Above on the page there are several PDF Manuals for CAN-AM 3-Wheel Motorcycles (Trikes).
In the midst of WWII, the Bombardier concern was founded in Canada. Originally a snowmobile business, the most famous of which was the Bombardier Ski-Doo, and later work began on modern jet skis such as the Bombardier Sea-Doo.
Some time passed, and in 1973, the first motorcycle production in Canada was founded on the basis of the concern. The brand was named Can-Am. In the same year, the first series of MX machines was released.
These were crossovers, quite common in those years. And their design was nothing special: lightweight duplex frames, front forks with a telescopic system, as well as pendulum suspensions equipped with two shock absorbers, were then installed on many cars.
Engines are another matter. The first models of the series were equipped with two-stroke power plants with one cylinder. The volume was originally provided for 124 cc, but almost immediately a 174 cc modification was made.
The power of both engines was respectively 20 and 25 hp. But the most interesting thing is different. The design of the engine was provided with a disc valve at the inlet, as well as a separate lubrication system.
Still, such elements were rarely found on sports motorcycles.
A year later, these motorcycles were exhibited at major competitions. Namely - for the US national championship. Before the races, no one looked at the new brand from neighboring Canada.
They paid attention to her only shortly before the finish, well after it, when three racers from the Can-Am team took the entire podium. It was an incredible success and a great advertisement.
Soon, new motorcycles of this brand appeared on the market. They were machines of the T'NT series of enduro class, which also claimed high places in the competition.
Especially worth noting is the modification from this series, which appeared in the following 1975. An engine with a volume of 247 cc was installed on it, while the power of the unit was a good 34 hp.
Three years later, on the basis of this machine, another, more powerful one appeared. Its 366 cc engine produced 42 hp.
In addition, a year earlier, Can-Am engineers created an army motorcycle based on the 247-cc model. It turned out to be so successful that it was accepted into the armed forces of not only Canada, but also Great Britain and Belgium.
1981 saw the introduction of a new two-stroke Saber with a Rotax engine, which has been used many times in Can-Am motorcycles.
This time the engine had a volume of 494 cc and a power of 46 hp. It, like all Can-Am motorcycles, participated in motocross and enduro racing.
However, the fact is that the management of the Bombardier concern has never considered the production of motorcycles as the main industry.
Feeling dwindling profits, the giant's management quickly shifted production capacity to expand production of snowmobiles and jet skis.
However, the Can-Am brand has not disappeared. The rights to it were sold to the Armstrong concern.
And already there, in England, the production of motorcycles continued, but, unfortunately, did not take root.
Armstrong soon discontinued Can-Am motorcycles. These motorcycles disappeared from the market and would have been forgotten if not for the previous owners.
In 2008, Can-Am unexpectedly returned under the wing of Bombardier Recreanational Product.
And the release of a new model has already begun. This, however, is not really a motorcycle, but rather a three-wheeled roadster, a kind of hybrid of a motorcycle and a sports car.
It was named Can-Am Spyder. It is equipped with the most modern equipment, and the Rotax 990 liquid-cooled V-twin injection engine has a capacity of 106 hp.