2011 Can-Am Spyder Roadster RS-S

Motorcyclist Online helps you research the used 2011 Can-Am Spyder Roadster RS-S before buying this Roadster bike. The 2011 Spyder Roadster RSS is made in Canada. Can-Am first introduced the Spyder model in 2008. With front Dual Hydraulic Disc ...     read more
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2011 Can-Am Spyder Roadster RSS

Model Overview:

2011 Spyder Roadster RS-S

Bodystyle Roadster
Warranty 24 months
Manufacturer Country Canada
Introduction Year 2008
Displacement (cc) 998
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2011 Can-Am Spyder Roadster RS-S


The modern three-wheeled motorcycle comes in two configurations, traditional and reversed, and spearheading the trend towards tadpole (reverse) layouts – two wheels in front, on in rear – is Can-Am. The distinctive look and style of the Can-Am line, especially the Spyder series, has won it acclaim and notice as it bucks the trend of the standard tricycle layout for most motorcycles. The 2011 Can-Am Spyder layout means a sporty ride and top-end stability in the curve.

The 2011 Spyder is Can-Am's touring motorcycle with several trim levels available. The base level is the RS, whose specifications are below, which can be upgraded to higher-end (and more expensive) models. All are based on the same Spyder chassis with most improvements being in engine displacement (power) and suspension type (sportier or with more cushion). All include or build on the basic package detailed here.

The Spyder RS is a powerful, enjoyable ride and as a cruiser, it is expected to be very comfortable for the long haul but have a little punch for the quick trip as well. It delivers on both counts handily. The huge amount of storage space and distinctive look of the Spyder definitely set it apart from the competition, especially the Harley-Davidson and Honda models. The Spyder RS has enough guts to tackle hills and mountains with ease and enough refinement to keep the rider comfortable for long road trips.

New For 2011
  • Added storage space, increasing capacity to 12 gallons of total built-in storage space on the Spyder at its base level.
  • New Brembo braking system with anti-lock brakes as standard on all models and trims.
  • Upgraded Vehicle Stability System (VSS) for improved traction and cornering stability no matter the situation
  • New multi-function LCD and analog gauges and an updated Roadster electronic command center with digital display to allow customization of controls and full control of audio and other functions with minimal button press requirements
  • Improved anti-theft system with the Digitally Encoded Security System (DESS) for peace of mind when the rider is away from the Spyder

2011 Can-Am Spyder Specs

  • Model: Spyder RS
  • Engine Type: Rotax V-twin 998-cc
  • Bore and Stroke: 3.82 x 2.68 inch
  • Compression ratio: N/A
  • Valve Train: N/A
  • Induction: Liquid
  • Ignition: Electric push-button
  • Transmission: Five-speed manual with reverse (SM5) or optional semi-automatic (SE5)
  • Final Drive: Shaft
  • Fuel Capacity: 6.6 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): 270 mm disc with Brembo four-piston fixed calipers
  • Brakes (Rear): 270 mm disc with Brembo single-piston floating caliper
  • Suspension (Front): Double A-arm with anti-roll bar, 5.9-inch travel
  • Suspension (Rear): Swing arm with monoshock, six-inch travel
  • Wheelbase: 67 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 29 inches
  • Curb Weight: 798 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 165/55 15-inch
  • Tires (Rear): 225/50 15-inch


  • Full suite of Can-Am logo and styled riding gear in leather and denim as well as helmets and personal accessories
  • Rear sport rack in various colors to match the RS style, fitting behind the passenger's seat to allow mounting of soft case bags and give a platform for strapping down items securely.
  • Rigid saddlebag kit, including mounts and custom-color panel kits as well as the saddlebags themselves for a fully integrated look. Panel kits and mounting brackets available separately as well
  • Passenger seat bag which straps over the passenger's seat securely – available in both soft and hard shell. Accessorized, rolling travel airport bags also available with this option
  • Trunk liner for keeping the spacious Spyder trunk clean and easy to maintain with simple installation and one-pull removal for fast cleanup
  • Small tank bag that straps to the lower portion of the fuel tank for added, easy-access storage of important items that will not fit in the small cubby compartments
  • Customized seats and backrests as well as windshields and handlebar accessories to make the Spyder custom-perfect for the owner. Options include embossed seating, gel and memory foam inserts, custom handlebar controls for gadgets and gear, and more.
  • Full tow kit and trailer accessories as well as Can-Am trailers with matching paint and logos to complement the Spyder's look

Key Competitors For The 2011 Can-Am Spyder

  • Harley-Davidson Tri Glide Ultra Classic
  • Motor Trike XL 1200N
  • Victory Vision Trike
  • Victory Vortex
  • Suzuki Burgman 400 Danson

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