I have been riding bikes since 1964 (my first one was a 1949 Indian Scout which I sold for $125
). My last bike was a BMW K1200GT which I rode to Nova Scotia last summer. I never got used to the high center of gravity which was made worse by my tent/sleeping bag/mattress strapped onto the back. As a result I dropped it 3-times during the trip. Also, in Nova Scotia, I saw mucho Can Am Spyders. After I dropped the BMW the third time, I said to myself that I wanted a Spyder.
So when I got back to Ohio I went looking for Spyders. I ended up purchasing a 2009 SM5 in September. Switching from two to three wheels did take some doing. I think I had to go several hundered miles before I became comfortable with the steering. The only other thing I would change is BRP's insistence that a right hand brake is not necessary. The FIRST mod I would make on any new Spyder would be to put a hand brake on that right. I have highway pegs and the few seconds(117 ft/sec at 80 mph) it takes to move a foot from the peg to the brake would permit you to move many feet in an emergency
If you had a hand brake, you could activate it immediately
Anyway I sold my 2009 SM5(for $11,000) and am waiting for my 2010 RT to come into the dealer.
Like Spyderman says, why drive anything else?