2014 BRP Can-Am Spyder R from United States of America


It is a delight as a machine and a joy for my wife and I to ride with confidence


Except for one brief moment at 4900 miles, I have had no problems. When I tried to start it, nothing happened. I got the "key" symbol which signifies either I was using the wrong key or the key was defective. I kept trying various combinations, and after about five minutes, it started. OK since.

General Comments:

I am 75 and my wife is 73. We had three Goldwings for many years and loved them. As I aged, it became more difficult for me to control it when stopping -- too heavy for weakening legs.

Considered converting a Goldwing to a trike, but after test riding one, it was so "goosey" that I was afraid to go over 50 MPH. The Spyder has been the answer. It pulls the Can Am trailer very well (which is pricey, but worth it). I would like for the brakes to be a bit stronger, but it has been no problem as is.

I constructed a rack for our dog crate behind the trunk as our 15 pound dog goes with us everywhere.

As an aside, just as a machine, I really like it. It is engineered well.

I am not confident in servicing it as it is a bit difficult to access and has several unfamiliar steps. However, the 2014 model has made checking the oil convenient as compared to our 2011 model.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd October, 2015