAQs or contact us directly.

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Share the Thrill of the Ride with Your Big Dog

The K9 Moto Cockpit is a sturdy, safe, and lightweight carrier for your medium or large dog to ride pillion. It has a sleek, streamlined design that won’t put unnecessary strain on your chassis. So, all you need to do is decide if you build it or we do!

What Our Riders Say About the Cockpit Motorcycle Dog Carrier

White dog lays on a motorcycle dog carrier on Suzuki DR 650 adventure motorcycle

I’ve got the cockpit on the bike and it looks great! I like the reflective strips, and the shape is very cool.

– Judith C.
Suzuki DR650SE
Moon (30lbs)

Happy woman sits on Harley motorcycle with white and black dog in motorcycle dog carrier

4th ride and she is doing great

– Sherry R.
2019 Harley Davidson Road Glide
Shiloh (42lbs)

Motorcycle dog carrier sits on Triumph Tiger 800 adventure motorcycle

She loves her gift. 10 min of work to install.

– Marijn B.
2016 Triumph Tiger 800 XCX
Praline (still growing)

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Check out our
on 2 Wheels + 4 Paws
adventure travel series to experience the thrill of traveling by motorcycle with a large dog.

How the K9 Moto Cockpit Works

The K9 Moto Cockpit is a tubular, steel-framed motorcycle dog carrier for medium and large dogs. Like the roll bars on an ATV or Jeep, the Cockpit combines cushioned, rigid protection with an authentic, open-air experience.

The Cockpit was designed for maximum safety and performance under the most demanding conditions:

Large dog  ·  Tall motorcycle  ·  Challenging terrain  ·  Extreme weather

Design principles for superior protection and performance:

1. Low profile and laying position
Creates a low center of gravity, improves comfort, and connects the dog’s load to the motorcycle.

2. No bottom over the passenger seat
The seat carries most of the dog’s weight for natural ride geometry and reduced strain on the chassis.

3. Padded tubular frame
Maximizes airflow and protects against impacting hard parts in leans, speed changes, and crashes.

    Artistic diagram of dog laying in motorcycle dog carrier and text highlights the benefits of a low profile design and laying down riding position

    1. Low Profile and Laying Position

    The laying position lowers the center of gravity and improves the connection between the load and the motorcycle. It’s also better for the dog:

    Safer because the dog does not get thrown against the sides in leaning turns or speed changes.

    More comfortable because the dog fully relaxes and doesn’t struggle for balance.

    More enjoyable because the dog’s full attention is focused on the sights, sounds, and smells.

    For more information, check out our Riding Position article.

      2. No Bottom Over the Passenger Seat

      The passenger seat carries the bulk of the dog’s weight – the head, torso, and front legs. This enables the motorcycle to carry the load as it was designed carry a human passenger.

      When the carrier is an entirely separate, self-contained structure, the load is separated from the motorcycle. This produces poorer ride geometry and greater strain on the chassis.

      For more information, check out our  Design Principles article.

      Artistic diagram of motorcycle dog carrier frame indicating where the load is carried by the passenger seat and by the dog crate
      Artistic diagram of motorcycle dog carrier with padded frame for impact protection and maximum airflow for comfort

      3. Padded Tubular Frame

      Like ATV or Jeep rollbars, the Cockpit’s padded frame comfortably protects the dog against impacts. It also improves airflow and delivers a safe, natural, open-air experience.

      Enclosed crates and kennels surround the dog with hard, unpadded surfaces. In leans, stops, and crashes, the dog suffers injury when they strike the carrier’s sidewalls and hard edges.

      For more information, check out our Safety Principles article and Protecting Your Dog from the Elements article.

      Premium, Custom-Built Carrier

      The Cockpit is designed for superior safety and performance, and has been rigorously road-tested in the most challenging terrain, weather, and riding conditions.

      We want you to have all the best info so you can consider the options and only choose the Cockpit when you’re totally convinced that it’s the best for you and your dog.

      For more information, check out our article about Choosing the Best Motorcycle Dog Carrier.

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        There Is a Lot More to Discover

        Rider’s Guide Videos

        Our Rider’s Guide videos are packed with tips, tricks, and practical explanations to help you make the best riding decisions for you and your dog about safety, protection, training, travel, and more.

        About the K9 Moto Harness

        Jess and Greg breakdown the materials, techniques, and performance features of the K9 Moto Harness for securing your dog in their motorcycle dog carrier.

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        About the K9 Moto Harness

        Jess and Greg breakdown the materials, techniques, and performance features of the K9 Moto Harness for securing your dog in their motorcycle dog carrier.

        Rider’s Guide Articles

        Our in-depth Rider’s Guide articles explore a variety of topics – practical and technical – so that you are equipped with the best information every time you go out riding together.

        Still have questions? Check out our FAQs or contact us directly.

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        DISCLAIMER

        **WARNING**: The K9 Moto Cockpit Build Guide and the Custom K9 Moto Cockpit (hereafter referred to as the “Build Guide and “Cockpit”, respectively) are intended for informational and display purposes only.

        The Cockpit will modify the original design of the vehicle on which it is installed and may change the way in which the vehicle operates and/or handles. User assumes all risk and is responsible for the proper operation and handling of the vehicle as modified.

        RUFFLY makes no warranties, expressed or implied, as to the Cockpit's use as a safety device. This item is designed exclusively for dogs and has not been tested for a safety rating as established by the U.S. Department of Transportation or U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. User assumes all risk and is responsible for any injuries to user and/or user’s dog as a result of using this product.

        The user agrees to have the Cockpit reviewed by a qualified motorcycle mechanic for quality and suitability for the user’s specific motorcycle make and model. The user assumes all risk and is responsible for the proper installation and use of this product. The user expressly agrees to hold RUFFLY, including but not limited to its owners, officers, designers, and agents, harmless from any and all damages and/or losses incurred by the user and/or others including any and all harm to the user’s pet from the use of the Cockpit.

        No claims, representations or warranties, whether expressed or implied, are made by RUFFLY as to the safety, reliability, durability and performance of any of its products, including but not limited to the Cockpit. Furthermore, RUFFLY accepts no liability whatsoever for the safety, reliability, durability and performance of any of said products.

        RUFFLY further makes no representations, expressed or implied, and provides no warranties of any kind with regard to construction and/or use of the Cockpit, including but not limited to whether the Cockpit complies with any federal, state or local statutes, laws, rules or regulations pertaining to such construction or use.

        The user assumes all responsibility for the user’s and the product’s compliance with all statutes, laws, rules and/or regulations, nationally and internationally, as they may apply to this product and/or its assembly and its application to the user’s vehicle.

        RUFFLY reminds users that motorcycling is a dangerous activity and any changes to the original setup or configuration of the motorcycle will change the vehicle’s performance and might void the manufacturer’s warrantee. Furthermore, riding a motorcycle with a dog is dangerous for both the rider and the animal. RUFFLY reminds dog owners to always safely secure your dog in any moving vehicle.

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