I was thinking the same thing. It will be interesting to see how it behaves on the hwy. I am thinking of ways to increase the ground clearance when I have the moto loaded. I go to Hare Scramble races in the boonies of Florida and 8" to the center support on the carrier seems a little low. One idea I had was to add one more square aluminum tube to the top to give me a few more inches of clearance.