Reviews of Can-Am Motorcycles are available from the Los Angeles Times and Rider Magazine, and are mixed. The Los Angeles Times reviewed the Can-Am Spyder and said it is one of the most eye-catching things on the road but that experienced motorcyclists would most likely not be impressed.
The Los Angeles Times review does concede that the targeted demographic for the Spyder is riders who are new to motorcycles. The review also warns the buyer that the Spyder is too wide to lane-split. Rider Magazine reviewed the RT version of the Spyder with a bigger engine and stated that it was an improvement over the normal model with a better engine and a more comfortable ride.