2012 Can-Am Spyder Roadster RT-S

Motorcyclist Online helps you research the used 2012 Can-Am Spyder Roadster RT-S before buying this Roadster bike. The 2012 Spyder Roadster RTS is made in Canada. Can-Am first introduced the Spyder model in 2010. With front Dual Hydraulic Disc ...     read more
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2012 Can-Am Spyder Roadster RTS

Model Overview:

2012 Spyder Roadster RT-S

Bodystyle Roadster
Warranty 24 months
Manufacturer Country Canada
Introduction Year 2010
Displacement (cc) 998
Engine Type V Twin
Nextstep Bg

2012 Can-Am Spyder Roadster RT-S


Sleek and stylish are just two words to describe the 2012 Can Am Spyder. The Spyder is not your traditional motorcycle and is made for those who seek a bike that can be adventurous and sporty at the same time. The design of the Spyder is also one of a kind with the open air concept to the fact that the motorcycle is a three wheel sporty machine that is one of the most visually appealing bikes on the road. The cutting edge design of the bike is backed with optimal performance and handling. Although this bike may look like something out of the future, rest assured that no matter where you choose to roam the 2012 Can Am Spyder will take you there.

The heart of this unique looking roadster is a Rotax 998cc V-twin engine that delivers tremendous power and provides great torque at all speeds. When it comes to the transmission there are 2 options that one can choose. The first being the standard five speed clutch which has been known to shift with ease. Alternatively, there is also a five speed electronic clutch which is controlled by the rider's left hand and there is no need to manually shift. Whichever transmission you choose, you can be sure that your bike will handle with precision. Both styles of transmission come standard with reverse as well.

The innovative roadster features two forward wheels in the front and single tire in the back that features mono shock for optimal rear end handling. The 2012 Can- Am Spyder comes standard with the Vehicle Stability System (VSS). This cutting edge technology was developed in partnership with Bosch and offers precise handling and confidence that no matter what you encounter on the road the 2012 Can- Am Spyder will handle like a champ.

The Spyder is your ticket to the open road. From urban city driving to going on that long extended cruise on the open road, you will experience a thrilling ride that is like no other. Just don't expect to sneak out of town without any heads turning.

New For 2012
  • Two new colors being offered for the 2012 line which include green metallic/
  • satin black and Can-Am Red/ Satin black. Very bright and bold
  • Shocks feature improved compression and adjustments have been made to the rebound damping
  • Front end suspension has been updated with the Fox Racing Shox suspension that delivers a smoother and more exciting ride.
  • New sporty windshield which offers protection from the wind and other elements.
  • Not to mention offers even more style.
  • Vehicle stability system that ensure a stable ride. The stability control system assesses the riders intended direction and helps to determine the appropriate response from the bike. Will also brake the wheels when needed to help regain control.
  • Digitally encoded security system that protects the bike from theft. The motorcycle will not start unless the proper code is entered

2012 Can-Am Spyder Specs

  • Model: 2012 Can Am Spyder RS
  • Engine Type: 998cc, V-twin
  • Bore and Stroke: 97mm x 68mm
  • Compression ratio:
  • Valve Train: Dual overhead camshaft (DOHC)
  • Induction: Liquid
  • Ignition: electric
  • Transmission: five speed with reverse
  • Final Drive: Belt
  • Fuel Capacity: 6.6 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: N/A
  • Brakes (Front): Dual hydraulic disc
  • Brakes (Rear): Hydraulic disc
  • Suspension (Front): Double A-arm with an anti-roll bar
  • Suspension (Rear): Swing arm with mono shock
  • Wheelbase: 68 inches
  • Rake: N/A
  • Trail: N/A
  • Seat Height: 29 inches
  • Curb Weight: 699 pounds
  • Tires (Front): KR21 165/65 R14
  • Tires (Rear): KR21 225/50 R15


  • Driver foot pegs made in chrome. Provide additional comfort
  • Custom wind deflectors that help to protect the rider from wind and other elements.
  • Hitch and control kit that allows you to attach a hitch to the rear of the bike. This is a heavy duty trailer and designed to add more storage when needed.
  • Custom fit covers used for protection from weather elements. Durable and UV resistant. Stores easily on the bike for when not in use

Key Competitors For The 2012 Can-Am Spyder

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