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Interesting reviews. And good to know.
I've known many with the Can-Am Spyder but no one with a Ryker before. Met another Spyder rider this weekend and he loves it. He said he tried a Ryker and it is a very different ride for some reason.
So these two models are evidently not the same ride-wise or performance-wise.
Yes, I think the Spyder and Ryker are very different. There's a reason why Spyders cost more than twice as much as Rykers. They are much bigger, and far more highway-capable. The Ryker is a Sportster, to use a Harley analogy. As I saw someone write, you can go cross country on a Sportster, but that's not what it's for.
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I was at a dealer recently that sold the new RYKER and it was very small! I could actually walk from the back and straddle the thing to sit on the seat. It reminded me of a gocart.

I like the new technology of the Ryker, like the CVT trans and especially like the shaft drive

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I thought I replied to this but I don't see my reply, so I'm going to try again. The CVT is nice--these bikes are VERY easy to operate and maintain: CVT, a single brake pedal, shaft drive. I am not anti-Ryker at all. It's just they are limited use and I needed more from the one toy my wife and my wallet allow!
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Great video, Quentin. Welcome to the forum! My wife and son both love riding on my CTX. If you are of a mind to add the top box or the passenger back rest, they both are pretty great. I pretty much only use the top box if I'm long-hauling or doing a week's worth of shopping. Otherwise, I keep the smaller passenger backrest bolted on because wifey likes it a little better. Have fun!
Thank you sir! I bought an aftermarket trunk for the Ryder which is going to look good and work well on the CTX. It will serve as a good backrest, too. I bought the Honda luggage rack--a beautiful piece of kit for about $130. Love it. The problem with the passenger backrest is they want $230 for it!! That just strikes me as ridiculous. Just the luggage rack gives my wife and son a little bit of a lip back there so they don't feel like they are falling off the back. Maybe some day I'll pony up for the backrest, but just seems like such a ripoff.

BTW: do you know what options there might be for a rider backrest? I've seen CTX 1300's online that have both passenger and rider backrests, and it looks like some of them did this with the stock saddle.
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So much for Plan B. Tho I read great reviews of the Spyder.


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