About this towing / hauling topic all I can say is that my little ranger has performed very well on severe duty, here some examples:
- Pulling idle equipment on a scrap yard (1300lb Stainless Steel tanks + wood frame)
- 2100 lbs of construction materials on the bed
- A bunch of chairs (800 lb no match for my Ranger)
- 2425 lbs of shampoo, soap, dental cream and other personal care stuff distributed in the truck and trailer + 770 lbs single axle steel flat bed trailer = total hauled: 3195 LBS
All the time 55mph on highway
Love the mileage loaded (24mpg), love the 7"box, love the small size for paking.
2010 Ford Ranger XL (LATAM Version)
Regular Cab / long bed
2.3 l 4 cyl
5 Speed Manual Transmission
Considering my engine only produces 154 lb/ft of torque I will say a 3.0 l V6 should be plenty of power for a pair of bikes.