The Can-Am Spyder is similar to a motorcycle, in that it uses one rear belt-driven wheel, but two front wheels differentiate it. The Spyder is relatively easy to drive and gets about 35 miles per gallon, making it a potentially inexpensive commute vehicle.
BRP, a company known for recreational vehicles, released the Can-Am Spyder last year. This vehicle combines elements of motorcycle and car, with one rear belt-driven wheel and two front steering wheels.
The two front wheels ensure stability. Unlike a motorcycle, you don't have to hold it up when stopped, and parking is simple. Of course, you also won't be able to cut through traffic by splitting lanes.
The Spyder has other advanced safety systems, such as traction and stability control. With stability control, a sensor can tell when one of the front wheels leaves the ground, and will slow the other wheels to bring the Spyder back under control.
The handlebars are similar to a motorcycle's, with clutch lever on the left and throttle on the right. But there is no brake lever on the right, as that function is operated by a foot pedal. This Spyder has a Garmin navigation unit mounted to the handlebar, although that is not a factory option.