Cam-Am Spyder F3 Announced For 2015
Whether you believe their
vehicle is a part of the motorcycle family or not, Cam-Am
Spyder riders take the open road just like the rest of the
motorcycle brethren. The Cam-Am gives something different to the
motorcycle world and provides something for older riders. In fact,
several Cam-Am riders were once motorcycle riders at some point,
but switched it up. According to Motorcycle USA, nearly 75
percent of Cam-Am riders are motorcyclists as well.
Recently, the 2015 Cam-Am Spyder F3 was announced, boasting a unique body that resembles a classic hot rod and cruiser motorcycle combined, Cycle World reported. The open-air, car-less vehicle has not been on the market for very long, but Cam-Am has stepped up their newest model.
Understanding The F3
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Cam-Am has a line of three-wheeled Spyders featuring the RS and RT. However, the F3 is lighter, with a lower center of gravity that makes the vehicle easier to handle and take sharp turns on the windiest of roads, Cycle World reported.
The F3 gives riders the choice of a six-speed semi-automatic or a manual transmission, which includes the standard one-down, five-up shifting just like the manual transmission on a motorcycle. An improved ride-by-wire throttle makes the slimmed version of the Vehicle Stability System (VSS) easier to control on the F3, with better power and breaking to give a smoother ride.
Additionally, the Spyder F3 has reverse built into the transmission and is controlled by a 1,330cc liquid-cooled Rotax triple engine. According to Motorcycle USA, the F3 is 40 percent stiffer, with the two spars on each side of the engine, and it also has a readjusted seat position different from the other models, in that it is lower and extends more to the back.
Getting Used To The Two Front Wheels
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The Cam-Am has a four-wheel derived front end that is different from any two-wheeled motorcycle ride. Each front wheel comes with Fox shocks and an anti-roll torsion bar to keep the sides connected, Cycle World reported.
The rear wheel has a Sachs single shock and the F3 has a three-disc braking system controlled by the right foot. The F3 is 26.6 inches high and weighs 850 pounds dry. Additional gear can be attached such as saddlebags, floorboards, detachable backrests, lighting, wheels, and a widescreen.
The Spyder F3 has a base price of $19,499 and comes in white or black, while the F3-S comes in black, white/black, magnesium metallic/black, or red/black - all three with the SM6 manual or SE6 semi-automatic transmission options.
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2015 Cam-Am Spyder F3-S Image Gallery
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