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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.

2015 Can-Am Spyder F3 – First Look Review

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Greg Drevenstedt
September 26, 2014

2015 Can-Am Spyder F3-S in Pure Magnesium Metallic/Steel Black Metallic After giving everyone a tease with the release of a single official photo but no specs for the all-new 2015 Can-Am Spyder F3, BRP has finally revealed the full monty on the fourth model to be added to its three-wheeled roadster lineup. Since... Read more »

2015 Can-Am Spyder F3 Breaks Cover!

2015 Can-Am Spyder F3

Greg Drevenstedt
September 3, 2014

2015 Can-Am Spyder F3 After spy shots were leaked last week, BRP has released its first official photo of the new Can-Am Spyder F3 roadster, which will be introduced at the end of September. Compared to the Spyder RS, ST and RT models already in the lineup, the Spyder F3 features more aggressive, futuristic... Read more »

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

Greg Drevenstedt
September 14, 2011

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 wheels. When Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), the Canadian company best known for its Ski-Doo snowmobiles and Sea-Doo watercraft,... 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

Greg Drevenstedt
January 15, 2010

photography by Riles & Nelson 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. The full-color screen, nestled between the large analog speedo and tach, dutifully indicates it’s 41 degrees... Read more »

2008 Can-Am Spyder Road Test

The Spyder at Mono Lake

Greg Drevenstedt
September 15, 2008

photography by the author, Gary Drevenstedt and Scott Hirko The not-so-itsy-bitsy Spyder at the western edge of Mono Lake, an ancient salt lake near Yosemite National Park. Feeling lonely? Having trouble getting noticed? Ride a Can-Am Spyder and you’ll instantly win friends and influence people.... 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.

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