BRP Can-Am Spyder RT Audio and Convenience Roadster




Make Model

BRP Can-Am Spyder RT Audio and Convenience Roadster


2012 - 13


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


998 cc / 61 cu-in

Bore x Stroke

97 x 68 mm

Cooling System Liquid cooled

Compression Ratio



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


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


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


Seat Height 737 mm / 29 in

Dry Weight

421 kg / 929 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

25 Litres / 6.6 US gal

Highend RT specs with added audio and features

With the 2012 Spyder RT Audio and Convenience, you get plenty of standard features that enhance comfort and ridability, plus an integrated audio system with iPod compatibility. (iPod integration cable optional)

When it comes to adventurous travel, the perfect way to journey down the open road is aboard the seat on the Can-Am® Spyder® RT. This highly innovative and stylish touring three-wheel roadster is made to explore. It confidentially and sophisticatedly revolutionizes travel by combining the open-air freedom of a motorcycle and the peace of mind of a luxury car. Whether it's a solo getaway or a two-up touring vacation, the luxurious Can-Am Spyder RT lineup supplies comfort, convenience and performance levels to make the trek that much more enjoyable.

For 2012, BRP has added a new LCD display coloration on all Can-Am Spyder RT roadster packages. Aside from the base Spyder RT roadster model, all Spyder RT packages are also available in a new color schemes. Quantum Blue Metallic (standard Spyder RT Audio & Convenience and Spyder RT-S), Lava Bronze Metallic (Spyder RT Limited) are new and join Pure Magnesium Metallic, Viper Red and Pearl White as available color choices in the lineup. The Spyder RT-S roadster will wear exclusively the Dark Mist Gray colored six-spoke front wheels to add to its edgier appearance. Finally, the Spyder RT Limited package, introduced a year ago, gets a host of chrome accents and seat upgrade for an even more refinded look.

The Can-Am Spyder RT lineup separates itself from the Spyder RS roadster models with its upright body positioning, luxury-car-inspired composition and distinct outer form. This distinguishing style creates a fit-and-finish that's unique to the industry and attention grabbing. Feature comforts include industry-leading Dynamic Power Steering (DPS™), cruise control, 41 gallons (155 L) of onboard storage, passenger-themed ergonomics, adjustable electric windshield, wind deflectors, heated grips, high-end saddle with integrated lumbar supports and much more.

All the Can-Am Spyder RT are a pleasure at cruising speeds, but their liquid-cooled 998cc Rotax V-Twin engine calibrated for touring has the necessary torque and performance. Electronic fuel injection ensures instantaneous throttle response and improved fuel efficiency. The Rotax mill puts out 80 lb.-ft. of torque at just 5,000 rpm, so it is exceptional at handling the extra weight of fully loading the cargo holds, a passenger and even a pull-behind trailer. An optional trailer from BRP, the RT-622, offers an additional 164 gallons (622 L) of storage.

A traditional 5-speed gearbox with foot shift and manual clutch (SM5) comes standard on the standard Spyder RT roadster and includes reverse. A semi-automatic, five-speed (including reverse) electronic transmission (SE5™) requires no clutching or manual shifts and is available on all the other Spyder RT roadster variations. Shifting is done via the left thumb and left forefinger. The Can-Am Spyder RT roadster is available in four packages (standard Spyder RT, Spyder RT Audio & Convenience, Spyder RT-S and Spyder RT Limited). The standard Spyder RT is basis for each model, but then each package adds another level of technology and an enhanced level of sophistication.

Add-ons include such items as a sound system with iPod compatability, AM / FM and (optional) satellite radio, push-button controls, adjustable rear air suspension, GPS navigation, LED lighting, exclusive colors and more.

Three wheels. Endless possibilities.

The Can-Am roadster’s distinctive Y-shaped footprint certainly catches the eye. But its trademark stance also provides stability and control, inspiring a whole new kind of ride. Accelerate with authority. Corner with confidence. Reinvent your ride.

Technologies like a car. That’s where the similarities end. Anti-lock brakes. Stability control system. Cruise control. A clutchless
semi-automatic transmission. When you incorporate these familiar technologies into a vehicle that is like nothing else on the road, everything changes. In the case of the Can-Am roadster, the result is an open-air riding experience that is instantly accessible and exponentially exhilarating.

A Movement of Thousands .

Whether it’s on the touring-ready Spyder® RT or the sporty Spyder RS, hitting the open road is easier and more exciting than ever. It’s why thousands of riders have already discovered the Can-Am roadster. Ride solo. With a partner. Or together with other riders.

Get your lice nse on a Can-Am roadster .

In most states and provinces, you can use your Can-Am roadster to pass a road test and get your riding endorsement quickly. You’ll see you have every reason to get behind the wheels. Brought to you by BRP. A trusted name in adventure. For over 60 years, we have brought cutting-edge design and technology to the powersports world. From Ski-Doo snowmobiles to Sea-Doo watercraft and boats, to Can-Am ATVs and side-by-sides, to Evinrudeoutboards and more.

The Can-Am roadster delivers the same level of performance, innovation and excitement as its predecessors.

 Can-Am Spyder RT Audio and Convenience Key Features

- New Dot-matrix display coloration

Dot-matrix Display:

- New amber multi-function Dot-matrix display coloration for improved contrast at night

Can-Am Spyder RT Audio and Convenience Features and Benefits

- 998cc Rotax V-Twin engine calibrated for touring

- 41 US Gal. (155L) of storage

- Vehicle Stability System

- Adjustable electronic windshield

- Multi-function dot-matrix color gauge

- Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.)

- Heated rider grips

- Cruise Control

- Ultra comfort saddle with lumbar support and integrated passenger backrest 

All the Spyder RT features, PLUS:

- AM/FM audio system with iPod compatibility

- Automatic speed-adjusting volume

- Heated passenger handgrips with control

- Secondary gauges (fuel information, engine temperature)

- Push-button electronic front cargo release

Premium saddle featuring passenger backrest and driver lumbar support for maximum comfort during extended journeys.

Entertainment System
AM/FM audio system with iPod compatibility, weather band and optional satellite radio.

Heated Handgri ps
Thermal grips for the rider are standard on all Spyder RT models. Heated passenger handgrips also available.*

155 Litres(41 gal .) of Cargo Space
Lockable, watertight front storage with 44 Litres(12 gal.) of space plus two side compartments, one rear and a glove box.

Electric Windshield
Adjustable-on-the-fly windshield for comfort whether it’s a hot or cool day.

 Vehicle Stability System

The Y™ architecture of the Can-Am roadster allows it to host an innovative and unique stability system. Developed in partnership
with BOSCH† and inspired by automotive technologies, the system integrates ABS, traction control and stability control functions for an incredibly confident ride.

The stability control assesses your intended direction via the handlebar and determines the vehicle’s appropriate response. The system individually brakes the wheels and/or reduces excess engine torque until control is regained.

Sensors monitor the rotation of all three wheels. If any of the wheels is at risk of locking, ABS reduces brake pressure on it. This intervention repeats in rapid succession and can be performed independently on each wheel, allowing for maximum braking performance.

Whenever the Traction Control System detects excessive rear wheel spin (e.g., in slippery conditions), it reduces engine torque by regulating engine ignition and fuel injection. This enables the roadster to accelerate with minimal corrective input from the rider.

The electronically controlled power steering system provides the rider with a varying assist when turning the handlebars. The amount of assistance varies with the speed of the vehicle to adjust the steering input effort to a comfortable level.

 Transmission Options

No clutch lever. No foot shifter. The Can-Am roadster’s semi-automatic 5-speed transmission uses convenient paddle shifting, a feature typically associated with sports cars. The paddle shift makes for faster, smoother shifting, which means you can get the adrenaline pumping as quickly as you please. Simply apply pressure with your left thumb to shift up and use your forefinger to downshift. It also features reverse for increased maneuverability.

Fluid motion stems from the smooth, 5-speed gearbox created specifically for the Can-Am roadster. It also features reverse for increased maneuverability. 

Optimum Security

The Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.™) helps protect the Can-Am roadster from theft or other unauthorized use. The vehicle will not start unless the rider uses the correctly coded electronic key.
Proven Rotax Engine

998cc V-twin Rotax engine - Over the past 50 years, more than 6 million Rotax® engines have been built, powering the world’s most impressive on- and off-road machines. Every Can-Am roadster is equipped with a 998cc V-Twin Rotax engine calibrated for sport or tourin