This is my first post here, so excuse if this is a repeat topic..
I would like spend some weekends on ride a motorcycle
. I did the Motorcycle basic curse and i loved the Spyder RT. A lot people said the Can-Am spyder are not reliable (mechanics and electrical issues)
In this point i need Help from Spyders Owners.. advice about whats the things i need to take care when i will buy the Spyder RT...
I get some options:
1. 2012 red color RT-S. 11k miles. 998cc SR5
2. 2014 Orange color RT limited, 1500 miles. 1330cc SR6
3. 2016 White Color RT, 15k miles. 1330cc SR6
4. 2013 Yellow color RT-S, 10k miles, 998cc Manual.
your comments are welcome
Thanks a lot
2 yrs ago I bought my current 2017 RT Limited. When I test rode it on the day I didnt like it at all (I've had motox, quads, Sports Road, Sport Tourers bikes). I came back to the dealership and test rode a F3, it handled like a go-kart - very sporty - it was then I realised two things.
1. The RT's are more for touring and hence offer more protection from the elements, a more upright riding position, and have a softer suspension - the idea you travel in comfort and fatigue should be less.
2. The F3's (like the earlier models) have harsher suspension and are great for the weekend blast.
I went with the RTL even though I initially didn't like it because touring is my thing, and I use it as a day to day transport. Its not unusual for me to clock up 1000km in a day, and at 56 like to be able to continue this for as long as I can.
Two things influence the reliability:
- The place where it is serviced - when I bought my RTL it was new, and for the first 12 months spent a lot of time at the dealership getting problems sorted. I switched dealers and the difference is like chalk and cheese.
- where you garage it - mine is garaged - in the garage, and not out in the weather, and while the Spyders have Waterproof this and that, those who leave them outside seem to have more issues than expected.
My suggestion either 3 or 2 in that order. The 1300 is great with the SE6 gearbox, less gimmickry than the later models (2018 on). My '17 RTL after 2 years has over 50,000 km on the clock and is going strong and not missed a bit since switching dealerships. Hope this helps