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2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited: Voted: Cool

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Mar 30, 2012 6:03 pm

2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited

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2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited

Luxury.

When it's time to go all out, it's time for the 2012 Spyder RT Limited. This luxury version of our three-wheeled roadster comes equipped with a Vehicle Stability System, cruiser control and semi-automatic transmission, along with a host of technology upgrades and added convenience features. On this ride, the only thing optional is returning home.

When it’s time to go all out, it’s time for the Spyder RT Limited. This luxury version of our three-wheeled roadster comes equipped with a Vehicle Stability System, cruise control and semi-automatic transmission, along with a host of technology upgrades and added convenience features. There are also two exclusive color options and chrome accents. On this ride, the only thing optional is returning home.

BRP has traditionally and successfully launched luxurious "limited" models in many segments of the powersports market. For 2012, the Spyder RT Limited roadster is even more magnificent with its new exclusive upgrades. The Spyder RT Limited starts with a Spyder RT-S platform and improves upon it with an integrated GPS system, two exclusive colors, four travel bags, travel cover, chrome accents and a specially embroidered seat. However, with its Rotax V-Twin engine, proprietary SST chassis, precision handling and unmatched comfort, the Spyder RT Limited roadster is much more than just an elegant façade.


2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited Key Features

Added Features over Spyder RT -S


- Handlebar-mounted Garmin Zumo 660 color touchscreen GPS, integrated into vehicle electronics system and Bluetooth
- New aluminum six-spoke chrome wheels
- New chrome accents: Mirrors, exhaust tip and heat shield
- 4 Semi-rigid travel bags for side, front and rear cargo compartments
- Pearl White color (returns for 2012) with black embroidered seat
- New Lava Bronze Metallic color with new tan embroidered seat
- Travel cover

What's new for 2012?


- New amber-colored multi-function Dot-matrix display
- New Lava Bronze Metallic color scheme with embroidered Tan seat
- New aluminum six-spoke chrome front wheels
- New chrome accents: mirrors, heat shield and exhaust tip

Dot-matrix Display:


- New amber multi-function Dot-matrix display coloration for improved contrast at night

Available colors:


- Pearl White with black seat color (incl. passenger backrest and driver lumbar rest support)
- New Lava Bronze Metallic with new tan seat color (incl. passenger backrest and driver lumbar rest support)




2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited - USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $28,899 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $31,999 CDN


ENGINE
Manufacturer BRP-Rotax®
Type 998cc Rotax V-twin engine calibrated for touring
Bore & stroke 3.82 in. x 2.68 in. (97 mm x 68 mm)
Injection Multi-point EFI system with 2 in. (51 mm) throttle body
Power 100 hp (71 KW) @ 7500 RPM
Torque 80 lb.-ft. (108 Nm) @ 5000 RPM
Transmissions 5-speed manual (SM5) with reverse
Magneto 650 watts
Starter Electric
Battery 12 volts / 21 amps/hour, sealed maintenance-free


CHASSIS
Frame SST Spyder
Front suspension Double A-arm with anti-roll bar
Front suspension travel 5.9 in. (151 mm)
Rear suspension Swing-arm with pneumatic adjustable preload
Rear suspension travel 5.7 in. (145 mm)
Brake type Foot-activated, hydraulic 3-wheel braking system
Front brakes 4-piston calipers with (250 mm x 6 mm) discs
Rear brake Single-piston sliding pins caliper with (250 mm x 6 mm) disc
EBD Electronic Brake Distribution
Parking brake Electro-mechanical
Front tires 165 / 65 R14
Rear tire 225 / 50 R15
Front wheels 6-spoke Aluminum Metallic Silver 14 x 5 in. (355 mm x 127 mm)
Rear wheel Aluminum Metallic Silver 15 x 7 in. (381 mm x 178 mm)


SAFETY & SECURITY
VSS Vehicle Stability System
SCS Stability Control System
TCS Traction Control System
ABS Anti-lock Braking System
DESS Digitally Encoded Security System
DPS Dynamic Power Steering


DIMENSIONS
L x W x H 105 x 61.9 x 58 in. (2,667 x 1,572 x 1,473 mm)
Wheelbase 67.2 in. (1,708 mm)
Seat height 30.4 in. (772 mm)
Ground clearance 4.5 in. (115 mm)
Dry weight 929 lb. (421 kg)
Total storage capacity 41 US gal. (155 L)
Maximum vehicle load 525 lb. (240 kg)
Fuel capacity 6.6 US gal. (25 L)


FEATURES
Instrumentation Multi-function color dot-matrix/analog gauge: digital speedometer,
tachometer, odometer, trip & hour meters, gear position,
temperature, engine lights, electronic fuel gauge, clock
Lighting 2 halogen headlamps (60W)
Windshield Touring: electric adjustment
Wind deflectors 2 driver wind deflectors
Cruise control Electronic
Heated grips Heated rider handlebar grips, High/Low/Off
Touring saddle Ultra comfortable with lumbar support and passenger backrest
Passenger floorboard Manually adjustable
Passenger armrests Standard on all Spyder RT models
RECC Roadster Electronic Command Center
Power outlet 12V lighter type, in rear cargo area
Trailer lock Barrel for RT-622 trailer (Trailer optional)
Warranty 2 years
Transmission available SM5 – 5-speed manual with reverse


Color
Pure Magnesium Metallic
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Re: This Week - 2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited: Vote and Disc

Unread post by madjak30 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:11 pm

I think it is a cool alternative to a convertible car (or a conventional trike), but not as a bike...if I needed to get a trike for some reason, this would be the one...they still turn great like a sports car, but the whole fun of being on a bike is the leaning into the corners which is part of the flying sensation that we all love...it's missing here...so I voted uncool...

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Re: This Week - 2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited: Vote and Disc

Unread post by ceemes » Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:39 pm

Complete and utter failure....its not a bike, its not ever a proper trike. It looks like someone has taken the runners and track off a snowmobile and fitted wheels instead. If you want an open top sports car, get one.....oh yeah, these damn things are almost wide enough to be a car.....Failure to the max.
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Re: This Week - 2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited: Vote and Disc

Unread post by BobK » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:54 pm

I won't knock it, as I've never tried one, but for that price it had better be something really special.

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Re: This Week - 2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited: Vote and Disc

Unread post by Thumper » Mon Apr 02, 2012 12:26 pm

I would love to have one of these in my garage. So what if it's as wide as a car and doesn't lean? It looks like it would be a blast to ride, and for those who can no longer manage two wheels, or just don't want two wheels, this is an awesome riding alternative. And if I still wanted to lean hard, I'd have kept my sports bike.

I have a really bad back and within 5-6 years my bike might be gathering dust...but this would keep me out there, still having fun. And having had a convertible...those are fun and I want another one some day, but it's not the same. The Spyder lies there nicely in that space between bikes and cars, and to have that option....awesome.

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Re: This Week - 2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited: Vote and Disc

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Mon Apr 02, 2012 1:09 pm

BTW - The 2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited represents the ultimate in luxury from the Spyder lineup and is also the most expensive, must-have-it-all model.

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Re: This Week - 2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited: Vote and Disc

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:02 pm

Hmmm, people seem to be liking these more than the last time a Spyder was posted on the cool wall. I still think it's uncool and pointless, especially since it neither leans nor countersteers, and especially since it costs 30 grand. For that price, might as well get a roadster like a Miata (or even better, a Caterham 7).

Although, isn't Bombardier developing a leaning Spyder? Now that would be a gamechanger.
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Unread post by Thumper » Tue Apr 03, 2012 12:32 pm

Grey Thumper wrote: Although, isn't Bombardier developing a leaning Spyder? Now that would be a gamechanger.
They filed a patent for the mechanism...whether it ever sees the light of day is the question. I hope it does, just for the fun factor.

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Unread post by MmeMagpie » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:54 am

Cool for what it is, I suppose. Not my thing, but I may change my mind when I can't ride a real bike anymore.

It looks more stable than a standard trike, which is a plus.

I'm with Grey Thumper on this - for 30 grand, I'd get a tiny roadster. Cooper Mini, I think, with standard transmission and a soft top.
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:46 pm

I voted: Uncool

It's just too bulky, heavy (for 900cc engine) and pricy... at $29-32k I'd sooner buy a V8 sports car!

That said, it's top of the line and unique. But still, I am not sure how it would really work in the real world, I'll have to try one one day... Did you know Can-Am promotes the fact that you DO NOT NEED a motorcycle licence to "ride" one?

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Re: This Week - 2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited: Vote and Disc

Unread post by sunshine229 » Thu Apr 05, 2012 6:55 pm

I voted fail.

Sorry but this is a worse failure than their first Spyder ever made because this one looks like a chesterfield! I mean, who thought BROWN was a good colour choice???

Fail!
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Unread post by dr_bar » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:32 pm

Actually sunshine229, sitting on this version is way more comfortable than the basic model. Much like my bike, this one is set up for touring and if for some reason a two wheeler was beyond my abilities, I would seriously consider this bike/trike. It's no different than equiping a Goldwing, Venture, or any other full sized tourer with all the comforts for a 600+ mile day. The technology in that bike is pretty amazing as well. Next bike show, check one out... :o)
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Unread post by Grey Thumper » Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:50 pm

I wonder what's the safety record of these things? Consider the lack of a cage combined with far fewer options in terms of "escape routes". Plus I read that almost 30% of Spyder owners have never owned a bike, so I assume a significant percentage of them haven't developed the situational awareness and sense of anticipation that motorcyclists tend to build up.

Of course, 3 large and spread out contact patches plus standard ABS and traction control might even the odds.
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Unread post by dr_bar » Fri Apr 06, 2012 3:20 am

The anti tilt technology probably helps as well...
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Re: This Week - 2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited: Vote and Disc

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:53 am

Quite the vote! I am a little surprised that the 2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited finished so well vs the base Can-Am Spyder last year. But good for the 2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited, maybe 3 wheeled bikes/cars are coming into their own now?

Your Coolness Factor of the 2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited is...

Awesome 11%
Cool 47%
Uncool 26%
Fail 16%
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