Hi, my name is Lindy, and I'm picking up my first Spyder tomorrow!
Yes, saddlebags are an aftermarket option with RS's (standard on the RT's). Can Am has their own and then there's Givi which I have. Probably the best looking ones are from Corbin. They are made the same color as your Spyder and look like they were molded into the body. They are a bit bigger than the Givi's. Totally gorgeous. The Givi's have an advantage I like very much however. When you remove them which is easy, they become hard suitcases with handles. Get to the motel just disconnect and carry your "luggage" inside. DavidThanks for the welcome, Bob!! By the time we got her home last night, it was dark and too late for me to ride - I prefer all the advantages I can get until I get used to her. Tonight when I got home from work we geared up and took off. It was different at first, but I quickly got used to the feel. The seat is very comfortable; I've got tailbone issues, and didn't have any pain from riding at all. Nice!
We were out for about an hour, I guess. The lack of a hand brake had me grabbing air for awhile, but I think I've already gotten the hang of not doing that. Hope that doesn't cause problems when I try to ride a bike!!
I also paid attention to the sheer number of people who gave themselves whiplash looking. There were a lot of them!!
David, red is nice, too! Congrats! Are the saddlebags something that can be added after-market? I've got plenty of space in the trunk, but my husband would like a Spyder with all of the extra storage space.
Ah, great! Thanks, that explains it, then!!The GS and RS models are the same. They changed to "RS" to line up better with the new RT model last year.
Well, if you want a Limited then you would have to order it as you said. I don't think they have yet had one in stock and I have been in there several times in the past couple of months. However they do keep RS's and RT's on the showroom floor - several different flavors. Have you tried Mountain Motorsports in Kodak? Never been by there but have seen them from the road and have looked at their website. Alcoa Goodtimes is just a few minutes from home, Mountain Motorsports is about 45 minutes. DavidI went by the dealership there on Pellissippi Hwy and they told me if I wanted something that wasn't in their show room it would take up to 3 months. I am thinking of the new Limited one.