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What is the best fitted hitch bicycle rack for R1S?

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I would like to purchase a hitch bike rack ( for two bikes) that doesn't interfere with the tailgate. Has anyone done any research? recommendations?
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The kuat nv2.0 should work well. It drops down easily with a lever (similarly to a few others like the Thule) so you can drop the tail most likely. I’m aiming to move it from my current car to an r1s (when it arrives) and can report back.
 
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The kuat nv2.0 should work well. It drops down easily with a lever (similarly to a few others like the Thule) so you can drop the tail most likely. I’m aiming to move it from my current car to an r1s (when it arrives) and can report back.
Great! Please report back after you move it. Thanks.
 

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Agreed RE Kuat nv2.0, I'm using an older version in the photo of my R1S last weekend.

Two things to note:
Use the 'Accessory hitch' mode in Driver + and it shuts off your rear parking sensors while keeping adaptive cruise control on (this is HUGE- Audi/Land Rover/Volvo/BMW can NOT shut up their sensors in this situation and it's infuriating).

Second, your tail gate may not close if it's open when the hitch is on. Thankfully, I figured out that hitting the close button twice quickly will close it. If you manually close it, the R1S still thinks the gate is open and things can be wonky.

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Agreed RE Kuat nv2.0, I'm using an older version in the photo of my R1S last weekend.

Two things to note:
Use the 'Accessory hitch' mode in Driver + and it shuts off your rear parking sensors while keeping adaptive cruise control on (this is HUGE- Audi/Land Rover/Volvo/BMW can NOT shut up their sensors in this situation and it's infuriating).

Second, your tail gate may not close if it's open when the hitch is on. Thankfully, I figured out that hitting the close button twice quickly will close it. If you manually close it, the R1S still thinks the gate is open and things can be wonky.

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Also- mean to say- I use the lever to tilt the bikes down and can open the gate no problem.
 

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Agreed RE Kuat nv2.0, I'm using an older version in the photo of my R1S last weekend.

Two things to note:
Use the 'Accessory hitch' mode in Driver + and it shuts off your rear parking sensors while keeping adaptive cruise control on (this is HUGE- Audi/Land Rover/Volvo/BMW can NOT shut up their sensors in this situation and it's infuriating).

Second, your tail gate may not close if it's open when the hitch is on. Thankfully, I figured out that hitting the close button twice quickly will close it. If you manually close it, the R1S still thinks the gate is open and things can be wonky.

Rack.jpg
Thank you much for the tips!!! I ordered a NV 2.0...
 
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Agreed RE Kuat nv2.0, I'm using an older version in the photo of my R1S last weekend.

Two things to note:
Use the 'Accessory hitch' mode in Driver + and it shuts off your rear parking sensors while keeping adaptive cruise control on (this is HUGE- Audi/Land Rover/Volvo/BMW can NOT shut up their sensors in this situation and it's infuriating).

Second, your tail gate may not close if it's open when the hitch is on. Thankfully, I figured out that hitting the close button twice quickly will close it. If you manually close it, the R1S still thinks the gate is open and things can be wonky.

Rack.jpg
Can you still fold the rack up when it's empty? Is there enough room? Thanks
 

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The kuat nv2.0 should work well. It drops down easily with a lever (similarly to a few others like the Thule) so you can drop the tail most likely. I’m aiming to move it from my current car to an r1s (when it arrives) and can report back.
fwiw, nv2.0 doesn’t work well with the R1T, it interferes with the tailgate regardless of position
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