BRP headquarters: Valcourt, Quebec, Canada
Spyder logo meaning and history
The badge that all the Spyder motorcycles bear remind of the company that manufactures these vehicles. In fact, the logo consists of three parts. The “BRP” inscription stands for Bombardier Recreational Products, which is the name of the manufacturer. “Can-Am” is the name of the motorcycle production Division of BRP. And eventually, we see the word “Spyder” with the recognizable “y.”
Who makes the Spyder motorcycles?
Spyder is a short name for Can-Am Spyder. The three-wheeled motorcycle is made by the Canadian company Bombardier Recreational Products, headquartered in Valcourt, Quebec. In addition to motorcycles, BRP also makes small snowmobiles, ATVs, and sailboats.
The company established in 1942 used to be a part of Bombardier Inc., but in 2003 its Recreational Products Division was purchased by a group of investors.
In addition to the Can-Am motorcycles brand, producing Spyder Roadsters, BRP owns such brands as Ski-Doo, Lynx, Sea-Doo, and Evinrude.
Bombardier started to develop motocross and enduro bikes in 1971, and in two years it was ready to start serial production. Interestingly enough, one of the persons who tested prototypes was the motocross World Champion Jeff Smith.