Tuesday, February 13, 2007

2008 Can-Am Spyder. Man!


If you can't afford a Campagna T-Rex, this Can-Am Spyder just might be the next best thing...

Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), the company that makes Sea-Doo watercraft, Ski-Doo snowmobiles, Rotax engines, and Can-Am ATVs, is now going to start building a brand-new three-wheeler – the Can-Am Spyder.

The 316-kilo Spyder is powered by a 998cc, liquid-cooled, DOHC, 8-valve, Rotax v-twin that makes 106 horsepower at 8,500rpm. The power is transferred to the (single) rear wheel via (foot-operated) five-speed manual transmission, and the vehicle uses a belt-drive system. An electronic, push-button gearshift mechanism will also be made available on the Spyder, as an optional extra.

The Can-Am Spyder also uses what BRP calls its Vehicle Stability System (VSS), where no less than four computers continuously monitor things like wheel speed, engine speed, and load. Working in conjunction with the Spyder’s anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control systems, VSS automatically adjusts power and braking parameters if it is senses that something is going to go wrong.

The Can-Am Spyder will become available in US dealerships in September this year, and will cost US$14,999. A higher-spec variant, with automatic clutch and push-button shifting, will be pegged at US$16,499. For more details, visit the company website here or see Motorcycle-USA's riding impression here.


Powerful, yellow, funky and thoroughly impractical. Should be good fun then!

Other interesting three-wheelers:
Sin City: Volkswagen GX3
Tiff Needell tests the mighty Campagna T-Rex!
Brudeli 625L: Radical new KTM-based three-wheeler!
Piaggio MP3
Gilera Fuoco 500

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