So That's What That Was: The Can-Am Spyder

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When pics of that unidentified trike — shot during a burn through Tail of the Dragon — hit earlier this year, the kids were abuzz. Had BMW taken over Volkswagen's GX3 mantle and built a three-wheeler for the sporting set? Turns out, as the New York Times reported yesterday, the mystery bike was called the Spyder, a product of the Sea/Ski Doo people, Bombardier Recreational Products of Canada. That company relaunched the Can-Am brand this year as a maker of ATVs and this thing. It's powered by a 106-hp V-Twin and comes with traction and stability control and antilock brakes, all for around $15,000. We'll know more when the trike launches officially later this week.


A Tricycle for Adult Situations [The New York TImes]

[Can-Am Spyder Roadster]

Spy Photos: Was Ist Dis Trike? [internal]

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Al Navarro

I was alluding to Colin Chapman's description of a Seven, of course. And FWIW, my Seven has no airbags (noting this will prompt waves of laughter from other is the 7 community).

I also think I'd look about 3000% dorkier riding around on one of these than either a motorcycle or a Seven. The GX3 concept, on the other hand, would have been fierce.