2015 Can-Am Spyder F3 RevealedWed, 24 Sep 2014
Bombardier Recreational Products has revealed the F3, the newest member to its three-wheeled Can-Am Spyder roadster family. Sporting a more muscular stance and the all-new UFit customizable footpeg and handlebar system, the F3 joins the returning Spyder RT, ST and RS in the 2015 product lineup.
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The Spyder F3 is powered by the Rotax 1330 ACE in-line Triple introduced last year on the RT model. BRP claims a peak output of 115 hp at 7250 rpm and 96 ft-lb. at 5000 rpm from the 1330cc engine compared to 100 hp and 80 ft-lb. from the 999cc V-Twin still powering the ST and RS.
The F3 introduces Bombardier’s UFit system allowing riders to select a handlebar style and footpeg position to suit their body or riding style. The peg positions options offer varying degrees of a foot-forward cruiser-style riding position while the handlebar options offer the choice between shorter, more upright or aggressively forward positions.
Visually, the F3 has a lower, aggressive stance with a large hot rod-style front grille. Unlike the other Spyder models, the sides of the F3 are not covered in body panels, revealing the frame and engine to the world.
At 26.6 inches from the ground, the F3 offers the lowest seat height in the Spyder family. Like the RS and ST models, the F3 uses Fox Podium shocks on the front wheels and a Sachs monoshock at the rear, but with less suspension travel than either of the older models.
Brembo supplies the radially-mounted four-piston monobloc calipers on the front wheels while a single-piston floating caliper with integrated parking brake stops the rear wheel. ABS comes as standard equipment, as do stability control, traction control and power steering.
With a claimed dry weight of 850 pounds, the F3 is heavier than the 798-pound Spyder RS but lighter than the 864-pound ST and the massive 1,012-pound RT. At 7.1 gallons, the F3 does have the largest tank, larger even than the RT touring model’s 6.9-gallon tank.
Like the other Spyder models, the F3 comes in both regular and S trim levels. The Spyder F3-S adds machined gloss black front wheels, a black suede seat with red stitching, electronic cruise control and higher-end fenders with LED running lights. Both trim levels are available with manual or semi-automatic six-speed transmissions.
The 2015 Can-Am Spyder F3 is available in Steel Black Metallic or Pearl White while the F3-S is available in all Steel Black Metallic, or two tone with Steel Black Metallic with Pearl White, Pure Magnesium Metallic or Can-Am Red Solid Gloss. Prices start at $19,499.
By Dennis Chung
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