Can-Am Spyder (merged) threadfest...

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

  1. Komet

    Komet The Voice of Reason

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    I kind of like it...for what it is I suppose. But, I think I would rather have a motorcycle. I could see getting something like that as I got older.
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  2. sickboy

    sickboy lonewolf

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    No wheelies...

    No lane splitting...

    No thanks.

    But, I do like the fact that people are thinking differently out there. To produce something new like this is just cool.
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  3. ulendo

    ulendo lunatic fringe

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    FB - if you read the specs carefully, the basic setup has a 44 litre trunk up front. Given all the wags on here touting the snowmobile link, a good set of all-weather snowmobile saddle bags would throw over the rear quite nicely:lol3 . I also noted that at least one photo on the site shows a decent looking passenger backrest, and what looks like it might be a topcase plate behind it....its all flash based, and doesnt want to give me the URL, but if you go to the Overview / understand it page, then scroll left to the third photo, you can see what I'm talking about.

    WAY cheaper than a trike conversion, or a new bike+hack, if those are what your dad was considering.
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  4. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF

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    I don't think the Bomb leans like the Piag does.
    I'll wait for the 450-650cc MP3.:clap
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  5. ktmhk53

    ktmhk53 Adventurer

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    Greetings,
    I like it. Its a great way to have my wife ride her own bike, as I'm fearful she'd get hurt on just 2 wheels, and I could use it in the winter when the roads are icy and even I'd get hurt on 2 wheels...


    ktmhk53
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  6. Ergo

    Ergo Been here awhile

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  7. 805gregg

    805gregg Long timer

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    Check out the KTM X-BOW car in the same link.
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  8. ulendo

    ulendo lunatic fringe

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    http://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/ktm-x-bow-ar17592.html

    x-bow is a car: one of the new generation micro cars that are coming out. Yamaha also have one, as do Suzuki. ( pretty much all 2 seater roadsters, sub 1000lb kerb weight, and all of them look fun...quite different to 3 wheelers though)
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  9. Rick West

    Rick West Function not Farkles

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    Sure looks like a snowmobile with wheels instead of skis from this angle.
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  10. Kritter

    Kritter Been here awhile

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    I like it, riding buddy at work likes it...showed my wife and she likes it...if they're still on the market in 09 I think there'll be one parked in my garage (at night :wink:)
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  11. MysteryRider

    MysteryRider Laughing at danger

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    They should have let me test it.
    I seem to have no problem at all picking up fat chicks.:rofl

    Ride Safe,
    Vettster
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  12. Rolaro

    Rolaro Francophone !

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    [​IMG]
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  13. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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  14. Komet

    Komet The Voice of Reason

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  15. Fireball

    Fireball Robot Doc

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    Whenever I see something like this only one word comes to mind - why?
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  16. ADK

    ADK ____

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    Why? Different strokes for different folks.
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  17. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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  18. twinrider

    twinrider pass the catnip

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    It's as wide as a car and steers like a car. I'll take this instead thanks.
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  19. Baba Iguana

    Baba Iguana Bored Track Racer

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    I agree - Why ?

    A company with Bombardier's limited resources taking another crapshoot on the streetbike market. A market Can-Am was never able to crack in its heyday.

    And to do it with a 3-wheeler aimed at the waning old-fart market who have the funds for litigation when it "doesn't handle like my Bonnie did".

    First lawsuit will sink this POS and probably Can-Am for another 20 years.

    Why oh why couldn't they have launched a Can-Am "Superbe Motard" instead. :deal

    Great company with excellent engines, but I think this will be a financial disaster. Yeah OK, you will see a smattering of them in Quebec towing tent-trailers.:cry
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  20. ulendo

    ulendo lunatic fringe

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    umm - you might want to take another look at that. Bombardier is doing quite well, thank you kindly, you just have to know what industries to look at. Their leisure products are top notch, and growing steadily - like any business, its a case of expand, or fold, and given that they already have snow machines, small watercraft, and quads, the opn-road market is the next logical step. With the conventional bike market full, and many baby boomers not interested in riding 2 wheels, or manhandlinga heavy 2 wheeled touring machine on backroads / gravel roads, a fun, sport-tourer styled 3 wheeler actually makes quite a bit of sense. the fact that the Bombardier is very competatively priced, has already passed DOT certification, and being made in Canada meets N.American free trade requirements are all just icing on the cake.

    whether it suits your aesthetics, and whether it makes the grade or not, only time will tell...cudos to bombardier for at least thinking outside the box. Personally, I figure your chances of seeing the european 3 wheelers as competitors on the N.American market in the next 10 years are very, very slim though.
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