Over 500 Pan-European Can-Am Spyder roadster owners rally in Austria

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 14 /CNW Telbec/ - More than 500 Can-Am Spyder roadster owners (325 vehicles) rallied in picturesque Gunskirchen from May 13-15, for BRP's inaugural Pan-European Spyder roadster homecoming event.

Driven by a passionate owner community that now spans some 50 countries, BRP's innovative Can-Am Spyder roadster, with its unique Y-Factor geometry, has become a global phenomenon. "This first homecoming event for pan-European Can-Am Spyder roadster owners has been simply incredible. It was a truly memorable experience for all," said Chris Dawson, vice-president and general manager, International division.

"Passion and innovation run through our veins. Around the world, our name is synonymous with the ultimate ride. This event was a great chance to provide our passionate Can-Am roadster owners with the full BRP experience," Dawson added.

The Pan-European homecoming event provided the perfect setting for Spyder roadster owners to celebrate spring, share their passion for "riding reinvented" and exchange stories and experiences with like-minded adventurers from Europe. They came from 17 different countries throughout the continent including: France, Germany, Spain, Benelux, United Kingdom, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, and Slovakia.

The BRP team organized an action-packed agenda which included tour of the Gunskirchen-based BRP-Powertrain division which manufactures engines for BRP's vehicles, including the ROTAX engines that power the Can-Am Spyder RS (roadster sport) and RT (roadster touring) models. Rally participants also had the opportunity to visit the newly opened Regionales Innovations Centrum (RIC); one of three R & D facilities at BRP. The RIC has the mandate of developing more efficient powertrain technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of its products. A VIP evening including seminars, ATV & motorcycle freestyle exhibits, live band concerts and a roadster Spyder parade in the streets of Gunskirchen all made for a memorable experience for all participants.

In North America, for the third year in a row, BRP is also planning a similar homecoming event, this time in Chicago, Illinois on June 25 - 26, 2010. For information, visit http://www.can-amvip.com.

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (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 for karts, motorcycles, light and ultra-light aircraft. BRP products are distributed in more than 90 countries.


(R), (TM) Ski-Doo, Lynx, Sea-Doo, Evinrude, Johnson, Can-Am, Rotax, E-TEC and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.


For further information: For further information: For corporate information: Johanne Denault, Manager, Corporate Communications, (450) 532-5173, Johanne.denault@brp.com; For product information: Francois Tremblay, Director, Marketing, International division, +41.21.318.78.80, Francois.tremblay@brp.com

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