Canadian manufacturer BRP to build new three-wheeled vehicle in Juarez facility
The all-terrain vehicles Canadian manufacturer Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) will start building a new vehicle in its Juarez facility. The plant, located at the Bermudez Industrial Park, will assemble the new Can-Am Ryker, a three-wheeled vehicle designed for city streets and highways, starting October 25th.
“Our research has shown that thousands more people around the world would be willing to consider riding on three wheels if it were more affordable,” said Josée Perreault, Senior Vice-President, Can-Am On-Road at BRP. “The Can-Am Ryker tackles that barrier head-on with no compromises – it’s highly sophisticated and has a long list of innovative features and technology (…) plus it looks great and is a hell of a lot of fun to ride!”
This new vehicle features either a 60 hp, twin-cylinder Rotax 600 ACE or a 90 hp, three-cylinder Rotax 900 ACE engine paired with an automatic transmission and can reach up to 150 kilometers per hour. Customers have up to 75,000 ways to personalize the vehicle. It also has a durable driveshaft that requires no adjustment, alignment or maintenance, lowering ownership costs. Moreover, the vehicle has adjustable handlebars and foot pegs which can be moved to fit different riders in seconds with no added tools or parts.
“We are extremely proud of the products of the 2019 lineup. In particular, we know that the Can-Am Ryker will increase the accessibility of three-wheel vehicles and will open new market segments by allowing people to discover the thrill of riding the open road,” said BRP’s President and Chief Executive Officer, José Boisjoli.
With the introduction of the Can-Am Ryker and as demand increases for all Can-Am On-Road vehicles, BRP is also expanding its Rider Education Program (REP). The program partners with rider training facilities to provide classes on Can-Am 3-Wheel Vehicles. More than 10,000 people will have completed the Can-Am REP by the end of 2018, half of whom are female.
The new Can-Am Ryker will be on the streets on January 2019. To support the new products BRP is manufacturing, both facilities in Juarez are in an ongoing expansion.