|The Can-Am name first made headlines in the early 70s, with a range of revolutionary vehicles that conquered the imagination of the moto-cross world with their performance edge over the competition. Today the innovative spirit and exhilaration evoked by the legendary Can-Am name grace BRP’s all-terrain vehicles and roadsters.
Built with powersports in mind, Can-Am quads blend passion and technological innovation to deliver the ultimate ride on any terrain. They ally maximum power with superior handing, traction and cornering abilities to help riders master challenging trails and overcome obstacles.
True the history of innovation and category creation, BRP had introduced its Can-AM Spyder roadster. The Spyder marks the company’s first foray into the on-road vehicle segment. The uniqueness of the bike is the distinctive Y-architecture features two wheels in front, one in rear, which creates challenges that push the limits of vehicle technology. The Can-Am Spyder combine the thrill of open-air riding with enhanced level of control and confidence. There are 2 models available for the CAN-AM SPYDER Roadster, which is Roadster Sports (RS), for customers who enjoys a more active riding position and a sporty vehicle design and Roadster Touring (RT), for those long distance riders.
The CAN-AM SPYDER Roadster offers speed and adventure. It comes with 998cc Roadster Sports and Roadster Touring Rotax engine, installed with 5 speed gearbox, automotive-derived BOSCH-engineered vehicle stability system (VSS) that integrates anti-lock brakes (ABS), traction control (TCS) and stability control, equipped with Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) and Digital Encoded Security System (DESS).
CAN-AM SPYDER ROADSTER SPORTS (RS)
Open‐Air Freedom with More Attitude & Refinement
|Freedom. Excitement. Possibility. These are all standard features on the 2011 Can‐Am® Spyder® RS roadster: the performance‐oriented, three‐wheel, open‐air roadster from BRP. It is designed and equipped to generate a rush when accelerating, carve corners like a surgeon and turn heads.
The Spyder RS is powered by a proven Rotax® 998 V‐twin engine with 106 horsepower at 8,500 rpm and great torque for straight‐shortening acceleration. Two five‐speed transmissions are offered, both adding to the enthusiast experience: a traditional manual, the SM5; and a semi‐automatic electronic SE5™. With the SE5, shifts are made with the left thumb and forefinger – no clutching is required. Both include reverse for no‐hassle maneuvering in tight spots. Precise handling comes from the unique Y architecture – two wheels in front and one in back – and a sport‐tuned, double‐A‐arm front suspension. What sets the Can‐Am roadster apart is its unmatched peace‐of‐mind. In addition to the inherent stability of the Y architecture, the roadster has an innovative stability system.
Developed in partnership with Bosch, the award‐winning Vehicle Stability System (VSS) includes automotive proven technologies: stability control, anti‐lock braking and traction control.
And then there is the styling. Dubbed “flowing edge” by its designers, it is a definite look that gets noticed. Striking new colour choices for 2011 include a striking Pure Magnesium Metallic and Alloy Orange Metallic.
Two versions of the Spyder RS roadster are available: the standard Spyder RS roadster and the
distinctively styled Spyder RS‐S roadster. The RS‐S styling package separates it from the RS version and can only be described as menacing. Also new on the Spyder RS‐S for 2011 is the availability of the SM5 manual transmission. Both Spyder RS roadster versions have several refinements, including reduced chassis vibration and easier front storage hood operation.
CAN-AM SPYDER ROADSTER TOURING (RT)
The RT in the Can‐Am® Spyder® RT roadster name is not for “Road Trip” (it is Roadster Touring), but you would be hard pressed to find a more perfect vehicle for escaping the every day and heading out of town. The unique three‐wheeled vehicle from Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) combines the open‐air freedom of a motorcycle with the peace‐of‐mind of a sports car – and in the RT model’s case, it adds a long list of luxury comfort features that make racking up the miles solo or with a companion easy and fun.
That peace‐of‐mind comes from the inherent stability of the Y architecture (two wheels in front, one in back) and a sophisticated Vehicle Stability System (VSS). Designed in partnership with Bosch, the award‐winning VSS includes safety technologies proven in automobiles – anti‐lock brakes, traction control and stability control. It all stays in the background until needed, enabling
drivers to just enjoy the ride.
Power comes from the Rotax® 998 electronically fuel injected V‐Twin engine, generating 100 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 104Nm of torque at just 6,250 rpm. It is ideal for getting up to speed fully loaded, passing and just cruising (made easier with a standard electronic cruise control).
Most feature packages are available with the SE5™ semi‐automatic electronic transmission – there is no need for clutching and shifts are made instantly with the left thumb and forefinger. Steering is precise and easy thanks to a dynamic power steering feature that varies the amount of assist depending on the vehicle’s speed. Central to the Spyder RT roadster experience is that it is easy to ride for the veteran and novice alike.
BRP designed the Spyder RT roadster from its first sketch to be a comfortable long‐distance cruiser. The riding position is more upright than the more performance‐oriented Spyder RS roadster and the body is wider for excellent wind protection. Both driver and passenger are seated comfortable by the luxury saddle with lumbar supports.
Several feature packages are available, each layering on another level of technology and luxury features, including a sound system with iPod integration, heated passenger handgrips, pushbutton adjustable windshield, adjust‐on‐the‐fly rear air suspension, GPS navigation and more. Each Spyder RT roadster configuration includes an incredible amount of cargo room stylishly integrated into the vehicle – 155 litres. There is even an optional trailer*, the RT‐622, which adds another 622 litres, enough for two sets of golf clubs and more.
The styling of the Spyder RT roadster is singular – there is nothing like it anywhere, getting it noticed everywhere. For 2011, BRP is adding a top‐of‐the‐line Spyder RT Limited package, including an integrated GPS, semi‐rigid travel bags for each storage compartment, a dramatic Pearl White colour and custom travel cover on top of the already fully‐loaded Spyder RT‐S package. The four available feature packages are: Spyder RT, Spyder RT Techno, Spyder RT‐S and Spyder RT Limited.
New colourations are available for 2011 as well; especially striking is our Viper Red colour, an option for the Spyder RT‐S roadster. BRP also made numerous refinements to the Spyder RT roadster. The most notable is a revised front suspension calibration that reduces body roll, adding even more confidence in cornering.
About Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP).
Founded by J.-Armand Bombardier, the inventor of tracked vehicles for transportation on snow covered terrain; the company was first named L'Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitee. In 1967, L'Auto-Neige Bombardier Limited became Bombardier Limited. In the early 1970s, the company acquires the Austrian company Lohnerwerke GmbH and its subsidiary Rotax-Werk AG, the supplier of Rotax engines used in snowmobiles. In 2001, the company acquires the Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) including the assets of the Evinrude and Johnson brands. In December 2003, the recreational products segment of the company is sold to members of the Bombardier family, Bain Capital and the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec. The new company is named Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP).
Since 2003, BRP has invested in state-of-the-art research and development facilities. In addition to its existing product development facilities in Canada, in the United States and in Austria, BRP has created the Regional Innovation Centre (RIC) in Gunskirchen, Austria, where eco-performing engine technology is developed; has built the Laurent Beaudoin Design & Innovation Centre (CDI) in Valcourt, Canada, BRP's privileged design tool and has established a partnership with Sherbrooke University for the creation of the Advanced Technology Centre BRP-Universite de Sherbrooke (CTA) that is unique in Canada.
Headquartered in Valcourt, Quebec, Canada, Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) is today a privately-held company. A world leader in designing, developing, manufacturing, distributing and marketing motorized recreational vehicles for powersports enthusiasts, BRP's portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo® and Lynx® snowmobiles, Sea-Doo® watercraft and boats, Evinrude® and Johnson® outboard engines, direct injection technologies such as E-TEC®, Can-Am® all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles and roadsters, Rotax® engines for karts, motorcycles, ultra light and light aircraft.
• Ski-Doo is the number 1 brand of snowmobile in the world for performance, quality, style, comfort, maneuverability and innovation.
• Lynx is synonymous with snowmobiling in Europe with a wide variety of models
specifically adapted for European and Russian snow conditions.
• Sea-Doo is the brand of choice among watercraft and boat consumers around
• Can-Am all-terrain vehicles offer performance, power, passion and innovation. Our quads are engineered to change the way you ride and designed to change the way you feel. They deliver the ultimate ride, no matter what the terrain. side-by-side vehicles combine performance with practicality by offering the greatest fuel-efficiency in the industry. Spyder roadsters are the new dimension in open-road riding, providing consumers a balance between performance and peace-of-mind.
• Evinrude outboard engines redefined the industry's standards of excellence. They feature today's most pioneering technology, E-TEC, resulting in a first-class boating experience.
• Rotax power comes from our passion for performance and our desire to deliver quality at all times. Our reputable Rotax engines propel not only the majority of our vehicles but also motorcycles, light and ultra-light aircraft for other manufacturers.