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January 8, 2008

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Revolutionary 3-wheel roadster: the next dimension in open-road riding

BRP will showcase its innovative 2008 Can-Am™ Spyder™ roadster in booth 335,336, 337 and 338 at the Vancouver Motorcycle Show, January 24 to 27, 2008, at the Tradex Exhibition Centre.

As the next dimension in open-road riding, the Spyder roadster's unique “Y-Factor” configuration, sleek, eye-catching looks, and state of the art technologies have attracted international media raves since its worldwide launch in February 2007. Now making its official Vancouver Motorcycle Show debut, the Spyder is sure to be a major hit with show consumers, especially those looking for a new, totally different and more confident way to enjoy the open road.

The Can-Am Spyder roadster combines the best of two and four-wheeled rides, laced with the thrill of powersports vehicles. The result is an entirely new riding sensation on pavement. At its heart, the roadster delivers industry-leading, advanced technologies that work together to enhance dynamic control and stability, thereby creating a more sure-footed, confidence-inspiring ride.

“Our first buyers received their Premiere Edition of the Can-Am Spyder this fall from our inaugural production run,” said Claude Joncas, Can-Am Spyder Sales and Business Development Director, BRP. “As we increase our production in January 2008, BRP is looking forward to the excitement the Spyder roadster will generate at the Vancouver Motorcycle Show. The show will provide millions of Canadians the opportunity to touch one up close and personal, while the world over have only seen the Can-Am Spyder on TV or read about it in magazines or newspaper articles.”
A few highlights of the 2008 Can-Am Spyder roadster’s leading edge technology include:

Rotax 990
This proven Rotax® 990cc, V-twin liquid cooled engine delivers a strong push and responsive acceleration throughout the power band. With 106 horsepower, the Spyder can accelerate from 0 to 100 Km/Hr in 4.5 seconds.

Transmission Choices
SM5 - This 1 down - 4 up, 5-speed gearbox, created specifically for Spyder, features a true mechanical reverse. SE5 - This thumb-shift, electronic sequential transmission offers even greater ease of use with its ultra-smooth final belt drive gearing and easy maintenance.
Vehicle Stability System (VSS)
Developed in conjunction with Bosch, this innovative system integrates Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), and Stability Control System (SCS), into a state of the art ride.

Electronic Control Units
Five sophisticated on-board Electronic Control Units (ECUs) monitor a broad range of functions, from wheel slippage to digitally encoded security information.

Surrounding Spar Technology (SST)
This light and slim revolutionary frame provides a low center of gravity to enhance stability and handling. SST features a minimalist steel center beam, with minimized weld points, for greater structural integrity.

Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
This computer-programmed, variable power assist system optimizes the amount of steering effort required according to speed, load and torque.

Digitally Encoded Security System (DESS™)
To protect the Spyder from theft or other unauthorized use, the vehicle will not start unless the rider uses the correctly coded electronic key.

The 2008 Can-Am Spyder is available in Full Moon Silver or Millennium Yellow.
For more information about it, visit:

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately-held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorized recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo® and Lynx™ snowmobiles, Sea-Doo® watercraft and sport boats, Evinrude® and Johnson® outboard engines, direct injection technologies such as Evinrude E-TEC®, Can-Am™ all-terrain vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax® engines and karts.
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