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2013 Can-Am Spyder ST-S: Voted Cool

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:38 am

2013 Can-Am Spyder ST-S on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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2013 Can-Am Spyder ST-S

Ample storage and wind protection with the ergonomics to handle tight corners and long rides.

Sport-touring gets an edge. Give sport-touring an even sportier look with the Spyder ST-S. From the custom trim package to the 15-inch Carbon Black wheels and refined front fender design, it screams attitude. While the rider footboards and cruise control indulge its touring side. Plus, the Spyder ST-S comes with all the features and amenities of the Spyder ST.

A perfect blend of sport and touring, the Spyder ST-S combines ample storage and wind protection with the ergonomics to handle tight corners as easily as it handles long rides. Plus, it features automotive-inspired technologies like a Vehicle Stability System and a manual or semi-automatic transmission, giving it a smooth, confident ride.


Get comfortable taking the corners. The Spyder ST-S combines the performance you long for with the comfort and convenience you need. It’s stylish and street savvy, yet still highway hungry.



2013 Can-Am Spyder ST-S Key Features

• 998cc Rotax V-Twin engine
• Vehicle Stability System
• 12 gallons (44 L) of storage
• Metallic silver front rims with twin-spokes
• Adjustable windshield with wind deflectors
• Adjustable passenger footboards
• Sport touring seat
• Multifunction color digital display
• Roadster electronic command center
• Anti-theft system: Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.™)
• Compatible with the optional RT-622 trailer

Color available: Pure Magnesium Metallic


Highlights

All the Spyder ST features, plus:
• Carbon-black front rims with twin-blade spokes
• Refined front fenders with integrated LED lights
• Electronic cruise control
• Rider footboards (w/ SE5 transmission only)
• Carbon-black trim
• Painted A-arm and front spoiler
• Compatible with the optional RT-622 trailer


2013 Can-Am Spyder ST-S - Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $20,099 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $22,199 CDN

ENGINE
Manufacturer
BRP-Rotax®
Type
998cc Rotax V-twin engine, liquid-cooled with electronic fuel injection and electronic throttle control
Bore & stroke
3.82 x 2.68 in. (97 x 68 mm)
Injection
N/A
Power
100 hp (74.5 kW) @ 7500 RPM
Torque
80 lb-ft. (108 Nm) @ 5000 RPM
Transmissions
5-speed manual with reverse (SM5)
5-speed semi-automatic with reverse (SE5)

CHASSIS

Front suspension
Double A-arm with anti-roll bar
Front suspension travel
5.9 in. (151 mm)
Rear suspension
Swing arm with monoshock
Rear suspension travel
6 in. (152 mm)
Brake type
Foot-operated, hydraulic 3-wheel brake
Front brake
270 mm discs with Brembo 4-piston fixed calipers
Rear brake
Single 270 mm disc with Brembo single-piston floating caliper
EBD
Electronic Brake Distribution
Parking brake
Electromechanical
Front tires
165/55R15
Rear tire
225/50R15
Front wheel
Carbon Black six twin-blade-spoke, 15 x 5 in. (381 x 127 mm)
Rear wheel
Carbon-Black, 15 x 7 in. (381 x 178 mm)


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


VEHICLE DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Wheel base
67 in. (1,711 mm)
Seat height
32 in. (737 mm)
Ground clearance
4.3 in. (110 mm)
Dry weight
864 lb (392 kg)
L x W x H
105 x 59.3 x 52.4 in. (2,667 x 1,506 x 1,332 mm)
Total storage capacity
12 gal (44 L)
Maximum vehicle load
440 lb (200 kg)
Fuel capacity
6.6 gal (25 L)

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Re: This Week - 2013 Can-Am Spyder ST-S: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:40 am

BTW - The 2013 Can-Am Spyder ST-S is BRAND NEW FOR 2013! In fact, the whole ST line up is new for 2013 (there are others!).

Now, we have had 2 other Can-Am Spyders up in the past on our Cool Wall; will this one do better or worse?

2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited - Vote and Discuss - 47% Cool - Featured: Mar 30th - Apr 6th, 2012.
2011 Can-Am Spyder RS-S - Vote and Discuss - 40% Fail - Featured: April 8th - 15th, 2011.
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Re: This Week - 2013 Can-Am Spyder ST-S: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:10 pm

I'm voting: Cool.

My mindset, though, is still this -- the Spyder is what I wanted before I 'bucked up' and learned to ride for real. It still feels like a 'compromise' vehicle to me, and I can't decide if they've got more or less street cred than a scooter. But, I wave at guys (and girls) on these, so in my mind at least they've got more.

For what this is, I think it's well placed. If riding the Spyder can really compare to riding a true bike, then getting the ST experience while still socking away 11 gallons of storage and long range comfort makes this attractive to a broader range of potential consumers. The RT swallows 41 gallons of stowage, but it doesn't look near as sporty as this. It's only $2,400 more though, a pittance when you're already over the 20k mark. So while the ST-S is well placed in regard to features and customer appeal, I'm not sure it's sticker is equally appropriate.

One thing's for sure though, the Spyder line is here to stay. I see them out on the road every time I ride, and I see them riding side-by-side with real bikes more often than not. They're popular, and the people who buy them are being accepted by our community. I think that's awesome, and Can-Am does us a great favor in opening our sport to a wider range of people. I'd love to take one of these for a spin.

On a final note, more's the pity for Corbin, who just didn't realize people would want three wheels while still sitting in a saddle. If he'd realized that, maybe you would have seen a couple of these on the street last time you rode:
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Re: This Week - 2013 Can-Am Spyder ST-S: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by dr_bar » Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:46 pm

Ok, I'm not a huge fan of trikes, but, if I was injured in such a way as to not be able to support a bike, I would definitely consider the Can-Am... Although I gave this one a cool rating, it wouldn't be the model I'd pick. I would rather have the touring model with it's better (for me) sitting position and all the bells and whistles...
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Re: This Week - 2013 Can-Am Spyder ST-S: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by HYPERR » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:44 pm

dr_bar wrote:Ok, I'm not a huge fan of trikes, but, if I was injured in such a way as to not be able to support a bike, I would definitely consider the Can-Am... Although I gave this one a cool rating, it wouldn't be the model I'd pick. I would rather have the touring model with it's better (for me) sitting position and all the bells and whistles...
I too would probably get the top of the line touring model with all the toys as well if I was going to get something like this. I always liked the way the Can Ams looked, I give it a cool.
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Unread post by ceemes » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:17 pm

Uncool, it's not a bike, it's not a car, it's not even a traditional trike, what it look like is the unholy off-spring from the unlikely mating of a snowmobile and a Smart car......If there comes a day where I can no longer ride on two wheels and need a third, I will go for a Gold Wing trike conversion, at least that still looks like a bike, or perhaps a sidecar rig....but never one of those Can-Am monstrosities.
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Unread post by HYPERR » Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:34 pm

ceemes wrote:If there comes a day where I can no longer ride on two wheels and need a third, I will go for a Gold Wing trike conversion, at least that still looks like a bike, or perhaps a sidecar rig....but never one of those Can-Am monstrosities.
Hacks are much more physically demanding than a trike aren't they?
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Re: This Week - 2013 Can-Am Spyder ST-S: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by snakedoctEr726 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 1:17 am

Uncool, and here's why.

Today, I encountered a pack of 6 people "riding" these awful contraptions while on my way home from work. Traffic was stopped because of an accident, so I was stuck next to these people for around 10 minutes. At one point, I was laughing at them so hard I nearly dropped my V-ROD. Every single one of them looked like a ridiculous, pathetic tourist. They were the kind of people you could take one look at and instantly know you wanted absolutely nothing to do with them. These people were the literal embodiment of the "poser rider" stereotype.

The entire Spyder line deserves a fail for being impossibly ugly, and the ST-S is no exception. I voted uncool because the machines serve only one purpose, to attract posers away from actual motorcycles.

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Unread post by DavyP » Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:18 am

Total fail!
This is not a motorcycle IMHO.
It's just a snowmobile with wheels.

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Unread post by Wrider » Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:59 am

I say it's pretty cool. It isn't a traditional trike, you're right. This one handles better and is more stable...

Snakey, why were you laughing at them? Because they weren't on a V-Rod? To me it sounds like you have a complex you ought to get taken care of.
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Re: This Week - 2013 Can-Am Spyder ST-S: Vote & Discuss

Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sat Sep 29, 2012 5:06 am

Can't lean, can't filter, not a lot of luggage space, no weather protection.

So it combines the disadvantages of cars and bikes, while having none of the advantages of either.

Fail.
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Unread post by HYPERR » Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:37 am

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Snakey, why were you laughing at them? Because they weren't on a V-Rod? To me it sounds like you have a complex you ought to get taken care of.
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Unread post by HYPERR » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:36 am

Grey Thumper wrote:can't filter
What does that mean? :boat:
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Unread post by ceemes » Sat Sep 29, 2012 9:29 am

HYPERR wrote:
Grey Thumper wrote:can't filter
What does that mean? :boat:
In the parts of the world that are civilized, such as much of Asia, Europe, the UK and parts of the US funnily enough, motorcyclist are allowed to "filter" through lines of stopped traffic instead of having to stay in the middle of a traffic jam. Takes some skill on the part of the rider and cagers who are actually aware of them and the rules of the road to be done safely. Studies have shown that allowing motorcycles to filter in such a manner actually help traffic flow and lessen road congestion and speed things up for all.

The Can-Am line can't filter, then again neither can a traditional trike or a side-car rig.
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Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:29 pm

That's called filtering? LoL, all this time I've been calling that "Road Roulette".

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Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Sat Sep 29, 2012 2:35 pm

And Snakey, the true definition of a poser is anybody silly enough to spend so much time laughing at somebody elses bike that they nearly eff-up their own ride. Honestly? A true 1% (like you MUST be, right?) wouldn't waste half a minute giving a *poop* what the guy next to them is riding, and if you're so overly concerned about checking out everyone elses wheels while you're supposed to be watching traffic, maybe next time it'll be your accident stalling the line for 10 minutes. Com'n...

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Unread post by HYPERR » Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:54 pm

ceemes wrote:
HYPERR wrote:
Grey Thumper wrote:can't filter
What does that mean? :boat:
In the parts of the world that are civilized, such as much of Asia, Europe, the UK and parts of the US funnily enough, motorcyclist are allowed to "filter" through lines of stopped traffic instead of having to stay in the middle of a traffic jam. Takes some skill on the part of the rider and cagers who are actually aware of them and the rules of the road to be done safely. Studies have shown that allowing motorcycles to filter in such a manner actually help traffic flow and lessen road congestion and speed things up for all.

The Can-Am line can't filter, then again neither can a traditional trike or a side-car rig.
Ok thanks; we call it lane splitting here.
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JackoftheGreen wrote:And Snakey, the true definition of a poser is anybody silly enough to spend so much time laughing at somebody elses bike that they nearly eff-up their own ride. Honestly? A true 1% (like you MUST be, right?) wouldn't waste half a minute giving a *poop* what the guy next to them is riding, and if you're so overly concerned about checking out everyone elses wheels while you're supposed to be watching traffic, maybe next time it'll be your accident stalling the line for 10 minutes. Com'n...
I'm not a 1%er, just a mechanic and a Harley enthusiast. If you had been in the exact same situation, you would have done the exact same thing and you know it. These people looked literally that stupid. A poser is someone who thinks their bike is better simply because they are the one riding it.
\Snakey, why were you laughing at them? Because they weren't on a V-Rod?
I was laughing at them because they looked stupid. They reminded me of when children wear their parents clothes and think they are indistinguishable from adults.

My V-Rod isn't the best bike on the road, it's just my favorite.

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Unread post by jstark47 » Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:43 pm

Fail. Not a motorcycle.
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Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:09 am

HYPERR wrote:
ceemes wrote:
HYPERR wrote:
Grey Thumper wrote:can't filter
What does that mean? :boat:
In the parts of the world that are civilized, such as much of Asia, Europe, the UK and parts of the US funnily enough, motorcyclist are allowed to "filter" through lines of stopped traffic instead of having to stay in the middle of a traffic jam. Takes some skill on the part of the rider and cagers who are actually aware of them and the rules of the road to be done safely. Studies have shown that allowing motorcycles to filter in such a manner actually help traffic flow and lessen road congestion and speed things up for all.

The Can-Am line can't filter, then again neither can a traditional trike or a side-car rig.
Ok thanks; we call it lane splitting here.
I had the impression lane splitting involves a bike going through traffic that's moving at normal speeds, but filtering is moving through traffic that's slow moving or stopped (hence the negative associations with lane splitting). I assume the meaning of the terms can vary from country to country, the way a fanny refers to, er, the front if you're in the UK, or the back if you're in the US.
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