2014 Can-Am Spyder RT First Ride — Motorcycle USA

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Can-Am Spyder RT

2014 Can-Am Spyder RT Ride

Climb on with USA as we take its 2014 Spyder RT for a around the Orlando countryside. all about the heavily revised touring machine in our 2014 Spyder RT Roadster First video.

Can-Am is good at a secret. In the days of intentional supposed spy shots, and viral that trickle out information one at a time, Can-Am surprised the of journalists gathered for the press of the 2014 Spyder when it it had built a new Inline Triple to power its 2014 RT models. is even more impressive the 1330cc Inline three-cylinder has three years in the making.

by the same company that its 998cc V-Twin, the engine is the Rotax 1330 ACE (Advanced Efficiency), and a variation of the ACE was first by parent company BRP in a snowmobile. The 1330 ACE was built exclusively for the though, and there it was before us, low and forward in a stripped-down Spyder for all to see at the launch, transversally mounted and to a new six-speed gearbox to boot. these Can-Am guys are of secrets.

“It’s a big torque Drivability was really our main to give smoothness and better at low and high speed,” explained Tessier, Project Leader at BRP and Spyder engineer.

Can-Am the new powerplant was due in part to requests owners longing for a torquier with more roll-on An Inline Triple seemed a natural remedy, the 1330cc claimed to put out 16 lb-ft more than the prior V-Twin to go with 15 additional horsepower. and cruising speeds are stated as too, with idle going from 1400 rpm on the V-Twin to 900 rpm on the Triple and cruising dropping from 4700 to rpm.

With those in mind, we hopped in the saddle of the Can-Am Spyder RT-S and went for a ride through the Orlando to sample the characteristics of the new Triple-powered

First thing we notice is how the seat is. Can-Am redid its saddle for 2014 and it’s padded and well-contoured. These are made to ride long so having an all-day-comfortable saddle is a The passenger accommodations looked plush.

The bars are close in arms at a comfortable bend and are situated upright and relaxed. The we’re on sources the manual transmission (SM6) and is

The Can-Am has a Vehicle Stability System incorporates traction control, and stability control to minimize in corners and to keep the machine under any conditions.

Rows of Can-Am Spyders are lined up and to ride during the vehicle’s to the press in Orlando.

Prices of the Spyder RT range from the RT with an SM6 (manual transmission) at to the premier 2014 Spyder RT with the SE6 (semi-automatic transmission) for

equipped with forward-mounted instead of floorboards like the allowing riders to dip their under the shifter with knees bent just a 90-degree angle. The rider’s is spacious and comfortable.

Eager to the new Inline Triple, we have to a few seconds before it fires to Can-Am has built the Spyder a sequence of safeguards before the vehicle. First you turn the key on and a few seconds for the machine to go through its Next you have to push the ECO to acknowledge you’ve read the instruction card, then a different button down to the parking brake.

Finally you can up the new Inline Triple, making you have the foot brake

While we anticipated the raw, rumble of the Speed Triple, the note of the 2014 Spyder is more subdued. If you want attitude, Can-Am offers an Sport Touring 3C Silencer as an aftermarket option, but the stock can has designed to meet strict IV emission standards and whirs than rumbles. The vehicle like it has less vibrations at than the V-Twin thanks to a crankshaft and gear-driven counterbalance.

Pulling in the clutch lever requires a moderate squeeze first gear catches half-way on the release. Running gears on the manual transmission we quickly become fans of its Performance of the transmission is slick and and it eases into gear and quietly, exactly the way it was designed to.

The new transmission doesn’t rely on flyweights and uses a hydraulic module instead for clutch a system similar to those by Porsche’s PDK.

The Spyder’s continues to be its semi-automatic version of the which requires no clutching or shifts, riders using a to gear up while the machine automatically gear down. sampled the automatic gearbox in the but this year reviewed one with Can-Am’s manual which we found to be a more fit for motorcyclists who are accustomed to banging gears.

One area we did notice a between the two is getting into gear, a tedious process on the transmission. The procedure requires hands and both feet. the brake must be depressed the right foot, clutch in the left hand, press the button with the right because it’s located on top of the control housing, shift into first with the foot, then shift again to engage reverse.

on the accelerator and the liquid-cooled 1330cc Triple gets the Spyder up to speed quickly. According to the more touring friendly puts out 40% more low-end but at the throttle, the initial surge that much more than the V-Twin. Get it into the though, and it does exhibit a surge between 5500 rpm.

In its new sixth gear, revolutions drop into an 3900 rpm at 75 mph, delivery in range smooth and sedate. most of the beginning of our ride was in stoplight-to-stoplight environs surrounding a romp on the freeway allowed us to open it up a bit.

Getting up to merging speed is a and in no time we had the 2014 RT-S up to 90 mph in gear with more and another gear to tap into, but off judiciously because we were on a heavily patrolled road. we expected the extra 332cc of the Triple to really get the ball our seat-of-the-pants impressions say it’s more powerful than the predominantly in the mid-range rpm we mentioned. is due in part because the new powerplant 57 pounds according to Spyder sheets, so the power-to-weight ratio changed much.

The Can-Am underwent major revisions to its last year that dialed in the ride quality and it track true, and the wider, powerplant used in this model called for even tweaks to the chassis. It also for beefing up the suspension with diameter Sachs shocks. The we tested was five-way

The 2014 Spyder RT has a spacious, open with a thickly padded that’s ultra-comfy.

The Spyder RT now has a rider backrest available as an

electronically adjustable, allowing to tailor in the ride quality to preference. The lower settings are and the bike exhibits more into corners and a tad more at speed, whereby the higher firm it up for a more rigid Once the suspension is dialed in, the RT steadily holds its line providing a comfortably stable

The Sachs front shocks a bit stiffer than before the centralized location of the new engine has the vehicle’s center of gravity, and the A-arms on the front with bars have to do less Can-Am has done an admirable job of the 2014 Spyder RT-S unwavering than ever you crank it into turns.

is facilitated by the fact that the steers very easily to its Dynamic Power Steering. wheels react with input as steering is tight and Its steering column received U-joints last year and the RT-S pointed in the direction you requires little effort.

Can-Am Spyder RT

The only time we had to muscle the a bit is during transitions and tight at speed, but that’s due to inertia’s on the rider’s body more anything else.

When it time to bring motion of the vehicle to a halt, the linked system of the 2014 Spyder is up to the task. A dab on the brake pedal all three Brembo calipers providing plenty of stability during emergency braking We found this out when a car suddenly mid-intersection in front of us and we had to get on the hard.

Braking pressure is even, and strong and helped us a collision as the Spyder required a stopping distance and never got out of Part of its Vehicle Stability (VSS) is standard ABS, and when we stomped the brakes, at the pedal is indiscernible.

Other of the VSS include the Spyder’s Stability and Traction Control Systems. is what prevents the Spyder rolling over and helps it stuck like glue cornering. Come into a too hard and the Spyder’s VSS will in, cutting engine power in to keep the front wheels on the

The Spyder’s Traction Control is also integrated into the which we tested by revving it up and the clutch to see if we could get the back end to loose. While we were to get the wheel to spin long to leave a short black behind us, the vehicle remained inline and in control. This continued to shine even on wet roads as we had an opportunity to sample the RT-S in the rain for the very time.

We didn’t notice any of traction in the rain which us to confidently carry speed turns.

For 2014, Can-Am updated its system too, moving the in front of the A-arms while cooling capacity. The ’14 RT-S has a reverse fan mode blows hot air away from the to go along with a redesigned fascia, all aimed at achieving heat management. Teamed the bodywork that’s between a and machine, we didn’t notice any heat despite riding on a 95-degree Florida day.

The did have one adverse effect on the new Spyders. After several photo passes in the Florida and heat, the Spyder RT-S we wouldn’t idle and cut out if we didn’t rev up. The remedied itself after a time in the saddle and Lead Engineer diagnosed the problem as a PCV that had been

The Dynamic Steering of the Spyder RT makes it a to direct the three-wheeler into

put in backwards at the factory, causing fuel vapors to overload the and flood out. But that’s one of the the press gets an opportunity to these pre-production models, sort the bug’s out of the prototypes so the machines are road-ready. Can-Am the issue and ensures the same won’t be repeated in dealer

A new feature the frugal will on the 2014 Spyder RT’s is its ECO smart assist that riders when to shift.” has placed a premium on efficiency year, and besides being a for new riders to acquaint themselves the transmission’s shift points, the ECO will help get the most per-dollar-spent. The system indicates the vehicle’s shift points are to maximum fuel efficiency as an on the dash informs drivers to between first and second at 1800 rpm, from to third at 1950 rpm, and third on up at 2200 rpm. should help reach the range Can-Am says is out of a single tank of gas.

can keep track of this gas via the small gauge embedded the left-hand side of the instrument nestled inside the front Overall the gauges of the 2014 RS-T are smartly placed and to see, a large gauge for the speedo on the left of the console an equal sized analog is mounted to the right. Between the two is a display that also out speed and rpm, along a small gear indicator, and trip meters.

It also has an ambient temperature reinforcing how blazingly hot Florida was our test ride. Buttons on the control housing allow to toggle through functions and the audio system with left thumb, the sound from the speakers loud and There’s a cable in the topcase, which attaches to an iPod for more audio entertainment.

The control housing also has a to raise and lower the electronically windscreen, while the unit on the side houses the cruise that is easy to engage the push of a button.

While could have been this year after the changes it made to the Spyder in it continues to evolve and refine its luxury touring machine. The new Triple definitely adds a bit of Amenities like electronically suspension, push-button adjustable heated grips, and a plush new help spoil a rider.

riders will appreciate the amounts of storage, and with the to its chassis the last two years, the provides its own singular riding that’s unlike any other out there.

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

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