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2008 Can-Am Spyder

October 31, 2008
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Engine
- Manufacturer: BRP-Rotax
- Type: 990 V-Twin
- Displacement: 998cc
- Bore: 3.82 in
- Stroke 2.68 in
- Cylinders: 2
- Valves per cylinder: DOHC 4
- Max output: 106 hp @ 8500 rpm
- Max torque: 77 lb-ft @ 6250 rpm
- Compression ratio: 10.8:1
- Ignition type: Electronic ignition w/dual output coil
- Lubrication: 5W40 BRP synthetic oil
- Exhaust system: 2-into-1 w/catalytic converter
- Cooling: Liquid cooled
- Injection: Multi-point EFI w/57 mm diameter throttle bodies

Drive Train
- Gear box: Sequential Manual 5-Speed (SM5) w/transmission-based reverse
- Optional gear box: Sequential Electronic 5-Speed (SE5) w/transmission-based reverse
- Final drive: 28/79 ratio final drive w/carbon-reinforced drive belt
- Clutch: Wet, multi-plate, manual or electronic operation through a hydraulic piston

Electric Equipment
- Magneto: 500 Watt
- Starter: Electric
- Battery: Dry Cell, 12V, 21 Amp

Geometry
- Front suspension: Double A-Arm w/anti-roll bar
- Front suspension travel: 5.67 in (144 mm) w/adjustable cam
- Rear suspension: Swing-arm w/monoshock
- Rear suspension travel: 5.71 in w/adjustable cam
- Chassis type: Surrounding Spar Technology (SST) Spyder
- Steering: Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)

Tires & Wheels
- Front tire: KR21 165/65R14
- Front nominal pressure: 13-17 psi
- Rear tire: KR21 225/50R15
- Rear nominal pressure: 26-30 psi
- Wheel size, front: Aluminum 14x5
- Wheel size, rear: Aluminum 15x7

Brakes
- Type: Foot-actuated, fully integrated hydraulic 3-wheel braking system
- Front braking system: 4 piston calipers w/10.2 in x 0.25 in discs
- Rear braking system: Single-piston caliper w/10.2 in x 0.25 in disc
- EBD: Electronic Brake Distribution
- ABS: Anti-lock Braking System
- Parking brake: Mechanical, foot actuated to the rear caliper

Safety & Security
- VSS: Vehicle Stability System
- ABS: Anti-lock Braking System
- TCS: Traction Control System
- SCS: Stability Control System w/Roll-Over Mitigation
- DPS: Dynamic Power Steering
- DESS: Digitally Encoded Security System

Vehicle Dimensions & Weights
- Dry vehicle weight: 699 lbs
- Front storage capacity: 2,685 in
- Front max load capacity: 30 lbs
- Total vehicle load allowed: 440 lbs
- Fuel capacity: 6.6 US gal
- Oil capacity: 1.19 US gal
- Coolant capacity: 0.85 US gal
- GVWR: 1,188 lbs
- Ground clearance: 4.5 in
- Vehicle overall height: 45.1 in
- Vehicle overall length: 105 in
- Vehicle overall width: 59.3 in
- Seat (top) height: 29 in
- Wheel base: 68 in
- Wheel track, front: 51.5 in
- Type of gas: Unleaded, 87 octane minimum

Features & Main Options
- Color choices: Full Moon, Millennium Yellow, & Roadster Red
- Instrumentation: Dual analog and LCD w/speedometer, tachometer, electric fuel gauge,daily trip (A & B) meters, engine temperature, ambient temperature & gear position indicator. Information displayed in either metric or US Standards
- Main options: Fog lights, xenon lights, mono seat cover, racing exhaust pipe, travel bags, cargo liner, passenger backrest, low and high windshields
- Warranty: 2 years can-am

Special thanks to Steve Okenfuss with Reno's Yamaha Aprilia KC for allowing us to shoot their Can-Am Spyder for our November 2008 cover.

Photos by Ernie Powell with Ernie Powell Artography - (316) 644-3840.

Models provided by Malissha with M LaLa Model Management - (913) 232-3131.

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