Trike with attitude: the Spyder

Feb 10, 2007
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To most people, a trike is a three-wheeled starter bike for young children - something that they won't topple over on every thirty seconds.  To American brand BRP, however, it's an opportunity to slap a gutsy engine on a three-wheeled sports frame and hence come up with the Can-Am Spyder: a 697lb way to very easily lose your licence under a barrage of speeding tickets.

Essentially a 998cc, 106bhp 2-cylinder engine surrounded by minimalist body-work and a choice of mechanical or electrical 5-speed gearbox, you'd need to be pretty hardcore to use it as a daily driver.  Still, the $14,999 price tag doesn't push the Spyder out of the "weekend fun" category.

Spyder Trike

Thankfully they're planning a European launch, hitting France and Spain in 2008 and worldwide in three to four years. 

Spyder trike

Spyder [via Jalopnik]


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