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2011 Can-Am Spyder RT Comparison Photo Gallery

View photos of Can-Am’s premium grade three-wheeled touring steed as it goes up against the Honda Gold Wing and BMW K1600 GTL motorcycles. Read more about it in the 2011 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited Comparison Video.

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2011 Can-Am Spyder RT dyno chart.
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2011 Luxury Touring Motorcycle Shootout horsepower dyno.
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The Can-Am Spyder RT offers considerable lateral grip in corners but the rider needs to be very smooth with the controls to avoid the stability control activating thereby upsetting the chassis.
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2011 Luxury Touring Motorcycle Shootout
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The Can-Am is about 50% wider than a standard luxury touring motorcycle.
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Motorcycle-USA tests three top luxury touring mounts on the way to Laguna Seca for the Red Bull USGP at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
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Bixby bridge near Monterey, California on the way to Laguna Seca – 2011 Luxury Motorcycle Touring Shootout.
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The Can-Am Spyder RT is a very comfortable machine delivering a plush ride over most road surfaces.
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The Can-Am RT experiences minimal body roll through turns due in part to its stability control system which activates rather abruptly if the rider isn’t smooth at the controls.
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Passing through Paso Robles, California enroute to Laguna Seca during the 2011 Luxury Touring Motorcycle Shootout.
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We’re fans of the Spyder RT’s styling.
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The Spyder is extremely thirsty in terms of fuel. We only achieved an average of 22.6 mpg which equated to a range of only 149 miles.
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The Spyder RT features automotive-derived front suspension and brakes.
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The Spyder RT offers an incredible amount of storage capacity. Pictured here is the rear trunk.
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The Spyder RT features an electronically adjustable windshield.
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The Spyder RT cockpit is open and all of the controls are place logically.
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Instrumentation is easy to read but not quite as slick looking as the BMW or Honda.
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A view of the left handlebar controls. Here the rider can work through the menu/audio system, adjust the height of the windshield and shift gears.
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The Spyder RT’s front trunk is very deep allowing riders to pack lots of gear on trips.
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Engine power is transferred to the back tire via a maintenance-free belt final drive.
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Contrary to a motorcycle the Spyder RT requires the rider to pull on the desired side of the handlebar to initiate a turn.
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The Can-Am Spyder RT Limited is priced at $28,099.
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Power steering assist helps reduce the effort it takes to turn the Can-Am yet it still is nowhere as nimble as the BMW or Honda.
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With a full tank of fuel the Can-Am Spyder RT weighs in excess of 1000 pounds.
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The Cam-Am Spyder RT has a tendency to follow the camber of the road which in turn requires the rider to constantly put in corrective steering pressure to the handlebar in order to stay in their lane.
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2011 Luxury Touring Motorcycle Shootout torque dyno.