Test Ride: 2010 BRP Can-Am Spyder RT Roadster

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Can-Am Spyder RT

Test Ride: 2010 BRP Spyder RT Roadster

Spyder RT answers touring demand

is BRP’s Can-Am Spyder?  Is it a No. Is it a trike? Guess again – have three wheels, but two wheels are in the rear, rather up front as on the Spyder.

Is it a Roadster? though BRP refers to the Spyder as a it doesn’t come across to as a roadster in the traditional sense. All hot know that roadsters are up, two passenger, open cars you sit IN. The Spyder accommodates two comfortably as but you sit ON it. BRP, by the way stands for Bombardier Products, now a privately held that no longer has anything to do jet aircraft or trains.

A motorcycle is required to operate the Spyder in all except California and Delaware, only a valid motor license is required.

The three-wheeled Spyder Roadster, which appeared on the scene in 2007, is in a little bit roadster and part sports car. To some, it come across as a motorcycle, at in spirit and concept. To others it be referred to as a trike, which it

As already stated, the Spyder with its two wheels forward and the wheel trailing aft which as the drive wheel — a traditional positions one up front and two wheels in the as its driving wheels. The Roadster refers to the Spyder’s open air position and car-like stability In terms of a more general if the vehicle is straddled over, a motorcycle, whereas sitting in the renders it an automobile, with rules and regulations applying

According to Marc Lacroix, BRP Spyder Roadster Director of “BRP has always been a focused on initiating innovative shifts, notably sit-down vs. personal watercraft (Sea-Doo), and the (Ski-Doo) vs. dog sled.” Lacroix out that the vehicle’s purpose was to (no pun intended) many potential negative feelings or objections traditional two-wheeled transportation. stability, or the lack thereof, of conventional motorcycles isn’t an with three wheels on the ground.

Riding skills are to master with three rather than two, and technology is far superior. Licensing is than for a motorcycle where and comfort, affordability and practicality are factors inherent with the when compared to a sports

Power for the Can-Am Spyder comes from a Rotax 991 cc, 8-valve V-Twin, liquid-cooled with electronic multi-point injection. Exhaust is two-into-one, a catalytic converter. The motor to either a sequential five-speed (SM5), or an optional, electronically clutchless five-speed semi-automatic which still requires up through the gears. Both feature a full mechanical, reverse interlock.

The Spyder’s drive force reaches the wheel via a carbon-reinforced belt. The motor now generates 100 horsepower (6 than earlier models) but more pound feet of (80 lb.-ft). The Can-Am Spyder runs on regular fuel and can from 0-60 mph somewhere of 5 seconds, with a top speed by load, but pushing over 90 pretty respectable for a craft tips the scales at 929 pounds

The unique 991cc Rotax mounts in a steel frame, Surrounding Spar Technology which contributes to its stability. The suspension consists of a double with adjustable cam, bar and 5.67-inches of travel, while the suspension features a single with mono-shock, electronically cam with self-leveling and 5.71-inches of

The front wheels are not articulated and do not into turns, as do those on Piaggio’s MP3 scooters. The tires  are by Kenda specifically for the Spyder– in front and 15-inch for the rear, mount on attractive three-double-spoke wheels, with an optional design wheel available.

is no traditional hand brake on the – instead, there’s a foot-actuated, integrated hydraulic 3-wheel system with dual forward and a single disc handling halting the three-wheeler. controls (brake and shifter) are on the manual gearbox version Shifting gears on the automatic equipped Spyders is accomplished by a lever by the left-hand grip.

forward to shift up, or pull to shift down — sequential take place automatically reducing speed. An optional riser is available to accommodate riders.

The first iteration Spyder model was called the GS became the RS. Now, to answer the demand for a touring oriented there is the new 2010 touring RT, which comes in three  of trim: the base RT, available in Moon Silver only and at $20,999.; the RT Audio and Convenience with a starting price of available in Full Moon and Orbital Blue; and the flagship with a base sticker of available in Timeless Black and Orbital Blue.

The base or standard model with a color screen and gauges, an electric windscreen, control, Roadster electronic center and luxury seating. The and Convenience Package adds: radio with NOAA a jack for iPod and iPhone dual analog gauges, and front hood release. The RT-S models add to the above: rear suspension; auto-leveling; 7 settings, shifting indicator on display; premium audio 2 additional speakers with controls; 3.5mm audio and jack; upgraded special trim; chrome accents; chrome wheels; trunk and half cover; heated and passenger grips; and fog and LED accent

Confidence-building safety technologies an ABS anti-lock braking system; Brake Force Distribution; Control System; Bosch 8 Vehicle Stability System same used by Audi and Stability Control System roll-over mitigation. There’s Dynamic Power Steering variable assist. You certainly find all those features on conventional two or three-wheeled ride. the systems cannot be turned off or

There is even an instrument warning that appears each the ignition is turned on, that acknowledgement before one can begin

The Can-Am Spyder RT Roadster’s and design is edgy, contemporary and all in one. It is radically different everything else on the road. It look like a motorcycle, car or – it showcases a totally new look all its own.

It may best be described as a vehicle with a large watertight trunk located in the combined with a rear and integrated and damped side that may be opened with the still comfortably seated.

My Spyder Roadster was an RT-S with the manual transmission, in Timeless Black metallic. The price was set at $24,999 with an final price tag of $25,249. as

Other options available for the Spyder Roadster include: the Electronic 5-speed with reverse; a Garmin Zumo 660 GPS with custom cradle, car and full Bluetooth integration; Band radio; XM radio and a RT-622 Trailer, color-matched to the priced at $4,000. With an rubber damped, axle-mounted with “plug and play” and automatic VSS calibration. The trailer a 22 cubic foot capacity a 400 pound gross weight fully independent coil shocks, front and rear hatches and matching design wheels.

SUMMARY:  The Spyder RT-S Roadster definitely the bill for the bike touring BRP did their homework and loaded the RT with just about to make a cross country practical and totally enjoyable. It has an upgraded 650 watt magneto to the added electrical demands. The RT is 3-inches wider than the RS with bars pulled and rider pegs set forward for an riding position.

Passengers are provided with adjustable, folding floorboards, a backrest ample side and side hand grips.

will have no problem to ride the Spyder Roadster — may even have an advantage, nothing to “unlearn”. Experienced bike riders on the other will have some to do. Counter-steering is out the window, there’s no brake and with the optional shift version, there’s not a clutch lever.

Leaning a turn isn’t really but may feel more comfortable. advantage offered by the Spyder, is you don’t need to put a foot when coming to a stop. The definitely feels different, in the steering department.

Once the is properly adjusted for the load, nearly like driving a A suspension setting that’s too contributes to a “twitchy” steering

The Can-Am Spyder RT-S Roadster a near perfect balance performance and peace of mind, been built to become a of both rider and passenger and to set them apart from the quo. The unique and innovative is quite comfortable, and should the door to a simpler kind of motoring for many who were put off by the perceived potential hazards of cycling.

It’s riding reinvented, and the is equally at home with a rider or two-up scenario. maximum load capacity is 525 The Can-Am Spyder RT-S is the ideal ride to finally escape on cross-country adventure that long dreamed about.

My and I joined several other and their significant others for a of the BRP Centre Design and Innovation and in Laurent, Beaudoin, Valcourt, with a ride to Quebec for an overnight stay and return the following day, covering 250 miles of the beautiful Canadian The seating was so comfortable, that of the passengers dozed off – a testimonial to the security.

Both rider and have to dismount for refueling, as the is beneath the seat assembly, but stretching can be a welcome departure, and the Spyder isn’t equipped a Porta-Potty. It seems to have else, could that be the innovation from BRP for the Spyder

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