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Hello. I took the Can-Am course and passed. Two years later I'm ready to buy one. I remember the instructor saying you didn't really need to upshift on the Can-Am RT Limited. Is this true or did I hear him wrong? If I do need to upshift can you tell me when and how I would do this?

Heidi
Navarre, FL
Sunday, October 22, 2017
Editor Response
The current model Can-Am Spyder RT Limited has a semi-automatic transmission, meaning it is an automatic but offers the option to shift by using a paddleshifter with your left finger and thumb. You would use this to shift at the same time you would normally shift a manual transmission. When the engine is revving faster than necessary, you shift up. Consult the bike's owners manual for the shift points and ask the dealer reps all the questions you have about it.
Good luck!
Szulewski Tricia
I've ridden motorcycles since I was 15. This year at 61 (and three shoulder surgeries later) I traded for a Can-Am Spyder RT Limited. 1330cc, 6 speeds, and reverse! I am in love and should have done it sooner. Now I can even feel safe to ride a passenger. I'm gonna start saving for my next one!


Cindy
Merrill, IA
Sunday, October 22, 2017
At 4 feet 6 inches tall, I ride the Can-Am Spyder RT Limited and I love it! I had the setback TriAxis handlebars installed, priced at $1,000, and worth every penny as it brings the handlebars into perfect position for this short gal. I rode a Yamaha Virago 1100 for 10 years prior that had been shortened up with 11-inch shocks and modifications. I was tip-toe on it and had my share of falling over with ruts in roads at stops. No more! I love my bike and ride it all the time. Mine is a 2014 with the 1330 motor and it is so powerful.

I often teased my Harley-riding hubby to get the heck out of my way when pulling out from stop signs as my bike is faster than his big bike. Cornering is a bit different than two wheels but once you get the hang of it, it is so much more fun as the bike handles beautifully. With the RT you have lots of storage with comes in handy on my long distance rides. I encourage anyone who is on the shorter side to give this wonderful machine a try. It is perfect for us little gals!


Mary Roseling
Oakhurst, CA
Friday, June 10, 2016
My question is not about the height from the ground, but the length of my arms. I'm 5-foot-2 so my arms are short. Will I be able to reach the handles without leaning forward too much?

Chris Ceecee
Philly, PA
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Editor Response
Chris,
There are lot more factors than strictly arm length that go into whether you can reach the handlebars or not. It's really not a straight out measurement thing as there are other factors to consider, like how long is your torso.

The best thing to do, the thing I recommend all the time, but most especially if you're of shorter stature, is to sit on the motorcycle, or three-wheeler to see if it fits. That is the only way you'll know. If there are no dealers by you, then find out what Can-Am's rally schedule is and get to one of the events. You'll be able to talk to factory representatives and find out how you can modify the handlebars, possible with different risers, to make the Spyder fit you.
Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
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