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By • Jan 5th, 2011 • Category: Vehicles

Bombardier Recreational Products has introduced the new Spyder RT Limited roadster, an ultra-luxurious touring model with an integrated GPS, semi-rigid travel bags, travel cover and striking Pearl White coloration. The 2011 Limited Edition Spyder RT features several new modifications for long-distance touring and electronically adjusted rear suspension.The RT Limited edition will available options for the 2011 Can-Am Spyder lineup besides the Spyder RT, Spyder RT-S Viper Red color, Spyder RT Audio & Convenience.

There’s little doubt that the three-wheeled bike Can-Am Spyder has become a major hit with consumers. Offering superb stability and handling with the benefits of open-air riding, the Spyder’s unique design has undergone a series of revamps each year. Following three successful years of production and after the latest release of the 2010 Can-Am Spyder RT touring roadster, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) has revolutionized its already unique machine once again with the release of its Spyder RT Limited Edition roadster for 2011.


In addition to the RT-S version’s upgraded audio system, fog lamps, LED lighting and electronically-adjustable auto-leveling rear air suspension, the RT Limited comes equipped with a Garmin Zumo 660 GPS with custom handlebar mount, embroidered seat four semi-rigid travel bags and a travel cover. The Can-Am Spyder RT Limited will also come standard with the SE5 5-speed semi-automatic with reverse transmission (available as an option on the RT Audio & Convenience and RT-S) . 

All 2011 Can-Am Spyder RT models received an updated front suspension intended to reduce body roll. According to BRP, new electric height windshield and wind deflectors help keep riders cool without compromising wind protection.

At the center of the roadster’s design is the Rotax 991 electronically fuel injected V-Twin engine. Capable of  a claimed 100 hp and 80 lb-ft of torque at 5000 rpm, the machine is powerful enough to haul a full load while making passes.

The RT Spyder also comes with cruise control as an added comfort and most models are available with a five-speed semi-automatic electronic transmission that changes gears with the press of a button. Dynamic power steering is available to assist with the Spyder’s handling at different speeds.


Designed to be a comfortable long-distance cruiser, the 2011 Spyder RT puts the rider in an upright riding position while providing excellent wind protection. If the 41-gallon storage capacity is not enough, the optional RT-622 trailer option adds another 165 gallons. The trailers are conveniently available in matching color schemes and the Vehicle Stability System aboard the RT is capable of compensating for the addded weight. BRP has also incorporated multiple improvements in the front suspension of the 2011 RT model which reduces body roll while cornering.
The handlebar-mounted Garmin Zumo 660 GPS unit is fully integrated with the Roadster’s audio system, allowing turn-by-turn instructions to be heard through the bike’s speakers. The GPS unit is also removable for storage while not being used. 2011 CAN-AM SPYDER RT LIMITED EDITION

Engine: BRP-Rotax
Type: 998cc liquid-cooled V-Twin, DOHC w/ 4 valves per cylinder
Bore/Stroke: 97 mm X 68mm
Max Output: 100 hp @ 7500 RPM
Max Torque: 80 lb-ft @ 5000 RPM
Starter: Electric
Front Suspension: Double A-Arm with anti-roll bar and 5.94-in. travel
Rear Suspension: Swing-arm with pneumatic adjustable preload and 5.71-in. travel
Chassis: SST Spyder (Surrounding Spar Technology)
Brake Type: Foot-actuated, fully integrated hydraulic 3-wheel braking system
Front Braking System: 4-piston calipers w/ 250 mm x 6 mm discs
Rear Braking System: Single-piston sliding pins caliper w/ 250 mm x 6 mm disc
ABS: Anti-lock Braking System
Parking Brake: Electro-mechanical system engages the rear caliper
Claimed Dry Weight: 929 lbs
Front Max Load Capacity: 35 lbs
Total Vehicle Load Allowed: 525 lbs
Fuel Capacity: 6.6 U.S. gal.
Ground Clearance: 4.5-in.
Seat Height: 30.4 in.
Wheelbase: 67.2-in.
MSRP: $28,099

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