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post #1 of 14 Old Sep 11th, 2009, 8:32 am Thread Starter
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Spyder RT

Well, SWMBO just spotted the ad for the new Spyder RT on the back of Rider magazine and has declared that it may be time for the LT to go.

I must admit, it does look rather like an LT on steroids, so I think that a trip to the local BRP dealer is on the cards for a closer look.

Anyone taken a look yet? Thoughts?
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post #2 of 14 Old Sep 11th, 2009, 9:13 am
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Very impressive engineering, but It redefines UGLY.

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Very impressive engineering, but It redefines UGLY.
Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, as they say. I think it looks COOL!

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I have a friend who after bilateral knee replacement thought it would be a great answer to her concern over riding on 2 wheels. I have ridden it probably 1,500 miles or so. It is truly a lot of fun, but in no way replaces a motorcycle. You do not have that sensation of becoming one with the road and feeling the curves on the Spyder. I liken the riding technique on it to closer to the way you ride a snowmobile. Fun for something different, but I'm addicted to riding, and do not find it to be an acceptable substitute. Now if my choice came down to giving up riding all together, going to a trike or going to a Spyder the Spyder would win hands down in that competition.

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Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, as they say. I think it looks COOL!
I agree, I like the looks but my wife agrees with Wolfgang and I was hoping she'd want one for herself.
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post #6 of 14 Old Sep 12th, 2009, 11:23 pm
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Fred Rau and his wife Cherrie are riding a new RT WITH the trailer across the USA and Canada right now and posting about it with videos at www.spyderfred.com

It does look very interesting, but strange, kinda like the Victory Vision Tour

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W has one, which we have greatly farkelized, to the point of being similar, just with GIVI luggage, etc. As to riding it, I love it, too, and can hop back and forth from the LT to the Spyder easily. We will be keeping ours as is, since we BUILT it to our liking! Ok, maybe an audio system . . . . :-)

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I think it is pretty cool too. May need to test ride one and see how it rides.

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I think it is pretty cool too. May need to test ride one and see how it rides.
I find the SPYDER to be an amazing machine. I've not ridden one for any distance but have played with them on the range at our MSF school. The technology is truly state of the art. Almost impossible to get it to drift, skid, slide, lift an inside wheel in a turn, etc. It also goes like scat and stops even faster. I believe it's a great value for the price. I'm just not ready to give up the thrill of 2 wheels and I'm not a big fan of the near sport style riding position. However, if and when I'm ready to give up 2 wheels the SPYDER will definitely be on my short list.

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I've ridden one and they are an amazing machine, but, I'll stick with a motorcycle for the time being.


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I have both - my wife hated it until she rode it. Now it's a fight to see who gets to ride it...

It's the only way to go around town...really...
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I also hang out at SpyderTalk.com and they have just done a major event in the Smokies and had an RT there with a guy from Can-Am. Nothing but good things to say about it from what I read. It's a bit bigger than the first Spyders and has touring ergo's. The pillion seat is very nice and comfy. My wife even is interested in getting one as she is a little hesitant to ride on 2 wheels (with anyone). They run from 21-25K and there is also a 4K trailer made to match as well.
It's cool machine but, I'll always have a bike for my playtime though.
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It doesn't lean through corners, you have to steer it like a car. If you like that then go for it, but be sure that's really what you want.

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post #14 of 14 Old Oct 10th, 2009, 10:54 am
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Re: Spyder RT

I got to keep one for a week that my sister bought and played on it. It is a hoot to drive, but would in no way can replace my LT. If i could afford a second bike, maybe, but not as a replacement to two wheels. Keep wanting to lean into those curves and 3 wheeled bike won't lean. Anyway, was a lot of fun...
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