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    For me no question, Spyder F3. Long distance, power,etc. But if money was an issue and wanted to go from two to three wheels, then the Ryker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KyBill View Post
    I just chose the 2019 Ryker Rally over the 2019 base F3. I test rode the F3 base and the Ryker 900 several times, my dealer said feel free to ride either of his demo’s until my Rally is ready (s/b Sat).

    The F3 felt a bit more plush than the Ryker, it also felt larger but didn’t bring anything to the table worth $5,000 more to my needs. I don’t really need the larger engine or additional cargo options and the ground clearance/gvwr capacity are basically the same. The Ryker also felt a bit more stable in turns, maybe just perception coming from 2 wheels.

    I bought The Rally, not the standard Ryker, the $1,000 delta between those models was worth it to me for the included upgrades to the suspension, seat pan, bump skid, etc. If the F3 base was $1,500 over the Rally I might have considered it more seriously but I mostly ride 2 lane country roads and rarely go over 65-70 mph unless on the interstate. I also like that the Rykers have shaft drive vs a belt, given the road conditions where I ride.

    In the end I could have rationalized either the F3 or the Ryker but I found the Ryker more fun to ride.
    Thanks for the insight. I have not rode the F3 but I did ride they Ryker Rally, and that's what I ordered. Seems production is lacking. Dealers cant keep them.

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    I have Both-I Just hope they don't come up with anything New next year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge707 View Post
    I have Both-I Just hope they don't come up with anything New next year?
    I know you were super excited about the ryker when it was announced. Your plan was to sell/trade in your F3 and just have the Ryker as it met your needs and weren't driving long distances etc. Why did you end up keeping both and if you HAD to keep only one which would you keep and why.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delkhouri View Post
    Can you share while you bought a ryker if you already had the spyder (assuming that was the order of purchase). Can you share some of the differences, including what the ryker does better than the spyder you already have.

    For me, I have virtually no experience with either the ryker or spyder but I just don't see what advantage the ryker has other than price and the driveshaft/dirt road ability. Other than that the ryker is smaller, has far less storage and storage options, isn't as good for two-up, and isn't better on fuel. I am not being critical of the ryker and I will probably end up getting a 600cc ryker mostly due to affordability but I am just trying to understand why someone would choose the higher end rykers over the F3 given the relative similar price points.
    My wife liked my Spyder and found it easy for her to ride. She had been considering getting a 300cc+ scooter but the stability of the Ryker made more sense. My wife is in love with her Ryker. She rides without timidity on the Ryker which is something she lacked on 2 wheels. I have found ite Ryker to be a Hoot. It is lighter, simpler and generally a bit sportier than the F3L.

    I really like the F3L which I will use for touring and towing my Time Out camper. It is just different tools for different jobs.

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    I just saw a craigslist ad from the DC area... according to the ad the have some healthy discounts on 2018 spyder models, including this:

    "2018 Can-am Spyder:
    F3 Spyder, all colors- $12,777"

    They also have some decent discounts on other spyder models. I didn't want to post the link as I cannot vouch for the prices or dealer and posting links is probably not allowed anyway.

    Too bad DC is 6-7 hours away and that I can't afford it right now. But if they are indeed selling them for that price it's really close the the ryker rally price.

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    When I've called on similar ads they have the listed price but then is $900 shipping fee and $300 prep and , etc. I'm not saying you can't buy the bike for the listed price I'm just saying in my experience they start adding BS fees when you show interest in buying.

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    Completely different trikes, one is good for touring other is great for urban driving.

    Beside that, the relevant numbers (Spyder 1330 vs Ryker 900):
    0-60mph: ~4.8s vs ~6s
    MPG: ~30-40mpg vs ~25-35mpg
    Coverage: ~249mi vs ~158mi
    Service: 9300mi vs 6000mi

    but then a base Spyder with a minimum set of farkles will cost you almost twice a Ryker.

    So I guess the choice will depend on type of usage and budget.

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    Having owned 3 RTs: it simply comes down to picking the one that best suits your needs...
    Having said that...
    If I was buying another bike: it'd be the Ryker 600 twin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Denman View Post
    Having owned 3 RTs: it simply comes down to picking the one that best suits your needs...
    Having said that...
    If I was buying another bike: it'd be the Ryker 600 twin.
    Interesting you say that as a previous RT owner... The 900 versions seem to be far more popular.

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    Needs can change...

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    I'm a fan of the F3. The Ryker is too petite for me, I am 1,90m (6 feet 3 inches) tall. The F3 has enough power, is sporty and I like the design. I also prefer the semi-automatic transmission, I don't want a CVT.
    But I understand anyone who prefers a Ryker. It's a nice trike, ideal for gravel and curvy roads. So test both and decide then.
    Both are excellent reverse trikes and make a lot of fun - enjoy your ride.

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    If I rode alone, Ryker. The gas mileage is reportedly terrible but I found the Ryker to be comfortable and extremely fun. The lack of power steering also made it feel like I had more control than the spyder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cr8n View Post
    If I rode alone, Ryker. The gas mileage is reportedly terrible but I found the Ryker to be comfortable and extremely fun. The lack of power steering also made it feel like I had more control than the spyder.
    Gas mileage is not much different than the 1330. Maybe not quite as good but you only have to use regular gas which will give you a significant savings.
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    My best advice is go with your heart and brain, if they are both singing from the same hymn sheet go with that for either Spyder or Ryker
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    I want to revive this thread a bit.... If you chose the ryker over a spyder or a spyder over a ryker please share. I would love to hear what went into your decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delkhouri View Post
    Hey all i did a quick search but didn't see a thread on this, so here goes.

    With the Ryker Rally coming in at around $11k and a new 2018 Spyder f3 (base) being offered for around $14k. Which would you choose and why? or maybe the question should be which DID you chose and why. Or maybe it should be if you were in the market right now which would you choose. I would love to hear your thoughts.
    One is a brand-new model built to the lowest price possible with no track record of reliability and no experienced mechanics because it's new. The other has been manufactured for years and there is a world of information available, quite a few mechanics, and a whole web site full of experienced Spyder ryders who can help you. The Spyder is also more powerful (1330 vs 900 cc), has either a manual or semi-automatic transmission, and more storage. In a few years the Ryker may prove to be absolutely fantastic but IMO right now the Spyder has the advantage. Obviously you may feel completely different and that's perfectly okay. Ride them both and decide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by delkhouri View Post
    I want to revive this thread a bit.... If you chose the ryker over a spyder or a spyder over a ryker please share. I would love to hear what went into your decision.
    Originally planned on getting the Ryker because on paper it seemed simpler and more sport orientated than the Spyder.While waiting for them to arrive sourced a new discounted F3S for for not a lot more $ than the Ryker.In the end this proved to be better handling more comfortable more power better load carrying (with a few tweaks) more refined option than the Ryker.Bang for buck won out for me but both are super cool with no big downside to not buy either.

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