2010 BRP Can-Am Spyder RT Reviews

2010 BRP Can-Am Spyder RT from United States of America

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2012
Acceleration marks 5 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 5 / 10
Handling marks 7 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired6 miles
Most recent distance19850 miles
Previous motorcyclePolaris Victory Cruiser

Summary:

I would call it the "old mans motorcycle"

Faults:

Had three recalls. Much trouble with the dealership.

General Comments:

Most comfortable bike I have owned. Rode from MN to CA last summer. Very stable on the road.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd September, 2012

2010 BRP Can-Am Spyder RT from United States of America

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance4256 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha V-Star Silverado

Summary:

Really draws a crowd

Faults:

There was a recall on the bike for a stabilizer; dealer replaced without incident. Noticed unusual wear on the rear tire, but that is reportedly due to the design of the tire to dispel water and grip, so unusual is the normal.

General Comments:

Just returned from a five day jaunt through Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee and North Carolina. Ran and handled excellent. Was really amazed at how well it handled on the mountain passes and on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st October, 2011

2010 BRP Can-Am Spyder RT from United States of America

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.9 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance7400 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki GSX1400

Summary:

This is the best vehicle I have ever owned

Faults:

I use a CB when riding with certain large groups. The push to talk button stays open a while after I have let go, causing the mike to remain open.

General Comments:

This motorcycle can handle anything. I ride long and short distance; back roads, highways and mountain roads. The ride is always awesome. It is my go to vehicle in good weather. It is very comfortable for a passenger too. The Can Am RT is a powerful vehicle. Fast, steady, maneuverable. It has it all.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2011

2010 BRP Can-Am Spyder RT from United States of America

Model year2010
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 10 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance19800 miles

Summary:

Fantastic ride, and would buy another

Faults:

Mostly the radio system. I had to have the radio, the XM module and the CB replaced. The radio failed and took out the other components.

The display malfunctioned right away, and was replaced.

The electric shift solenoid failed and was replaced.

All under warranty, but it was a little disruptive to have to bring it to the dealer so many times.

General Comments:

The Spyder RT is a great bike, and I would buy another. For 2012, BRP dropped the color Black. Go figure.

The handling was a little sluggish in the corners, but I replaced the front shocks with Elka shocks, and it made a world on difference.

The seat was replaced with a Corbin seat with back rest. Also a great addition.

Added a rear tail/brake light bar. This should be standard on all RT's.

The motor is strong with two of us always riding. We get between 30 and 37 miles per gallon. We look for non-oxygenated premium gas.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2011

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 4 reviews