BRP – the Canada-based company that owns Can-Am – has achieved a major goal. It has now built 100,000 Spyders, the popular three-wheeler.
To celebrate, BRP and Pit Bull Powersports – a local Can-Am dealer – presented the 100,000th Spyder to its new owner during Spyderfest, the world’s largest Can-Am Spyder gathering held in Springfield, Missouri.
The 2015 Can-Am Spyder F3-S, which rolled off the assembly line on April 20, was autographed and delivered to its new owner, Brahm Wilson. The Missouri firefighter is currently riding with 1,200 other Spyder enthusiasts at Spyderfest.
“I’m an ex-motorcyclist, returning to riding after a few years away and I have been admiring the Can-Am Spyder for a while now,” said Wilson. “With the introduction of the Spyder F3, I decided that was the bike for me, and it ended up being the 100,000th to come off the assembly line. I couldn’t ask for anything more than to share this amazing experience with all of these other Spyder owners at Spyderfest!”
José Boisjoli, BRP’s president and chief executive officer, says “It has been a great ride with the Can-Am Spyder since we first unveiled it in 2007, to today, delivering the 100,000th unit.
“The Spyder F3 model marks our entry in the cruiser segment, which represents about two-thirds of the North American motorcycle industry. Consumer response to this new model leads us to believe that we can expect more milestones in the near future.”
Pit Bull Powersports’ Len Damouth also responded: “The Spyder line-up delivers a thrilling ride experience with a feeling of complete freedom and confidence to owners, as evidenced by the growing Spyder rider community and record participation during this year’s Spyderfest. Including those returning to open-air riding like Brahm Wilson. The opportunity to deliver this vehicle during Spyderfest is a bit like winning the lottery!”
BRP reports that the first Can-Am Spyder to come off the assembly line was a 2008 Can-Am Spyder RS that was delivered to comedian Jay Leno. Since that time, BRP introduced the Can-Am Spyder RT in 2010, the Can-Am Spyder ST in 2013 and most recently, the Can-Am Spyder F3 in 2015.
For more information on the Can-Am lineup, visit can-am.brp.com.