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2011 BRP Can-Am Spyder from United States of America

Year of manufacture2011
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Acceleration marks 5 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 5 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.7 / 10
Distance when acquired1 miles
Most recent distance2000 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson Springer Heritage

Summary:

This motorcycle is a pleasure to drive

Faults:

Drive belt stretched and had to be tightened.

Gas gauge went bad, and the dashboard computer had to be replaced.

General Comments:

Both driver and passenger seats are very comfortable.

The motorcycle has good acceleration.

The ride is very stable, and it handles better in high wind situations than two wheel motorcycles.

Has great storage space.

Is easy to maneuver and to control.

Three wheels makes it unnecessary to support upright when stopped.

Reverse gear makes backing up easy.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2012

2010 BRP Can-Am Spyder from United States of America

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance4700 miles
Previous motorcycleBRP Can-Am Spyder RT

Summary:

GREAT! Handicapped and still able to ride! That makes life GREAT!

Faults:

Everything has been great. No real problems from the bike's point of view.

General Comments:

Did aftermarket bags, Corbin, spyder bags had no style. Seat was changed, much more comfortable.

Added more lights, markers to make the bike more visible.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st October, 2011

2010 BRP Can-Am Spyder from United States of America

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2011
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1200 miles
Previous motorcycleAprilia 500 Atlantic Scooter

Summary:

I love this motorycle, and just wish I would have had the opportunity to purchase it years ago!

Faults:

The only problem I've seen is the brakes squeal, which I understand is an overall problem with this bike. They only squeal after the bike is warm, and almost at the completion of my ride.

Without putting a riser block on the front steering column, one is put in an uncomfortable position where you are leaning over much too far, which causes your head to be in a downward position.

General Comments:

I love the stability this bike offers.

The manual shifting is one of the easiest ones I've ever had.

I love the entire look of the motorcycle, and believe that oncoming traffic actually takes note of my presence on the road.

What a great feature to not have to put your feet down on pavement every time you stop.

The reverse works great, and the flashing lights indicate to other drivers what your intentions are, which makes backing up so much safer.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2011

30th Sep 2011, 09:25

Dewayne Williams

449 Chickasaw trl

Shreveport la 71107

pin #361741

To who it may concern, I love my Spyder; it rides good, it looks good, and everywhere I go, people always ask questions about, so I say thank you to whoever made the Spyder.

2011 BRP Can-Am Spyder from United States of America

Model year2011
Year of manufacture2011
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance8000 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha Royal Star Venture

Summary:

An exciting, different ride

Faults:

Parking brake cable came off spools. This was repaired under warranty due to it being a factory recall at 4,500 miles.

Throttle body had to be replaced under a factory recall, due to it causing an engine miss, at 4,500 miles.

Left rear saddle bag plastic hinge point broke off for no apparent reason. Seems very flimsy. 5,400 miles.

Road debris hit the rear parking brake spool, causing a cable to jump off of its pulley, making the parking brake inoperative at 7,500 miles. Easily put back on back home.

General Comments:

Machine handles well, but requires a learning curve to get used to it, especially in turns.

Passenger comfort is superb.

However, driver seat comfort is lacking on long rides.

Headlight configuration is superb, however I noticed that some oncoming drivers do not recognize the arrangement of the lights, causing them to pull off the road.

Semi automatic trans makes it quick off the line, and is very helpful on loose gravel, inclines, and wet pavement.

Very smooth quiet ride. Handles road ridge bumps well.

Front shocks are adjustable, with the rear air shock being adjustable on the fly with dash control and visual display.

Ergonomics of dash layout is good, easy to reach and see.

Has built in plugs for iPod's or MP3 players. Also has 12 volt plug in trunk.

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

Review Date: 26th September, 2011

2007 BRP Can-Am Spyder from Canada

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Acceleration marks 4 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 5 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1700 miles

Summary:

Very stable and unique

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

It is an uncomfortable ride for long trips i.e. over 200 miles.

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

Review Date: 1st November, 2010

26th Sep 2011, 20:26

I have a 2011 Spyder RT, and don't have too much trouble with it. The only thing is body roll; it has too much when riding two up.

27th Sep 2011, 21:15

Noticed the same on my 2011 RT SE5. The front shocks came from the factory adjusted to the second notch. It is recommended in the maintenance booklet to adjust the front shocks to the 3rd position when riding two up. Front suspension deflection in turns is greatly reduced when the front shocks are adjusted to the stiffest position. With a little practice, any Can Am Spyder driver can really dive into the turns. Just don't scare your passenger too much.

Average review marks: 8.2 / 10, based on 13 reviews