• Feb 12th 2007 at 3:57PM
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Did you enjoy our latest look at three-wheeled oddities? If so, and you think you may be a candidate for such a machine, click here and check out the Can-Am Spyder. The slightly bug-eyed vehicle uses a three-wheeled design that we have seen in many concept vehicles lately, but not many production vehicles. This arrangement is inherently more stable than the old Honda ATC's from the '80s with its single front wheel.

One reason manufacturers are interesting in three wheels is that all vehicles sold in the U.S. with three wheels are considered motorcycles, which are much easier to get on the road than automobiles are. What this means is that in States where you need to wear a helmet on two wheels, you will also need one for three. Also, you are able to ride on the carpool lanes and park in motorcycle only spots. There are benefits and drawbacks to the design, but at least the industry is not afraid of trying new things.

Why is this being featured here on Autobloggreen? Simple: performance. How is that? Well, the power to weight ratio of this vehicle will be up there with supercars. Unfortunately for those who love high performance, their high power comes at the price of gas mileage. With the expected 1.0 liter V-Twin engine sourced from Rotax, and currently in use in Aprilia sportbikes, the vehicle should return over 30 miles per gallon. That makes this vehicle rather efficient in comparison to the performance vehicles it will be capable of hanging with.

Interested? Write a check for about $15 thousand and wait until April, when the first dealers will get their Spyders. Check out our gallery for high quality background capable images!

[Source: Can-Am]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      Is there a way to check how far along your bike is coming? Mine has been on order for over two months, my dealer is in Tampa, FL. They called me last Friday & told me that the St. Petersburg dealer had gotten two in, and someone had backed out. Did I want one? I asked to get one of them. Five minutes later he called me back. It had been sold. Did it get get sold to someone off the street?

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      Are there any lawyers in this BLOG? Can you spell "CLASS ACTION" ? These people are walking on very thin ice. My patience is running very low. I want my bike!!!

      • 8 Years Ago
      What, no mention here of the Campagna T-Rex? It has been on the market for a few years, as far as I know. It does put you in a more car-like driving position, but I think it still has somewhat motorcycle-like controls.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Where can I put in an order for the Spyder?
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