BRP adds a Touring model to its Can-Am Spyder Roadster line-up

    WASHINGTON, DC, Sept. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - BRP introduces the new Can-Am
Spyder RT roadster in response to specific consumer demand for a touring
platform. The 2010 Can-Am Spyder roadster line-up now includes the Spyder RS
(roadster sport) and the Spyder RT (roadster touring) models.
    The introduction of the touring model coincides with a substantial gain
in market presence on the heels of strong consumer demand since the roadster's
launch more than two years ago. Driven by a passionate owner community, the
innovative three-wheel concept has become a global phenomenon in more than 50
countries to-date with authorized BRP dealers.
    "The Can-Am Spyder RS is already a resounding market success, although,
clearly, its full growth potential is only beginning to materialize," said
Yves Leduc, vice-president - general manager Can-Am and After Sales
Operations, responsible for North American Sales & Marketing. "We are
delivering the expansion of our Can-Am Spyder roadster line-up as promised at
its launch in 2007 and we believe the announcement of the Spyder RT will even
further accelerate the momentum experienced thus far."
    The Can-Am Spyder RT roadster powered by a Rotax 991 engine with
Electronic Throttle Control optimized for touring stays true to the brand's
promise to deliver a perfect balance of performance and peace of mind. The
roadster features the same acclaimed BOSCH-engineered Vehicle Stability System
(VSS) as found in the Spyder RS roadster, which includes Anti-lock Brakes,
Traction Control and Stability Control systems. The VSS, coupled with the
inherent stability of the roadster's 'Y-architecture' and overall ease of use
reinvents riding for enthusiasts of all skill levels.
    BRP is also introducing an industry-first optional RT622 trailer
package(*), providing an additional 622 litres (22 cu. ft) of storage, designed
specifically for the Spyder RT roadster and compatible with the vehicle's
stability system.
    "The introduction of the Can-Am Spyder RT now provides options for sport
and touring enthusiasts alike," said Chris Dawson, vice-president and general
manager, International division. "BRP's superior design and innovation
continues to deliver paradigm-shifting vehicles that push the envelope, and
the RT model is no exception. The new platform goes well with what touring
riders demand and there is no doubt in my mind the Can-Am Spyder RT is going
to forever change the touring motorcycle category."
    The Spyder RT roadster will be available for trial at authorized BRP
dealerships this fall. Consumers currently have the option to pre-order
Premiere Edition Spyder RT-S roadsters for delivery in the fourth quarter of

    Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), a privately-held company, is a
world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and
marketing of motorized recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and
products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft and sport
boats, Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines, direct injection technologies
such as E-TEC, Can-Am all-terrain vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax
engines and karts. With manufacturing facilities on three continents, BRP
products are distributed in more than 80 countries.
    Additional product information and a complete list of standard and
optional Spyder RT roadster gear and accessories as well as the list of
authorized Can-Am dealerships can be found at

    Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo, Lynx, Evinrude, Johnson, Can-Am, Rotax, E-TEC, Spyder
    and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
    or its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their
    respective owners.

    (*) Certain options may not be available (or homologated) in your

For further information:

For further information: corporate information: Johanne Denault,
Manager, Communications, (450) 532-5173,; North
American product information: Marc R. Lacroix, Director, Can-Am Spyder
Marketing, (450) 532-5023,; International product
information: Adrien de Alexandris, Product Manager Can-Am, International
Division, (450) 532-6413,

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