Can-Am Spyder Trike

The Can-Am is a trike designed to appeal to those who want motorcycle-style riding with sports-car stability. It features a "Y" style body, with two wheels in the front and one in the rear. It seats two: one driver and one passenger to the rear.

The Spyder burns 2.8 gallons of gasoline per hour.


Subassemblies: Body +1, 3 wheels -2.

Powertrain: 79-kW improved wheeled drivetrain with 79-kW improved standard gasoline engine, 2,000-kWs lead acid battery.

Fuel: 6.6 gallons gasoline (Fire 11) in standard fuel tank.

Occupancy: 1 CS, 1 PS in Cycle Seats.

Cargo: 1.75 cf.


Armor F RL B T U

All: 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5 3/5



Body: Improved suspension, improved brakes.



Size: 8.75'x4.9'x3.75' Payload: 0.22 tons Lwt.: 0.57 tons

Volume: 17 cf. Maint.: 215 hours Price: $8,670


HT: 10. HPs: 30 Body, 4 each Wheel.


gSpeed: 110 gAccel: 9 gDecel: 15 gMR: 1.25 gSR: 3

Ground Pressure High. 1/6 Off-Road speed.


Design Notes:

Body is 17 cf; wheels are 1.7 cf. Structure is Light, Standard. Armor is standard composite. Mechanical controls. Empty weight is 697 lbs. Design loaded weight was increased 2 lbs. to the real-world value. Calculated gSpeed was 188 mph. List price for a 2008 model is $15,499.


From the Aerodrome for GURPS

2008 by Jim Antonicic