BRP Can-Am Spyder RS Reviews from United States of America

2011 BRP Can-Am Spyder RS

Model year2011
Year of manufacture2011
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance21000 miles
Previous motorcycleKawasaki Z1 900

Summary:

Comfortable, stable and fun

Faults:

Battery was dead the first week I bought it.

Had multiple DPS / VSS errors.

Kendra front and back tires wear out quickly.

Excessive heat coming from the right side panel.

General Comments:

1. Very stable bike.

2. Quick acceleration.

3. I have added multiple aftermarket modifications to improve the bike.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th October, 2013

2013 BRP Can-Am Spyder RS

Model year2013
Year of manufacture2013
First year of ownership2013
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance500 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda Shadow

Summary:

In general I'm happy

Faults:

Nothing went wrong.

General Comments:

I love riding this bike, as I do not have to worry about holding it upright when stopped, especially with a passenger aboard.

The only downside is the amount of heat it throws out on the left side, which contacts a rider's left lower leg.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th October, 2013

2012 BRP Can-Am Spyder RS

Model year2012
Year of manufacture2012
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 7 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1480 miles

Summary:

I do like it better than a 2 wheel bike

Faults:

Trouble turning the ignition switch to open the trunk and the seat. Since this is the only way to open either of these, it gets pretty worrisome when you turn the key to open the seat to put gas in it, and it doesn't work. Spraying lube in the keyhole seems to do the trick, but this shouldn't have to be done as frequently as we have had to. My husband's Spyder has the same problem.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th September, 2013

2012 BRP Can-Am Spyder RS

Model year2012
Year of manufacture2012
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Most recent distance11500 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda Elite CH80

Summary:

Great

Faults:

O-ring on the dip stick came off.

Clamp on water line came loose.

General Comments:

Love how it performs. Many people come up to me to ask questions about my Spyder.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2013

2011 BRP Can-Am Spyder RS

Model year2011
Year of manufacture2011
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 5 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 5 / 10
Handling marks 5 / 10
Braking marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.5 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance1500 miles

Summary:

Good bike

Faults:

Exhaust pipes gets too hot. If you wear shorts, it burns your legs. You can get the pipes wrapped, but it's too expensive.

Parking brake has worn out too fast.

Poor gas mileage.

General Comments:

Solid bike.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2013

2011 BRP Can-Am Spyder RS

Year of manufacture2011
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2013
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.9 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance5700 miles

Summary:

Fun to drive

Faults:

The factory seat was very uncomfortable. Changed out the seat.

General Comments:

No lighted instrument lights for night driving.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2013

2012 BRP Can-Am Spyder RS

Model year2012
Year of manufacture2012
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2013
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance4984 miles

Summary:

Great bike

General Comments:

The seat is very soft and comfortable.

I love the fact it has power steering.

Handles great with another rider.

I like the fact it's semi automatic and has a foot brake.

Rides great on a wet road.

It handles very good going up the mountains around here.

Has an air cooled engine, which makes it easy to ride in parades compared to water cooled ones that overheat.

You never have to put your feet down at stop signs.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th September, 2013

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 7 reviews