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Can-Am Spyder RS


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10 hours ago, SBF said:

@Keynes I saw an Can-Am Spyder at Bugis a couple of weeks ago, very mean looking machine in the flesh, sure to stand out from the crowd when riding around Singapore. I had a friend riding a Can-Am so will try to help with some questions you have.

1) You can buy 1 parking lot, when parking just pick the furthest lot to the left or the right so as not to cause inconvenience to other bikers. For ERP parking, it's the standard motorcycle rate as the ERP is peg as "motorcycle", there is no special zoning/billing specifically for the Can-Am.

2) Depending on your budget, try and pick the latest model year if and when possible as Can-Am has made improvements over the years and these small fixes actually makes the bike more reliable. For the older models with overheating problem, some simple fixes like additional radiator fans or upgrading the coolant to Engine Ice.

3) No different from buying a Kawasaki in Singapore where the agent support is relatively poorer as compared to other brands. You must budget in for extra cost to bring parts in, air-flown or otherwise. It's not technically difficult but sourcing for parts and labour from local repair shops might be a bit more difficult.

Actually the agent for Sea Doo jetskis in Singapore (same parent company as Can-Am) has changed in Singapore so i'm not sure if Xtreme Machines is still the dealer. Probably can give them a call after CNY to see if they're still active.

Good luck in your search and Happy CNY to you too!

P.S. If you do get a Spyder, be sure to post some pictures here!

Thank you so much for the prompt reply. 

I am contemplating between a Goldwing and a Can Am, and looking at used bikes. A Goldwing is a more established bike in Singapore as well as in the world market, however, it suffers from high road tax in Singapore. Riding a Can Am is sure to be a special and interesting experience. 

One a while I thought of buying a small car but I don't like to be boxed up! Lol. 

Cheers. 

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Hi, I'm quite interested to get a Can Am Spyder. I've read this thread and many of the questions I have had been answered by kind forumers here. Thank you so much. However, I still have a few gen

@Keynes I saw an Can-Am Spyder at Bugis a couple of weeks ago, very mean looking machine in the flesh, sure to stand out from the crowd when riding around Singapore. I had a friend riding a Can-Am so

Thank you so much for the prompt reply.  I am contemplating between a Goldwing and a Can Am, and looking at used bikes. A Goldwing is a more established bike in Singapore as well as in the world

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On 8/21/2016 at 1:03 PM, RoboTech said:

 

Yes... according to LTA, a motorcycle must not have more than 3 wheels and must not weight more than 400 Kg.... the F3S dry weight is already 408 Kg.... my RT is 421 Kg, wonder how the agent managed to slip it in under the LTA radar.... that's why I really doubt the new RT will ever be able to come in, it weights 460 Kg....

LTA should limit the mass of 2-wheelers to 400 kg, and 3-wheelers to 500 kg, then Can Am Spyders will thrive in Singapore. 

But I guess since 3-wheelers (especially Can Am Spyders) do not alleviate traffic congestion like 2-wheelers do, there is no incentive to allow 3-wheelers to thrive on Singapore roads, they add to congestion. :)

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It really is a lot wider than other motorcycles lol.

Saw from Facebook someone spotted this, spoke to the owner and mention that it cost 39k with COE.

May be an image of outdoors

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By the way if you look at the Parking.sg app, there is an option to choose "Motorcycle using 2 lots" which i guess is for motorcycles like the Can-Am Spyder and other bikes with sidecars.

@Keynes Have you decided if you are going for the Goldwing or Can-Am? If you intend to go up north touring, there might be other inconvenience such as Can-Am needing to go through the car lane, etc.

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