When Can-Am introduced the Spyder F3 last year, the company knew that some potential customers had requested a more cruiser-ish riding position from their three-wheeler, but I’d be willing to bet that they had no idea how many sales the change would drive. After less than one year, the F3 accounts for almost 20% of Spyder sales. Then came the owner surveys that notched the overall satisfaction level at a whopping 93%! I can only guess that the product planners were patting themselves on the back for creating the F3 as a platform and not merely a model in Spyder’s inventory since the biggest requests from F3 owners and prospective owners were more wind protection and storage from the naked roadster. (Yes, we know there was the F3-S, which is really just an optional F3 trim package. We also know Can-Am calls the Spyder a cruiser, but the roadster title feels more appropriate.)
2015 Can-Am Spyder F3 Review
What turned the F3 from a model into a Spyder line of three-wheelers was the announcement on September 18th that the F3 had some new siblings: the F3-T and the F3 Limited. While the T and the Limited are mechanically the same as the F3, the additional comfort and convenience features make the new models feel like different vehicles. For what makes the F3 different from previous Spyders, bop on over to Tom Roderick’s first ride review from last year. (Executive summary: The new, feet-forward riding position gives the rider more leverage for sporty riding, and the electronic nanny intervenes in a less buzz-killing fashion, allowing us to spend more time in our happy place.) Here, I’m going to focus on what’s new on the T and, by extension, the Limited.
Read More Here: 2016 Can-Am Spyder F3-T First Ride Review