The Can-Am Spyder & Ryker Three-Wheel Motorcycle Specs & Details + Riding Tips

Dec 18, 2023

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Can-Am Ryker.

Can-Am’s on-road selection consists of the Spyder and the Ryker. Although the average roadster looks remarkably different from the average motorcycle, it shares many design and engineering elements in common, including a tubular steel frame, foot brake (linked between all three brakes), twist-grip throttle, and handlebar. They do, however, have their own unique details that make them so popular and sought after. 

Can-Am Spyder & Ryker Specs and Details

Below are five different Can-Am models, each with its own set of features and strengths. From engine sizes to special design elements, these models provide a range of options for riders looking for quality, performance, and style in three-wheeled motorcycles.

1. Can-Am Spyder RS-S SE5 (2013)

The Spyder RS-S SE5, weighing 798 pounds with a 998cc V-Twin and a 29-inch seat height, is an earlier but equally impressive model in the Spyder series. Developed as a sportier variant, this Can-Am motorcycle rental combines sporty styling and seating. It's a bridge between the Spyder F3 and Ryker models, discontinued in 2016.

Running from 2013 to 2014, the RS-S model enhanced the original Spyder RS with better style and performance. It boasts a 100 horsepower, 998cc, liquid-cooled Rotax V-Twin engine, generating 80 lb-ft of torque. Style-wise, it features Fox Podium shocks for a sportier ride, carbon black satin wheels with six spokes, a contrast-stitched seat, two-tone paint, special RS-S graphics, and carbon black accents. Cruise control comes standard in this model.

2. Can-Am Spyder ST-S SE5 (2013)

At 864 pounds with a 29-inch seat height, the Spyder ST-S SE5 caters to Powersports enthusiasts. It features a lightweight frame with a low center of gravity for agile handling. Its 998cc V-twin liquid-cooled engine delivers powerful thrust and quick acceleration, making it ideal for both touring and city cruising.

The Spyder ST series, including the ST-S SE5, was Can-Am's sports-touring hybrid, offering an upright seat and removable saddlebags. Available from 2012 to 2013, the ST-S stands out in the Spyder family with a more aggressive look. It sports carbon-black front rims, LED-lit front fenders, painted A-Arm, front spoiler, and exclusive ST-S graphics. Electronic Cruise Control is a standard feature. Can-Am discontinued the ST series entirely in 2016.

3. Can-Am Spyder RT Limited (2017)

Weighing 1012 pounds with a 1330cc inline-three engine and a 30.4-inch seat height, the Spyder RT Limited stands out for its superior handling and distinctive style among Can-Am motorcycle rentals.

The Spyder RT series, designed for touring, offers integrated saddlebags, a top case for extra storage, and comfortable ergonomics. The "RT" and "RT-Limited" are two trim levels, with the Limited Edition featuring several upgrades: twelve-spoke chrome wheels, chrome accents on the exhaust tip, heat shield, mirrors, and floorboards, a specially embroidered touring seat, and a Garmin Zumo 590 GPS.

These additional features make the Limited Edition a favorite among Can-Am enthusiasts. Like other Spyders, the 2014-15 models are powered by the Rotax 1330 ACE inline-three engine, producing 115 horsepower and 96 lb-ft of torque.

4. Can-Am Ryker 600 Ace (2020)

The 2020 Ryker 600 Ace is a lightweight, agile Can-Am rental at 594 pounds with a 600cc engine, achieving 0 to 60 mph in just five seconds. It's designed for both speed and fun on three wheels.

Launched after the success of the Spyder, the Ryker offers models like the standard and Rally Edition, featuring an automatic transmission, digital display, and a choice of 600cc or 900cc engines. The Rally Edition adds specialized tires and suspension, along with multiple driving modes.

Equipped with traction control, ABS, an anti-theft system, and hill hold control, the Ryker 600 produces 50 hp and 36.7 lb-ft of torque. It's tailored for younger riders and urban settings, which offers a different experience compared to the Spyder's design.

5. Can-Am Ryker 900 ACE (2019)

The 2019 Can-Am Ryker 900 ACE is designed for explorers, with a 900cc engine, 24-inch seat height, and weighing 616 pounds, offering 82 hp and 58.3 lb-ft of torque. This model features a fully automatic transmission and a sport mode, providing a unique three-wheel riding experience.

Choosing the Rally Edition of the Ryker 900 ACE enhances the standard features. The 2021 model includes an adjustable KYB suspension, a front grille, a skid plate, handguards, and a Max Mount tail section for increased cargo capacity. It also features an exclusive Rally ride mode for greater rear-wheel drift.

Can-Am Spyder & Ryker Riding Tips 

So we’ve introduced five popular Can-Am Spyder and Ryker models; now, let's focus on how to ride these unique three-wheel motorcycles. Their design might seem unusual at first, but it adds to the fun. Here are four key tips on how to ride a Can-Am safely and confidently, ensuring an enjoyable experience on every trip.

  1. Stay Balanced: Staying balanced is key, especially when you're taking those curves. Balance helps distribute your weight evenly, making handling easier. Plus, it helps reduce fatigue so that you can enjoy longer rides without discomfort.
  2. Ease on the Throttle: No need to rush. Smooth acceleration helps maintain control and gives you a smoother ride. Going easy isn’t just about safety; it’s also about enjoying the journey and the scenery. And remember, smoother acceleration also means better fuel efficiency!
  3. Lean into Turns: Trust your bike. Leaning slightly into turns helps with stability – it's a bit different than a two-wheeler, but you'll get the hang of it. This technique allows the bike to navigate turns more naturally and effectively. Don't overdo it; a gentle lean is usually enough.
  4. Regular Checks: Keep an eye on your ride. Regularly checking your tire pressure and brakes will keep you safe and your bike in top shape. This not only ensures your safety but also prolongs the life of your bike. Think of these checks as a quick health check-up for your three-wheeler.

Get a Can-Am Rental at Riders Share

Now that you’ve surveyed some of the available Can-Am motorcycle rentals at Riders Share, we hope you’ll try one of them sooner rather than later! New listings are appearing every day but book early and far in advance to ensure you’ll get a chance to try out your first choice. Get started on getting your Can-am Rental with Riders Share today!

Wrapping Things Up

So, there you have it – a quick look into the exciting world of Can-Am Spyder and Ryker three-wheelers that are offered here at Riders Share. Each model, from the classic Spyder RS-S SE5 to the dynamic Ryker 900 ACE, offers its own unique spin on the three-wheel experience. Whether you're cruising city streets or going on a longer journey, these bikes blend performance, style, and comfort in a way that's hard to beat. And with our riding tips in mind, you're all set for an adventure that's as safe as it is thrilling!