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Can-Am Spyder RT-S

Both the RS and RT enter the new year high on three wheels

A day spent aboard every in the 2012 Spyder line-up clarity and insight into the variety of Spyder models – the most obvious being the difference between the luxurious RTs and the brute appeal of the RSs.

New For

RS models for 2012 receive a new LCD display meant to improve contrast and a new Steel Black color choice, while White Metallic returns for year.

New gas-charged Fox shocks are the big for the front of the RS-S. The anodized shocks with carbon-black springs are 33% lighter than on the base model RS, boast compression and rebound damping and preload adjustability. Handlebars and also receive the carbon-black

A new multi-function display with nighttime contrast also the RS-S models, while Green/Satin Black and Can-Am Black bring new color to the RS-S line-up.

All 2012 RT models receive a new multi-function dot-matrix display and in a variety of new colors (except the model RT). The RT Audio model’s new color is Quantum Metallic, as is the 2012 RT-S also features a Dark Gray front wheel

The 2012 RT Limited receives a more treatment with new mirrors, heat shield and tip, and aluminum six-spoke front wheels. The new color for the is Bronze Metallic with the of an embroidered tan or black seat.

its upright riding position, fairing protection and plethora of luxury amenities, the RT makes a case for inclusion with heavyweights such as Honda’s Wing or BMW’s K1600GTL. with 155 liters of storage (complete with semi-rigid, travel bags for the Limited) the RT, in boasts more storage than Honda’s GL.

At a claimed 929 lbs dry the RT outweighs the 699-pound dry weight of the RS by 230 lbs. The additional affects the RT’s handling, but not nearly as detrimental as it would be if were two-wheel motorcycles. upon the same basic architecture, and considering how much the two front wheels provide, possible to charge a corner almost equal abandon – being the operative word.

showers can leave our beloved canyon roads peppered gravel on the blind side of forcing motorcycles to approach timid entry speeds, but the needn¹t worry about impediments. With three of contact the Spyder raises by diminishing the possibility of an untimely

Owning the confidence-inspiring handling of the RT, the RS experience is one of visceral appeal like that of a two-wheel Not only is the riding position and the fairing coverage minimal, the RS equipped with the noise-deadening shroud or extra engine that come on the RT, allowing its to hear and feel more of happening with 998cc V-Twin.

Where the two models are the same but is in the computer-controlled Vehicle Stability (VSS). A needed component to safety in this unconventional the Spyder’s VSS interprets multiple and reacts via a multitude of tools Traction Control, Anti-lock and the vehicle’s ECU to moderate power The RT’s VSS is more intrusive the RS, but the RS’s stability control is enough to bother skilled

I found myself arguing the VSS when exiting corners and throttle, only to have it until the VSS deemed the situation enough to warrant more We’d prefer a graduated VSS allows a skilled rider to the amount interference the Spyder’s ECU in the same way sportbikes adorned traction control can be dialed according to rider preference or conditions.

Can-Am Spyder RT-S
Can-Am Spyder RT-S

A cool option on both the RS and RT is the optional SE5 transmission (standard on the Limited). RS and RT models come with the SM5 transmission, which, a motorcycle, operates via a left-hand lever and left-foot shifter. A purchaser can order the SE5 transmission for an $1500, which features handlebar-mounted paddle shifters upshifts initiated by a rider’s and downshifts via an index finger.

The transmission (the system automatically when low revs are works amazingly well, and I myself preferring it to the manual Both the SM5 and SE5 transmissions have a gear.

Passenger Accommodations

On the RS, with its spartan passenger accommodations, was at first uncertain whether to on to me or the passenger grab handles. For a she tried a combination of both, but decided the grab handles best.

For a woman who enjoys pillion on sportbikes and the side-to-side of canyon strafing, I was a little at the end of the day to hear that she preferred the RT, saying she just couldn’t get on the RS.

Unique is the best word to the Spyder experience. The Spyder isn’t a motorcycle, but its two-wheels-in-front makes it much sportier a traditional trike. While the RT give a Gold Wing pause for consideration, the RS is no replacement for a Thou, but, presently, exists no head-to-head competition for the RS.

The Spyder’s full potential has yet to be and its niche is growing, including a version recently announced. also a tilting/leaning version we is currently in development.

To better the Spyders for yourself, we recommend a demo model and taking one for a ride.

Can-Am Spyder RT-S
Can-Am Spyder RT-S
Can-Am Spyder RT-S

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