The squeeze of higher gasoline prices coupled with novelty are sparking sales of Bombardier Recreational Products’ three-wheeled motorcycle in the earliest stages of its U.S. debut.
Wisconsin dealer the Engelhart Center has sold its entire allocation of 18 Can Am Spyder roadsters and has already taken deposits from another 60 buyers for 2008.
The Spyder is being rolled out initially in 12 states based on motorcycle sales, including Wisconsin. There are six other Spyder dealers in the state.
The Spyder retails for $15,700 and a $1,000 deposit will hold one for next year.