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The Can-Am motorcycle brand began in the 1970s, creating off-road dirt bikes and taking home the top three places in the International Six Days Enduro. Can-Am motorbikes also swept the 1974 AMA 250cc National Motocross Championship. Despite its success in racing, Can-Am's primary holding company, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), shifted focus away from the motorcycle market. In 2006, BRP reintroduced the Can-Am brand with an all-new ATV line. Then, in 2007, the Can-Am brand was also used to introduce the Can-Am Spyder, a new three-wheeled roadster.

2014 Can-Am Spyder RT – First Ride Review

2014 Spyder RT

Mark Tuttle
September 15, 2013

They say good things come in threes. For fans of the Can-Am Spyder RT “roadster,” now that saying doesn’t just apply to the number of wheels on this sporty touring machine. For 2014 Can-Am—a division of Bombardier Recreational Products based in Valcourt, Quebec, Canada—has replaced the 998cc,... Read more »

2013 Can-Am Spyders – First Look

The loaded ST Limited package offers standard detachable hard luggage that bumps luggage capacity by 68 liters. Each case can hold a full-face helmet.

Rich Cox
October 1, 2012

For 2013, Can-Am’s family of Spyders grows more legs with the addition of a new sport-touring model called the Spyder ST. Positioned between the ultra sporty RS model and heavyweight RT tourer, the ST offers a blend of comfort and sportiness that Can-Am enthusiasts have requested. The ST carries all... Read more »

2012 Can-Am Spyder First Ride Review

Can-Am Spyder RS-S

Donya Carlson
February 7, 2012

For 2012 all of Can-Am’s three-wheeled roadsters get new colors and amber-colored, multifunction LCD displays for better nighttime visibility. The RS-S models have new gas-charged FOX Racing Shox in the front suspension. Spyders are powered by Rotax 998cc, 60-degree V-twin engines, and four of the... Read more »

2011 Can-Am Spyder RS-S Road Test

Can-Am Spyder RS-S front action

Rider Magazine
September 14, 2011

[This 2011 Can-Am Spyder RS-S road test was originally published in the September 2011 issue of Rider magazine] by Greg Drevenstedt, photography by Kevin Wing Hustling the Can-Am Spyder RS-S down a curvy road is an experience like no other, a full-body workout that is the most fun you can have on three... Read more »

2012 Can-Am Spyder RS and RT — First Look

2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited

Rider Magazine
July 15, 2011

2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited in Lava Bronze Metallic Our soon-to-be-delivered September issue features a full test of the 2012 Can-Am Spyder RS-S, the sportiest of BRP’s three-wheeled roadsters. Equipped with a 106-horsepower (claimed) 998cc Rotax V-twin, a state-of-the-art Vehicle Stability System... Read more »

2010 Can-Am Spyder RT-S Road Test

2010 Can-Am Spyder RT-S

Rider Magazine
January 15, 2010

photography by Riles & Nelson [This 2010 Can-Am Spyder RT-S Road Test was originally published in the March 2010 issue of Rider magazine] 2010 Can-Am Spyder RT-S Crossing the moonscape Mojave under a gray wool sky, large rain drops splatter on my face shield as I glance down at the cockpit display.... Read more »

2008 Can-Am Spyder Road Test

The Spyder at Mono Lake

Rider Magazine
September 15, 2008

photography by the author, Gary Drevenstedt and Scott Hirko [This 2008 Can-Am Spyder Road Test was originally published in the September 2008 issue of Rider magazine] The not-so-itsy-bitsy Spyder at the western edge of Mono Lake, an ancient salt lake near Yosemite National Park. Feeling lonely? Having... Read more »

2008 Can-Am Spyder First Ride

Front riding view

Rider Contributor
April 11, 2008

[This 2008 Can-Am Spyder First Ride was originally published in the April 2007 issue of Rider magazine] by Troy Siahaan The wild vehicle you see before you is the 2008 Can-Am Spyder. The wild vehicle you see before you is the 2008 Can-Am Spyder, which parent company Bombardier is using to bring the... Read more »

Can-Am Motorcycles, Who Uses Them?

Today, Can-Am reviews focus on the three-wheeled Spyder line for street use, as well as several ATVs and side-by-side vehicles like the Commander and Outlander for off-road use.

Can-Am Motorcycle Standouts

The Can-Am Roadster has a unique Y-shaped footprint with two wheels up front to give it more stability and control, making it easy for just about anyone to ride. Can-Am motorcycle road tests on the Spyder line include the Spyder RT (luxury touring), ST (sport touring) and RS (sport). All have anti-lock brakes, stability control and an optional semi-automatic transmission.