For 2012, BRP has added a new LCD display coloration on all Can-Am Spyder RT roadster packages. Aside from the base Spyder RT roadster model, all Spyder RT packages are also available in a new color schemes. Quantum Blue Metallic (standard Spyder RT Audio & Convenience and Spyder RT-S), Lava Bronze Metallic (Spyder RT Limited) are new and join Pure Magnesium Metallic, Viper Red and Pearl White as available color choices in the lineup. The Spyder RT-S roadster will wear exclusively the Dark Mist Gray colored six-spoke front wheels to add to its edgier appearance. Finally, the Spyder RT Limited package, introduced a year ago, gets a host of chrome accents and seat upgrade for an even more refinded look.
All the Can-Am Spyder RT are a pleasure at cruising speeds, but their liquid-cooled 998cc Rotax V-Twin engine calibrated for touring has the necessary torque and performance. Electronic fuel injection ensures instantaneous throttle response and improved fuel efficiency. The Rotax mill puts out 80 lb.-ft. of torque at just 5,000 rpm, so it is exceptional at handling the extra weight of fully loading the cargo holds, a passenger and even a pull-behind trailer. An optional trailer from BRP, the RT-622, offers an additional 164 gallons (622 L) of storage.
A traditional 5-speed gearbox with foot shift and manual clutch (SM5) comes standard on the standard Spyder RT roadster and includes reverse. A semi-automatic, five-speed (including reverse) electronic transmission (SE5™) requires no clutching or manual shifts and is available on all the other Spyder RT roadster variations. Shifting is done via the left thumb and left forefinger. The Can-Am Spyder RT roadster is available in four packages (standard Spyder RT, Spyder RT Audio & Convenience, Spyder RT-S and Spyder RT Limited). The standard Spyder RT is basis for each model, but then each package adds another level of technology and an enhanced level of sophistication.
2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Audio and Convenience US MSRP Price: $23,499 USD and Canada MSRP Price: $26,199 CDN