Motorcycle-USA has gotten hold of a brand new 2010 Can Am Spyder RT and taken it out for a spin. Not only that, but Adam Waheed has kindly furnished us with a ride report.
Like nearly everyone else who has ridden the Spyder, the big thing to get used to is cornering. Other than that, Waheed seems to like it. Especially the monstrous amount of cargo space than it offers for touring.
One of my favorite features on the Spyder RT is its sheer amount of cargo capacity. There are a total of five storage areas (hood, trunk, right/left side hard cases, and small cockpit glove box) that allow you to tote a tremendous amount of gear with you. Even better is the optional Spyder RT travel luggage (with roller wheels and handle) that neatly fits right into the compartment allowing for seamless luggage removal when you arrive at your destination. And for those who literally want to bring their kitchen sink with them, Can-am offers a pull-behind trailer with a whopping 164-gallon capacity. It’s so big that I could literally sleep in it! The trailer features independent coil-over suspension, aluminum wheels, carpet, interior lighting and separate front and rear lid access. Furthermore the trailer is set-up to work in conjunction with its VSS and can be color-matched to your Spyder.
And, of course, with an automatic tranny, electric windscreen, ABS brakes, and stereo, you’ve got about all the comfort features you could want, too.
If the Spyder doesn’t have enough room to take along everything you need for a trip, then you just aren’t doing it right.