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    First of all, once again, thanks to all of you who took the time to answer!

    Yesterday morning I wanted to take the plunge and buy the demo model.

    I was very much torn between the 2016 and the demo model, because a) the second hand bike had all the extras I wanted but could not justify to buy straight away for the demo model and b) the argument that initial issues with new bikes have been ironed out over time also made me lean towards the second hand bike.

    On the other hand… 41000 km versus 1000 km, no warranty versus full warranty… upgraded model…

    Needless to say I had a sleepless night, also because I waned it NOW and not later on in the year. There are numerous reasons for this, but it will likely only bore you.

    Anyhow, yesterday at 9am I phoned the dealer… and the demo bike was sold. Some time between my test riding it at noon on Saturday and closure somebody had bought the bike.

    I ended up jumping onto a ferry from Vancouver to Victoria to test ride the second hand bike.

    Now, I am the very happy owner of an older bike, with all bells and whistles and I can only hope it doesn’t cause me any issues.

    As a total newcomer to Can Ams, after decades of riding two wheelers, I must say I thoroughly enjoyed the longish ride home.

    Thanks again for all your support,
    Best wishes
    Stef.

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    SORRY SKME…..I POSTED THE BELOW AT THE SAME TIME YOU POSTED YOUR INFO ABOUT BUYING THE EARLIER RT. You can’t delete a post……..congrats, and hoping you enjoy it.

    If it was me, I would be buying option A, SKME…… the ‘20+ RT models have undergone a great refinement over the earlier models, plus all the current advertising blurb shows them being ridden on sand and gravel roads. I have had a ‘21 for 12 months and have ridden on gravel many times with no issues, but like everything, you also need to be lucky. The ‘21+ models handle much better in stock form than the pre ‘20 models. You can then decide exactly which mods are essential for you. Also, it is unlikely you will be able to get your hands on a 22 model for quite some time as BRP are having trouble sourcing electronic components due to Covid.

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    Setup for Tall & Big.... 200cm/6'7", 140kg/300lbs, 37"inleg.

    HeliBars Handlebars (elongated handlebar bar slot to get more height)
    Highway pegs bolted under floorboards.
    Brake rubber removed to lower pedal for easier long leg/15 boot access.
    Kenda Kanine Fronts (Rears unavailable in Oz ATM).
    RabbitWorks (Aussie) Dual Setting Stabiliser Bar (Lamonster links)
    Ikon (Aussie) shocks all round (setting 2 of 4 for pothole smoothing with improved handling)
    Russell Daylong custom seat on order (in Sunbrella for Aussie heat & water resistance)
    2021 RT Limited , Brake pedal rubber removed for ease of accessing pedal with size 15 boots. Red

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    No problem Peteoz. It will be good for me for some time and as you said, it is rather tricky to find a bike right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K80Shooter View Post
    Option B is too much money! Pass on it.
    It's Canadian $$, about $18000 US. High, but in today's market maybe not outrageous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoMtnSpyder View Post
    It's Canadian $$, about $18000 US. High, but in today's market maybe not outrageous.
    I realized this after a few other post's. Like you said, still a little high but as long as the op is happy that's all that matters.
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    Hi Stephanie,
    My first question is - did you test ride the 2016 Spyder? That would be the best way to compare, as to how the body style suits YOU. My wife and I were considering trading our heavy Yamaha cruiser in on a Spyder in 2018, and we went to a Dealer, who let us test ride both the F-3 and the RT style. Neither of us liked the 'feel' or 'fit' of either one. After a near wreck on the Yamaha in 2020, we again checked out the Spyder line, and as soon as I sat on the 'new' body style 2020 RT, I said to the salesman " they redesigned this to fit me". The wife likes the rear seat, especially with the arm rests installed, so that's how we roll now.
    To us, the 'feel' of the ride is of first importance, but Yes, they are also quite a lot of money.
    Safe riding with whichever choice you make.

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    I test rode both, the 2021 RT and the 2016 RTS. Both were equally good. I am quite happy with my 2016 RTS, particularly as it has the sway bar installed. It drives wonderfully, so far.

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