Meet the new Can-Am Ryker.
For those familiar with the world of Can-Am three-wheelers, you probably know about the Spyder. Those of you who don’t, but wondered, “what is that three-wheeled thing coming toward me?” on the highway – that was probably a Can-Am Spyder. Today, Can-Am announced a new arrival to its lineup to compliment Spyder models – the Ryker. The company bills its latest three-wheeler as a cheaper alternative – starting at $8,499. And that’s great for the youth-oriented market Can-Am’s gunning for. While we young folks out there love a bit of adventure, most of us can’t drop $16,000 or more on a three-wheeled toy.
Enter BRP, makers of Can-Am, Lynx, Sea-Doo and other adventure vehicles, with this all-new model. It’s marketed as part of its “on-road” vehicle lineup, and features either a 600cc two-cylinder Rotax engine or a larger, 600cc triple unit. The Can-Am Ryker also has an automatic transmission, so it’s more accessible to buyers. No changing gears involved – just twist and go. By making it cheap and easy to ride, BRP hopes it will appeal to younger riders looking for some fun and style.
Speaking of style, Can-Am really wants you to know just how modular the Ryker is. BRP states there are more than 75,000 ways to customize a Can-Am Ryker. Whether it’s functional accessories for riding or more storage, there’s something there to suit most riders’ needs. Will that make it more popular than its big brother, the Spyder? It ought to attract some new enthusiasts to the brand, at least.
But I want to head off-road!
Those who aren’t keen on sticking to the pavement have another option. There’s also the Can-Am Ryker Rally Edition. The Rally Edition has rally tires, KYB suspension and structural enhancements to take some more punishment off-road. It also has Rally Mode, letting riders hang the tail-end out on loose dirt and gravel while maintaining control.
If you’re looking for more off-road powersports, check out TFLoffroad.com! Over there, you’ll find all the latest news, views and reviews from Can-Am and other popular ATV brands, like the 2019 Can-Am Outlander and Maverick Sport: