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2014 Can-Am Spyder RT - Coolness Factor = 41.7%

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:16 pm

2014 Can-Am Spyder RT on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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2014 Can-Am Spyder RT

The perfect way to start your journey. Automotive-inspired technologies and wind protection combined with touring-specific seating and ample storage...


The perfect way to start your journey, the Spyder RT offers plenty of comfort and convenience, from an adjustable windshield and touring-focused seat to ample amounts of storage. It also features automotive-inspired technologies like a Vehicle Stability System and a manual or semi-automatic transmission for a smooth, confident ride.

Higher torque. Smoother ride. Fewer Fill-ups






2014 Can-Am Spyder RT Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

• NEW Rotax 1330 ACE in-line 3 cylinders, high torque engine
• NEW 6-speed transmission, manual or semi-auto, both with reverse

• Vehicle Stability System with ABS, traction control and stability control
• NEW ECO™ mode smart assist
• NEW Ultra comfort touring saddle and driver backrest ready
• Adjustable passenger footboards
• 41 gallons (155 L) of storage
• 12-spoke, Metallic Silver front wheels
• AM / FM audio system with iPod integration cable and independent passenger audio controls
• Anti-theft system
• NEW Front design
• Dynamic Power Steering
• Unique suspension geometry
• NEW SACHS shocks
• Premium color digital gauge
• NEW 1200-W alternator
• Comfort features like electronic cruise control, heated rider handgrips, adjustable electric windshield and more



2014 Can-Am Spyder RT - Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $22,499 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $24,899.00 CDN


Engine
Type Rotax® 1330 ACE™ in-line 3 cylinders, liquid-cooled with electronic fuel injection and electronic throttle control
Bore & stroke 3.31 x 3.14 in. (84 x 80 mm)
Power 115 hp (85.8 kW) @ 7250 RPM
Torque 96 lb-ft. (130.1 Nm) @ 5000 RPM


CHASSIS
Front suspension Double A-arm with anti-roll bar
Front shocks type / Travel SACHS† shocks / 6.85 in. (174 mm)
Rear suspension Swing arm
Rear shock type / Travel Air preload SACHS shock / 6 in. (152 mm)
Electronic brake Foot-operated, hydraulic 3-wheel brake distribution system
Front brakes 270 mm discs with Brembo† 4-piston fixed calipers
Rear brake 270 mm disc with Brembo single-piston floating caliper
Parking brake Electromechanical
Front tires 165 / 55 R15
Rear tire 225 / 50 R15
Aluminum front rims 12-spoke Metallic Silver, 15 x 5 in. (381 x 127 mm)
Aluminum rear rim Metallic Silver, 15 x 7 in. (381 x 178 mm)


FEATURES
Instrumentation Premium color digital gauge: digital speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip & hour meters, gear position,
ECO mode smart assist, temperature, engine lights, electronic fuel gauge, clock
Running lights 2 halogen headlamps (55-W)
Windshield Touring – Electric adjustment
Wind deflectors Standard
Cruise control Electronic
Seat Ultra comfortable with lumbar support and passenger backrest
Rider heated grips Standard
Audio system AM / FM audio system with iPod† integration cable and 4 speakers
Power outlet 12-V power outlet
RT-622 trailer capability Towing capacity of 400 lb (181 kg)
Trims and parts Metallic Silver: Rider footpegs, adjustable passenger footboards and footpeg support, handlebar, rear sprocket
wheel, front and rear shocks springs, exhaust tip and heat shield
Transmission options 6-speed manual with reverse (SM6)
6-speed semi-automatic with reverse (SE6)
Color options Timeless Black Metallic, Pearl White



SAFETY & SECURITY
SCS Stability Control System
TCS Traction Control System
ABS Anti-lock Braking System
DPS™ Dynamic Power Steering
Anti-theft system Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.™)


DIMENSIONS
L x W x H 105 x 61.9 x 59.4 in. (2,667 x 1,572 x 1,510 mm)
Wheelbase 67.5 in. (1,714 mm)
Seat height 30.4 in. (772 mm)
Ground clearance 4.5 in. (115 mm)
Dry weight 1,012 lb (459 kg)
Storage capacity 41 gal (155 L)
Maximum vehicle load 494 lb (224 kg)
Fuel capacity 6.9 gal (26 L)
Reserve 1 gal (3.8 L) approx.
Fuel type Premium unleaded


Warranty
Factory 2-year BRP Limited Warranty with 2-year roadside assistance
Extended B.E.S.T. available from 12 to 36 months
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Re: This week: 2014 Can-Am Spyder RT: Vote Today

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:17 pm

Take special note of the following for 2014. The RT models are the only ones to have the new engine BTW.

2014 Can-Am Spyder RT Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

• NEW Rotax 1330 ACE in-line 3 cylinders, high torque engine
• NEW 6-speed transmission, manual or semi-auto, both with reverse

• NEW ECO™ mode smart assist
• NEW Ultra comfort touring saddle and driver backrest ready
• NEW Front design
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• NEW 1200-W alternator
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Re: This week: 2014 Can-Am Spyder RT: Vote Today

Unread post by montanalifter » Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:37 pm

I voted cool just because the next is uncool. Its not a motorcycle. If you are too old or have a disability then it would be a better than a car. I like the new engine and updates.

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Re: This week: 2014 Can-Am Spyder RT: Vote Today

Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:00 pm

Hate it!!!
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Re: This week: 2014 Can-Am Spyder RT: Vote Today

Unread post by snakedoctEr726 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:44 pm

I was under the impression this was the total motorcycle cool wall. The sypder is not a motorcycle.

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Re: This week: 2014 Can-Am Spyder RT: Vote Today

Unread post by ceemes » Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:25 am

This thing just keeps getting uglier and uglier.....total fail.....

if you want a three wheeler with a bit of class and history, then get the original, the Morgan Three Wheeler, proud recipient of the Top Gear (UK) "It's not a car, car of the year award".

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Re: This week: 2014 Can-Am Spyder RT: Vote Today

Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:50 am

One of these days, if my back gets too sore to ride a 2 wheeler....I would certainly consider this. It would be good for people who can no longer hold up a 2 wheeler.
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Re: This week: 2014 Can-Am Spyder RT: Vote Today

Unread post by sunshine229 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:00 pm

montanalifter wrote:I voted cool just because the next is uncool. Its not a motorcycle. If you are too old or have a disability then it would be a better than a car. I like the new engine and updates.
My thoughts exactly. So ditto!
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Unread post by jstark47 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 11:11 pm

It's an interesting whatever-it-is, but it's not a motorcycle. No vote.
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Re: This week: 2014 Can-Am Spyder RT: Vote Today

Unread post by Gummiente » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:46 am

When they first came out, I thought the Spyder was the answer to a question nobody had asked. I figured they would quietly go away in a year or two from a lack of sales, but several years later they're still around and I see more of them on the roads every day. As a dedicated sidecar enthusiast, I find the concept of a trike hard enough to fathom, but the "2 up front, 1 at the rear" layout of the Spyder just makes absolutely no sense to me. It is inherently unsafe and difficult to steer, but Bombardier has managed to counteract the bad handling traits by injecting the platform with all kinds of gee-whiz technology and transform it into a very fine handling machine.

However. It is not a "bike" by my definition and as such it does not get a vote. I do still wave to them whenever I see one, though.
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Re: This week: 2014 Can-Am Spyder RT: Vote Today

Unread post by ceemes » Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:42 pm

Gummiente wrote:When they first came out, I thought the Spyder was the answer to a question nobody had asked. I figured they would quietly go away in a year or two from a lack of sales, but several years later they're still around and I see more of them on the roads every day. As a dedicated sidecar enthusiast, I find the concept of a trike hard enough to fathom, but the "2 up front, 1 at the rear" layout of the Spyder just makes absolutely no sense to me. It is inherently unsafe and difficult to steer, but Bombardier has managed to counteract the bad handling traits by injecting the platform with all kinds of gee-whiz technology and transform it into a very fine handling machine.

However. It is not a "bike" by my definition and as such it does not get a vote. I do still wave to them whenever I see one, though.
Actually, the two upfront and one behind is inherently more stable then one upfront and two behind. The Morgan I posted was tested by Richard Hammond of Top Gear (UK) on one of their challenges. He demonstrated it cornered well with out tipping over and could even do donuts.


The same could not be said of that other icon of British three wheelers, the Reliant Robin, which like the Bay Class Mine Sweeper I served on, would roll on a wet teabag, in the case of the Robin, it would roll to one side in a turn, nose in and flip over.


But I agree with you, Sypder is not a bike, nor is it a car, it is something else all together. Closest other vehicle I can think of is a snow mobile, only instead of having a drive track and ski's, its got wheels.
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Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:23 pm

montanalifter wrote:I voted cool just because the next is uncool. Its not a motorcycle. If you are too old or have a disability then it would be a better than a car. I like the new engine and updates.
Hmmm, if I was disabled in some way, I'd rather get a 3 wheeled leaning scooter like a Piaggio MP3, or a convertible car (Miata, Z4, etc). As has been mentioned before, a Can Am has none of the advantages of a bike (filtering, lane splitting, leaning), and none of the advantages of a car (safety cage, protection from the environment).

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Unread post by Gummiente » Mon Oct 14, 2013 6:51 am

ceemes wrote:Actually, the two upfront and one behind is inherently more stable then one upfront and two behind. The Morgan I posted was tested by Richard Hammond of Top Gear (UK) on one of their challenges.
The difference here is that the Morgan has a longer wheelbase and places its side-by-side occupants behind and on the same level as the motor. The made in Quebec T-Rex has a similar setup, only the occupants are placed side-by-side in front of and on the same level as the motor. These two configurations keep the C of G lower and the handling characteristics better than the much shorter and taller Spyder with its occupants seated in line and above the motor. I spent some time last night unsuccessfully trying to locate and quote from an article I'd read a while ago about the Spyder, but the gist of it was that the Spyder is useless without all the technology in place. A test was done where all the gee-whiz stuff was disconnected; the drivers found they had much difficulty keeping it on the course as a result. Compare that with an out of the box traditional trike from a Harley dealer (or any trike conversion by Hannigan, Champion, Lehman) that has nothing more than ABS and kicked out triple trees pinned to it and you'll find the trike's handling characteristics are much better.

However, WITH all the technology the Spyder is arguably the safer ride than the traditional trike. But, and you may agree, the Spyder is more "2/3 car + 1/3 bike" while the trike is "2/3 bike, 1/3 car". And, of course, sidecars are a whole new argument. :)
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Unread post by Hanson » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:57 am

I almost never give an Awesome or a Fail, but this is not a motorcycle so a fail on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall.
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Unread post by ceemes » Mon Oct 14, 2013 7:22 pm

Gummiente wrote:
However, WITH all the technology the Spyder is arguably the safer ride than the traditional trike. But, and you may agree, the Spyder is more "2/3 car + 1/3 bike" while the trike is "2/3 bike, 1/3 car". And, of course, sidecars are a whole new argument. :)
Personally, if I had to go the three wheeler route for whatever reason, I'd go with the traditional sidecar rig. Trikes, the Spyder and MP3 are not bikes.
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ceemes wrote:
Gummiente wrote:
However, WITH all the technology the Spyder is arguably the safer ride than the traditional trike. But, and you may agree, the Spyder is more "2/3 car + 1/3 bike" while the trike is "2/3 bike, 1/3 car". And, of course, sidecars are a whole new argument. :)
Personally, if I had to go the three wheeler route for whatever reason, I'd go with the traditional sidecar rig. Trikes, the Spyder and MP3 are not bikes.
I would give the MP3 a free pass as a motorcycle. It leans, and it feels, well, "bike-ish" for lack of a better word. The Spyder however does not. (Traditional trikes I can't say, never ridden one.)
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Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:41 pm

Wow, lots of great discussion on the Spyder! I love it. :D

The Spyder sure is unique, is it truly a motorcycle? Is it more a car? Does it even belong on the Cool Wall or TMW at all? These are question's I've wrestled with myself over the years. Some years I find myself on one side of the fence or another.

Like Gummi, I do shake my head thinking in disbelief that the Spyder line keeps on going on, I honestly do see a few parked (that's about it) in Houston, and only seen 1 or 2 on the road, but BRP keeps on selling (and improving them) each year. There is a market for them, but I didn't think the market would have lasted this long; after all, it's starting price is a decent new car!

If there is a market for these, there MUST be a market for so many other things (retro bikes, naked bikes, comfortable spotbikes, V-Twin sports, inline-4 cruisers, etc)

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Unread post by Gummiente » Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:56 am

totalmotorcycle wrote:but BRP keeps on selling (and improving them) each year.
Bombardier, actually. You know, that Canadian company. :wink:
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Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Tue Oct 15, 2013 5:33 am

This is a 3 wheeler well it could be if I ever get round to doing something with it. I really do not like the 3 wheel experience and even though I like quadding but not on the street :mrgreen: The servi car is more a death trap than a motorcycle. If I ever finish it it will be parade only...
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Unread post by JackoftheGreen » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:40 pm

I can't help but be baffled by this level of opposition to the Spyder. What's particularly interesting is that the general opinion changes yearly and by trim level. (-:

If we're going to accept bikes with sidecars and trikes as 'real' bikes, I fail to understand why the Spyder doesn't get a pass too. I'll agree it's not the sort of bike I'd consider riding given my youth and general good health, but the same goes for a trike, and I feel the Spyder would fulfill the mission of a sidecar equipped scoot with a fair measure more competence. And I'd certainly attribute a lot more 'cred' to a rider on one of these than someone pulling a trailer with their full-dress.

That said, the price of one of these makes it tough to give an Awesome. So I'll say Cool.

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