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RedRocket 02-04-2007 11:21 AM

Can-Am Spyder (merged) threadfest...
 
Spied: Bombardier "Spyder" motorcycle

http://www.leftlanenews.com/2007/02/...cle/#more-4748
http://www.jalopnik.com/assets/image...897ffa59_o.jpg
http://www.jalopnik.com/assets/image...d408e213_o.jpg

Two spy shots have surfaced showing a new motorcycle-styled vehicle being developed by Canadian ATV and snowmobile maker Bombardier. The Bombardier vehicle, known as the Spyder, has two front wheels and one rear wheel which allows for motorcycle-like ride with improved stability. The vehicle is expected to be launched officially on February 9th. Gallery after the jump…



The vehicle features a Rotax 1000cc, 60 degree water-cooled V-twin engine, which will produce about 130 horsepower. The gearbox appears to use a traditional foot-operated changing system, but some reports had suggested a CVT gearbox will be used.



Other features spied by the photographers include electronic stability control and ABS braking systems. The motorcycle is designed to be street legal. Further, the 'trike' might only require a regular 'car' license in some countries such as the United States.



The vehicle is targeted to ship this summer in the States, with a European launch by next summer. More details are expected to follow soon.

Roadwarrior 02-04-2007 11:33 AM

Cool. I always thought Bombardier would make a come back into motorcycles. Whe the rumors of the Can-am comming back surfaced I expected dirt bike, but It turned out to be just the name on an ATV. Although that 3 wheeler isn,t exactly a motorcycle, it could be interesting.

brents347 02-04-2007 12:31 PM

Is that passenger wearing ballast weights?

jefmad 02-04-2007 12:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by brents347
Is that passenger wearing ballast weights?

Sure looks like it. They must be making sure the suspension will handle the robust crowd.

Ergo 02-04-2007 11:01 PM

Spied: Bombardier "Spyder" Motorcycle...
 
Reportedly being launched by Canadian ATV & Snowmobile maker Bombardier on February 9th, 2007. Available in US Summer of 2007. :huh

Rotax 1000cc, 60 degree V-Twin liquid cooled (ala Aprilia Futura...)

2 front wheels, one rear wheel.

Electronic stability control, ABS. :freaky

Pics are copyrighted, but available at the link...

http://www.leftlanenews.com/2007/02/...er-motorcycle/

FT BSTRD 02-05-2007 12:18 AM

I like it.

Weird that Killboy was the photographer.

I wonder if they tested it at Deals Gap.

twinrider 02-05-2007 01:00 AM

The motor sounds fantastic, now if they can just get rid of one of those front wheels.

Nd2Roam 02-05-2007 01:16 AM

Is the pilion wearing lead blocks on a belt?

Sgt Large 02-05-2007 01:36 AM

The Spyder is the bike/trike for those bikers who have been injured/impaired and can't ride 2 wheelers anymore.

There should be more of them being designed and built.

Our injured mates have the right to still be on the road without becoming detainees in 4 wheeled cages.

Jonnylotto 02-05-2007 01:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nd2Roam
Is the pilion wearing lead blocks on a belt?

Looks like a diver's belt to me.



I guess someone told him they were going squidhunting:lol3

Hughlysses 02-05-2007 04:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by FT BSTRD
I like it.

Weird that Killboy was the photographer.

I wonder if they tested it at Deals Gap.

Yep, Killboy spotted it on the Dragon several months ago.

K1W1 02-05-2007 05:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nd2Roam
Is the pilion wearing lead blocks on a belt?

They will have been doing suspension load tests.

KiltBoy 02-05-2007 07:45 AM

I still like the Piaggio MP3

rnr 02-05-2007 07:46 AM

GW trade-in?
 
Ditto on the weight/suspension.

You'd think they just find the perfect pudgy pillion person, and do away with the weights?

I see satin jackets onboard soon, and lots of Gold Wing trade-ins...

:D

FT BSTRD 02-05-2007 08:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nd2Roam
Is the pilion wearing lead blocks on a belt?

I believe they were simulating a 258lb retiree grandma from Wisconsin.

I don't think it will attract too many GW converts. I didn't see any cup holders.


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