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2012 BRP Can-Am Spyder RT from United States of America

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 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance5780 miles
Previous motorcycleBRP Can-Am Spyder

Summary:

I like my Can-Am, but not sure that I would buy another one

Faults:

We had an oil leak and and antifreeze leak this summer. The first was the first week of June 2013. The second leak was the first week of June. By that time I was very frustrated by the leaks; so much so that my husband and I were ready to get rid of the motorcycle. The dealer was very supportive of us and fixed the problem finally. Since then the motorcycle has been running fine.

General Comments:

I am pleased with the dealer. I don't blame them for the issues of our bike. They were very supportive.

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

Review Date: 25th September, 2013

2012 BRP Can-Am Spyder RT from United States of America

Model year2012
Year of manufacture2012
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 8 / 10
Handling marks 8 / 10
Braking marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance4000 miles
Previous motorcycleBMW K 1200LT SE

Summary:

It looks great, rides great, and I'm done with two wheels

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

Very comfortable for long distances and extended touring.

Handles extremely well in adverse weather conditions. For example, heavy rain and high cross winds.

Very smooth and quiet.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th September, 2012

2012 BRP Can-Am Spyder RT from United States of America

Model year2012
Year of manufacture2012
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Acceleration marks 10 / 10
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 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.1 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance2000 miles

Summary:

A nice bike for the retired group, who want to feel young again

Faults:

The bike is the Limited Edition, and the GPS system that came as standard is a nice feature.

The seat is comfortable, and there is room for two riders.

The storage compartments came with luggage, and there is room for lots of gear.

The gas gauge is not accurate, I get an empty reading and there is still 2.5 gallons left in the tank. The dealer changed the fuel pump, but that didn't change anything.

I get 32 MPG, but the manufacturer doesn't believe that is possible. However, I'm an not an aggressive hot rod driver, and I have continued to check the mileage, and it is better than advertised.

I like having the security of the 3 wheel system, as I am older.

General Comments:

The bike comes equipped with many more headlights and back lights than most bikes.

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

Review Date: 23rd September, 2012

2012 BRP Can-Am Spyder RT from United States of America

Model year2012
Year of manufacture2012
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 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.1 / 10
Distance when acquired68 miles
Most recent distance6018 miles
Previous motorcycleHonda 1100 Tourer

Summary:

Most fun I have had in a long time. Try it, you will love it too

Faults:

The only wrong things I have had:

The gas gauge was faulty from day one (replaced at 600 mile service) - fixed.

The belt needed to be adjusted at the 5000 mile service.

General Comments:

I also feel like a salesman, but when you have one of these, you are.

I have owned Harley Ultra Classics and Honda Goldwings, and this is so much more fun.

After 43 plus years of two wheels, the fun of riding is back.

I only wish is that more aftermarket manufacturers would see the profits they are missing. Spyder riders are in need of additional accessories.

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st September, 2012

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 11 reviews