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    Default What should I get?

    Hey All,

    I've wanted a Spyder for a very long time and I would like to buy one here soon but I can't decide on which one.

    I really like the F3S SE but the $19k MSRP scares me a little
    I though I was going to get the Ryker Rally yesterday but I was being talked out of it by a friend
    I started looking at used Spyders but I don't know if I want used even though the price is right
    I honestly just want the F3 solely for the cruise control but I can buy a throttle lock for the Ryker
    I'm really torn right now because I really want a Can Am and all this research and flip flopping is making me insane haha
    What should I get?

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    I would test drive them both, I would find a dealer that has both to drive, drive one then the other, and repeat that procedure a second time, then make a decision based upon what the ride says.

    There is always reasons why some stuff is more expensive, as they say sometimes you get what you pay for!

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    If you wanna beat around town and bar hop - the Ryker will do nice. If you're looking for longer cruises the F3 might be more appropriate. But what do I know?...I'm riding an RTL...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperG View Post
    If you wanna beat around town and bar hop - the Ryker will do nice. If you're looking for longer cruises the F3 might be more appropriate. But what do I know?...I'm riding an RTL...
    I'll be making a 4.5hr trip about every other month other than that it'll be a to and from work ride at about 20 miles one way

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    First year for Ryker....um... the long term tester have gone a few hundred miles.
    I don't think so. But for just getting your feet wet? That is the affordable alternativer
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    Quote Originally Posted by eddiebrown View Post
    I'll be making a 4.5hr trip about every other month other than that it'll be a to and from work ride at about 20 miles one way
    The frequent 4.5hr trips indicate to me that the Spyder F3S would be better suited for your type of riding. There's a lot to be said about the power assist steering, carrying capacity, and riding position that the F3S offers over the Ryker... JMO of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperG View Post
    If you wanna beat around town and bar hop - the Ryker will do nice. If you're looking for longer cruises the F3 might be more appropriate. But what do I know?...I'm riding an RTL...
    It really is a sickness!

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    You have one of the biggest dealers in the USA right there in Chicago Imotorsports they have a large inventory and I'm sure they have a large used inventory too.

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    My wife just got a Ryker. It's gonna be used for light commuting to work n back, and tooling around on day rides on the weekends. When we wanna go on long rides, we'll double up on the RT. The Ryker is light and sporty, with little to no storage capacity. She hasn't ridden it on a ride over 35 miles yet, so we'll see.....Just got it a few days ago

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    Take any opportunity you can to test ride each flavor. You may find that one or another just doesn't work for you (as did the RT in my case) or that one model is an immediate fit (the F3 for me). Let that be your guide as if it's not comfortable, it doesn't matter how much money you saved buying it!

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