The 2015 Can-Am Spyder F3 will be a cruiser-style three-wheel roadster with forward controls.
Made by made by Canadian company Bombardier Recreational Products, the Spyder F3’s forward controls should make it a more relaxing ride.
That should help Can-Am attract some of the cruiser set who are getting a little too old to hold up a two-wheeled conventional cruiser as well as drivers interested in the freedom of a motorcycle but lacking the confidence to take on a heavy cruiser.
BRP Australia spokesman Simon Kendrick says he doesn’t have anymore information but expects it to be released in 2015. “The Australian release date may become known after the official unveiling on September 23,” he says. “As for pricing, we don’t have that available usually until just prior to stock availability in Australia.’
The Spyder F3 might have cruiser-style forward controls, but it has an aggressive front end that looks more like an American muscle car than a trike. It also expected to be powered by the RT’s liquid-cooled 1330cc in-line triple. It is claimed to have 85kW of power at 7250rpm and 130Nm of torque at 5000rpm. That’s more aggression than most cruisers.
The Spyder F3 will probably also have the RT’s six-speed gearbox with electronic clutch control and come in a choice of manual and automatic transmissions with Can-Am’s Vehicle Stability System like the other Spyders.
What we do know is that it has larger front wheels, a new trellis swingarm and ABS.
With the growing trend toward trikes noticed at recent rallies as the motorcycle population gets older, a new rocket like the Spyder F3 will certainly attract some attention.
I haven’t ridden the 2014 models, but I did go to the 2013 model launch in New Zealand. Read my review here.