Pricing Table Particle

Quickly drive clicks-and-mortar catalysts for change
  • Basic
  • Standard Compliant Channels
  • $50
  • Completely synergize resource taxing relationships via premier market
  • 1 GB of space
  • Support at $25/hour
  • Sign Up
Lexani's Street and Show Demon: 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

Lexani's Street and Show Demon: 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

You have to be careful when creating a marketing vehicle. It needs to be tasteful,…
Corruptt Mustang: Italian Heart with an American Soul

Corruptt Mustang: Italian Heart with an American Soul

Customizing is one of those things that requires a person to have immense patience. If…
Escobar: 1973 Chevrolet Caprice

Escobar: 1973 Chevrolet Caprice

Some builds are dreams turned reality, while others are ways to honor or remember. Gordon…
Outlaws: John Sarkisyan’s Rolling Artwork

Outlaws: John Sarkisyan’s Rolling Artwork

John Sarkisyan has made his mark as an automotive artist with his unique style that…
Power Player: Pro Motorsports

Power Player: Pro Motorsports

“You dream it, we source it, we build it, we deliver it!” is Pro Motorsports’…
BEST OF SHOW: SLANG 500 - 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing X SLK32 AMG

BEST OF SHOW: SLANG 500 - 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing X SLK32 AMG

One look at John Sarkisyan’s vintage 1955 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing at the 2018 SEMA Convention,…
Scenes from the 2018 SEMA Show

Scenes from the 2018 SEMA Show

in EVENTS

This years SEMA show drew in more than 70,000 domestic & international buyers.
DUB and Kia team up to transform the the Stinger and K900 at SEMA

DUB and Kia team up to transform the the Stinger and K900 at SEMA

We had the pleasure to work with Kia to take the new K900 and Stinger…
Chris Johnson - CJ2k

Chris Johnson - CJ2k

During his ten years in the NFL, Chris Johnson has done things few other men…
Friday, 04 January 2008 21:11

2008 BRP Can-Am Spyder

Written by Basem Wasef

2007 GG QuadIf you mated a Lotus Elise with a Sea-Doo, their lovechild might resemble the BRP Can-Am Spyder.


The Spyder takes the crotch rocket paradigm and adds a second front wheel, making it a sort of reversed trike, with striking bodywork and enough technological wizardry to ensure safety for the masses.

Car-like engineering includes double A-arm front suspension components, a single brake pedal that distributes stopping power to all wheels via four-piston front and single-piston rear discs, and more than 11 gallons of storage in a nose compartment. Dry weight is 699 pounds—comparable to the average big-bore Harley cruiser, an impressive number considering this three-wheeler’s large footprint.



The Spyder’s heart is a Rotax 998cc V-twin powerplant, modified from its original Aprilia Mille application and tuned for greater low-end torque (77 lb.-ft. at 6,250 rpm), and more modest horsepower (108 horsepower at 8,500 rpm). Coupled with a five-speed manual that shifts like a motorcycle, the Spyder hits 60 mph in an impressive 4.5 seconds, an acceleration figure on par with entry-level supercars. Top end is limited to a Hyundai-like 110 mph…not that you would want to tempt fate on this baby, anyway.



Vehicle dynamics are also capped, thanks to stability management, traction control and rollover mitigation. In fact, we were initially concerned that the electronic big brother was going to spoil our fun, but real world riding proved otherwise. In a closed course we put our hoon caps on (just underneath our helmets) and challenged the adhesion limits of the Spyder. With just the right combination of steering angle and throttle, we managed to lift the inside front wheel about a foot off the ground before roll-over control kicked in, which retards engine ignition and sometimes applies ABS to the outside wheel. We also managed to pop the clutch and smoke the rear tires (contrary to the claims of one BRP official, who swore it couldn’t be done), adding bonus points by appealing to our inner hooligan.


1/2

LATEST ON INSTAGRAM

LATEST VIDEOS