For those that don’t know – BRP was originally part of Bombardier but in 2003 it was sold to members of the Bombardier Family, Bain Capital and the the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec to make up what is now known as BRP. At that point they had two product lines that were primarily sold in Canada and the US. Now a days the company has 7 product lines and can be found in 110 countries.
One of their most well-known products is the Can-Am Spyder Roadster – a three wheeled motorcycle with a single rear drive wheel and two wheels in front for steering. While they showed us some of the latest models of the Roadster that were pretty sweet – it was their new reduced emissions model that really caught my eye.
This year they introduced the Spyder Roadster Hybrid concept that they aim to create. This plug in hybrid roadster will house a 600 cc internal combustion engine, 20 kW continuous power electric motor, lithium-ion battery all while performing the same as a Spyder 990 RS roadster.
They aim to create a hybrid vehicle that has a 30km (20 mil) range in electric mode, 50% fuel efficiency improvement and 50% reduction in admissions. The total range objective is 600km.
Here is some images of the concept roadster below:
What do you think of the new Spyder Roadster hybrid – would you ride it?