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Re: MAC-PAC: OT: Spyder BRP (3-wheeled motorcycle)

From: "Steve Makohin" <wateredg@xxxxxxxxxxxx>

PS: In the words of one friend of mine, it's nice to see Canadians making a product for a virtually non-existent market :-)

True, but it's in keeping with Bombardier philosophy, part of their DNA coding, if you will. :)
To think outside the box.

Armand Bombardier invented snowmobiles and created a huge market where non existed.

Bombardier, the company, introduced Sea-Doo watercraft, creating a huge market where non existed.

They innovated with the ATV market.

The Spyder is an extension of the Powersports product mix. It is not an attempt at creating a motorcycle. It's a leisure product meant to provide entertainment in the same way that personal watercraft and snowmobiles do. In this sense, there is an overlap as many people buy motorcycles for an entertainment value vs strictly practical tramsportation.

BTW, Rotax, owned by BRP, power several BMW models as well as supply the 990cc V-twin for the Aprilia sportbike. This is the engine now in the Spyder.

I'm looking forward to riding one for review.

Montreal, Canada
CBR 929