Take a motorcycle, trike, along with parts from Batman’s Bat Pod, combine them into one, and you get the 2015 Can-Am Spyder F3. Think of it as a hot rod of the motorcycle world. In addition to the exclusive UFit system, which allows riders to customize their Spyder F3 with unique peg positions, handlebar options, clothing and accessories, this updated model features a Rotax 1330 ACE inline three-cylinder motor generating 115 hp and 96 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 5-speed manual or 6-speed semi-automatic transmission. Continue reading for three videos, including one pitting it against similar vehicles, and more information.
“The automatic is really an automated manual that does all the clutch work for you. Shifting is performed with a push/pull thumb lever on the left handlebar, and you have to use it. Upshifts must be performed manually, but the F3 will automatically downshift when engine speeds get low enough to potentially stall the engine. It’s probably the smoothest-shifting auto-clutch manual I’ve used, thanks no doubt to the F3’s low 850-pound curb weight,” says Motor Trend.