BRP Can Am Spyder Roadster SM5

 

 

 

Make Model

BRP Can Am Spyder Roadster SM5

Year

2008-09

Engine

BRP-Rotax, Four stroke, V-Twin, DPHC, 4 valve per cylinder

Capacity

998 cc / 61 cu-in

Bore x Stroke

97 x 68 mm

Cooling System Liquid cooled

Compression Ratio

10.8:1

Induction

Multi-point EFI with 57 mm diameter throttle bodies
Ignition Electronic ignition with dual output coil

Starting

Electric
Exhaust 2-into-1 with catalytic converter

Max Power

106 hp / 79 kW @ 8500 rpm

Max Torque

77 lb/ft / 104.3 Nm @ 6250 rpm

Clutch Wet, multi-plate, manual or electronic operation through a hydraulic piston

Transmission 

Sequential Manual 5-Speed (SM5) with transmission-based reverse 

Final Drive Belt

Front Suspension

Double A-Arm with anti-roll bar, .5.67 in 144 mm front suspension travel. with adjustable cam

Rear Suspension

Swing-arm with monoshock, 5.71 in 145 mm with adjustable cam rear suspension travel.

Brakes Foot-actuated, fully integrated hydraulic 3-wheel braking system

Front Brakes

260mm discs  4 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 260mm disc 2 piston caliper

Front Tyre

2x 165/65R14

Rear Tyre

225/50R15

Seat Height 737 mm / 29 in

Dry Weight

.316 kg / 697 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

25 Litres / 6.6 US gal

Part motorcycle, part convertible, pure thrill, this roadster is a whole new riding sensation on pavement. Its revolutionary 3-wheel stance alters the chemistry between vehicle and asphalt—delivering what’s come to be known as the Y-Factor.

Nothing you’ve experienced prepares you for the thrill of hitting the open road astride a Spyder™ roadster. Its revolutionary 3-wheeled stance alters the chemistry between vehicle and asphalt.

 skeleton
Spyder is built around a Surrounding Spar Technology (SST™) frame, featuring a minimalist steel center beam, surrounding the engine. It minimizes weld points for greater structural integrity. This light and slim frame provides a low center of gravity to enhance stability and handling.

 muscle
Fluid motion stems from the smooth 5-speed gearbox created specifically for the Spyder. It features a true mechanical reverse. An optional thumb-shift sequential electronic transmission offers even greater ease of use. The final beltdrive provides ultra-smooth gearing and easy maintenance.

 heart
Providing life under the hood is a Rotax® 990cc, V-twin liquid cooled engine. It delivers a strong
push and responsive acceleration throughout the power band. Advanced features include double overhead cams and a state-of-the-art electronic fuel management system.

 nervous system
Spyder senses its surroundings utilizing multiple on-board Electronic Control Units (ECUs). These sophisticated systems monitor a broad range of functions, from wheel slippage to digitally encoded security information.

The Spyder roadster is a three-wheeled roadster for the road, with two wheels in front and one in the rear, and can be described as part motorcycle, part convertible sports car. It offers all of the open-air benefits of a motorcycle and many of the peace-of-mind features of a car, something not traditionally found in open-road riding. Its revolutionary 3-wheeled stance alters the chemistry between vehicle and asphalt. Leaving riders forever changed by what can only be described as the Y-Factor.

Detailed Product Information:

If you are not familiar with BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products), it is the powersport company that produces Sea-Doo watercrafts, Ski-Doo snowmobiles and, Can-Am ATVs. With its new addition, BRP has products for the water, the snow, the dirt and now the open road!

While initially concepting an on-road vehicle more than five years ago, BRP wanted to stay strong to its core value and innovative spirit by designing a paradigm-shifting vehicle. The result is the Spyder – a roadster that makes a true statement and is like nothing anyone has seen before – with a Y-architecture providing unique proportions blended with flowing-edge design.

The Spyder has state-of-the-art power and technology, including a Rotax 990 V-Twin engine featuring dual-overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. This same 106 horsepower engine is found in a number of reputable motorcycles. It will be available with two transmission options, a sequential manual five-speed (SM5) and sequential electronic five-speed (SE5) transmission, both of which include a transmission-based reverse.

The semi-automatic option is an electronically controlled mechanical transmission that uses a simple thumb shifter on the ergonomic handle. This creates a smooth and seamless shift for both up and down shifting. Plus, its intelligent technology automatically downshifts making coming to a stop effortless and worry free. This option will be available to the public later this summer or early fall.

The skeleton of the Can-Am Spyder is built around a Surrounding Spar Technology (SST™) frame, featuring a minimalist steel center beam, surrounding the engine. It minimizes weld points for greater structural integrity. This light and slim frame provides a low center of gravity to enhance stability and handling.

The nervous system of the Can-Am Spyder senses its surroundings utilizing multiple on-board Electronic Control Units (ECUs). These sophisticated systems monitor a broad range of functions, from wheel slippage to digitally encoded security information.

The Can-Am Spyder features a Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) and a Vehicle Stability System (VSS) engineered in conjunction with Bosch, which features anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control.

VSS...........................................Vehicle Stability System
ABS...........................................Anti-lock Braking System
TCS...........................................Traction Control System
SCS...........................................Stability Control System with Roll-Over Mitigation
DPS...........................................Dynamic Power Steering
DESS.........................................Digitally Encoded Security System


The Spyder is designed for powersport enthusiasts and people that consider themselves “weekend warriors” – those who enjoy touring and cruising the open road for fun, as a social activity and to be seen and noticed. The riding experience resembles that of a sport-touring, touring or cruiser, but cannot be labeled in any of these categories because of its unique and different "rider-active" feel and style.

BRP Can-Am Spyder Roadster SM5 background:

The Spyder was announced to the world in San Diego in early Feb. 07 and dealerships in 11 states (AZ, CA, CO, FL, MA, MI, MN, NJ, NY, VA, and WI – the Phase 1 rollout) started taking pre-orders for roadsters that would start being produced in Sept. 07. The first Spyder, unit #001 was requested by and delivered to Jay Leno. In that period, BRP set a goal of 2,500 pre-sold units and they were thrilled to announce that they were able to reach that goal and more. BRP recently announced their Phase 2 rollout – 24 additional states. There are Spyder owners in every state, including Hawaii (there’s no dealership there!) More and more Spyder enthusiasts are on the road each and every day.