Leaving from my office a few weeks ago, I looked in my rear-view mirror only to see two strange-looking vehicles coming up from behind. At first glance, they looked like snowmobiles with wheels. I slowed down so they would slide into the lane next to me for a closer look.
Looking them over, I was interested to see who made them and just what the heck they were. All I saw was “Can-Am” branding on them. After that encounter, I quickly googled them to find out that they were the Can-Am Spyder Roadster from BRP.
After digging through a bunch of details on the Spyder Roadster, I’m still intrigued and would love to ride one to experience how they feel on the road. I’m not a big fan of bullet bikes and I’ve heard too many motorcycle horror stories over the years to really want to ride a motorcycle on the road all the time. Though the Can-Am Spyder Roadster does provide a bit more saftey than a traditional motorcycle, they still put flesh and blood a little too close to several tons of iron and steel for blood.
These are definitely a step up from the cheesy three-wheeled motorcycles you see on the roads that are typically a motorcycle conversion. Most riders of those three-wheeled bikes are old biker dudes who just can’t give up the wind in their face and are willing to face being ridiculed at a local Hells Angels rally. Those three-wheeled motorcycles make me laugh, while the Can-Am Spyder seems legitimately cool.
With gas prices rising and innovation plugging away, it seems like there will be more and more options on the road that don’t involve 4 doors and a V8 engine.
Here are a few specs on the Can-Am Spyder Roadster:
- Engine: BRP-Rotax 998cc V-Twin, 2-cylinder
- Transmission: Sequential Manual or Electronic 5-Speed with reverse
- Brakes & Safety: ABS disc brakes, Vehicle Stability System, Traction Control, Stability Control System
- Warranty: 2 years
- MSRP: Starts at $15,499
- More Info
More Info: Visit Can-Am.brp.com