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Topic # 184043 8-Nov-2015 10:48
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Due to my being on warfarin therapy, SWMBO has put her tiny foot down with a firm hand and stated that I cannot have a 2 wheeled motorbike.

However she is amenable to the idea of the Spyder, which has 3 wheels, traction control, ABS, etc etc and which she regards as considerably safer and less likely to result in my attaining a life-threatening injury.

Has anyone owned/ridden one?

They are barkingly expensive now ($48,000 for a fully equipped version new!) but can be had for $18-$25k used.





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  Reply # 1423138 8-Nov-2015 14:07
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I think there are a couple of Spyder riders on here... I personally would love one too.




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  Reply # 1423180 8-Nov-2015 16:22
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@psychrn has one

I test rode one years ago, liked it a lot, dealer screwed me round so I went 2 wheels instead.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1423251 8-Nov-2015 19:00
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Just remember it's not a motorbike ... it's a car.

That said it does accelerate in a suitably drool worthy fashion, handles pretty good on corners, is nice and comfy, sounds great, but sucks it at lane splitting :-)





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  Reply # 1423457 9-Nov-2015 09:21
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Yes  have been a happy Blue RS Spyder owner since Dec 2010.
Done 67,000 kms on it.
Love it.
Has caused me hardly any problems mechanically wise. 
My fellow Ulyssian riders give me a bit of grief from time to time.
I came from a Honda Shadow 750.
Car rego and it was really cheap for this year as in $134 for 12 months
I was lucky and bought mine for just under 17K but only the top end RT are nearer the 50K mark,




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  Reply # 1423497 9-Nov-2015 09:37
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2015 Spyder F3-S retails for just tad lower than NZ$33k (exclude ORC) on Red Baron.

I'm tempted and keen... It's on the wishlist for my 40th if I can afford. ~_~




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  Reply # 1423575 9-Nov-2015 11:32
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chiefie: 2015 Spyder F3-S retails for just tad lower than NZ$33k (exclude ORC) on Red Baron.

I'm tempted and keen... It's on the wishlist for my 40th if I can afford. ~_~


It's on my wishlist for my 50th.







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  Reply # 1423576 9-Nov-2015 11:33
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Mark: Just remember it's not a motorbike ... it's a car.

That said it does accelerate in a suitably drool worthy fashion, handles pretty good on corners, is nice and comfy, sounds great, but sucks it at lane splitting :-)



I don't mind if it sucks at that - I'd ride like a Nanna anyway!





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  Reply # 1423578 9-Nov-2015 11:36
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I think they are really cool but I have never worked out how to get a wheelchair rack on one




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Geektastic:
chiefie: 2015 Spyder F3-S retails for just tad lower than NZ$33k (exclude ORC) on Red Baron.

I'm tempted and keen... It's on the wishlist for my 40th if I can afford. ~_~


It's on my wishlist for my 50th.


50th probably be more realistic for me too considering my 40th is just 2 more years to go ~_~. At a push, a hope for 45th.




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  Reply # 1423604 9-Nov-2015 12:06
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chiefie: 2015 Spyder F3-S retails for just tad lower than NZ$33k (exclude ORC) on Red Baron.

I'm tempted and keen... It's on the wishlist for my 40th if I can afford. ~_~


It's on my wishlist for my 50th.


50th probably be more realistic for me too considering my 40th is just 2 more years to go ~_~. At a push, a hope for 45th.


That makes you 10 years behind me...!







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  Reply # 1423605 9-Nov-2015 12:07
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MikeB4: I think they are really cool but I have never worked out how to get a wheelchair rack on one


Obviously I am not familiar with your needs but they can pull trailers...





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  Reply # 1423622 9-Nov-2015 12:29
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Before my illness flared, wife and I come close to buying a pair of them. Would have been cool cruising the country roads on one




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  Reply # 1423636 9-Nov-2015 12:33
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Geektastic:
MikeB4: I think they are really cool but I have never worked out how to get a wheelchair rack on one


Obviously I am not familiar with your needs but they can pull trailers...


If they have a towbar for trailers, Melrose do a holder for wheelchairs:

http://www.wheelchairs.co.nz/custommade/wheelchair-carrier.html

However I am not sure of the height of the chair vs. the rider (driver?) on a Can Am, as the bike is a lot lower than a car - there might be a lot of wind force on the chair at higher speeds.

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  Reply # 1423637 9-Nov-2015 12:40
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Mark: Just remember it's not a motorbike ... it's a car.

That said it does accelerate in a suitably drool worthy fashion, handles pretty good on corners, is nice and comfy, sounds great, but sucks it at lane splitting :-)



Please tell the guy that I see regularly on the Southern Motorway cutting in and out like he is on a motorbike!

But in all seriousness they are definitely quick!




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MikeB4: I think they are really cool but I have never worked out how to get a wheelchair rack on one

We have a lady in our spyder club who uses a wheelchair and has it mounted on her spyder.




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