Issues about Can Am
Bagger, welcome to the forum. Every family has an ugly member, get over it. Can Am's have had some of their problems waved around like dirty laundry.
Can Ams have a very sophisticated operating system, due in part, to the needs and desires of the buyer.
One member suggested buying a Harley Trike, ask the next question, why. Harley and Honda and so many other manufacturers that built a trike out of pieces. The trikes from Honda or Harley do not have the sophisticated braking system of Can Am. The Can Am has antilock brakes that work from a single pedal and compensates for passengers, the other two do not have that. Can Am has speed sensitive steering, the others must rely on frame modifications to get the steering "right". Look at the engineering that has been put into the Can AM Spyder, first: two wheels up front. Steering a vehicle puts a lot of force on the steering components, along with the suspension. With two wheels up front, the bike does not understeer( skidding the front tires during a turn). The other point I would like to make about the two wheels up front, is in a fast turn you can not left the inside wheel. Can Am has a system that will cut the power, until control is regained. Do Not try that with a Honda or Harley. Review also the tire sizes. the width of the front tires are almost the same as the single rear tire, better balance. Look at a Honda or Harley trike the front tires are very small when compared to the rear, also look at the wear on the front tire, being a motorcycle tire the profile is round as opposed to the tires used on the Can Ams. Can Ams use tires with a square profile, like cars, providing much better road holding and wear characteristics.
My wife rides a Spyder and has logged more than 26,000 miles. Yes, we had a couple of hiccups early on, but was never left on the side of the road. My Spyder has more than 10,000 miles on it. both units pull trailers.
I could go on, but in the end, it is up to you.
Yes, I have other bikes, six currently. I have owned three Harleys and five Goldwings, good machines, but they had their own set of problems. I have been riding for more than fifty years and have done my own maint.