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Can-Am Spyder – This one only have three legs… err… wheels.

Published on June 26th, 2009

We were having supper at Pelita Bangsar after watching Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (hehehe) when a rumble made us stop eating Nasi Kandar and turned towards the road. Now we’ve not seen this particular form of vehicle roaming free on Malaysian road, but we’ve looked at hundreds of videos and pictures of it.

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The Can Am Spyder.

Running on Rotax 990cc V-twin liquid cooled engine, the Can-Am is not your usual conventional bike as you’ve probably seen. The three wheels mean no leaning down on corners but that doesn’t mean you can’t have the same fun as riding a two-wheeler.

The DOHC engine is capable of revving out 106 horses at 8,500rpm with 104.3Nm of torque at 6,250rpm and will propel the bike all the way to 185km/h. The bike comes with Sequential Manual 5-speed with transmission-based reverse, but if you’d prefer easier riding you can always opt for the optional Sequential Electronic 5-speed automatic gearbox, but where’s the fun in that? We say it’ll be like riding an oversized scooter if you choose the latter.

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Also standard is Anti-lock Braking System and Electronic Brake-force Distribution. There’s also a parking brake available at your left foot. Press it once to lock, press it again to release.

There’s a lot of safety and security techies thrown into the bike, such as Vehicle Stability system, Traction Control System, Stability Control System with Roll-Over Mitigation (meaning it reduces the risk for rolling over), Dynamic Power Steering (yes!) and Digitally Encoded Security System.

For easier understanding, this is one of the safest motorcycles available, if you can still call it a motorcycle.

The instrument panel is decorated with Dual Analog with LCD + Speedometer, tachometer, electronic fuel gauge, daily trip (A & B) meter, engine temperature, ambient temperature and gear positioning.

Other equipments are fog lights, xenon headlights, mono seat cover, racing exhaust tip (hence the rumble), travel bag, cargo liner, passenger backrest and low and high windshields.

Standard warranty is for 2 years.

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Now we don’t know whether to classify this as a motorcycle or an ATV, considering Canadian manufacturer Bombardier Recreational Productions (BRP-Rotax, the manufacturer) is well known for their ATVs. So if you own one, and would like us to test ride it for you, please contact us immediately. We were all drooling at the bike when it passed by the restaurant.

So moms and dads, if you’re considering a bike for your kids, this is the one to buy them. Available in black, yellow and red, the Can-Am Spyder is priced at RM105,000 for the automatic and RM96,000 for the manual transmission, all without road tax and insurance.

Head over to www.spyder.brp.com for more info on the bike and watch where you drool.

text: Syawal Ahmad  pix: Can-Am Spyder

 

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Comments

  1. Posted by Johan Izham on July 2nd, 2009, 10:22

    Saw this in the new transformer movie :) Damn! I want one! If not for its price I would really consider this in my list 😉 Cun wei this….thingymajiggy 😉

  2. Posted by Spydermania on October 22nd, 2009, 11:24

    Hi all,

    The Spyder is in Malaysia and its definitely getting a lot of attention. The malaysia distributor for this machine is WBC C.A. SPYDER ( M ) SDN BHD Tel : 04 8180995 or http://www.wbcspydermalaysia.com

    Its a very unique and rated one of the safest bikes in the world. If you think this is a machine for old people or not as what you have heard about the spyder i think you should try riding it as it`ll definitely blow your impressions and tought about it away!!!

    regards,

    Spydermania

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