BRP has introduced a touring model of its three-wheeled Spyder roadster. The 2010 Can-Am Spyder RT (roadster touring) is powered by a Rotax 991 engine with Electronic Throttle Control optimized for touring.
The motor is a DOHC, 8-valve 998 cc V-twin with EFI that puts out 100 hp at 7,500 rpm and 80 lb-ft of torque at 5,500 rpm.
It features the same Vehicle Stability System as on the standard Spyder RS model, which includes antilock brakes, traction control, and stability control systems.
There are three RT models to choose from. The Spyder RT with manual transmission and few frills retails for $24,499. The $26,499 mid-level RT adds an iPod compatible sound system and heated passenger grab handles. And finally, for $28,499 you can get the fully loaded RT-S with a trim package that includes fog and LED accent lights, an upgraded sound system, and push-button rear suspension adjustability. A semi-automatic transmission is a $1,500 option on the mid-level and RT-S models. All RT models include an electrically adjustable windshield and cruise control.
Integrated saddlebags and top case, as well as a forward storage compartment boast 155 litres of total storage capacity.
A trailer package has also been introduced that adds 622 litres (22 cu ft) of storage space and is designed for the touring Spyder.
Dry weight is 421 kg (921 lb).
The new Spyder touring roadster will be in dealerships this fall, but can be pre-ordered for delivery in the fall of this year. Before that happens, CMG features editor Costa Mouzouris will report on the Spyder RT’s official launch.