2009 Can-Am Spyder Roadster SE5

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2009 Can-Am Spyder Roadster SE5
2009 Can-Am Spyder Roadster SE5

2009 Can-Am Spyder Roadster SE5
2009 Can-Am Spyder Roadster SE5

2009 Can-Am Spyder Roadster SE5
2009 Can-Am Spyder Roadster SE5

2009 Can-Am Spyder Roadster SE5
2009 Can-Am Spyder Roadster SE5

2009 Can-Am Spyder Roadster SE5
2009 Can-Am Spyder Roadster SE5

2009 Can-Am Spyder Roadster SE5
2009 Can-Am Spyder Roadster SE5

2009 Can-Am Spyder Roadster SE5
2009 Can-Am Spyder Roadster SE5

2009 Can-Am Spyder Roadster SE5
2009 Can-Am Spyder Roadster SE5

– 2009 Can-Am Spyder Roadster SE5

2009 Can-Am Spyder Roadster SE5

Introducing the new Can-Am Spyder SE5.

Experience every thrill of the Spyder Y-Factor, plus a new shift in open road freedom. Discover a new semi-automatic transmission that allows you to shift gears with just the press of a button. Talk about easy riding.

Nothing you’ve experienced prepares you for the thrill of hitting the open road astride a Spyder™ roadster. Its revolutionary 3-wheeled stance alters the chemistry between vehicle and asphalt. Leaving riders forever changed by what can only be described as the Y-Factor™

 

 

Can-Am Spyder Roadster SE5: Sequential electronic five-speed (SE5) transmission

The new SE5 (Sequential Electronic Five-Speed), Semi-Automatic Transmission-equipped BRP Can-Am Spyder Roadster SE5s have started being shipped to consumers. Those that wanted the ease of use and freedom will soon receive an early holiday gift, as most have been waiting months for the state-of-the art transmission option.

The SE5 is an electronically controlled mechanical transmission that uses a simple thumb and index finger shifter which will make shifting more precise than a conventional manual clutch. This creates a smooth and seamless shift for both up and down shifting. No more clutching with your hand and shifting with your foot, all it takes is a simple push of the shifter button to go to your desired destination.

“The SE5 allows even more enthusiasts to experience the thrill of the open road,” said Marc Lacroix, Marketing Director for Can-Am Spyder Roadster SE5. “It provides a perfect opportunity for riders looking for the latest in clutchless shifting technology and a thrilling, sporty, get-on-and-go ride.”

With its advanced electronic and highly intelligent reflexes, the Spyder with the SE5 transmission gives new meaning to the term easy rider. Featuring five forward gears and one reverse, it is a true mechanical transmission that doesn’t compromise on weight or control. The SE5’s electronically controlled sequential transmission is ultra responsive, changing gears within thousandths of a second. Nothing else out there has the power to heighten your riding experience like the Spyder SE5.

City or highway, the centrifugal clutch engages automatically when and only when you rev the engine. When you’re stopped it will help you avoid rolling forward – even in first – and you don’t have to ease off the gas when changing gears. It offers you such a smooth and seamless ride you might just forget to downshift. But no worries, the system will kick in and do it for you. Instinctively, no need to clutch or blip the throttle, and it will help you avoid stalling as you slowdown or come to a stop.

 

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Spyder is built around a Surrounding Spar Technology (SST™) frame, featuring a minimalist steel center beam, surrounding the engine. It minimizes weld points for greater structural integrity. This light and slim frame provides a low center of gravity to enhance stability and handling.

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Fluid motion stems from the smooth 5-speed gearbox created specifically for the Spyder. It features a true mechanical reverse. An optional thumb-shift sequential electronic transmission offers even greater ease of use. The final beltdrive provides ultra-smooth gearing and easy maintenance.

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Providing life under the hood is a Rotax® 990cc, V-twin liquid cooled engine. It delivers a strong
push and responsive acceleration throughout the power band. Advanced features include double overhead cams and a state-of-the-art electronic fuel management system.

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Spyder senses its surroundings utilizing multiple on-board Electronic Control Units (ECUs). These sophisticated systems monitor a broad range of functions, from wheel slippage to digitally encoded security information.

 

The Spyder roadster is a three-wheeled roadster for the road, with two wheels in front and one in the rear, and can be described as part motorcycle, part convertible sports car. It offers all of the open-air benefits of a motorcycle and many of the peace-of-mind features of a car, something not traditionally found in open-road riding. Its revolutionary 3-wheeled stance alters the chemistry between vehicle and asphalt. Leaving riders forever changed by what can only be described as the Y-Factor.

 

Detailed Product Information:

If you are not familiar with BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products), it is the powersport company that produces Sea-Doo watercrafts, Ski-Doo snowmobiles and, Can-Am ATVs. With its new addition, BRP has products for the water, the snow, the dirt and now the open road!

While initially concepting an on-road vehicle more than five years ago, BRP wanted to stay strong to its core value and innovative spirit by designing a paradigm-shifting vehicle. The result is the Spyder – a roadster that makes a true statement and is like nothing anyone has seen before – with a Y-architecture providing unique proportions blended with flowing-edge design.

The Spyder has state-of-the-art power and technology, including a Rotax 990 V-Twin engine featuring dual-overhead cams and four valves per cylinder. This same 106 horsepower engine is found in a number of reputable motorcycles. It will be available with two transmission options, a sequential manual five-speed (SM5) and sequential electronic five-speed (SE5) transmission, both of which include a transmission-based reverse.

The semi-automatic option is an electronically controlled mechanical transmission that uses a simple thumb shifter on the ergonomic handle. This creates a smooth and seamless shift for both up and down shifting. Plus, its intelligent technology automatically downshifts making coming to a stop effortless and worry free. This option will be available to the public later this summer or early fall.

The skeleton of the Can-Am Spyder is built around a Surrounding Spar Technology (SST™) frame, featuring a minimalist steel center beam, surrounding the engine. It minimizes weld points for greater structural integrity. This light and slim frame provides a low center of gravity to enhance stability and handling.

The nervous system of the Can-Am Spyder senses its surroundings utilizing multiple on-board Electronic Control Units (ECUs). These sophisticated systems monitor a broad range of functions, from wheel slippage to digitally encoded security information.

The Can-Am Spyder features a Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) and a Vehicle Stability System (VSS) engineered in conjunction with Bosch, which features anti-lock brakes, traction control and stability control.

VSS…………………………………….Vehicle Stability System

ABS…………………………………….Anti-lock Braking System

TCS…………………………………….Traction Control System

SCS…………………………………….Stability Control System with Roll-Over Mitigation

DPS…………………………………….Dynamic Power Steering

DESS…………………………………..Digitally Encoded Security System

The Spyder is designed for powersport enthusiasts and people that consider themselves “weekend warriors” – those who enjoy touring and cruising the open road for fun, as a social activity and to be seen and noticed. The riding experience resembles that of a sport-touring, touring or cruiser, but cannot be labeled in any of these categories because of its unique and different “rider-active” feel and style.

 

 

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS: 2009 Can-Am Spyder Roadster SE5
SE5 MSRP: $17,699* USD
Millennium color option +$400 USD

/ Engine /
Manufacturer…………………………..BRP-Rotax
Type……………………………………….990 V-Twin
Displacement………………………….60.90 in3 (998cc)
Bore……………………………………….3.82 in (97 mm)
Stroke…………………………………….2.68 in (68 mm)
Cylinder………………………………….2
Valves per cylinder…………………..DOHC 4
Max output……………………………..106 hp @ 8500 rpm (79 kW @ 8500 rpm)
Max torque……………………………..77 lb-ft @ 6250 rpm (104.3 Nm @ 6250 rpm)
Compression ratio……………………10.8:1
Ignition type……………………………Electronic ignition with dual output coil
Lubrication………………………………5W40 BRP synthetic oil
Exhaust system………………………..2-into-1 with catalytic converter
Cooling…………………………………..Liquid cooled
Injection………………………………….Multi-point EFI with 57 mm diameter throttle bodies

/ Drive Train /
Gear box………………………………..Sequential Electronic 5-Speed (SE5) with transmission-based reverse
Final drive……………………………….28/79 ratio final drive with Carbon-reinforced drive belt
Clutch…………………………………….Wet, multi-plate, manual or electronic operation through a hydraulic piston

/ Electric Equipment /
Magneto…………………………………500 Watt
Starter…………………………………….Electric
Battery……………………………………Dry Cell, 12V, 21 Amp

/ Geometry /
Front suspension……………………..Double A-Arm with anti-roll bar
Front suspension travel…………….5.67 in (144 mm) with adjustable cam
Rear suspension………………………Swing-arm with monoshock
Rear suspension travel……………..5.71 in (145 mm) with adjustable cam
Chassis type……………………………SST Spyder (Surrounding Spar Technology)
Steering………………………………….DPS (Dynamic Power Steering)

/ Tires & Wheels /
Front tire…………………………………KR21 165/65R14
Front nominal pressure…………….13-17 psi (89-117 kPa)
Rear tire………………………………….KR21 225/50R15
Rear nominal pressure………………26-30 psi (179-207 kPa)
Wheel size, front………………………Aluminum 14×5 (355×127)
Wheel size, rear……………………….Aluminum 15×7 (381×178)

/ Brakes /
Type……………………………………Foot-actuated, fully integrated hydraulic 3-wheel braking system
Front braking system…………….4 piston calipers with 10.2 in x 0.25 in (260 mm x 6 mm) discs
Rear braking system……………..Single-piston caliper with 10.2 in x 0.25 in (260 mm x 6 mm) disc
EBD……………………………………Electronic Brake Distribution
ABS…………………………………….Anti-lock Braking System
Parking brake………………………Mechanical, foot actuated to the rear caliper

/ Safety & Security /
VSS…………………………………….Vehicle Stability System
ABS…………………………………….Anti-lock Braking System
TCS…………………………………….Traction Control System
SCS…………………………………….Stability Control System with Roll-Over Mitigation
DPS…………………………………….Dynamic Power Steering
DESS…………………………………..Digitally Encoded Security System

/ Vehicle Dimensions & Weights /
Dry vehicle weight………………..697 lbs (316 kg)
Front storage capacity………….2,685 in3 (44 l)
Front max load capacity………..30 lbs (15.9 kg)
Total vehicle load allowed……..440 lbs (200 kg)
Fuel capacity……………………….6.6 US gal (25 l)
Oil capacity…………………………1.19 US gal (4.5 l)
Coolant capacity………………….0.85 US gal (3.2 l)
GVWR…………………………………1,188 lbs (540 kg)
Ground clearance…………………4.5 in (115 mm)
Vehicle overall height……………45.1 in (1,145 mm)
Vehicle overall length……………105 in (2,667 mm)
Vehicle overall width…………….59.3 in (1,506 mm)
Seat (top) height…………………..29 in (737 mm)
Wheel base…………………………68 in (1,727 mm)
Wheel track, front…………………51.5 in (1,308 mm)
Type of gas………………………….Unleaded, 87 octane minimum

/ Features & Main Options /
Color choices………………………Full Moon, Millennium Yellow, Roadster Red
Instrumentation……………………Dual analog and LCD w/speedometer, tachometer, electric fuel gauge,
daily trip (A & B) meters, engine temperature, ambient temperature and gear position indicator. Information displayed in either metric or US Standards
Main options……………………….Fog lights, xenon lights, mono seat cover, racing exhaust pipe, travel bags, cargo liner, passenger backrest, low and high windshields
Warranty……………………………..2 years

* MSRP does not include freight, taxes, licensing, registration and pre-delivery inspection.

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