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2011 BRP Can-Am Spyder RT from United States of America

Model year2011
Year of manufacture2011
First year of ownership2012
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
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10 miles
Most recent distance11350 miles
Previous motorcycleBRP Can-Am Spyder

Summary:

Overall a great touring machine

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong.

General Comments:

This motorcycle is the best one I have ever owned.

Ride comfort is superb.

Torque and power are great.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd September, 2012

2011 BRP Can-Am Spyder RT from United States of America

Model year2011
Year of manufacture2011
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 10 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance6600 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda CB350F

Summary:

A totally new riding experience for all ages

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong to date.

General Comments:

The roadster has changed my thinking of what cycling is about. This design has allowed us in our 70s to continue cycling. And it's ridden through spring to fall, and into the winter season.

As a former two wheeler, it does ride differently than a cycle. But just remember to handle this roadster like it's a snow mobile that corners like a go-cart, and you'll get the handle on it quick. I find I still have my cycle habit in my head, and drift into the left or right side of the drive lane. In the old days, the middle was always black with oil, and dead man's land on hot or rainy days. You ride this one like a trike, and park it like a car.

Ride and comfort are great for touring, but a little weak on MPG. It's quick off the line and very quiet. The ROTAX two cylinder engine is just flawless. Redlined at 9000 is just out of sight.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd September, 2012

2011 BRP Can-Am Spyder RT from United States of America

Model year2011
Year of manufacture2011
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance1000 miles
Previous motorcycleSuzuki Boulevard C90

Summary:

Great

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

It amazes me that people keep trying to compare this machine to a two wheel cycle - it's a tricycle. You may as well compare a standard motorcycle to a dump truck, and have the same validity.

This thing is well built (as good as the Honda's I have owned, much better than the Suzukis and Harley I owned). It retains all the good points of the motorcycle, but adds many of the good points of an ATV or even a snowmobile. It's quiet at highway speed and comfortable (great for long distances) and carries more inside cargo than any ATV, snowmobile or motorcycle I've owned.

Gas mileage could be improved, but I like to stretch every couple of hours anyhow. It's not the machine for the real image conscientious guy who puts on 1500 miles a year, and that's circling the Dairy Queen tying to impress the 13 year old girls. The RT is made to go and it does. I am already planning some 8,000 mile trips across the US and back.

I would like some more HP, but it is adequate now. Not sure I like the propriety tire system they have. I'm sure other tire companies will make more when the volume increases. I'm also concerned about the availability of dealerships. I wonder how many there in southern NM or AZ (same problem with BMW I guess).

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd July, 2012

2011 BRP Can-Am Spyder RT from United States of America

Year of manufacture2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 6 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance4000 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha V-Star Classic 650

Summary:

Great

Faults:

Very good bike.

General Comments:

The seat is very comfortable.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th October, 2011

2011 BRP Can-Am Spyder RT 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 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.9 / 10
Distance when acquired100 miles
Most recent distance2500 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda VT1100C2 Shadow ACE

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Ride it every day. I'm 64, never owned anything I have enjoyed as much. Still get mobbed every time I stop. Folks want to know all about it. Feel like I am selling them.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st October, 2011

2011 BRP Can-Am Spyder RT from United States of America

Model year2011
Year of manufacture2010
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.7 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance3200 miles
Previous motorcycleHarley-Davidson FLHTCUI Ultra Classic Electra Glide

Summary:

Outstanding

Faults:

Auto trunk unlatch had to be adjusted.

General Comments:

Spyders still have right foot heat issues in slow moving traffic. Wish I had more colors to choose from.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st October, 2011

24th Sep 2012, 12:18

To the person with the heat problem on right foot: It is called a Radiator Block Off Plate. You can find it aftermarket parts; just about everyone has one. It runs between $20.00 to $30.00; that includes tax and shipping, but works great. Have to remove the pan under the radiator for the head to go somewhere else. I have a 2011 Can-Am Spyder RT.

Gary from California.

2011 BRP Can-Am Spyder RT from United States of America

Model year2011
Year of manufacture2011
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Distance when acquired12 miles
Most recent distance2200 miles
Previous motorcycleYamaha Road Star 1700

Summary:

Highly recommend

Faults:

Had minor squeak from the left front wheel; the dealer took care of that problem.

General Comments:

This is a great motorcycle. Very stable handling and feel. This motorcycle is very responsive.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th September, 2011

2011 BRP Can-Am Spyder RT from United States of America

Model year2011
Year of manufacture2011
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance5000 miles

Summary:

Great

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Needs a hand brake besides the foot brake.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2011

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 19 reviews