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Brake failure spurs recall of 3,000 Can-Am Spyder bikes

Consumer Reports News: April 16, 2012 11:38 AM

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Bombardier Recreational Products has recalled certain 2010 Can-Am Spyder models due to the potential for a complete brake failure.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,259 Can-Am Spyder RT roadsters from model year 2010 are recalled because a pin securing the brake pedal connecting rod could come loose and fall off without warning.

BRP will notify owners this week and dealers will replace the brake pedal connecting rod free of charge. Owners may contact BRP at 1-888-638-5397

When we sampled the Can-Am Spyder, we found it bulky and reluctant to corner. Several of our riders felt they much prefer bikes with two wheels. However, the Can-Am Spyder does have antilock brakes, which is an important safety feature. See which other motorcycles and scooters have this life-saving technology.

Check out all our motorcycle coverage in our special section.

Eric Evarts

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