Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) has updated its odd-looking three wheeled roadster- the Can-Am Spyder RT with an all new 1330cc inline three cylinder Rotax Engine replacing the existing 998cc v-twin Rotax unit. Producing peak power of 115 bhp @ 7250 rpm and max torque of 130 nm @ 5000 rpm, the liquid cooled Rotax 1330 ACE (Advanced Combustion Efficiency) high torque engine has been an outcome of three years of development. Though an extra cylinder doesn’t exponentially boost the power and torque figures, the new engine is claimed to produce 40% more low-end torque resulting in a more stress free touring experience.
Also the 2014 Can-Am Spyder RT receives a new six-speed transmission with electronic clutch control in manual as well as semi-automatic format and includes a reverse gear. Other improved bits include the chassis which had to be altered to house in a larger engine with larger diametered beefed SACH’s suspension to handle the added weight of the RT. The old magneto has been replaced by a new and more powerful 1200W alternator. The cooling system too has been improved with the radiators being placed ahead of the front suspension doubling up the cooling capacity.
For a more comfortable touring experience the 2014 Can-Am Spyder RT sports a new touring saddle with integrated lumbar support with an optional backrest. Also a reverse fan has been put in place to blow hot air away from the rider.
The new 1330cc inline three Rotax Engine is exclusive to the 2014 RT and the Spyder RS and ST variants would continue to be powered by the existing Rotax V-Twin engines.