BRP | Spyder RT | 2015 Can-Am Spyder RT - The future starts now!

For Release: September 23, 2014 at 9 p.m. EDT
2015 Can-Am Spyder RT: Ultimate Comfort and Luxury
2015 Spyder RT delivers the ultimate in three-wheel touring performance and comfort.
Designed for extended touring capability and ultimate comfort, the Spyder RT is as luxurious as
it is exhilarating. The Spyder RT Y-frame design and sophisticated automotive technologies
provide confidence, while the comfort-tuned suspension options, electric adjustable-height
windshield, and premium saddle and backrest offer a luxurious ride for driver and passenger.
The high-torque Rotax 1330 ACE in-line, triple cylinder engine produces outstanding response in
every gear. The liquid-cooled in-line engine has peak power of 115 hp (86 kW) at 7,250 rpm.
BRP's exclusive ACE (Advanced Combustion Efficiency) technology maximizes every aspect of the
engine, from the valvetrain, to the bore and stroke design to mechanical friction being reduced.
The Spyder RT six-speed transmission, with cutting-edge clutch activation system and ECO™
mode smart-assist enables a range of up to 406 kilometers at 100 km/h on a single tank.
The Spyder RT vehicle family separates itself from the other Spyder models thanks to its luxurycar-inspired composition and distinct outer form. This distinguishing style creates a fit-and-finish
that’s unique to the industry and attention grabbing. Feature comforts include industry-leading
Dynamic Power Steering (DPS™), electronic cruise control, 155 L of onboard storage, passengerthemed ergonomics, adjustable electric windshield, wind deflectors, heated grips and high-end
saddle with integrated lumbar supports.
The Can-Am Spyder RT is available in three packages – standard Spyder RT, Spyder RT-S and
Spyder RT Limited. The standard Spyder RT is basis for each model, but then each package adds
another level of technology and an enhanced level of sophistication. Add-ons include such items
as footboards, new fender design, push- button controls, adjustable rear air suspension, GPS
navigation, LED lighting, exclusive colors, exclusive wheels and more.
Product Snapshot: Spyder RT
The Can-Am Spyder RT is fully equipped for short or long getaways. It is the answer for those
looking to escape and explore in style.
Key Features
• Rotax 1330 ACE High-Torque Engine
• Semi-Automatic 6-Speed Transmission with Reverse
• Traction Control, Stability Control and Anti-Lock Brakes
• Dynamic Power Steering
• Brembo Braking System
• ECO Mode Smart Assist
• Ultra Comfortable Seat with Lumbar
• Support and Passenger Backrest
• 155 L of Storage
AM/FM Audio System with iPod† Cable and Independent Passenger Audio Control
Anti-Theft System
Adjustable Electric Windshield
Heated Rider Handgrips
Cruise Control
12-Spoke Metallic Silver Front Wheels
Available Colors
• Steel Black Metallic
Product Snapshot: Spyder RT-S
From its electronically adjustable rear air-control suspension to its passenger accommodations
and stellar fit-and-finish, the Can-Am Spyder RT-S makes long journeys very enjoyable.
Includes All Spyder RT Features, Plus:
• Adjustable Rear Air Suspension
• 12-Spoke Carbon Black Front Wheels
• Rider Footboards
• Refined Front Fenders with LED Lights
• Carbon Black and Satin Chrome Parts
• Front Cargo Light and Liner
• Heated Passenger Grips with Control
• Two-Tone Seat
What’s New for 2015?
Do you crave exclusivity? Now for 2015, there is a Spyder RT-S Special Serie model available in
limited quantities:
• Deep Black High Gloss Machined Front Wheels
• Embossed Special Series Signature Seat
• Exclusive two-tone Coloration / Graphics
• Tinted Low Windshield
Available Colors
Spyder RT-S
• Circuit Yellow Metallic
• Intense Red Pearl
Spyder RT-S Special Series
• Silver Platinum Satin/Steel Black Metallic
Product Snapshot: Spyder RT Limited
The Spyder RT Limited is much more than just an elegant façade— it’s the cream of the crop.
The Spyder RT Limited starts with a Spyder RT-S platform and improves upon it to provide
unmatched comfort.
Includes All Spyder RT-S Features, Plus:
• 12-Spoke Chrome Front Wheels and Parts
• New Garmin† Zumo 590 LM GPS
• Embroidered Limited Seat
• Front Cargo Rolling Travel Bag
What’s New for 2015?
• The 2015 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited comes with the all-new Garmin† Zumo 590 LM GPS
for an enhanced navigation experience. The unit features a higher-resolution screen, 3D
terrain view, live traffic and weather, as well as curvy roads routing. It is compatible with
Garmin tire pressure valve covers and the Garmin VIRB action camera.
Available Colors
• Pearl White
• Intense Red Pearl
Key Spyder RT Technologies
Y Architecture
With its two-wheels up front and single rear wheel in the rear, the Can-Am Spyder RT is defined
by its Y architecture. This configuration also provides the open-air feel of a motorcycle, but
complements that feature with the stability reminiscent of a dialed-in sports car — something
BRP calls the Y Factor™.
SST™ Frame
Proven on the BRP Can-Am ATVs, the updated Surrounding Spar Technology frame is an
exclusive technology to BRP and is designed to reduce weight while at the same time offering
increased durability with fewer parts.
Double A-Arm Front Suspension with Anti-Roll Bar
The double A-arm front suspension geometry, which includes dual shocks and more than 6.85
inches (174 mm) of suspension travel — was built to please with its precision handling and
point-and-shoot dynamics. A standard anti-roll bar ensures optimal cornering while delivering a
smooth and stable ride. The Spyder RT model has a slightly wider track than the other Spyder
models for improved stability and handling.
Rear Swing Arm with Shock
The single-rear wheel-and-tire set-up supplies superb traction and acceleration while the single
shock absorber – with pneumatic adjustable preload – is more than capable of soaking up the
road and providing a cushioned ride.
Electronically Adjusted Rear Suspension
Onboard controls located in the console allow the driver to pneumatically adjust the rear air
suspension preload to optimize ride quality for varying passenger and cargo configurations.
[Standard on Spyder RT-S and Spyder RT Limited only]
Dynamic Power Steering
DPS is electronically controlled and provides the rider with varying levels of steering assist. The
system is speed sensitive and also factors in steering angle and acceleration, to keep the rider
comfortable and in control no matter the situation or speed.
Rotax 1330cc ACE In-Line Triple Engine
The Rotax 1330 ACE engine in the Spyder RT peaks at 96 lb.-ft. of torque at 5,000 rpm. At 7,250
rpm, the engine puts out 115 hp. Electronic fuel injection means precise throttle response, crisp
acceleration, reliable starting and improved fuel economy. The 2015 model can go about 252
miles (406 km) before needing to stop for fuel.
ACE (Advanced Combustion Efficiency)
A technology exclusive to BRP, Advanced Combustion Efficiency optimizes the bore/stroke
design, valve angles, and intake design. Plus, mechanical friction reduced through parts design
and materials used in the construction of the engine. This allows the Rotax 1330 ACE in-line
triple to be as efficient and smooth running as possible.
ECO Mode Smart Assist
This mode is selectable by the drier to optimize shifting points and maximize engine efficiency.
The dash indication shows the driver to shift between first and second gears at 1,800 RPM; from
second to third at 1,950 RPM; and from third on up at 2,200 RPM. This optimized acceleration
curve, when operating in ECO mode, results in improved fuel economy.
Belt Drive
The Spyder RT features a final belt drive design for even better performance. A belt, as opposed
to a chain or shaft drive design, attaches to the rear sprocket. This set-up efficiently and
smoothly transfers power to the ground and offers simple maintenance.
The Can-Am Spyder RT line comes standard with a 6-speed semi-automatic (SE6) with reverse.
The transmission features a Long-ratio 6th gear (overdrive) and delivers smooth clutch
engagement, while keeping a connected feel between the throttle and vehicle acceleration.
Semi-Automatic Transmission
The optional SE6 transmission uses an electronic six-speed gearbox with reverse that is
controlled by the rider’s left thumb and forefinger. Shift up using the left thumb lever and then
down shift using the left forefinger. The intelligent system also automatically downshifts when
the roadster comes to a stop.
The easy-to-use reverse mechanism features a push-button design and improves maneuvering
in tight areas.
Vehicle Stability System
VSS, developed in partnership with Bosch, incorporates proven technologies borrowed from the
automotive industry and combines those with the Y architecture to create unmatched control
during adverse situations. The engineers behind this system seamlessly integrated Stability
Control, Traction Control and an Anti-lock braking system and specifically calibrated VSS for use
in the Spyder roadster and its three-wheel configuration. The Vehicle Stability System provides
peace of mind for an incredibly confident ride.
The VSS also earned the 2010 Automotive News PACE awards for innovation partnership.
Stability Control System
This system relates the Can-Am Spyder intended direction, using inputs for handlebar and
throttle positioning and the vehicle’s actual direction and then acts seamlessly and immediately
to correct the situation. If they are not the same, the system reduces engine rpm and/or
individually slows (actively brakes) the wheels to correct the course.
Anti-Lock Braking System
The ABS system from BOSCH not only helps to maintain the vehicle’s maneuverability during
aggressive braking situations, but it also gives the Spyder roadster a shorter stopping distance
than most automobiles. The system uses integrated wheel sensors to determine if a wheel is at
risk of locking under braking. To keep maneuverability optimal, the system seamlessly and
rapidly engages and disengages (or pulses) the brake to allow the driver to steer in the intended
Traction Control System
If the rear wheel loses traction, the TCS will sense it and instantaneously reduces engine rpm
until sufficient grip returns.
Key to the Spyder RT touring experience; a gratifyingly comfortable experience .
Ultra Comfort Touring Saddle
Ergonomically designed, the first-class seat includes a passenger backrest and driver lumbar
support. An optional backrest can also be purchased.
Electric adjustable windshield
The windshield on the Spyder RT easily adjusts in height with the press of a button.
Multi-function gauge display
The amber-colored multi-function Dot-matrix display offers improved clarity for night riding. It
also includes a digital speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, gear position,
temperature, engine lights, electronic fuel gauge and clock.
Onboard Storage
When riding long distances, it’s reassuring to know the Spyder RT roadster has 41 gallons (155 L)
of storage standard. Storage areas include a lockable front trunk, lockable glove box and both
side and rear compartments.
D.E.S.S.TM Security System
BRP engineers added an extra level of security with the proven Digital Encoded Security System.
This system requires the properly coded electronic key in order to operate the roadster.
Heated Handgrips
Passenger-controlled heated handgrips offer two intensity levels and add an extra level of
comfort in cooler temperatures.
Rear Rider Comfort
Integrated armrests and manually adjustable floorboards provide a comfortable perch for the
rear rider. The passenger can control the volume and choice of music across the lineup.
Cruise Control
Electronic cruise control adds another layer of luxury and makes longer rides more comfortable
for the driver.
Brian Manning
Can-Am Spyder Public Relations
Martin Ethier
Global Product Manager – Can-Am Spyder
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