2015 Can-Am Spyder F3S Review
CRUISING RIDING POSITION, CUSTOM FIT AND PERFORMANCE FOR A THRILLING RIDE…
The cruising riding position of the Spyder F3-S – customized just for you with the new UFit System – enables you to sit back and confidently take in the scenery…or the stares from onlookers. They’ll look extra long at the machined deep black high gloss front wheels, red accents and added fender lighting. And with its Rotax 1330 ACE engine, Y-frame design and seven automotive technologies, you can count on a thrilling and confident ride.
BRP presents the 2015 Can-Am Spyder F3 roadster, a major evolution in riding – in both design and substance – for all open-air riders. The new Spyder F3 introduces a muscular design, cruising-riding position and custom fit for a thrilling ride, representing the latest industry-leading innovation from BRP and the Can-Am Spyder roadster.
The Spyder F3 comes with the proven Rotax 1330 ACE engine, which offers an exciting blend of power and torque, underlined by a new signature exhaust note. Additionally, the Spyder F3 features the exclusive UFit system, allowing riders to personalize their Spyder F3 with customized peg positions and handlebar options to express their own personality and riding style. The personalization is enhanced further by a range of new parts, accessories, clothing and hero packages, including the Touring Escape, Muscle Attitude and Urban Nights packages.
The backbone of the Spyder F3 is the Can-Am Spyder signature Y-frame design and an advanced Vehicle Stability System, developed in partnership with Bosch, which includes traction control, stability control, and anti-lock brakes. The result is precise handling and stability. Add the Spyder F3 low centre of gravity and cruising-riding position, and the rider gets unprecedented control to enjoy the freedom of the open road. As with all Can-Am Spyder models, the Spyder F3 offers both manual and semi-automatic transmissions.
“The Spyder F3 represents the next era for the Can-Am Spyder line-up and for on-road riding as a whole,” said Chris Dawson, vice-president and general manager – Global Sales and Consumer Experience division. “The Spyder F3 truly delivers a soul-stirring riding experience, combining a muscular design, a custom-fit cruising-riding position, and an advanced stability system for one incredible ride. You have to ride it to believe it.”
2015 Can-Am Spyder F3S – Key Features
Unique “S” trim signature
Machined deep Black high gloss front wheels
Black Suede seat with Red stitching
Premium front fenders with LED running lights
Electronic cruise control
PLUS ALL SPYDER F3 FEATURES:
New cruising-riding position and muscle design
• Exclusive UFit system for custom-fit peg and handlebar positions
• Proven Rotax 1330 ACE engine and advanced Vehicle Stability System
• Striking new line-up colors and first-ever Special Series
Rotax 1330 ACE in-line 3 cylinders, high torque engine
6-speed transmission, manual or semi-auto, both with reverse
Vehicle Stability System with ABS, traction control and stability control
High-performance Brembo† braking system
FOX† PODIUM† shocks
ECO™ mode smart assist
6-spoke, Metallic Silver front wheels
Dynamic Power Steering
Front storage compartment
6-speed manual with reverse (SM6)
6-speed semi-automatic with reverse (SE6)
2015 Can-Am Spyder F3S – Features and Benefits
POWER AND CONTROL
The new Spyder F3 delivers an exhilarating experience whether you’re carving up the backroads or just cruising Main Street. Its brawny triple has great torque for acceleration. And you hug the road with the lower, more stretched out riding position.
TORQUEY, POWERFUL AND EFFICIENT
The Rotax 1330 ACE engine is an in-line triple-cylinder configuration for maximum torque delivery in every gear. It delivers excellent roll-on acceleration and response, and it has a unique sound with lots of character. It’s also efficient, making it possible to ride up to 252 miles (406 km) on a single tank*. Plus, it’s extremely low maintenance. *Tested at constant speed. Fuel mileage may vary depending personal riding habits, weather conditions, trip length, vehicle condition, vehicle configuration and other conditions. Break-in mileage may vary.
MAKES FOR AN INCREDIBLY SMOOTH RIDE
This 6-speed transmission offers the perfect balance of comfort and fuel economy thanks to a sophisticated hydraulic clutch system. Cruise comfortably at low RPMs with your choice of manual or semi-automatic transmission. Both include, reverse. The semi-automatic version uses left thumb and index finger paddle shifting.
DESIGNED FOR OPTIMAL CONTROL
Developed in partnership with BOSCH and inspired by automotive technologies, the Vehicle Stability System integrates anti-lock brakes, traction control, and stability control for confidence taking on the open road.
EASY TO MANEUVER
The electronically controlled power steering system provides a varying amount of assistance, depending on the speed of the vehicle. So it’s always easy to maneuver and steer.
PERFORMANCE, COMFORT AND CONTROL
Gas-charged front shocks with an anodized-aluminum body and threaded preload adjustments for sport-tuned handling.
Higher-performance brakes specifically designed for Can-Am Spyder from the world leader in braking technology ensure excellent stopping power and consistent performance every time.
The Spyder F3 is designed for a comfortable ride across town or across the countryside. It features a cruising riding position and can be easily customized to fit every rider and riding style.
TAKE IN THE RIDE
The Spyder F3 riding position is laid back and relaxed, in an authentic cruising style. It also lowers the center of gravity and extends your legs for a thrilling, dynamic feel in corners.
TAILOR IT FOR YOU
The exclusive Spyder F3 UFit system lets you precisely position the pegs according to your height and choose the handlebar based on your preferred riding style — ensuring a truly customized riding experience. *Custom handlebar sold as an accessory.
JUST RELAX AND ENJOY
Set a comfortable pace so you can just sit back and enjoy the scenery.
EASY TO LIVE WITH
The Spyder F3 is very convenient with its large storage compartment, multi-function gauges and even an ECO mode that coaches your shifting to get the best fuel economy.
Keep your gear safe and protected. The Can-Am Spyder’s trademark lockable front storage features 7 gallons (24 L) of watertight space.
SMART SHIFTING BEHAVIOUR
Optimize your shifting behaviour with the ECO mode smart assist. The gauge light indicates the best time to shift to, reduce your fuel consumption on long trips. Combined with the fuel efficiency of the Rotax 1330 ACE engine and 6-speed transmission, it gives a range of over 252 miles (406 km) per fill-up.
The Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.) helps protect the Can-Am Spyder from theft or other unauthorized use. The vehicle will not start unless the rider uses the correctly coded electronic key.
INSTANT ACCESS TO INFORMATION
State-of-the-art LCD and analogue gauges display all critical information so you can access fuel levels, speed, and more with just a glance.
SHARE THE RIDE
Don’t keep the Spyder F3 experience to yourself – bring along a companion with the comfortable passenger seat with built-in handholds.
THE S STANDS FOR SPORT
As if the Spyder F3 wasn’t bold enough, the F3-S model adds another layer of intensity with red spar frame, gorgeous wheels and eye-catching trim.
BOLD FROM EVERY ANGLE
A totally new style in open road riding. Bold and modern, the Spyder F3 exudes confidence and performance. Exposed constuction adds authenticity and premium materials and finishes mean you’ll see something new every time you look at it.
EXTRA DOSE OF ATTITUDE
As if the bold styling of the Spyder F3 wasn’t enough, we add special S badges and accents, including splashes of red – the color of passion and intensity.
Designed specifically for the Spyder F3, these wheels evoke boldness and confidence. They’re machined, deep black high gloss, for a super-premium look.
HIGH STYLE, HIGH VISIBILITY
Front fenders with integrated LED light pipes for greater visibility and a striking look.
LIKE A THRONE
Suede seat helps keep you in place during the ride and provides a nice contrast to the gloss surfaces of the bike. Red stitching also adds a premium appearance.
2015 Can-Am Spyder F3S – USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $20,999 USD
/ Engine /
Type . Rotax® 1330 ACE™ in-line 3 cylinders, liquid-cooled with
electronic fuel injection and electronic throttle control
Bore & stroke . 3.31 x 3.14 in. (84 x 80 mm)
Power 115 hp (86 kW) @ 7250 RPM
Torque 96 lb-ft. (130 Nm) @ 5000 RPM
/ CHASSIS /
Front suspension Double A-arm with anti-roll bar
Front shocks type / Travel FOX† PODIUM† aluminum shocks / 5.07 in. (128.9 mm)
Rear suspension . Swing-arm with basic monoshock
Rear shock type / Travel SACHS† monoshock / 5.20 in. (132.4 mm)
Electronic brake Foot-operated, hydraulic 3-wheel brake
Front brakes . 2 x 270 mm rigid discs, radially mounted Brembo†
monobloc calipers 4-piston, 2-pad
Rear brake . 270 mm disc, 1-piston floating caliper
with integrated parking brake
Parking brake . Electromechanical
Front tires KR31 165 / 55R15
Rear tire KR21 225 / 50R15
Aluminum front rims . 6-spoke Metallic Silver, 15 x 5 in. (381 x 127 mm)
Aluminum rear rim . Metallic Silver, 15 x 7 in. (381 mm x 178 mm)
/ FEATURES /
Instrumentation Multi-function LCD segment / analog gauge
Running lights 2 halogen headlamps (55 / 60-W)
Power outlet . Yes
Trims and parts . Metallic Silver: Rear sprocket wheel, front and rear
shocks springs, exhaust tip and heat shield
Transmission options 6-speed manual with reverse (SM6)
6-speed semi-automatic with reverse (SE6)
Color options . Steel Black Metallic
/ SAFETY & SECURITY /
SCS Stability Control System
TCS Traction Control System
ABS Anti-lock Braking System
DPS™ Dynamic Power Steering
Anti-theft system . Digitally Encoded Security
/ DIMENSIONS /
L x W x H 104 x 58.9 x 43.3 in.
(2,642 x 1,497 x 1,099 mm)
Wheelbase 67.3 in. (1,709 mm)
Seat height 26.6 in. (675 mm)
Ground clearance 4.5 in. (115 mm)
Dry weight 850 lb (386 kg)
Storage capacity 6.5 gal (24.4 L)
Maximum vehicle load 457.6 lb (208 kg)
Fuel capacity 7.1 gal (27 L)
Reserve 1.2 gal (4.5 L) approx.
Fuel type Premium unleaded
/ Warranty /
Factory . 2-year BRP Limited Warranty
with 2-year roadside assistance
Extended . B.E.S.T. available from
12 to 36 months