I am seriously considering a new Spyder, 3 cyl with the 6 speed manual trans but the auto would also be nice!
Is either trans more reliable with less problems than the other?
Which model are you interested in? RT or F3? If it is the RT I would advise the auto, if you are looking at the F3 and you are younger and like to smoke the rear tire then the manual. I am lazy and don't like to shift and the auto can shift faster than the manual any day of the week. As far as resale I think an auto will sell faster, just my opinion.
Rode two wheels over 50 years and never had auto. I have the RT Limited with semi-auto and love the crap out of it. Just keep the throttle open and shift, very fast and smooth and sounds like you have clutch.
I am new to the Spyd3r way, but I'm hooked! I love the auto and still shift gears just don't have to deal with the clutch! It's great to come to a light and not have to keep a hold of the clutch or brake, Just sit back with the foot on the brake and grab the water bottle to grab a quick drink or stretch the arms and back without having to worry about having to keep the bike stable. Yes the Spyd3r is a different animal to ride but the only consistent thing in life is change.
2016 RT LTD SE6, Bumpskid, Oversize brake pedal, FOBO TPMS, Spyder Cuff drink holder with Ram Ball to Tech Mount, coming soon: Bajaron Sway Bar with Billet links.