One of the more interesting vehicles of 2007, the new Can-Am Spyder, has entered production and the first units have already rolled off their Canadian production line. The three-wheeler is manufactured by Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) and will officially go on sale across North America in October. The first unit will be heading to the garage of car aficionado Jay Leno.

BRP has ambitious plans for its new Can-Am. Management hope to sell the vehicle in 15 countries all up, including markets in Europe, South America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

The Can-Am features a small 106hp (79kW) 990cc Rotax V-twin engine mated to either a five-speed auto or an electronically actuated sequential five-speed manual. The chassis is set up with two steering wheels in front and a single shaft-driven wheel behind, with the rider sitting in a motorcycle-style position and steering via handlebars.


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