What is the Spyder? Is it more motorcycle, more car, or something entirely different? Throw a leg over the low 29-inch saddle, grab ahold of the bars and the rig feels very familiar. The view from the cockpit however, seems foreign due to those two front fenders protruding from either side in front. Thumb the starter button and the 106-horsepower, 998cc, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, Rotax-built engine (similar to Aprilia's RSV Mille) comes to life with a nice low V-Twin thrum. Click the five-speed (plus reverse) transmission—in the normal motorcycle location—into gear, feed out the clutch and it's apparent that plenty of power is on tap to make the 700-pound Spyder leap forward when urged. We couldn't resist smoking the easily-lit rear tire.