Tim O'Brien | May 15, 2009

Melbourne nut-bags, and sensible people too, have the chance to test ride the three-wheel Can-Am Spyder Roadster this weekend.

The 'Spyder Experience' roadshow rolls into Melbourne this weekend at the St Kilda Sea Baths Car Park, and the first 150 to register online will get to test ride the three-wheeled weapon.

Choosing the St Kilda Sea Baths as the roadshow venue would appear to be appropriate. BRP's Can-Am Spyder is what happens when a designer gets the wild idea to put wheels under a jet-ski (kind-of).

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As Rod Chapman's TMR review of the 2009 Can-Am Spyder showed, driving the Spyder is a hoot. With two front wheels for balanced and stable performance riding, the 990cc Spyder Roadster can cover the 0-100 km/h sprint in just over 4 seconds.

If you're Melbourne-based and among the first 150 to register, you will get the chance to put the roadster through its paces - first with instructors in a controlled environment, and then a ride together on the open road.

Sounds like a great way to spend a couple of hours this weekend.

To register online, just hit www.spyderexperience.com.

Or, for more information, email [email protected] or phone 0407 492 847.