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2023 Can-Am Spyder and Ryker Updates

2023 Can-Am Spyder Ryker
2023 Can-Am Spyder F3-S Special Series in Monolith Black Satin

In addition to its unveiling of two electric motorcycles slated for release in 2024, BRP has announced updates to its 2023 lineup of Can-Am Spyder and Ryker three-wheeled on-road models.

Can-Am also reiterated its commitment to growing the number and diversity of on-road riders through its “We Can All Ride” campaign. According to BRP:

  • 71% of Can-Am three-wheel owners are new to powersports
  • 40% of Can-Am riders are women, the highest percentage of female riders in any of BRP’s product lines
  • The Can-Am Women of On-Road community now has more than 15,000 female riders
2023 Can-Am Spyder Ryker
2023 Can-Am Spyder and Ryker models

“Whether it’s for new entrants to the sport or for our community of passionate riders, we never stop looking for ways to innovate and improve the Can-Am experience,” said Martin Éthier, Global Marketing Director of Can-Am On-Road. “Our riders come from all over the world and from all walks of life, and we want our products to match that diversity by offering a fully curated experience that opens the road to all.”

2023 Can-Am Spyder F3 Lineup

The Can-Am Spyder F3 lineup includes five models:

Can-Am Spyder F3

2023 Can-Am Spyder Ryker
2023 Can-Am Spyder F3 in Steel Black Metallic

Starting at $23,099, the Can-Am Spyder F3 features a 115-hp Rotax ACE 1330cc in-line Triple engine with an Eco mode, a semi-automatic 6-speed transmission, a vehicle stability control system, relaxed cruiser-like comfort with the UFit System, 6.5 gallons of storage capacity, LED lighting, and a 4.5-inch digital display. For 2023, it’s available in Steel Black Metallic.

Can-Am Spyder F3-S Special Series

2023 Can-Am Spyder Ryker
2023 Can-Am Spyder F3-S Special Series in Manta Green

Starting at $26,299, Can-Am Spyder F3-S Special Series has the same features as the F3 plus a Super Sport grille, a gauge spoiler, a mono seat cowl, high-performance KYB shocks, a 7.8-inch digital display, and BRP Connect with vehicle-optimized smartphone apps. For 2023, it’s available in Manta Green and Monolith Black Satin with blue accents.

Can-Am Spyder F3-T

2023 Can-Am Spyder Ryker
2023 Can-Am Spyder F3-T in Petrol Metallic

Starting at $28,599, the Can-Am Spyder F3-T adds touring capability with a windscreen, cruise control, adjustable rear air suspension, hard saddlebags and a glove box with 21 gallons of total storage, towing capability, and the BRP Audio 4-speaker sound system with audio control keypad. For 2023, it’s available in a new Petrol Metallic colorway as well as Pearl White.

Can-Am Spyder F3 Limited

2023 Can-Am Spyder Ryker
2023 Can-Am Spyder F3 Limited in Plasma Red

Starting at $32,499, Can-Am Spyder F3 Limited adds extra touring capability and luxury with a top trunk with an integrated passenger backrest, 36.5 gallons of total storage, heated grips, footboards, and color-keyed Dark or Platinum (replacing Chrome) trims. For 2023, it’s available in Steel Black Metallic Platinum, Plasma Red Platinum, Monolith Black Satin Dark, and a new Petrol Metallic Dark colorway.

Can-Am Spyder F3 Limited Special Series

2023 Can-Am Spyder Ryker
2023 Can-Am Spyder F3 Limited Special Series in Mineral Blue

Starting at $35,599, Can-Am Spyder F3 Limited Special Series adds a comfort seat, a short-reach handlebar, auxiliary lights, 12-spoke wheels, a top case rack, and a Super Sport grille. For 2023, it’s available in new Mineral Blue and Petrol Metallic colorways, both with carbon black-colored parts and trim.

2023 Can-Am Spyder FT Lineup

The touring-ready Can-Am Spyder RT lineup includes three models:

Can-Am Spyder RT

2023 Can-Am Spyder Ryker
2023 Can-Am Spyder RT in Hyper Silver

Starting at $29,999, the Can-Am Spyder RT features a 115-hp Rotax ACE 1330cc in-line Triple engine with an Eco mode, a semi-automatic 6-speed transmission, a vehicle stability control system, touring footboards, an electric windscreen, a touring seat with extra lumbar support, heated grips, 31 gallons of storage capacity, a 7.8-inch digital display, BRP Connect with vehicle-optimized smartphone apps, and the BRP Audio 4-speaker sound system with audio control keypad. For 2023, it’s available in Petrol Metallic and Hyper Silver.

Can-Am Spyder RT Limited

2023 Can-Am Spyder Ryker
2023 Can-Am Spyder F3 Limited in Deep Marsala Metallic

Starting at $34,499, the Can-Am Spyder RT Limited has the same features as the RT plus self-leveling rear air suspension, a premium passenger backrest, heated seats and grips for the rider and passenger, 47 gallons of storage capacity with a LinQ-ready top case, premium BRP Audio 6-speaker sound system with audio control keypad, signature LED lights, color-keyed Dark or Platinum trims, and a lined and lit front cargo box. For 2023, it’s available in Carbon Black, Hyper Silver, Deep Marsala Metallic, and Petrol Metallic (Dark only).

Related Story: 2022 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited Road Test Review

Can-Am Spyder RT Sea-to-Sky

2023 Can-Am Spyder Ryker
2023 Can-Am Spyder RT Sea-to-Sky in Green Shadow

Starting at $37,499, the Can-Am Spyder RT Sea-to-Sky offers top-of-the-line luxury, with features for other RT models plus new, exclusive Green Shadow paint, a color-matched top case, 16-spoke wheels in a new Prosecco color, ultra-comfortable adaptive foam seats with lumbar support, and exclusive Prosecco-colored trim, Sea-to-Sky stitched seats, and Sea-to-Sky badging. It also features adjustable side wind deflectors and a colored rear panel for a sportier look when top case is removed.

New accessories for Spyder F3 and Spyder RT models include footboard lights and footboard risers for added comfort and accessibility for shorter riders.

2023 Can-Am Ryker Lineup

The smaller, sportier, more accessible, and more affordable Can-Am Ryker lineup includes three models:

Can-Am Ryker

2023 Can-Am Spyder Ryker
2023 Can-Am Spyder Ryker 600 in Icepop Blue

Starting at $11,399, the Can-Am Ryker features a Rotax 600cc 2-cylinder or 900cc 3-cylinder engine, an automatic CVT transmission with reverse, shaft final drive, a vehicle stability control, adjustable ergonomics, and a drift-friendly Sport Mode and fuel-saving Eco Mode (on 900cc model only). The Ryker is available with replaceable Panel Kits for a custom look, and 23 different options are available. New panel colorways for 2023 include Lemon Twist, Icepop Blue, Gold Rush, and Silver Lava.

Can-Am Ryker Sport

2023 Can-Am Spyder Ryker
2023 Can-Am Ryker Sport in Gold Rush

Starting at $15,099, the Can-Am Ryker Sport features all Rotax 900-spec Ryker features plus Sport model-exclusive styling, KYB HPG suspension (with front/rear adjustable preload and rear adjustable compression damping), a Sport comfort seat, a MAX Mount that adds long-haul cargo and passenger options, Sport Mode, and cruise control. Like the standard Ryker, the Sport is available with 23 different panel colorways, including four new ones for 2023.

Can-Am Ryker Rally

2023 Can-Am Spyder Ryker
2023 Can-Am Ryker Rally in Lemon Twist

Starting at $17,499, the Can-Am Ryker Rally features all Rotax 900-spec Ryker features plus stronger wheels, rally-ready tires, a pushbar, a skid plate, mud flaps, an intake with pre-filter, LED lights, an Akrapovič exhaust, a rally handlebar with handguards, a comfort seat, anti-slip footpegs, KYB HPG shocks with remote adjusters and an extra inch of travel, a MAX Mount that adds long-haul cargo and passenger options, Drift Mode for dirt-friendly cornering, and cruise control. Like the standard Ryker, the Sport is available with 23 different panel colorways, including four new ones for 2023.

2023 Can-Am Spyder Ryker
2023 Can-Am Ryker with accessory Circuit wheels

New Ryker accessories include Panel Kits, heated grips, Circuit wheels, a driver backrest, grille protection, and more.

Can-Am has also redesigned is line of exclusive apparel, which includes jackets, gloves, and helmets in a variety of styles for men and women.

For more information, visit the Can-Am On-Road website.


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Can-Am Unveils Two Electric Motorcycles

Can-Am Electric Motorcycle Pulse Origin
BRP has unveiled two all-electric motorcycles, the Can-Am Pulse streetbike and Can-Am Origin dual-sport. Both are scheduled for release in mid-2024.

Teased back in March, Can-Am finally unveiled two all-electric motorcycles during a global product reveal on August 7 at the annual Club BRP event. The models include the Can-Am Origin dual-sport and Can-Am Pulse streetbike, both slated to launch in mid-2024.

Detailed specs for the Origin and Pulse will not be released until August 2023, but BRP provided images of the futuristic-looking machines and company reps did a walk-around of the two prototypes during a virtual media briefing.

Related Story: 2022 Can-Am Spyder RT | Road Test Review

Can-Am Electric Motorcycle Pulse Origin
Can-Am Pulse

“Today, our story of innovation reaches new heights,” said José Boisjoli, President and CEO of BRP, at Club BRP 2023. “We have set out to reclaim our motorcycle heritage and are very proud to re-enter the market with the introduction of the first two models of our all-electric Can-Am motorcycle family. Half a century ago, Can-Am roared to victory on the track and the trail, and today, a legacy is reborn. In true BRP fashion, we are bringing our very own electric powerpack to our motorcycles, and crafting thrilling riding experiences for a whole new generation.”

Can-Am Electric Motorcycle Pulse Origin
Can-Am Origin

Both street-legal models will be powered by BRP’s all-new, proprietary Rotax E-Power technology, said to provide “highway-worthy speeds with plenty of horsepower and torque.”

They also share key design elements such as their distinctive LED headlights, large TFT displays, edgy white and gray bodywork, a bright yellow panel covering their battery packs, inverted forks, single-sided swingarms, single-disc brakes front and rear (with rather small front rotors), and solo seats. Rear cowls may cover pillion seats; passenger footpegs are not visible on either machine, but production versions will likely have passenger accommodations.

Can-Am Electric Motorcycle Pulse Origin
Left-side view of the Can-Am Origin shows its enclosed final drive. Chain or belt?

Setting the Can-Am Origin dual-sport apart from its streetbike sibling is rally-style bodywork, fork guards, and spoked wheels, in diameters that appear to be 21 inches in front and 18 inches out back, common sizes for off-road tires. The final drive is enclosed, and Can-Am reps would not reveal whether power is sent to the rear wheel via chain (used on nearly all dual-sports) or belt (used on many production electric bikes).

The Can-Am Pulse has the muscular stance of a streetfighter, with racy-looking cast wheels shod with sportbike rubber and a sculpted “tank” that keeps the bike’s profile in line with conventional gas-powered motorcycles.

According to BRP, both models will “showcase state-of-the art technology” and “offer a truly connected experience for riders.” The Origin and Pulse will be equipped with an on-board charger said to offer rapid charging times and easy charging at home or at automotive standard Level 2 charging stations.

BRP says the Rotax E-Power technology will “be at the heart of all BRP electric models, across all product lines – from water to snow, to dirt and asphalt.”

Full details about the Origin and Pulse will be revealed in August 2023 to coincide with Can-Am’s 50th anniversary. For more information, visit CanAmMotorcycle.com.


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International Female Ride Day in May 

Female riders around the world are being invited to take part in the 16th annual International Female Ride Day (IFRD) on Saturday May 7. 

The ride’s call to action “Just Ride!” asks women to be on their motorcycles or powered two and three-wheelers on the first Saturday of May each year. 

IFRD was created in 2007 by Vicki Gray, a lifetime motorcycling advocate, road, and race instructor.

Her purpose is to profile and highlight the many diverse female riders, build awareness and strive for parity for women in motorcycling.

Many motorcycle manufacturers are promoting the day, including Harley which has long marketed to women as a growth area given they are half the population but represent less than 20% of riders. In Australia it’s as low as 12%.

Another company promoting heavily to women and encouraging them to ride on IFRD is Can-Am, the makers of the three-wheeled Spyder and Ryker roadsters.

Women with the Can-Am Ryker

They have organised rides and ambassadors in Australia, the US, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

CanAm Global Consumer Public Relations Brian Manning says that because of their focus on growing female ridership, Can-Am is heavily involved.

“We have rides lined up all over the world plus a call-to-action out to our owners to hit the streets that day,” he says from Quebec. 

“We anticipate a lot of love from women coming together to celebrate their  mutual passion for riding.”

One of the biggest hurdles to riding often quoted by women is the fear of dropping a bike and not being able to pick it up.

It’s not an issue with a three-wheeler … and of course it’s not an issue if you learn properly and don’t drop the bike.

Nor is it really an issue if you know how to pick up a big bike as shown in this video.

However, it remains a hurdle that doesn’t exist for the Can-Am Spyder family.

Consequently, Can-Am claims a much higher proportion of female owners than any other brand.

More than 38% of their entry level three-wheeled Can-Am Ryker owners are female.

It’s about double the number of women who ride in the USA and about three times the female involvement in motorcycling in places such as Australia and Europe.

Can-Am’s success is the envy of other motorcycle companies which are gradually realising they should be targeting the forgotten half of the population.

That’s why they are organising rides for IFRD on May 7:

In Sydney, Can-Am Ambassador Helen Chik, editor of the popular lifestyle magazine, Grazia, will be riding her Ryker alongside others to celebrate the day.

  • Helen with her Ryker

    Canada

In Ontario, Olympic Games gold medalist and member of the Canadian National Women’s Hockey Team, Natalie Spooner, will join TV host, Sherry Holmes, for a group ride that’s open to Can-Am owners.

In Los Angeles, Can-Am ambassador, actress and model, Karrueche Tran, will host a ride with Can-Am Spyder and Ryker owners.

In 28 other cities around the U.S., the US Spyder Ryders owners’ group is holding rides to mark the occasion.

In the UK, Can-Am ambassador, Sophie Morgan, will be riding her Can-Am Ryker with others to take part in the day’s efforts.

In Lausanne, Switzerland, the Can-Am team based out of the BRP office there will be taking to the streets to celebrate.

In Germany, the Ladies Riding Class community, which counts about thirty members, will also hit the road for the occasion. 

  • Latin America

In Puerto Rico, singer-songwriter, Calma Carmona, will also participate in a “GRRRL Ride” event behind the handlebars of her Can-Am Ryker.

Can-Am is inviting all women riders to “Just Ride” on May 7 to celebrate IFRD along with these riders. If you do, use #IFRD2022 to be part of the movement! 

Click here for more about the Can-Am Women of On-Road program and the brand’s participation in IFRD.

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Can-Am to Support International Female Ride Day

Can-Am International Female Ride Day

On Saturday, May 7, powersports manufacturer leader BRP and its Can-Am team will proudly take to the streets alongside female riders in more than 50 communities around the world as part of the 16th annual International Female Ride Day (IFRD). From the U.S. and Canada to Europe, Asia, and Latin America, Can-Am employees, ambassadors, dealers, and vehicle owners will ride together and celebrate the importance of female riders and their positive contributions to the industry.

This marks the third consecutive year that Can-Am will be an official supporter and partner of IFRD, and it will be the brand’s biggest push yet. The IFRD partnership is synonymous with Can-Am’s acclaimed Women of On-Road program, which addresses barriers-to-entry for female riders through rider education and mentorship. That program has been incredibly successful, resulting in nearly 38% of Can-Am owners being female, significantly outpacing the industry average of 22%.

RELATED: Can-Am Spyder F3 Limited Road Test Review

“The open road should be open for all. Period,” said Martin Ethier, Director, Global Marketing at Can-Am On-Road. “International Female Ride Day is a celebration of that, and we’re proud to be a corporate partner. This year, we are truly globalizing our involvement and we can’t wait to watch so many incredible female riders come together to celebrate their shared passion of riding.”

Can-Am International Female Ride Day

Ahead of IFRD, Can-Am will host fellow Canadian and IFRD founder Vicki Gray at its corporate headquarters in Quebec. While there, Gray will have a chance to meet and ride with many of the incredible female Can-Am employees who inspire and manage the Women of On-Road program.

“It’s great to have the support and involvement again from Can-Am as one of the IFRD official partners. I really look forward to meeting the team and taking a ride together,” said Gray. “Can-Am is likewise dedicated to promoting and highlighting women riders and to making a positive difference for women in motorcycling and powersports everywhere. Together we are making advancements in this segment.

A sample of some of the Can-Am IFRD rides taking place on May 7, 2022:

Canada

  • In Ontario, Olympic Games gold medalist and member of the Canadian National Women’s Hockey Team, Natalie Spooner, will join TV host, Sherry Holmes, for a group ride that’s open to Can-Am owners.

USA

  • In Los Angeles, Can-Am ambassador, actress, and model Karrueche Tran will host a ride with Can-Am Spyder and Ryker owners.
  • In 28 other cities around the U.S., the US Spyder Ryders owners’ group is holding rides to mark the occasion.

EMEA

  • In the UK, Can-Am ambassador Sophie Morgan will be riding her Can-Am Ryker with others to take part in the day’s efforts.
  • In Lausanne, Switzerland, the Can-Am team based out of the BRP office there will be taking to the streets to celebrate.
  • In Germany, the Ladies Riding Class community, which counts about 30 members, will also hit the road for the occasion.

APAC

  • In Sydney, Australia, Can-Am Ambassador Helen Chik editor of the popular lifestyle magazine Grazia will be riding her Ryker alongside others to celebrate the day.

LATAM

  • In Puerto Rico, singer-songwriter Calma Carmona will also participate in a “GRRRL Ride” event behind the handlebars of her Can-Am Ryker.

Can-Am is inviting all women riders to “Just Ride” on May 7 to celebrate IFRD along with these riders. If you do, use #IFRD2022 to be part of the movement!

Click here for more about the Can-Am Women of On-Road program and the brand’s participation in IFRD. And to learn more about Can-Am On-Road including vehicle lineup, accessories, and product specs, as well as the numerous programs in place to empower and support our passionate owners’ community, please go to CanAmOnRoad.com and follow us on social media @canamonroad, or join our Women of On-Road Facebook Group which now counts more than 13,000 members.

More About International Female Ride Day
International Female Ride Day is a globally synchronized ride day for women motorcycle riders and women powersport enthusiasts. Referred to as a “movement” by its participants, its call to action, “Just Ride!” asks women to be on their motorcycles or powersports vehicles on the first Saturday of May each year. Created in 2007 by Vicki Gray, a lifetime motorcycling advocate, road, and race instructor – with the purpose to profile and highlight the many diverse women enjoying the activity of motorcycling. Its mission, among several, is to that of building awareness and parity for women globally across all forms of motorsport and powersports. IFRD simultaneously encourages other women to take up the activity. The event is managed under the MOTORESS® canopy.

To learn more, visit the official IFRD website.

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Can-Am to Launch All-Electric Motorcycles

Can-Am electric motorcycle

BRP has announced that the iconic Can-Am brand, which currently includes Spyder and Ryker three-wheelers and four-wheeled ATVs and side-by-sides, will return to its motorcycle roots. To mark the 50th anniversary of the Can-Am brand, BRP will launch a family of electric two-wheel motorcycles.

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“With the motorcycle industry shifting to electric, we saw an opportunity to reclaim our motorcycle heritage and to re-enter the market,” said José Boisjoli, President and CEO of BRP. “This new product category is extremely important to us, and we are thrilled that Can-Am motorcycles are the first EV models in BRP’s electric lineup to be confirmed to consumers. Many of us have very fond memories of riding the early dirtbike models, and now we look forward to building on the rich history of the Can-Am brand to inspire and impress a new generation of motorcyclists and electric vehicle enthusiasts.”

So far, BRP has provided only the teaser photo above and a teaser video, which you can watch below:

BRP says the first models of the complete, all-electric lineup will be available in mid-2024. Based on the teaser photo, the lineup will include a roadster and an adventure bike. Bikes on the far right are harder to identify, but may include a cruiser and an all-electric version of the Spyder or Ryker three-wheelers.

The first Can-Am motorcycle was introduced in 1973 and the brand became a dominant force in motocross and endurance racing. The success elevated the brand to an iconic status right from the start. Half a century later, BRP says the new products have been developed with many different riders in mind, more specifically for those who crave adventure, seek the thrill of the open road, long for a quiet ride in the country, or want to liven up the city streets. BRP says riders can expect these new state-of-the-art electric Can-Am motorcycles to be perfect for everyday commuting and, to stay true to the track-and-trail heritage of the brand, recreational on- and off-road riding.

For more information, visit brp.com.

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Can-Am confirms electric bikes for Oz

A week after Canadian Powersports company Can-Am announced a range of four electric two-wheelers, the company has confirmed they will be available in Australia.

“I can confirm that they will be available in your part of the world,” Can-Am, Global Consumer PR Brian Manning told me.

“We are (not) disclosing any timing or pricing information yet.”

That’s a big move for electric two-wheelers in Australia whose market supply is currently limited to mainly electric scooters.

The Australian-designed Savic C-Series electric motorcycle has not yet hit the market while Sydney-based Fonzarelli only makes scooters and midi-sized bikes, and Perth-based company Vmoto imports a Ducati-branded Chinese-made electric scooter through Urban Moto Imports for under $5000.

The only major motorcycle companies importing electric motorcycles to Australia are Harley-Davidson with their LiveWire and Energica  imported by Australian Electric Motor Co.

The announcement that Can-Am will return to its motorcycle roots with a product lineup that will be completely electric is big news not only for our market, but around the world.

Can-Am is produced by Canadian company Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) which also makes jet skis, ATVs, snow mobiles and the Can-Am Spyder range of three-wheeler roadsters.

So far there are few details except a launch date of mid-2024 and a silhouette image of four bikes.

From left, it looks like a streetfighter, an adventure bike and two cruisers.

Can-Am electric bikes

The official Can-Am press release simply says:

Riders can expect these new state-of-the-art electric Can-Am motorcycles to be perfect for everyday commuting and, to stay true to the track & trail heritage of the brand, recreational on- and off-road riding.

BRP boss José Boisjoli says the return to motorcycling coincides with the company’s 50th anniversary.

”With the motorcycle industry shifting to electric, we saw an opportunity to reclaim our motorcycle heritage and to re-enter the market,” he says. 

“This new product category is extremely important to us, and we are thrilled that Can-Am motorcycles are the first EV models in BRP’s electric lineup to be confirmed to consumers. 

“Many of us have very fond memories of riding the early dirt bike models, and now we look forward to building on the rich history of the Can-Am brand to inspire and impress a new generation of motorcyclists and electric vehicle enthusiasts.”

The first Can-Am motorcycles were enduro and motocross models in 1973.

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Wheel May Drop Off Can-Am Ryker

BRP Australia has issued a recall for their entry-level Can-Am Ryker three-wheeler roadster because a front wheel may drop off.

Riders have been advised to stop riding their Ryker, according to the official recall notice issued through the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission.

The issue only affects 30 of this year’s models sold between March 27 and September 26.

Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) of affected vehicles are listed at the end of this article.

The notice says the front wheels assembly may not have been installed properly, referring to the amount of torque applied to the installation of a red locking clip (pictured below).

Can-Am Ryker recall

“This could result in a wheel loss, reducing the vehicles handling and control,” the notice quaintly asserts. “This increases the risk of an accident, potentially leading to serious injury or death of the rider or other road users.

“Do not ride your vehicle until it has been inspected and repaired.”

BRP will contact owners by mail and arrange to repair involved vehicles, free of charge.

The company has only issued three other recalls in Australia for their Spyders, twice for brake defects and once for the vehicle bursting into flames.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ON RECALLS

It’s important to know your legal rights on recalls. Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

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Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

VINS of affected vehicles:

3JB2FEF12LJ000964
3JB2FEF18LJ000967
3JB2FEF11LJ000986
3JB2FEF17LJ000975
3JB2FEF11LJ001197
3JB2FEF11LJ001202
3JB2FEF13LJ001198
3JB2FEF13LJ001203
3JB2FEF18LJ001200
3JB2FEF1XLJ001201
3JB2FEF10LJ001868
3JB2FEF12LJ001869
3JB2FEF12LJ001872
3JB2FEF19LJ001867
3JB2FEF15LJ002370
3JB2FEF17LJ002371
3JB2FEF19LJ002369
3JB2FEF19LJ002372
3JB2FEF10LJ002924
3JB2FEF13LJ002920
3JB2FEF14LJ002926
3JB2FEF16LJ002927
3JB2FEF17LJ002922
3JB2FEF18LJ002928
3JB2FEF18LJ002931
3JB2FEF10LJ003295
3JB2FEF12LJ003296
3JB2FEF19LJ003294
3JB2FEF11LJ003371
3JB2FEF15LJ003373

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Mentorship program for Spyder women

Forget about Spiderman, watch out for Spyder women as the roadster company introduces a mentorship program to get more women riding.

Although there are slightly more women in the world than men, they represent only 10-20% of riders, depending on country.

For the motorcycle industry to thrive, they need to reach out to this under-represented group.

Mentorship program

That is exactly what the Can-Am Women’s Mentorship Program is doing.

Company spokeswoman Amelie Forcier tells us the inclusivity and education program is designed and led by women to inspire more women to overcome the barriers that prevent them from riding.

“Our mentors are an incredible group of inspiring women with diverse backgrounds and levels of riding experience,” she says.

“The Women’s Mentorship Program is for female riders around the world. We have had members from Australia and New Zealand join our Facebook group.”

In the US, women can also go through their Can-Am Rider Education Program for as little as $US50 (more details on the promo here).

Ryker attracts

Meanwhile, the entry level three-wheeled Can-Am Ryker is proving a “hit” with women, says Can-Am On-Road Australian PR Brian Manning.

While women riders are about 10-12% of the Australian riding population, 25% of Ryker owners are women.

The Ryker comes in three versions: a LAMS 600cc version for $A14,899 (standard colour); a 900cc version at $A17,299 (standard colour); and a 900cc off-road Rally Edition at $A18,999 (ride away prices).Can-Am Ryker

Brian says Australia’s Learner-Approved Motorcycle Scheme has provided the company with an opportunity for new riders, especially women, to own a Ryker.

“That is why 60% of sales are the 600cc model,” he says.

Females love the ease of use and the customisation.”

Training focus

Brian says they have had a focus on rider training in North America and have plans to extend to other countries.

So far more than 20,000 people have gone through Can-Am Rider Education at 193 riding schools in North America.

Brian says about half are female.

“We are implementing a training program in NZ similar to what has been done in North America,” he says.

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Can-Am Spyder RT recall on brake fault

Bombardier Recreational Products has issued a global recall on the three-wheel 2020 Can-Am Spyder RT for a possible brake issue. 

Although the official notice has not yet been published in by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, BRP Australia spokesman Brian Manning says

the global recall “likely impacts VINs in Australia”.

He says owners can access this US site and enter their Vehicle Identification Number to see if their roadster is included.

Spyder RT recall

20202 Can-Am Spyder RT

The safety recall report says that a faulty brake mechanism support could cause the Spyder RT to lose braking capacity.

The support designed to hold the braking mechanism shows shrinkage cavities—a flaw that forms during the component’s molding process.

This can cause the piece to be weaker than usual, depending on where the cavities formed, and reduce its resistance.  

Should a higher-than-normal pressure be applied to the brake pedal, the support could potentially break, severing the link between the brake pedal and the rear braking system. 

Obviously, this could have disastrous consequences.

The component is new for 2020 and the flaw was discovered during the assembly process.

Dealers have been notified of this issue and the recall is expected to begin next month.

Most owners won’t be able to ride them in the current pandemic lockdown, but they should be careful with the brakes and bring the RT in to be fixed.

Dealers will install a bracket to solidify the faulty component, free of charge.  

The Can-Am Spyder has not had a recall since 2013 where there were recalls for spontaneous fires and brake issues.

Even though manufacturers and importers usually contact owners when a recall is issued, the bike may have been sold privately to a rider unknown to the company.

Therefore, Motorbike Writer publishes all motorcycle and scooter recalls as a service to all riders.

If you believe there is an endemic problem with your bike that should be recalled, contact the ACCC on 1300 302 502.

To check whether your motorcycle has been recalled, click on these sites:

• Australia

• USA

• New Zealand

• Canada

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com

Ryker roadster is a ‘hit’ among women

The entry level three-wheeled Can-Am Ryker is proving a “hit” with women, says Can-Am On-Road PR Brian Manning.

While women riders are about 10-12% of the riding population, 30$% of Ryker owners are women.

In Australia it is slightly down at 25%, but that is still more than double the percentage of female motorcycle ownership.

The Ryker comes in three versions: a LAMS 600cc version for $A14,899 (standard colour); a 900cc version at $A17,299 (standard colour); and a 900cc off-road Rally Edition at $A18,999 (ride away prices).Can-Am Ryker

That compares with the current 1330cc Can-Am Spyders which start at $19,990 for the RS and range up to $39,590 for the RT-S.

Brian says about 42% of Ryker owners are new to riding, but in Australia it’s a whopping 54%.

Perhaps the three-wheeled roadster is the saviour of motorcycling! After all, in Australia, the Can-Am Spyder and Ryker are classed as motorcycles and riders require a motorcycle licence.

“It’s accomplishing a phenomenon badly needed in the industry — significant growth fuelled by new, younger, and more diverse riders,” he says.

No, this isn’t two wheels, but it’s a hell of a lot of fun to ride. Just a different type of fun. And everybody should have access to the incredible thrill of riding.”

He says Australia’s Learner-Approved Motorcycle Scheme has provided the company with an opportunity for new riders to own a Ryker.

“That is why 60% of sales are the 600cc model,” he says.

Females love the ease of use and the customisation.”

Training focus

Brian says they have had a focus on rider training in North America and have plans to extend to other countries.

So far more than 20,000 people have gone through Can-Am Rider Education at 193 riding schools in North America.

Brian says about half are female.

“We are implementing a training program in NZ similar to what it has been done in North America,” he says.

Source: MotorbikeWriter.com