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Another HPT - Bombardier 'Can-Am Spyder'.

 
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Bandit Bill



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:26 pm    Post subject: Another HPT - Bombardier 'Can-Am Spyder'. Reply with quote

http://www.opentheroad.com/

I'm digging it.

Spy photo's were circulating the net earlier this year from Deals Gap.

Bombardier unveiled it on the site above earlier this week.

$15k USD/$18k CDN projected price.

I like it on a visceral level .. i can't put words to it, i just like it.

What say you? yay, or nay?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bill asked:
>>What say you? yay, or nay?<<
Claude answers:
It ain't no sidecar.
For a t..t...t..trike it looks good, probably handles well and seems to be priced okay...BUT.....it ain't no sidecar rig.
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Paul



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:24 pm    Post subject: Zzzzzzz Reply with quote

106 horsepower to lug around 700 pounds, plus rider? I'm bored.

No good way to increase that power, either - it's the new Rotax twin, so there aren't any aftermarket parts, and with the belt final drive you can't drop in a real motor. So you're stuck with middleweight performance.

And power steering.... that just scares me.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2007 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya know with all the 'tuner cars' being so popular today and with all the poower they are getting out of them is seems that one of them would be the way to go as a base to build a reverse trike. POWER to spare and POWER to play might make the blues go away.
Still not a sidecar though Smile
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Moike the Squid



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd rather pimp this... Yamaha R1 power baby. Compact, lightweight, made with three wheels just for the US to be 'legal'.



And if three wheels isn't your bag... And you live in a country that's less crazy about the number of wheels on a vehicle. They make a quad.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the mower deck attached to the bottom adjustable? Big Grin
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JayBoy wrote:
Is the mower deck attached to the bottom adjustable? Big Grin

That's so funny. That's so funny. That's so funny. That's so funny. That's so funny.
That's so funny. That's so funny. That's so funny. That's so funny. That's so funny.
That's so funny. That's so funny. That's so funny. That's so funny. That's so funny.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Click here:
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Dar



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2007 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got the April Cycle World today - they took a ride on the Can-Am and seem a little baffled about what it is. Question Question Question
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rider magazine did a short test on the Can Am. Seems it has a traction control that even cuts power if your to hot in a corner, to keep you from lifting the inside wheel.

It will allow some rear wheel slip at low speeds.

A bat turm would probably shut it down.

I hate it when my vehicles are smarter than me.

To quote Paul "I'm bored"
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's so funny.
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