The sporty Can-Am Spyder F3, with its feet-forward muscle cruiser stance and exposed 1330cc three-cylinder engine, now comes in bagger versions.
The Spyder F3-T and F3 Limited baggers are joined by the F3-S and a limited number of triple-black F3-S Special Series models.
For 2016, the Spyder F3 roadster also gets new colour options, a well-padded “Coast to Coast” seat, and a Chopped Rear Fender option (for the F3 and F3-S) that will give a clear view of the Spyder’s 50-series rear tyre.
The new baggers are the result of Can-Am market research that shows 33% of North American motorcyclists own baggers or cruisers with saddlebags.
Can-Am Australia Brand Marketing Advisor Matthew O’Connor says arrival dates, trim levels and pricing of the F3-T and other 2016 models have not been finalised.
Meanwhile, US Spyder pricing for 2016 starts at $14,999 for the RS, while the base F3 MSRP is unchanged from last year at $19,499 and runs all the way up to $27,249 for the new F3-S Special Triple Black Series (available in limited quantity and with the SE6 transmission only). The Spyder ST-S sport-touring model starts at $22,399 while the Spyder RT going for $23,349.
Spyder ST and RS models get updated colour options, while the RT gets new colours plus a standard USB port and a Garmin 660 GPS on the RT Limited edition.
They are still powered by the 86kW/130Nm liquid-cooled 1330cc Rotax triple, while the the RS and ST-S models come with the 998cc V-twin. Two transmissions are available for the Spyder depending on model. Transmission options for the F3, RT and RS-S include the 6-speed manual or SE6 semi-automatic, both with reverse. The RS and ST-S come with a 6-speed manual only.