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More information to come soon...but it's official, the first production Spyder rolled off the assembly line today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

First Spyder going to Jay Leno.
Press release
THE FIRST CAN-AM SPYDER ROADSTER
ROLLS OFF THE ASSEMBLY LINE IN
VALCOURT, QUÉBEC
The Can-Am Spyder roadster offers enthusiasts
the next dimension in open-road riding
Valcourt, Québec, Canada, September 14, 2007 - Today marked the beginning of a new era
for BRP as its first on-road vehicle, the 2008 Can-Am™ Spyder™ roadster, rolled off the
assembly line in Valcourt, Québec.
A three-wheel vehicle (two in the front, one in the rear), the Spyder roadster offers the
performance of a traditional motorcycle with much of the peace-of-mind of a convertible sports
car. It is powered by a Rotax® 990 V-Twin engine, produced by BRP-Rotax, the company's
Austrian division and a world leader in engine development.
"This is a very important day in the history of BRP," said José Boisjoli, president and CEO,
BRP. "Our employees around the world have a lot to be proud of as we bring to the market a
product that is a true paradigm shift, a completely new and unique vehicle, one that will redefine
the roadster category. The Can-Am Spyder roadster is yet another testimony of BRP's passion
for innovation and for the powersports industry," he added.
The February 2007 launch was followed by a targeted marketing campaign in both North
America and Europe, which gave potential clients the opportunity to ride the new roadster.
"Since its official unveiling, the Spyder roadster has been a hot topic among powersports
enthusiasts, open-road newcomers and media alike the world over. To date, more than 20,000
consumers have tried the Can-Am Spyder roadster in 11 American states, four Canadian
provinces and eight European countries," concluded Boisjoli.
The first units will be delivered to selected dealerships across North America in October while
dealers in International markets will receive theirs at the beginning of 2008.
In 2008, BRP will pursue its go-to-market strategy and deploy the Can-Am Spyder roadster to
approximately 20 additional American states, a few other Canadian provinces and 15 countries
in Europe, South America, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. The roadster's worldwide
deployment should be completed within the next two to three years.
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The first Spyder roadster to roll off the Valcourt assembly line will be delivered to Jay Leno, a
well-known collector and restorer of era-defining cars and motorcycles, columnist in Popular
Mechanics Magazine, and host of the iconic U.S. television programme The Tonight Show.
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately-held company, is a world leader in the
design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorized recreational
vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo® and Lynx™ snowmobiles,
Sea-Doo® watercraft and sport boats, Evinrude® and Johnson® outboard engines, direct
injection technologies such as Evinrude E-TEC®, Can-Am™ all-terrain vehicles and roadsters,
as well as Rotax® engines and karts.
A photo of this milestone moment is available at www.brp.com.
www.brp.com
www.can-am.brp.com
®, TM and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates.
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For information:
Corporate: Product:
Johanne Denault Marc R. Lacroix
Manager, Manager, Product and Public Relations

Now the fun can begin.

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The first units will be delivered to selected dealerships across North America in October while
dealers in International markets will receive theirs at the beginning of 2008.

Hope this means Oct. 1st. Think the factory will be running 24/7 to fill the orders???
 

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Glad to see their on schedule


I think they are going to have to ramp up production plans for next year...these things are going to be big hits!
 

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Ok Here is the deal,

The first BRP rolled off the line today, it was a one bike run, a cermony and of course delivery persay ( not literal ) photos, congrads and the such. Full production starts on monday sept 17th. They are scheduled to produce the first run, package and ship to dealers in 2 weeks. The first spiders will show up the later part of the last week of september depending on how far they are from the plant. The others will arrive the first week of October. MA delivers are the last week of september.

Options have not arrived at the dealers yet and dealers are told that they will be arriving with the spyder shipments (same time frame that is). So, If you have one of those yahoo widget count down thinggies, set it to Oct 1st delivery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Imagine how much fun that group has provided. I mean the sleds, quads (Mexicans now), Seadoos and Spyders that they assemble. Thank you nice people at BRP in Valcourt!

P.S. Please feel free to take your time when putting mine together (especially if your hungover).
 

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Look closer bro. The two on the line are yellow.

The lighting is a bit tricky and their hard to make out.
If you zoom in on the pic you will see there is plastic on the 2 online. You have to go to the press report that is on www.brp.com to get the high rez pic.

Looks like they lowered the brake down some too.
 

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Yeah I thought the brake was moved as well. I took a high res picture when I rode it and compared it to that.
 

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The one I see is silver and I only see one, not two. Where are you looking?
Forget it, I downloaded the high res picture and now I can see two of them and the yellow is covered in plastic or something like that. I do apologize.
 

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Was at my dealer today picking up my outlander that was getting serviced and they said they are expecting first batch spyder delivery at the end of september. Also there technician is going next week to VA for spyder training. GOOD NEWS!
 
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