My mate has an RS2000 mk2 and has come up with the idea of driving us to the Alps this year..
I have suggested a tow bar mounted cycle rack with lightboard. He does not like the idea, especially the wiring of the board.
He has come up with the idea of buying a Thule 972 and building a custom frame to hold the two bikes. So the bikes sit on a frame, basically front wheel will be near the rear windows and rear wheels just below the spoiler.. Therefore it will not be in the way of the number plate or lights.
He wants to use a Thule carrier to base it on, as they tilt and the fuel tank is accessed via the boot.
So... What material are the Thule 972 cycle carriers made from?
I've found 2 sites one stating Aluminium and the other stating HT Steel..