Having built more than 100,000 Can-Am Spyders since the first model was introduced for 2008, BRP’s unique, state-of-the-art three-wheelers have clearly been a hit. Can-Am’s Spyder offerings now include the sporty RS, sport-touring ST, touring RT and cruiser F3 model families.
BRP has just announced part of its 2017 Can-Am Spyder lineup, with more to follow in August. The most exciting news is a new Sport Mode for the Can-Am Spyder F3-S, which allows the rider to perform controlled rear-wheel drifts while maintaining vehicle stability. When Sport Mode is activated, the Traction Control System (TCS) is turned off but the Stability Control System (SCS) remains engaged. Previously Spyders allowed slow-speed, straight-line rolling burnouts even with TCS in its always-on mode, but now riders will be able to unleash more of the sporting potential of the liquid-cooled, 1,330cc Rotax ACE (Advanced Combustion Efficiency) in-line triple, which makes a claimed 115 horsepower and 96 lb-ft of torque.
All other features of the Spyder F3-S return, including a 6-speed manual (SM6) transmission or optional 6-speed semi-automatic transmission (SE6), reverse, belt final drive, Eco mode, cruise control, dynamic power steering, UFit custom ergonomic system (adjustable footpeg and handlebar positions), Vehicle Stability System (with ABS, TCS and SCS), gas-charged Fox Podium front shocks and an anti-theft system.
The 2017 Can-Am Spyder F3-S has a base price of $21,249 and will be available in Pure Magnesium Metallic with a Circuit Yellow frame or Oxford Blue Metallic. The Spyder F3-S will also be offered in a special Daytona 500 Edition ($22,249), with race-inspired graphics and styling including black stripes and Daytona 500 logo, gauge spoiler, super sport front grill, mono seat cowl, drag style handlebar and 6-spoke, Deep Black High Gloss front wheels.
Returning unchanged for 2017 is the Can-Am Spyder F3-T touring model, which features integrated saddlebags, an upper fairing console with a windshield, audio system and glove box, compatibility with Can-Am’s optional Freedom trailer and more. Pricing for the F3-T starts at $24,099 and it will be available in Pure Magnesium Metallic, Intense Red Pearl, Monolith Black Satin or Pearl White. Details about other F3 models, such as the base F3, F3 Limited and F3 Special Series, have not been announced.
Also returning for 2017 is Can-Am’s top-of-the-line touring models, the RT, RT-S and RT Limited. Powered by the Rotax 1330 ACE triple and including most of the features listed above, RT models have an integrated passenger backrest with a trunk and speakers, electrically adjustable windscreen, self-leveling air suspension, heated grips and much more. The RT will be available in Pearl White only starting at $23,449.
The RT-S, which includes the SE6 transmission, automatic rear air suspension adjustment, rider floorboards, heated passenger grips, fog lights, LED accent lights and more, will be available in Champagne Metallic, Orbital Blue Metallic or Pearl White, starting at $28,499.
And then there’s the king of luxury touring, the RT Limited, which adds a Garmin zūmo 590 GPS, special signatures, chrome accents and wheels, and a front cargo roller bag. It will be available in Champagne Metallic, Orbital Blue Metallic or Pearl White, starting at $31,049.