2012 Spyder RT Limited Specifications

2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited Side View

2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited Brown Color

2012 Spyder RT Limited is the full-blown touring version of Can-Am’s with unique three wheels. It has been upgraded with a handlebar-mounted Garmin Zumo 660 color touch screen GPS, two exclusive covers, four semi-rigid travel bags, a travel cover, chrome accents and an embroidered seat.

Compounding the confusion surrounding the use of an extra wheel was the introduction of the Can-Am Spyder, which eschewed tradition by placing its dual wheels at the front of the machine.

Stealing the show is the RT Limited, with a grandiose list of features that scream that it’s a premium machine. For hardcore travelers, there’s a Bluetooth-ready Garmin Zumo GPS integrated into the RT’s electronics system and a custom-fitted travel bag inside each of the four storage compartments.



Manufacturer: BRP-Rotax

Type: 998cc V-twin engine calibrated for touring

Bore & stroke: 3.82 in. x 2.68 in. (97 mm x 68 mm)

Injection: Multi-point EFI system with 2 in. (51 mm) throttle body

Power: 100 hp (74,5 kW) @ 7500 RPM

Torque: 80 lb.-ft. (108 Nm) @ 5000 RPM

Transmission: 5-speed semi-automatic (SE5) with reverse

Magneto: 650 Watts

Starter: Electric

Battery: 12 volts / 21 amps/hour, sealed maintenance-free


Frame: SST Spyder

Front suspension: Double A-arm with anti-roll bar

Front suspension travel: 5.9 in. (151 mm)

Rear suspension: Swing-arm with pneumatic adjustable preload

Rear suspension travel: 5.7 in. (145 mm)

Brake type: Foot-activated, hydraulic 3-wheel braking system

Front brake: 4-piston calipers with (250 mm x 6 mm) discs

Rear brake: Single-piston sliding pins caliper with (250 mm x 6 mm) disc

Front tires: 165 / 65 R14

Rear tire: 225 / 50 R15

Front wheel: 6-spoke Aluminum Metallic Silver 14 x 5 in. (355 mm x 127 mm)

Rear wheel: Aluminum Metallic Silver 15 x 7 in. (381 mm x 178 mm)

Safety & Security

VSS: Vehicle Stability System

SCS: Stability Control System

TCS: Traction Control System

ABS: Anti-lock Braking System

DESS: Digitally Encoded Security System

DPS: Dynamic Power Steering

Vehicle Dimensions & Weight

Wheel base: 67.2 in. (1,708 mm)

Seat height: 30.4 in. (772 mm)

Ground clearance: 4.5 in. (115 mm)

Dry weight: 929 lb. (421 kg)

Maximum vehicle load: 525 lb. (240 kg)

Fuel capacity: 6.6 US gal. (25 L)

2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited

2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited White Colr

2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited is standing on the road

2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited Side View

2012 Can-Am Spyder RT Limited Front View

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