Can-Am Spyder (merged) threadfest...

Discussion in 'Hacks' started by RedRocket, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    Spied: Bombardier "Spyder" motorcycle

    http://www.leftlanenews.com/2007/02/03/spied-bombardier-spyder-motorcycle/#more-4748
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    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.
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  2. Roadwarrior

    Roadwarrior Taking The Long Way

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    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.
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  3. brents347

    brents347 Trusting my Cape...

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    Is that passenger wearing ballast weights?
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  4. jefmad

    jefmad Been here awhile

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

    Ergo Been here awhile

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    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/2007/02/03/spied-bombardier-spyder-motorcycle/
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  6. FT BSTRD

    FT BSTRD Welcome to The Dispersive

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    I like it.

    Weird that Killboy was the photographer.

    I wonder if they tested it at Deals Gap.
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  7. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    The motor sounds fantastic, now if they can just get rid of one of those front wheels.
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  8. Nd2Roam

    Nd2Roam Charleston, WV

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    Is the pilion wearing lead blocks on a belt?
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  9. Sgt Large

    Sgt Large BMW OUTLAW

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    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.
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  10. Jonnylotto

    Jonnylotto All out of care

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    Looks like a diver's belt to me.



    I guess someone told him they were going squidhunting:lol3
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  11. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    Yep, Killboy spotted it on the Dragon several months ago.
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  12. K1W1

    K1W1 Long timer

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    They will have been doing suspension load tests.
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  13. KiltBoy

    KiltBoy Mahout

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    I still like the Piaggio MP3
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  14. rnr

    rnr Simple. Fast. Paid for.

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    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
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  15. FT BSTRD

    FT BSTRD Welcome to The Dispersive

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    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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  16. FT BSTRD

    FT BSTRD Welcome to The Dispersive

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    Any idea as to what the price will be?
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  17. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Banned

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    I like it.

    All weather bike.
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  18. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    It's about time we get a decent handling 3 wheeler with 2 wheels up front. I hope this one will be availabe in north america for a change.
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  19. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    According to yesterday's NY Times- it goes on sale (between $15-16.5k) in a number of US states (those with good mc populations it seems) in a couple of months.
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  20. Scoop

    Scoop runs with scissors

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    Will it come with the weights too?
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