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Can-Am Spyder goes triple black

Can-Am Spyder F3 Triple Black
Can-Am Spyder F3 Triple Black

The Can-Am Spyder F3-S Special Series in Triple Black is the first model unveiled from the 2016 model line-up.

It features Triple Black paint and graphics, six-spoke black chrome front wheels, tinted low windshield, LED running lights, and electronic cruise control.

The F3 model, powered by a Rotax 1330cc three-cylinder engine, was launched last year and won a Red Dot Award for Product Design.

The Triple Black version was unveiled at the 2015 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally last week.

It features the Can-Am Spyder SE-6 transmission and will be available in limited quantities in the US from January 2016. Pricing will be available this September.

Matt O’Connor of BRP Australia says there is now word yet on arrival or pricing for the 2016 models.

2015 Can-Am Spyder F3-S
2015 Can-Am Spyder F3-S

The F3 is powered by the 1330cc three-cylinder ‘Ace’ engine from the top-of-the-line RT models. The Rotax-made engine produces 85.8kW of power at 72,50rpm and 130Nm at 5000rpm.

It’s the same output as in the RT, but it’s a more muscular looking sports machine than the RT with feet-forward controls, no screen, a shorter stance, racing-car grille, narrower bodywork and an exposed engine.

It also features a “UFit” system which allows customised peg positions and handlebar options.

The F3 sits on larger 15-inch sportscar-style silver aluminium six-spoke mag wheels and wide rubber (165/55 and 225/50). Front suspension is double A-arm with anti-roll bar and Fox aluminium shocks with a new trellis swingarm.

It has reverse gear and a suite of hi-tech safety aids including Bosch-derived stability control, traction control, anti-lock braking, power steering and a digitally coded security system.

Can Am is made by Canadian company Bombardier Recreational Products which also makes a range of off-road recreational vehicles.

Can Am Spyder F3
Can-Am Spyder F3

2015 Can-Am Spyder prices

  • F3  $25,790 (on road)
  • F3-S $28,890 (on road)
  • RS SM5 $19,990 (+ORC)
  • RSS SE5 $23,990 (+ORC)
  • ST SE5 $25,490 (+ORC)
  • ST LTD SE5 $28,990 (+ORC)
  • RT SM6 $31,490 (+ORC)
  • RTS SE6 $39,990 (+ORC)
  • RT LTD SE6 $41,990 (+ORC)