Can-Am Spyder RS-S Roadster




Make Model

BRP Can Am Spyder RS-S Roadster




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

.316 kg / 697 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

25 Litres / 6.6 US gal

The Spyder RS-S generates blood pumping performance that goes beyond mere technical specs. Sure, the exclusive wheels, handlebards, spoiler, even the foot pegs, give the 2012 Spyder RS-S a menacing look. But the new FOX racing Shox front suspension, the muscular 998cc Rotax V-Twin engine and proven Vehicle Stability System gives you one heck of a rode.

The Spyder RS roadster is eye-catching and more than capable of making a sporty impression, however, the Spyder RS-S takes performance and styling to the next level. From its dual-spoke front wheels, contrast-stitched seat, carbon-black aluminum parts, painted front spoiler and A-arm covers, and exclusive graphics the Spyder RS-S roadster is dressed for success on the open road. Available with either the SM5 or SE5 transmissions with reverse.

The Can-Am Spyder RS-S line represents the machine for the rider who has a passion for sporty adventure, and the eagerness to go forth and conquer the open road around the country or just around the block. From its performance-oriented, three-wheel, open-air configuration to its cutting-edge design and sporty stance, the Spyder RS-S roadster from BRP is a legitimate head turner, even when standing still. However, this innovative vehicle, which is purpose-built with an performance attitude, crisp acceleration and the intrinsic ability to tame turns. It looks, rides and performs unlike anything in the powersports industry and that's perfect.
This year, the Can-Am Spyder RS-S-S model gets even more sport performance thanks to a front-end that is updated with Fox Racing Shox front suspension. These shocks feature improved compression and rebound damping performance and a threaded pre-load adjuster. The Spyder RS-S-S also comes in two new, eye-catching colors: Neutron Green Metallic / Satin Black and Can-Am Red / Satin Black.

All Can-Am Spyder RS roadsters are loaded with machismo thanks to its proven Rotax® 998cc V-twin engine. The powerplant, which has great torque and shortens roads with a twist of the throttle, is mated to the two available five-speed transmissions. The electronic five-speed (plus reverse) SE5™ transmission, which is controlled by the left hand (thumb and forefinger) and requires no clutching, is optional. A standard SM5 (manual) five-speed transmission also includes reverse.

The Can-Am Spyder RS roadster models all feature an innovative and stable architecture from BRP. Two forward wheels and a double A-arm design are up front and a swingarm with a mono shock and a single rear wheel drives the machine. The Spyder RS is also outfitted with the Vehicle Stability System (VSS), a system developed in partnership with Bosch. Combine the Y configuration, VSS with proven automotive-derived technologies such as anti-lock braking, traction and stability control and the Can-Am Spyder roadster line offers confidence-inspiring handling and control.

The Spyder RS-S generates blood-pumping performance that goes beyond mere technical specs. Sure, the exclusive wheels, handlebars, spoiler – even the foot pegs – give the Spyder RS-S a menacing look. But the new FOX Racing Shox front suspension, the muscular 998cc Rotax V-Twin engine and proven Vehicle Stability System give you one heck of a ride. It’s a combination that creates a roadster so desperate to be unleashed you can almost hear it snarling.

 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 RS-S Key Features


The new gas-charged, anodized-aluminum FOX Racing Shox front shocks on the Spyder RS-S models are adjustable for preload and have improved compression and rebound damping. The shocks, which provide a 33% weight reduction per shock on the stock Spyder RS shocks, wear carbon-blackcolored springs

LCD Display:

New multi-function LCD display with amber coloration for improved contrast at night


- Neutron Green Metallic / Satin Black Color
- Can-Am Red / Satin Black Color
- Pure Magnesium Metallic / Steel Black Metallic (Carried over from 2011)