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BRP Can-Am Spyder Roadster

BRP Can-Am Spyder Roadster

BRP Can-Am Spyder Roadster

BRP Can-Am Spyder Roadster

BRP Can-Am Spyder Roadster

BRP Can-Am Spyder Roadster

BRP Can-Am Spyder Roadster

BRP Can-Am Spyder Roadster

Year of specifications 2008 model year
Engine 998 cc V-twin
Transmission seqential 5-speed, belt
Top speed 110 mph
0-60 MPH -
Horsepower 106 hp @ 8500 rpm
Weight 316 kg / 697 lbs (dry)
Seat height 737 mm / 29 inches

The Can-Am Spyder roadster from BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products) is the first 'on-road' vehicle from the company. Previously BRP have produced jetskis, sport boats, snowmobiles, ATV's, go-karts and outboard motors.

The three-wheeled Can-Am Spyder, with two wheels in the front and one in the rear, offers an alternative and attractive look. The Can-Am Spyder roadster is powered by a proven 990cc V Twin engine designed and manufactured by BRP-Rotax, with its unique Y-shaped design, the Can-Am Spyder roadster could be described as part motorcycle and part convertible sports car.

"Our Can-Am Spyder roadster is the next dimension in open-road riding. A true paradigm shift, the Spyder roadster offers a balance of performance and peace of mind with features like the Vehicle Stability System (VSS), engineered in conjunction with Bosch, which includes anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control systems," said José Boisjoli, president and CEO, BRP.

The Can-Am Spyder is aimed at more mature riders or "weekend warriors," people who want the thrill of open air motoring at a more intense level than a convertible car can offer, but slightly more refined than the experience found on a motorbike. However there will probably be a lot of other people who are attracted to the Can-Am Spyder because of its unique character and head-turning design.

The BRP Can-Am Spyder roadster is built around a Surrounding Spar Technology (SST) frame, featuring a minimalist steel centre beam surrounding the engine. This construction technique minimizes the weld points for greater structural strength, and the light, slim frame offers further benefit by improving the handling and lowering the center of gravity.

Connected to the 106 horsepower 998 cc Rotax V-twin engine equipped with electronic fuel system management is a manual sequential 5-speed gearbox, complete with reverse, and designed specially for the Can-Am Spyder. Final drive is via a carbon-reinforced drive belt.

The BRP Can-Am Spyder roadster also features multiple ECU's (Electronic Control Units) which monitor a variety of functions including wheel slippage and digitally encoded security information. The vehicle also features ABS, traction control, stability control with roll-over mitigation, and a dynamic power steering system.

Instrumentation featured on the Can-Am Spyder include; speedometer, tachometer, fuel gauge, trip meters, engine temperature, ambient temperature and gear position.

Initially, for 2007, the BRP Can-Am Spyder roadster is offered in a choice of two colors, Millennium Yellow of Full Moon silver.


Review by: Tom Simmons

I just came back from a test ride, and I am very impressed. The Can-Am Spyder starts and runs well and handling and braking are a dream. My yellow model garnered a lot of positive looks from people on the streets. They wanted to know what it was; a bike or a car. Seating is comfortable and controls are easily accessible. Since these were preproduction bikes, we had strange things showing up on the instrumentation, but it wasn't serious and we were assured that all production models wouldn' t have this problem. I believe them.

The bike is big, but easy to handle and I think they will convert non-riders into riders.

Tom Simmons


Review by: Joe

Can you give me any insite with what could be wrong with my Spyder,,,

(1) the engine shuts off

(2) the engine lite comes on and goes out without any codes collected

(3) the trans won't shift out of 1st (it's an auto shift) or it's very hard to shift and get into neutral

It's been in the shop for 5 weeks, the main computer and the shift module and the wiring harness has been replaced. It only has approx. 450 miles on it.

Just seeking some answers that the servicing dealer and Can-Am can not answer for me?

Thank you

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