Motorcycles, scooters or any two-wheeled vehicle are clear symbols of freedom, fun and fresh air. It’s no wonder so many people enjoy feeling the breeze as they hit the roads, riding like the kings and queens of the road. Some motorcyclists could never again have a car that lacks the bold and daring nature or a motorcycle.
So if four wheels are considered plain and simple, and two wheels are reserved for the daring, where does that put three-wheelers?
Can-Am is a strong player in the three-wheeler market, with a wide range of options for someone who wants the rush of a motorcycle, without fear of losing balance and skidding on concrete.
Let’s compare and contrast the Can-Am Spyder F3 to the entry-level Can-Am Ryker model to see where each excels and where they can fail.
Facts and characteristics
When it comes to numbers, the Spyder outperforms the Ryker on most fronts, which isn’t surprising since the Spyder is higher up the model range. While the base Ryker model starts with a 600cc 2-cylinder engine that generates around 47 horsepower, the Spyder is equipped with a 1.3L 3-cylinder engine with 105 horsepower. The Spyder also has a larger gas tank, thanks to that larger, more fuel-guzzling engine – 6.5 gallons compared to the 5.2 gallons needed in the Ryker. And with all this great gear, it should come as no surprise that the Spyder is simply… bigger than the Ryker.
But a key difference that has nothing to do with the numbers is the broadcasts offered. On the Ryker, you get an automatic “Twist and Go”. That’s. You get a sport mode for longer gears and losing traction on the pavement, but you won’t have that shifting feeling like you would on the Spyder. Equipped with a 6-speed transmission, you can choose whether you want to navigate in semi-automatic mode, using your thumb and index finger to shift paddles up or down (although the Spyder will change speed for you), or manual. mode, which changes just like your typical motorcycle.
Speaking of modes, both the Ryker and Spyder come with Eco modes, which are aimed at saving you gas. The Spyder boasts a range of around 252 miles per tank, which is impressive for the larger engine, and especially impressive when compared to the Ryker, which gets around 32 mpg but can only go 171 miles on its larger tank. small.
A wide range of ornaments and options
If you don’t like old Ryker or Spyder, that’s fine. Can-Am offers a wide range of finishes for you to choose from. As for which one has more versions available, the Spyder takes the cake once again. But it should be noted that the Ryker and Spyder trim levels serve very different purposes.
The Ryker comes in two trim levels, the regular trim that I talked about earlier and the Rally Edition. If you’re looking for something more reminiscent of an ATV then this may be the option for you, with stronger rally tires and rims, an improved suspension system that will tackle dirt, and a rally mode for drifting on loose surfaces (as well such as sport mode for drifting on paved surfaces).
And unlike the Spyder, the Ryker has two different engine options: the 600cc mentioned above, as well as a 900cc 3-cylinder engine that adds an additional 30 horsepower, bringing the total to 77. Sure, It’s not exactly a monster, but it serves as a healthy middle ground between the tiny 2-cylinder and the 1.3L in the Spyder.
But the Spyder has more packages available, five to be exact, each focused on improving the performance and utility of the vehicle. The Spyder’s next trim, the F3-S, adds an additional 10 horsepower, along with the sport mode that comes standard on the Ryker (with additional styling features added in the Special Edition package).
And then there’s the F3-T trim, which you could assume to mean touring due to the added features. More comfort-oriented options are installed, like adjustable suspension and practical features like a tow hitch that can haul up to 400 pounds and 21 gallons of storage space scattered around saddlebags and glove boxes. Although you can increase that up to 36.5 gallons of storage space if you do your best and buy the part …