Since I'm keen to try anything once I recently took advantage of an oportunity to take an extended test ride of a Spyder - What can I say...apart from the fact that I think these abominations should be banned from the road as totally hazardous. As The Bard himself once put it - these things are neither "fish nor fowl". They seem to combine the worst handling features of some road transport types & the benefits of none. Anyone thinking of buying a Spyder ex the real motorcycle world should know in advance that all these pigs have in common with a motorcycle is the fact that you sit on it, hold on to a pair of handlebars...and will most likely be in real need of all your motorcycle protective gear when you have the inevitable "off". The Spyder bumps steers atrociously, cornering is a battle of defying physics & they look as ugly as sin. Engineering design wise they have a huge defect in the steering area - if the designers were smart & interested in safety they should adopt the Piagio 3 wheeler scooter design. Amazingly none of the worlds motorcycle or automobile press have identified the laughable inadequacies of the Spyder which makes me think that the publications that print these tests are too afraid of upsetting the manufacturer & jepardising advertising revenue...or maybe I've missed the point - like perhaps there is a worldwide market for products for the unwise!