Top Gear vs mutant trike
Crazy part-car-part-bike Can-Am Spyder is a quick, curious and massively entertaining plaything. We love it
Posted: 26 Oct 2010
Then there's the reaction it gets. Cameras click, kids give gestures of maximum respect and cabbies lean from windows enquiring as to what the hell it is. So you shout through your helmet, and shout again at the next guy, until you get bored of shouting and tap the graphics on the fuel tank, staring Stig-like at their excited faces.
This happens a lot in traffic. And because it's too wide to thread between cars, you won't be able to escape the inquisition. That's the thing with the Spyder - it has all of the disadvantages of a bike and none of the advantages of a car. You'll get soggy and worry about helmet hair, without the compensation of a roof or a glovebox for your jelly babies.