Lippert reveals modular bike carrier system for vans

RV accessory and components expert Lippert has revealed what it calls an ‘industry first’ modular bike carrier system for vans, the R-Bike. Desiged to hold two e-bikes, which are fast becoming a hugely popular accessory for consumers who love camping in campervans, caravans and motorhomes, the R-Bike can also hold three traditional pedal bikes too. 

Flexible in its use, the R-Bike can be used to mount an original line of Lippert storage accessories and was designed to use the most popular bike carrier attachments in the market today.

The R-Bike is initially available for the Fiat Ducato (the Ram Promaster in North America) and its siblings, the Citroën Jumper and Peugeot Boxer. In September, it will also be available for the Mercedes Sprinter, the Ford Transit and the Volkswagen Crafter.

Tommaso Gasparrini, aftermarket sales manager for Lippert RV Europe, said: “When developing this product, we started from a simple market observation that the van segment is displaying a constant growth trend. It is asserting itself as the recreational vehicle of the future on a commercial level for manufacturers and as one of the key reference vehicles for future customers, who are younger and looking for agility and practicality. With its innovative design and, above all, its distinguishing versatility and multiplicity of use, the R-Bike will raise the quality bar in the field of bike carriers for vans. With this innovative and aesthetically unique range of products we want to be ready for aftermarket customers and, above all, OEM customers. Being able to effectively utilise the exterior space of a van like this is a winner. Lippert has invested a lot in the research of the appearance and structural components, and designing and rethinking the system from scratch to take into account the changes in the needs of campervans users around the world.”

The R-Bike line is already included in the Reimo and S.I.F.I. catalogues and will be available from all major Lippert European distributors starting from May 2021. A final goal set by Lippert for this product is to present the complete R-Bike range for the vans of all the major manufacturers operating in the sector at the 2021 Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf.