#343: 2018 Can-Am Spyder F3 - Coolness Factor = 45.5%

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#343: 2018 Can-Am Spyder F3 - Coolness Factor = 45.5%

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2018 Can-Am Spyder F3 on the Total Motorcycle Cool Wall

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MOST FUN YOU CAN HAVE WITH YOUR BOOTS ON.

2018 Can-Am Spyder F3:

The starting point for incredibly fun riding with its cruising riding position and spirited performance at an attractive price.

The Spyder F3 is a great starting point for your open road adventure, with its outstanding engine, cruising riding position and head-turning style.



SPYDER F3

A low center of gravity and performance-calibrated Vehicle Stability System provide dynamic handling and precise cornering, while ensuring
unprecedented control.



2018 Can-Am Spyder F3 Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features


– Rotax 1330 ACE In-Line 3-Cylinder Engine
– 6-Speed Semi-Automatic Transmission with Reverse
– VSS: Stability Control, Traction Control and Anti-Lock Brakes
– Custom Riding Position with UFit System
– High-Performance Brembo Braking System
– SACHS Big-Bore Shocks





2018 Can-Am Spyder F3 Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits


ENGINE

1330 ACE



TRANSMISSION

SEMI-AUTOMATIC



STORAGE

6.5 GAL. (24.4 L)




2018 Can-Am Spyder F3 – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $17999 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $20,799 CDN

TYPE

Rotax® 1330 ACE™ in-line 3 cylinders, liquid-cooled with electronic fuel injection and electronic throttle control



BORE & STROKE

3.31 x 3.14 in. (84 x 80 mm)



POWER

105 hp (78.3 kW) @ 6000 RPM



TORQUE

96 lb-ft. (130.1 Nm) @ 5000 RPM



CHASSIS

FRONT SUSPENSION

Double A-arm with anti-roll bar



FRONT SHOCKS TYPE / TRAVEL

SACHS† Big-Bore shocks / 5.1 in. (129 mm)



REAR SUSPENSION

Swing arm



REAR SHOCK TYPE / TRAVEL

SACHS† shock / 5.2 in (132 mm)



ELECTRONIC BRAKE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

Foot-operated, hydraulic 3-wheel brake



FRONT BRAKES

270 mm discs with Brembo† 4-piston fixed calipers



REAR BRAKE

270 mm disc, 1-piston floating caliper with integrated parking brake



PARKING BRAKE

Electrically actuated



FRONT TIRES

MC165 / 55R15 55H



REAR TIRE

MC225 / 50R15 76H



ALUMINUM FRONT RIMS

6-spoke, Deep black, 15 x 5 in. (381 x 127 mm)



ALUMINUM REAR RIM

Deep Black, 15 x 7 in. (381 mm x 178 mm)



TRANSMISSION OPTIONS

6-speed semi-automatic with reverse (SE6)



FEATURES

INSTRUMENTATION

Multi-function LCD segment / analog gauge, tachometer, odometer, trip & hour meters, gear position, temperature, engine lights, electronic fuel gauge, clock



RUNNING LIGHTS

2 halogen headlamps (55 / 60-W)



SEAT

Black Seat



TRIMS AND PARTS

Carbon Black



COLOR OPTIONS

Steel Black Metallic



SAFETY & SECURITY

SCS

Stability Control System



TCS

Traction Control System



ABS

Anti-lock Braking System



DPS™

Dynamic Power Steering



ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM

Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S. ™ )



DIMENSIONS

L X W X H

104 x 58.9 x 43.3 in.

(2,642 x 1,497 x 1,099 mm)



WHEELBASE

67.3 in. (1,709 mm)



SEAT HEIGHT

26.6 in. (675 mm)



GROUND CLEARANCE

4.5 in. (115 mm)



DRY WEIGHT

899 lb (408 kg)



STORAGE CAPACITY

6.5 gal (24,4 L)



MAXIMUM VEHICLE LOAD

439 lb (199 kg)



FUEL CAPACITY

7.1 gal (27 L)



RESERVE

1.20 gal (4,5 L) approx.



FUEL TYPE

Premium unleaded



WARRANTY

FACTORY

2-year BRP Limited Warranty with 2-year roadside assistance
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Re: #343: 2018 Can-Am Spyder F3 - VOTE TODAY

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Hot off the heals of last week's Polaris Slingshot SLR LE, comes the brand new (as of yesterday), 2018 Can-Am Spyder F3! The Spyder F3 is the most affordable (and thus the most basic) Spyder model, so they don't get any cheaper than this...

I'm curious if the 2018 Can-Am Spyder F3 rates higher than the Polaris Slingshot, considering their share many of the same elements. Would you take a Spyder over a Slingshot?

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Awesome for sure!!! Have always loved these. A friend at work got one when they first came out and it kept up with her hubby's bike group, it can also bring home a load of groceries. I failed the slingshot but both thumbs up on this. :D
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As a sniwmobiler (well, former one, it's sold lol) I have a soft spot for these. I'd love to try one out just to say I did. Would I get it? Probably not, but I'll put a cool vote on it just cause they are pretty cool. More motorcycle like then the slingshot.
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Not a motorcycle, uncool for that reason but it does look fun and would get you out of the car.

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Re: #343: 2018 Can-Am Spyder F3 - VOTE TODAY

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Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with snowmobiles. However..... I test drove these before they were released to the public way back when. Back then I thought it was difficult to ride and sounded like hell. Obviously significant changes over the years, but it still looks like a snowmobile. They sound a little better but it is difficult to disguise that 3 cylinder Rotax engine. Everyone I meet that has one likes it, and all have a different and good reason for owning one. Just not for me.

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Re: #343: 2018 Can-Am Spyder F3 - VOTE TODAY

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I voted: Cool

It is a great concept, but I am still shocked we are seeing so many variations of them in 2018, do they sell that many? I don't see more than a few each year on the streets when I lived in Houston, Calgary or now in Waterloo.

But that's the beauty of the Spyder as well, it's really different. Same with the slingshot. Although I would be tempted to ride a slingshot than a Spyder as the Spyder (to me) doesn't look as "safe/friendly" to push hard.

So what do we have here with the cheapest Spyder, the F3?

It's not cheap ($18-21k), nor it is overly powerful for the weight (105hp for 900lbs). You do get lots of tech goodies on it though and ABS, TCS, SCS and even power steering... (oh, does power steering knock it out of motorcycle class??).

Till today, I never saw "snowmobile" in it till you all mentioned it! And you are right, it DOES look somewhat snowmobile-ish... wow.

It's still cool though for it's looks and practicality.

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2018 Can-Am Spyder F3 - Coolness Factor = 45.5%
Featured: September 22nd, 2017 - September 29th, 2017
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Your Coolness Factor of the 2018 Can-Am Spyder F3

Awesome 1
Cool 4
Uncool 4
Fail 2

Total votes: 11

= a Coolwall Factor of 45.5%


Total Motorcycle's Take-a-way: Polaris Slingshot vs Can-Am Sypder. 3-Wheel vs 3-Wheel. Both are controversial, both suffer from "it is not a motorcycle" syndrome, but both manufacturers claim both are motorcycles. By a win of 10% more Cool, the Can-Am Sypder takes the small win over the Polaris Slingshot. A 45.5% vote though, it below the Cool line, but just barely. In the end, both can be cross-shopped are unique and offer a different "riding style" than a motorcycle and offer a riding experience to those who can't ride 2-wheels. Which 3-wheeler would you prefer?


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