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Can-Am Spyder RT
Can-Am Spyder RT

The touring-bike alternative

What has me so are those two leading wheels! Is thing a motorcycle? Am I correct it as a bike? It’s not a traditional It has handlebars and a twist grip, but no lever and only a foot

I can’t lane share, and it an entire parking space, but not a car. Its handling reminds me of riding an ATV than either of the What is this bastardized that doesn’t fit into an two-wheel genus meant to moto-journalists from thinking too

Whatever this ambiguous thing is, at least I’m riding the version. Yep, only the for us, even if the Limited edition apart from the standard by way of minimal enhancements including paint (pearl white), an seat, semi-rigid bags for the compartments, an included travel and a Garmin Zumo touchscreen GPS

Gotta admit, though, the GPS is an incredibly useful addition. in an easily visible area the handlebars, the Garmin integrates the Spyder’s audio system the device is snapped into The unit is also Bluetooth and it took only a matter of to for it to establish communication with my Schuberth C3 helmet, delivering instructions directly to my ears via the within the helmet.

Before I get carried away details, however, let’s focused on the Spyder’s atypical — the ride. Having minimal seat time on a machine dual front wheels and a rear, it’s immediately on the first freeway on-ramp no matter how hard I try, Spyders do not lean into a It feels natural to lean torso into the corner, but its on the Spyder is negligible.

The Spyder’s package maintains the machine’s minimizing both the risk to some degree, fun.

The stability control (VSS), ABS and control (TCS) conspire to a rider safe and in command of the at all times. The electronics function in the without interference until compelled to get a little aggressive, most motorcyclists are want to do on The VSS ensures the rear wheel inline with the travel of the wheels, while the TCS reduces power until traction is

Exiting a corner at speed you can as much throttle as you like, but no is applied unless the Can-Am’s ECU the Spyder is traveling straight to keep things from crazy. I did overwhelm the Spyder’s TCS a few in extremely gravelly areas but for a limited duration. Where I the systems being taxed was a photo session on a particularly right-hander.

Exiting the corner the front and rear ends bouncing around, challenging the of the two electronic systems but at no time did I at risk of losing control.

As for the ABS, I wouldn’t have it any way. Mashing the foot-operated pedal applies pressure to all disc brakes (two one rear) and hauls the nearly machine to a quick stop.

The component an RT Limited rider can at will is the vehicle’s SE5 semi-automatic — semi-automatic because all it requires of the are the upshifts; the SE5 is capable of downshifting of its own The automatic downshifts happen at a low revs (around 2,500), so to the 998cc V-Twin engine in its sweet spot, I’d often use my finger to force an earlier (upshifts are operated by the thumb).

The isn’t Ferrari 458-fast, but it function fluidly. Putting the into reverse requires a special “R” button and downshifting. My complaint is the paddles crowd left hand, forcing it to the end of the or beyond in order to comfortably the shifting.

Can-Am Spyder RT
Can-Am Spyder RT

In addition to selecting gears, the handlebar also incorporates the of radio stations and controlling levels as well as standard including blinkers, high/low beam and horn, and the height of the adjustable windshield. On the right bar find the cruise control.

In its setting the top of the windshield remains my line of sight and puts my and helmet into direct at its highest setting the top of the windshield is my line of sight and the only I can feel is a slight buffeting on the of my helmet.

Engaging the cruise is a simple matter of depressing the control button with right thumb. By allowing a to relax his right hand to out any numbness and reinvigorate blood this function isn’t a it’s a necessity as any long-distance will corroborate.

Two other of this rolling electrical are the electronically adjustable rear and dynamic power steering. above the centrally-mounted glovebox and the Garmin unit is a row of toggle Between the parking brake and fog you’ll find a switch for and decreasing the preload of the Spyder’s rear shock.

I kept the setting on high as the seemed to want to wander and right when the preload was

The dynamic power steering is by an electronic motor that its amount of assist on acceleration, angle and vehicle speed. The really works because at no even at walking speeds, do I putting effort into the Spyder. Considering the vehicle’s weight and the fact that are two wheels up front, the Spyder a tight turning radius, for close-quarter maneuvers, parallel and other drills requiring

The Can-Am Spyder’s passenger has own set of push-button electronics including handgrips and controls for adjusting volume and channel selection.

Orchestrating this gamut of particles is the Spyder’s information its color interface located the analog speedo and tachometer. a mini-computer, the system requires when activated, but unlike motorcycles the Spyder seems to additional time before can commence. Unless you’re starting and stopping this likely go unnoticed, but it can be a trifle when you’re in a hurry.

Can-Am Spyder RT
Can-Am Spyder RT


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