Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP), known for its Can-Am brand of off-road motorcycles produced in the 1970s and '80s, has joined the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) in conjunction with the release of its new three-wheel roadster, the Can-Am Spyder.
BRP launched the Can-Am Spyder roadster in February.
"As a newcomer to the road with a three-wheel vehicle, we are looking to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's expertise to develop a high-quality, comprehensive education and training course for riders who choose a three-wheel vehicle alternative. Our goal is the same as the MSF's -- to make on-road riding safer," a BRP spokesman said.
BRP is the 12th funding member of the MSF. A privately held company, BRP's portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft and sport boats and Can-Am all-terrain vehicles. It joins BMW, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Piaggio, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory and Yamaha in the effort to promote rider safety and training.
"BRP has a history of being actively involved with recognized
organizations that promote the safe use of its vehicles in many
powersports product categories," said MSF President Tim Buche. "We look forward to working with them and the opportunity to develop a hands-on training course, based on our Basic RiderCourse, for three-wheel motorcycles, as well as their participation in helping to address the many challenges and opportunities surrounding rider safety."
More than 4.1 million motorcyclists have taken an MSF RiderCourse. For RiderCourse locations, call (800) 446-9227 or visit www.msf-usa.org.