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2018 Can-Am Spyder RT

2018 Can-Am Spyder RT

The Epitome Of Touring Comfort

Can-Am, under the Bombardier Recreational Products banner, carries its premium touring trike into the 2018 model year with the Spyder RT and RT Limited models. It drops the RT-S from last year’s lineup, so it’s all up to the remaining two to cover all the long-distance bases. From what I can see so far, it looks like ’mission accomplie’ for the Canadian manufacturer. A 115-horsepower Rotax mill pushes the vehicle with room for rider, passenger and 41 gallons of storage split fore and aft. Weather protection and comfort-related features abound, and it’s plain to see that Can-Am looks to take on the two-wheeled touring ’status quo’ with the RT range. Can BRP pull out a win against traditional rides with its unusual configuration and sport-trike stigma? So far, so good; so what do you say we take a look at these two unusual creations that are creating their own niche. Market? We don’t need no stinkin’ market, we’ll make our own damn market. Right guys?

Continue reading for my review of the Can-Am Spyder RT and RT Limited.

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What Motorcycle Would Santa Use On Christmas Eve?

What Motorcycle Would Santa Use On Christmas Eve?

Let’s imagine Al Gore was right; Manbearpig and global warming are real and the EPA has declared unrestricted war on both. Extensive studies indicate that reindeer flatulence is a significant contributor to the worldwide greenhouse-gas totals, and the EPA used some its newly-acquired firepower to strike a blow against reindeer farts for the sake of mankind. As you can imagine, this leaves ol’ Kris Kringle in a bit of a pickle what with Christmas upon us, so what’s a guy to do?

Continue reading for our picks for Santa’s solution.

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2015 - 2016 Can-Am Spyder ST-S

2015 - 2016 Can-Am Spyder ST-S

It might seem strange to us to see these funny, backward trikes, but they really aren’t anything new. In 1884, Edward Butler debuted plans for his Butler Petrol Cycle. It was a three-wheeled motorcycle — two front steering wheels and a single rear drive wheel — powered by a liquid-cooled, 600 cc flat-twin four-stroke engine.

Starting at $22,399, the Spyder ST-S is a far cry from Butler’s design — for starters, the Spyder ST-S has brakes, the Butler Petrol Cycle didn’t — but I’m sure he would be impressed with what Can-Am has done with his concept.

Continue reading for my review of the Can-Am Spyder ST-S.

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2016 Can-Am Spyder RS

2016 Can-Am Spyder RS

The funny backwards trikes in Can-Am’s sport stable for 2016 include the Spyder RS and the RS-S. Featuring the Rotax high-torque engine and 12 gallons of cargo space, these performance-minded siblings are a blend of motorcycle and car technologies to bring you a fun ride that corners like it’s on rails. No, they don’t lean, so it’s not exactly like riding a motorcycle, but not everyone is looking for the same experience.

For stability, you can’t beat three wheels. (Okay, you can beat it with four, but let’s stay in the motorcycle world here.) For riders looking for an in the wind experience but without the worry of wrestling the weight of a two-wheeler, these Spyders are the bomb-diggity. Add a little sporty performance and you can turn funny into fun in a hurry.

Continue reading for my review of the Can-Am Spyder RS and RS-S.

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2016 - 2017 Can-Am Spyder RT

2016 - 2017 Can-Am Spyder RT

Is it still a motorcycle — or a bike — when it has three wheels? Is it really worth an argument? I don’t think so. The touring stable at the Can-Am farm includes the Spyder RT, RT-S, and RT Limited for the 2017 model year. All the rides feature the Rotax high-torque engine and 41 gallons of cargo space. They are tourers, of course, so think of them as full dressers: saddlebags — each big enough for a full-face helmet — and top case, heated handgrips, big adjustable windscreen, and full passenger ensconcement with adjustable floorboards.

For someone new to the wind (usually I’d say “new to two wheels” but that doesn’t apply here), you have a very stable riding platform; and for experienced folks, you have a ride that is comfortable and it’s easy to adapt to the differences. It’s a heavier ride than you’re used to so you might feel like you really have to crank the throttle, but it’s really a nice, comfortable and relaxed ride.

Continue reading for my review of the Can-Am Spyder RT lineup.

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2016 - 2017 Can-Am Spyder F3

2016 - 2017 Can-Am Spyder F3

Trimming down the 2016 stable for 2017, Can-Am offers the F3-S and F3-S Daytona 500 in the sport cruising line and the F3-T as their cruiser-touring model. All of the F3 models come with a Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) function that delivers variable steering assistance based on wheel angle and forward vehicle speed. In reverse, it decreases sensitivity as speed increases for controllable backing operations.

Sport cruising, or touring, whatever you’re looking for, you can find in the Spyder F3 — except for a ride with two wheels, of course.

Continue reading for my review of the Can-Am F3 stable.

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2015 Can-Am Outlander

2015 Can-Am Outlander

Overview
Whether you’re hauling gear or hitting the trails, count on Can-Am DNA. Featuring Rotax® power and reliability, precision handling, and comfort like no other ATV, the Outlander outperforms. Added storage, D.E.S.S. anti-theft system and a multipurpose rack with the exclusive LinQ quick-attach system equips you for whatever adventure you’re looking for. 2015 Can-Am Outlander Key Features:
• Rotax® V-Twin Engine Options
• Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
• Industry-Leading (...)

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2015 Can-Am Outlander XT-P

2015 Can-Am Outlander XT-P

Overview
Loaded with features including an upgraded suspension and aluminum beadlock wheels, the Outlander XT-P package is a sporty ride with all the extras. 2015 Can-Am Outlander XT-P Key Base Features:
• Rotax® V-Twin Engine Options
• Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
• Industry-Leading Power-to-Weight Ratio
• Large Radiator with Increased Cooling Capacity
• Dual-room air box
• Large 5.4-gal Fuel Tank
• Surrounding Spar Technology (SST) G2 Frame
• Torsional Trailing Arm Independent (TTI) (...)

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2015 Can-Am Outlander XT

2015 Can-Am Outlander XT

Overview
Expand your off-road capabilities with added features – and added value. Get equipped with Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS), a 3,000-lb winch, and heavy-duty front and rear bumpers. 2015 Can-Am Outlander XT Key Base Features:
• Rotax® V-Twin Engine Options
• Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
• Industry-Leading Power-to-Weight Ratio
• 625-W Magneto
• Dual-room air box
• Large 5.4-gal Fuel Tank
• Surrounding Spar Technology (SST) G2 Frame
• Torsional Trailing Arm Independent (...)

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2015 Can-Am Outlander DPS

2015 Can-Am Outlander DPS

Overview
No two riders are the same. That’s why we created this package, which gives you the flexibility to customize your machine exactly how you want it, while giving you the comfort of Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS). 2015 Can-Am Outlander DPS Key Base Features:
• Rotax® V-Twin Engine Options
• Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
• Industry-Leading Power-to-Weight Ratio
• 625-W Magneto
• Dual-room air box
• Large 5.4-gal Fuel Tank
• Surrounding Spar Technology (SST) G2 Frame
• (...)

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2015 Can-Am Commander XT-P

2015 Can-Am Commander XT-P

Overview
Engineered to withstand the extremes of the trail, this machine is rugged and ready for work or play. With beadlock wheels and rock sliders, it’s ready for even the roughest terrain. 2015 Can-Am Commander XT-P Key Base Features:
• 85-hp Rotax® 1000 V-Twin Engine
• Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC)
• 625-W Magneto
• Industry-Leading Power-to-Weight Ratio
• 10-gal Fuel Tank
• Torsional Trailing Arm Independent (TTI) Rear Suspension
• Dual-Level Cargo Box
• Adjustable Driver’s Seat & (...)

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Can-Am Recalls Spyder RT And DS 70 And DS 90 Models Over Multitude Of Issues

Can-Am Recalls Spyder RT And DS 70 And DS 90 Models Over Multitude Of Issues

The Can-Am Spyder RT has been subjected to another recall, proving that there seems to be no end in sight for the reverse trike’s multitude of issues. Not surprisingly, the latest recall is also fire hazard-related, similar to previous safety concerns that have plagued earlier versions of the model.

Almost 7,100 units of the Spyder RT are affected by the recall, all of which are units made from 2013. Even earlier models, those built from 2008 to 2012, are also being investigated for a similar problem, even though a recall to fix the same issue was already made back in 2012.

As if that’s not enough, the Can-Am DS 70 and DS 90, two ATVs designed for children, are reportedly capable of being faster than what Can-Am intended for these age-specific categories. That might not be too much of an issue for adults, but for young kids, it’s a pretty serious one. The specific details of the problem have yet to be divulged, but it appears that these vehicles are capable of exceeding speeds of 15 mph, which is the legal limit for the age categories that they’re homologated for.

Certain models of the DS 70 and DS 90 are also under threat of malfunctioning brakes, which would be a bigger headache for Can-Am in the event a young child gets hurt from this particular issue.

All in all, 2,385 units of the DS 70 and DS 90 have been tagged for recall with models ranging from as early as 2008 all the way to the current batch of 2015 models.

Continue reading to read more about Can-Am’s latest round of recall issues.

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2015 Can-Am Maverick

2015 Can-Am Maverick

Lead the pack with the most powerful two-seater sport side-by-side in the industry. Its 101-hp engine leads the way, and its rider-focused design and impressive handling provide a comfortable and confident ride. But to get a true sense of its power, drive one. Because the ride says it all.

Continue reading for more information on the Can-Am Maverick.

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2015 Can-Am Maverick X mr DPS

2015 Can-Am Maverick X mr DPS

When it comes to mud riding, horsepower matters. That’s why the Maverick 1000 X mr boasts the 101-hp Rotax 976 cc V-Twin engine. Because in a mud hole, best-in-class power separates you from the pack. This NEW package takes all the groundbreaking innovations of the Can-Am Maverick and optimizes them for the ultimate mud-riding experience.

Continue reading for more information on the Can-Am Maverick X mr DPS.

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