Re: Can a Chevy Astro swallow a Ducati? (Ducaholic)
Yes, it can. I have a '97 Safari AWD w/dual rear doors (not dutch doors) and have fit a 916 (w/tall windscreen), 900SS, Multistrada (remove upper screen & mirrors), 749R and a Husqvarna Supermoto bike into the van (err, not all at once - obviously!!).
To get the sportbikes in, all that was required was to angle the bike slightly when the windscreen approaches the top of the interior trim at the back doors to keep them from touching.
With the Husqvarna and Multistrada being taller, it required me to compress the front suspension slightly with two soft straps and a tie-down to get it past the rear interior trim, then once in, I release that tie-down and strap them in like normal so the suspension isn't as compressed. Same for removal - no problems.
I've got three Pingle removeable wheel chocks mounted and a removeable seat bracket behind the passenger seat for a third seat/person. It gives me the option to haul one or two bikes at a time and carry three people if I'm only hauling one bike.
It's worked well for me, at times I've thought about removing the upper plastic interior trim at the back so I wouldn't have to angle the sportbikes, but it's such a minor issue, I haven't bothered.