MCNews Hyundai iLoad fitout

Here we’ve got the MCNews.com.au Hyundai iLoad being fitted out for bicycle and motorcycle transport, with a Thule Pro Ride and two Thule Low Rider front axle mounts for bicycles, as well as a central ACEBIKES SteadyStand, a motorcycle front wheel stand that is adjustable to cope with almost any front tyre diameter and width.  Click here for more on the ACEBIKES Steady Stand.

This includes the fitment of the optional Hyundai wooden floor, and makes use of the standard tiedown points. Installation of the Thule mounts includes custom base plates secured with lock nuts, as well as custom mounting blocks for the Pro Ride bicycle carrier, which is designed to be fitted to a roof rack system, with angled mounts. The base plates include a plate above and beneath the plywood flooring, helping spread the load and ensure a secure and strong foundation.

Below you can see a step by step pictorial of the process

The Hyundai iLoad with plywood floor and tie downs, mounted via the iLoad's original tie down points for strength.
The Hyundai iLoad with optional wooden floor and tie downs, mounted via the iLoad’s original tie down points for strength.
The Hyundai iLoad with Thule ProRide, SteadyStand and Thule Low Rider in position.
The Hyundai iLoad with Thule ProRide, ACEBIKES SteadyStand and Thule Low Rider in position.
The Acebikes SteadyStand offers a great motorcycle transport option that will take a front or rear wheel and is fully adjustable.
The Acebikes SteadyStand offers a great motorcycle transport option that will take a front or rear wheel and is fully adjustable.
Triumph Thruxton R located in the van via the Acebikes SteadyStand
Triumph Thruxton R located in the van via the Acebikes SteadyStand
The Thule ProRide with bike fitted. This is normally a roofrack mounted system, so required a special setup.
The Thule ProRide with bicycle fitted. This is normally a roofrack mounted system, so required a special setup.
A third bicycle mount at the front of the tray area also secures a bicycle via its front axle.
A third bicycle mount at the front of the tray area also secures a bicycle via its front axle.
For secure, strong and easy fitment mounting plates where added.
For secure, strong and easy fitment mounting plates were added. This helps reduce the load of the mounting at just the bolt on points, especially when a motorcycle is being transported.
This mean using rivet nuts, which allow a threaded mounting point to be added and secured from one side.
This mean using rivet nuts, which allow a threaded mounting point to be added and secured from one side.
Here you can see the base plate including the rivet nuts as well as the top plate. The rivet nuts with thread are visible.
Here you can see the base plate including the rivet nuts as well as the top plate. The rivet nuts with thread are visible.
The base plate from underneath with the rivet nuts installed.
The base plate from underneath with the rivet nuts installed.
The Acebikes SteadyStand offers full adjustability to suit any size motorcycle tyre, without the need for tools.
The Acebikes SteadyStand offers full adjustability to suit any size motorcycle tyre, without the need for tools.
Securing the rear of the motorcycle securely and holding it forward into the ACEBIKES Steady Stand is the ACEBIKES TyreFix system.
Locating the rear of the motorcycle securely and holding it forward into the ACEBIKES Steady Stand is the ACEBIKES TyreFix system.
Locating the rear of the motorcycle securely and holding it forward into the ACEBIKES Steady Stand is the ACEBIKES TyreFix system.
Locating the rear of the motorcycle securely and holding it forward into the ACEBIKES Steady Stand is the ACEBIKES TyreFix system.
Locating the rear of the motorcycle securely and holding it forward into the ACEBIKES Steady Stand is the ACEBIKES TyreFix system.
Locating the rear of the motorcycle securely and holding it forward into the ACEBIKES Steady Stand is the ACEBIKES TyreFix system.
Locating the rear of the motorcycle securely and holding it forward into the ACEBIKES Steady Stand is the ACEBIKES TyreFix system.
Locating the rear of the motorcycle securely and holding it forward into the ACEBIKES Steady Stand is the ACEBIKES TyreFix system.
Locating the rear of the motorcycle securely and holding it forward into the ACEBIKES Steady Stand is the ACEBIKES TyreFix system.
Locating the rear of the motorcycle securely and holding it forward into the ACEBIKES Steady Stand is the ACEBIKES TyreFix system.

All up, a friend of mine pretty handy on the tools spent a good few hours making all the mounting plates to ensure everything was located as securely and professionally as possible in the Hyundai Iload.

I hate transporting motorcycles, I feel they are in more danger on a trailer or in a van than they are with me doing five gear wheelstands up the road on them or flogging them around a racetrack. With this set-up in the Hyundai iLoad I have great peace of mind and no longer shit quite so many bricks when I have to transport a motorcycle, especially one as beautiful as this Triumph Thruxton R.

Triumph Thruxton R with optional racer fairing
Triumph Thruxton R with optional racer fairing

Will give some more thoughts on the Hyundai iLoad on more thoughts, but thus far loving it. The comfortable bench seat has a flip down centre console with plenty of room to stash all my crap.

Hyundai iLoad
Hyundai iLoad

The new Hyundai Apple CarPlay integration with an iPhone is superb.

Hyundai iLoad Apple Carplay
Hyundai iLoad Apple Carplay