Why Not Make The Can-Am Spyder Your Ultimate Escape Vehicle For The Ultimate Summer Road Trip?

After what has been another long and brutal winter throughout much of North America, Mother Nature apparently decided to take a page from the classic song, “Let It Snow.” The weather outside was certainly frightful, but the seasons are finally changing, with warmer temperatures on the way. That means that it is time to start planning the ultimate summer vacation. Why not let the Can-Am Spyder be your ultimate escape vehicle for the ultimate summer road trip? If you are still in the planning process, then make sure to read this article before you decide on your choice of vehicle.

Perhaps before we get started on what could constitute a great road trip, you should take a look at what some superstars say about riding a Can-Am Spyder, especially athletes who know a thing or two about exciting rides and following through on guarantees.

  • “I am currently a member of the Can-Am Spyder Preferred Blogger Program and this post is part of my involvement. While Can-Am Spyder provides me material and necessary resources to complete various activities, all statements and sentiment in Boston Super Blog are my own.”

Mark Messier has six Stanley Cup championships. Back in 1994, with his team trailing three games to two in the Eastern Conference Semifinals, Messier guaranteed that his New York Rangers would win Game 6 against the New Jersey Devils on the road to force a Game 7. Not only did the Rangers win, but Messier made good on his guarantee, picking up a hat trick to seal the deal. The Rangers would go on to eliminate the Devils in a classic game 7, and then go on to defeat the Vancouver Canucks to win the Stanley Cup. When Messier guarantees something, you may want to listen.

Maybe you aren’t into guarantees. Maybe your thing is about fast, fun and safe precision driving with stability. That is what Danica Patrick is always after. In an interview last week, Patrick told me that the Can-Am Spyder is the “ultimate escape vehicle. It gives you the control and the confidence with the stability of having three wheels. It takes the learning curve out of the equation. Instead of just having fun once you arrive at your destination, the Can-AM Spyder makes the destination part of the fun.” Check out her spot below for more.

What more do you need to know? No matter what you are planning for the ultimate summer road trip, why not make the Can-Am Spyder your ultimate escape vehicle? Whether you are planning to visit different cities to enjoy some history, or hitting the open road to enjoy some alone time, or would like to complete the bucket list of visiting each and every Major League Baseball ballpark, let the Can-Am Spyder help you make the destination part of the fun.

Can-Am Spyder: Riding Reinvented

In 1997, the BRP design team was given the following challenge: create a motorcycle with 3 wheels or less that is capable of appealing to the 95 percent of the population who don’t ride today. The concept of Spyder and its unique Y-frame design was born and officially launched in 2007. Combining the Y-frame design with state of the art 7 automobile technologies and Rotax engine, Can-Am Spyder gives the rider a greater sense of control and confidence to enjoy to the fullest the incredible exhilaration of open air, open road riding.

 Can-Am Spyder is a relatively new vehicle and BRP is taking an innovative approach in marketing communication, using celebrity influencers and branded entertainment to be present where the consumers are consuming media and content.

 With Can-am Spyder, BRP believes that everyone should experience the exhilaration of riding in the open air on the open road.

 The Can-Am Spyder has a clear point of difference vs. motorcycles in that it offers the exhilaration of open air riding with confidence and control that comes from its unique Y frame design, three-wheeled platform and 7 automotive technologies. This makes it appealing to motorcycle riders, but importantly, Can-Am Spyder is uniquely placed to attract new entrants into open air riding, those consumers who have aspired to the motorcycle lifestyle but would not purchase a two wheel motorcycle.

 Whether you’re headed across town or across the country, no matter what your riding style is, from sport to touring to somewhere in between, there’s a Can-Am Spyder for every rider.

 Can-Am Spyder is the only vehicle with a Y-frame design and seven automotive technologies. Those technologies are:
o Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
o Traction control
o Stability control
o Semi-automatic transmission (optional)
o Power steering
o Reverse
o Cruise control


Frequently Asked Questions

Who manufactures the BRP Can-Am Spyder? BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products), the same company that makes Can-Am ATVs and side-by-sides, Sea-Doo watercrafts and boats, Ski-Doo snowmobiles, and Evinrude outboard engines. BRP also owns Rotax® engines. To find out more about BRP, please visit the corporate website.

Where is the Can-Am Spyder sold? The Can-Am Spyder is sold at BRP dealerships across the globe.
How long has the Can-Am Spyder been in existence? The Can-Am Spyder was introduced in February 2007.

Is the Can-Am Spyder a motorcycle? The Can-Am Spyder is classified by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as a three-wheeled motorcycle but BRP feels the product is in a category all its own as the Can-Am Spyder gives owners the performance of a motorcycle and much of the peace of mind of a convertible sports car.

Why does the Can-Am Spyder have three wheels and not two? While initially concepting the Can-Am Spyder, BRP briefly looked at going the traditional route, keeping in line with other powersport companies. However, BRP wanted to stay strong to its core value, opting for designing an innovative, paradigm-shifting vehicle that makes a true statement.

Do you need a motorcycle license to ride a Can-Am Spyder? Most jurisdictions in Europe with the exception of Greece require a valid car license to operate the Can-Am Spyder. In other countries and especially in North America, some jurisdictions require a valid motorcycle or three-wheel license. Consumers can contact local authorities to obtain the license and vehicle registration information that applies or look it up in the Licensing Requirements section of the Can-Am Spyder website.

Can you ride a Can-Am Spyder in the HOV lane? Yes. The Can-Am Spyder is classified as a three-wheeled motorcycle and follows state motorcycle laws.

Does the Can-Am Spyder offer a stable ride? The Can-Am Spyder is stable. It has a unique Y-architecture with three-wheels (2+1) that provides stability at rest and in motion. The Can-Am Spyder also comes standard with a Vehicle Stability System (VSS™) that includes ABS, Traction Control, and Stability Control.

How does the Can-Am Spyder turn? The Can-Am Spyder turns much like a Can-Am ATV, Sea-Doo personal watercraft or Ski-Doo snowmobile. You have to steer the Can-Am Spyder through the turn. There is no counter steering or leaning through the turn, like you would with a motorcycle. The Can-Am Spyder also features DPS (Dynamic Power Steering) to provide steering assistance according to speed and user input.

Does the Can-Am Spyder also go off road? No. The Can-Am Spyder is only designed for on-road riding.

Currently, Patrick has partnered with BRP and the all new Can-Am Spyder to launch a new contest where fans can help her pick her new ride, as well as enter a contest to win a Spyder of their own and possibly even receive an opportunity to ride with Patrick. You can enter online or by visiting a local dealer.

Patrick knows more than a thing or two about fun, especially when it comes to finding an exciting ride. If you would like to find out for yourself just how exhilarating riding a new Can-Am Spyder can be, make sure to visit a local dealer near you. To find some more information on the new Can-Am Spyder, make sure to visit their website. You can also Like Can-Am Spyder on Facebook and follow them on Twitter!

Combining a Y-frame design with seven state-of-the-art automobile technologies and Rotax engine, the Can-Am Spyder roadster gives riders a greater sense of control and confidence to enjoy to the fullest the incredible exhilaration of open-air, open-road riding. Released in 2007, the Can-Am Spyder roadster includes three distinct platforms. The sport line represents the machine for the rider who has a passion for a vehicle as stunning through the curves as it is to the eye. The sport-touring line represents the optimum combination of comfort and sportiness to set it apart from the other Can-Am Spyder platforms, and the touring line that comes in 2014 with a completely new Rotax 1330 ACE in-line triple engine mated to a new six-speed transmission (available in manual and semi-automatic versions) to deliver the ultimate in touring performance and comfort.

About BRP
BRP (TSX: DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am roadsters, Evinrude outboard engines and Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft as well as inboard jet propulsion systems for boats. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of over CA$3 billion from 105 countries, the Company employs approximately 7,100 people worldwide.


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About the author

Rob Kelley

Rob Kelley is a sports reporter for various newspapers in Florida, and is trying to break back into the sports writing game after a brief hiatus following the publishing of his first book, I'm Not a Quitter. He recently resigned as Editor-in-Chief and lead writer for The South Shore Magazine to pursue better opportunities. You can follow him on Twitter @RobKelley24.