Installing a hitch is pretty easy and straightforward. An SUV will have holes on the frame ready to accept a hitch.
The only tricky part is fishing the bolts through the frame and most hitch kits come with a wire designed to help with that.
After that it's literally tightening bolts.
Call me crazy but I'd NEVER put an ebike on a bike carrier that is supported by nylon straps with little clips jammed into the cracks of a rear hatch, cantilevered against the back glass window. The physics just don't work for me.
I have a yakima 2 hold up. It carries my very heavy fat tire ebike in the front position and my wifes lighter cruiser ebike in the outer position.
Been using it a lot this summer and I like it.
It is NOT fender friendly.
Another way of saying it is how far out in front of you it puts the front wheel.
Think where the wheel would be at 90 degrees.
The angle will also affect the ride and handling. Think of this bike with a 90degree headtube. It would be VERY easy to go over the bars(OTB)
since the rider would be...
I have a bafang middrive with shift sensing. I have been riding it for about a year and I still appreciate the shift sensing.
I'm use to it and I use it to time the pedaling.
I have another middrive without sensing and every so often you are in a situation when its tough to lighten up.