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2008 Can-Am Spyder GS Roadster SM5

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2008 Can-Am Spyder GS Roadster SM5

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2008 Can-Am Spyder GS Roadster SM5 Specifications

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Identification
Model Type  Sport-Touring
BASE MSRP(US)  $15,499.00
Dealers Can-Am Dealers
Warranty  24
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Finance
Engine:  
Engine Brand Name  Rotax®
Engine Type  V Twin
Cylinders  2
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Horsepower (bhp/kW)  106 / 79
Horsepower RPM  8500
Torque (Ft Lbs/Nm)  77 / 104.3
Torque RPM  6250
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  8
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  DOHC
Bore (mm/in)  97 / 3.82
Stroke (mm/in)  68 / 2.68
Displacement (cc/ci)  998 / 60.9
Compression Ratio  10.8:1
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  Yes
Fuel Injector Size (mm)  57
Carburetor  No
Carburetion Type  Fuel Injected
Transmission:  
Transmission Type  Manual
Number Of Speeds  5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel)  Belt
Reverse  Yes
Final Drive Ratio  2.82
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Aluminum
Tube / Tubeless  Tubeless
Front Wheel Width (in)  5
Rear Wheel Width (in)  7
Chromed  No
Front Tire Width  165
Front Tire Aspect Ratio  65
Front Wheel Diameter  14
Rear Tire Width  225
Rear Tire Aspect Ratio  50
Rear Wheel Diameter  15
Front Tire (Full Spec)  KR21 165/65 R14
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  KR21 225/50 R15
Brakes:  
Front Brake Type  Dual Disc
Front Brake Diameter (in/mm)  10.2 / 259
Rear Brake Type  Disc
Rear Brake Diameter (in/mm)  10.2 / 259
Anti-Lock Brakes  Standard
Linked Brake System Front to Rear  Standard
Suspension:  
Front Suspension Type  Independent Double A-Arm
Front Travel (in/mm)  5.7 / 144
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load  Yes
Front Central Suspension Strut  No
Steering Damper  Yes
Rear Suspension Type  Twin Sided Swing Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  5.7 / 145
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  Yes
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  1
Air Adjustable  No
Steering:  
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  8.75
Width (in/mm)  59.3 / 1506
Height (in/mm)  45.1 / 1146
Wheelbase (in/mm)  68 / 1727
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  4.5 / 114
Length (ft/ft)  8
Length (ft/in)  9
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  697 / 316
Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs)  440 / 200
GVWR (lbs/kgs)  1188 / 540
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  7.13 / 27
Storage Capacity (cuft/gal/l)  1.6 / 10 / 44
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  1.43
Seats:  
Seat Type  One-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Seat Height (in/mm)  29 / 737
Number Of Seats  2
Backrest Logo Plate  No
Backrest Type  Fixed
Backrest Location  Driver
Lumbar Adjustment  No
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Exterior:  
Frame  Steel
Body Material  Plastic
Hand Grips  Standard
Foot Peg Location  Driver and Passenger
Adjustable  No
Chain Guard  No
Drive Shaft Guard  No
Fork Guards  No
Saddle Bag Guard  No
Belt Guard  Yes
Hand Guards  No
Brush Guard  No
Heel Guards  Yes
Exhaust Guard  No
Light Guard  No
Side Cover  Yes
Front Fender  Standard
Rear Fender  Standard
Lower Fairing  Standard
Spoiler  Standard
Handlebars  Standard
Instrumentation:  
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Clock  Standard
Tachometer  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Temperature Warning Type  Gauge
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Multi-Lingual Instrumentation  Standard
Pricing:  
Warranty (Months/Condition)  24 / Limited
Identification:  
Generic Type (Primary)  Sport-Touring
Manufacturer Country  Canada
Introduction Year  2008
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
NADATrimID  32969
Display Name  Spyder GS Roadster SM5
Mounts:  
Windshield Mounts  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No
Glass:  
Rearview Mirrors  Standard
Windshield Lowers  No
Height Adjustable  No
Tinted  Yes
Height  Low
Storage:  
Lockable Storage  Standard
Helmet Storage  Standard
Glove Box / Dash Storage  Standard
Lights:  
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Convenience:  
Engine Immobilizer  Standard

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By Nichele Weatherford (Owner), Dec. 5, 2008
As you can see from my pictures, I love my bike. We have started a club here in Southern California, we are the WEST COAST SPYDER RYDERS. I am the president and we currently have 7 members. I am very comfortable on my bike. I do have highway pegs and Kuryakyn grips. I am never as sore as my two whee... Read Full Review

 

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By Ruben Gonzalez(Owner), Jan. 7, 2009
I have always been a sportbike rider, going fast gets me going. This is a whole new type of fun. It's pretty fast, mostly tourqy and all smiles. I can honestly say this has been topping my best rides log. It is a real physical ride when in the twisties, you will hop from side to side of the seat wit... Read Full Review

 

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keith silverwing
Dec. 28, 2008
can am have start something new with the three wheel motorcycle .I had the honda reflex and it was a joke to me because 250cc don't move fast at all the take off will get you killed.when i saw the can am spyder roadster it blowed my mind i love the colors & the power Read Full Review

 

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By Linda Williams(Owner), Aug. 13, 2011
I have a 2008 Can-Am Sport-Touring Roadster. Bought new. Lots of fun. Can keep of with my husband on his Boulevard M-109. However today my Roadster while on a long trip is stuck in 5th gear??? Any help???? Read Full Review

 

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By Alvin Berry(Owner), Nov. 21, 2013
I am 62 and been retirerd 12 years and have owned and driven over 60 different bieks. I jsut got this Spyder 2 wseeks ago and I already like ti better than any two wheel bike due to the fun nature and esp the power and speed. It grows on you and you do not want to drive a two wheel bike after you dr... Read Full Review

 

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