BRP-Rotax, Four stroke, V-Twin, DPHC, 4 valve per cylinder
998 cc / 61 cu-in
Bore x Stroke
97 x 68 mm
Multi-point EFI with 57 mm diameter throttle
Electronic ignition with dual output coil
2-into-1 with catalytic converter
106 hp / 79 kW @ 8500 rpm
77 lb/ft / 104.3 Nm @ 6250 rpm
Wet, multi-plate, manual or electronic operation
through a hydraulic piston
Sequential Manual 5-Speed
(SM5) with transmission-based reverse
Double A-Arm with anti-roll
bar, .5.67 in 144 mm front suspension travel. with adjustable cam
Swing-arm with monoshock, 5.71 in 145 mm with
adjustable cam rear suspension travel.
Foot-actuated, fully integrated hydraulic
3-wheel braking system
260mm discs 4
Single 260mm disc 2 piston
737 mm / 29 in
.316 kg / 697 lbs
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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