By Dennis Chung
Bombardier Recreational Products has filed for patent designs for what appears to be a new Can-Am Spyder. The patents, at least five in all, show various aspects of the vehicle’s bodywork. They were filed on March 20 with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, but only published and fully registered today.
The new design has much sharper edges than the current Spyder models and looks somewhat like the lovechild of a Ducati Diavel and a snowmobile. The side body panels look a little like those on the discontinued Spyder RS model, but the large front grille looks like the one on the Spyder F3. The scoops on either side of the headlight unit also look similar to the F3 from the side, but the front view shows they are much narrower.
It’s difficult to judge the design’s proportions from these illustrations, but judging by the rise in the tank and the level of the swingarm, the seat height looks to be much lower than the Spyder F3’s already low 26.6 inches.
The Spyder F3 already has a fairly low seat height at 26.6 inches. The seat in the new design looks even lower, judging from how the fuel tank rises directly in front of it before sloping downwards. From the side views, there appears to be a gap running through the middle of the hump, and from the overhead view, there appears to be a small latch. There’s no sign of a fuel port, so it’s possible it’s hidden under this cover.
The dotted lines indicate other parts of the overall design that are …read more