In front, the bodywork “language” is rectilinear, a design theme reminiscent of mid-’60s formula race cars or more recent in-your-face truck “faces” than the old swooped nose, which one designer said reminded him of a demon. This low, flattened lozenge-style front end might change how much the front compartment can hold, but clearly this machine is not about storage, it’s about street style. Thus, the side view shows how long and low the thing is. With its swept-back handlebars, foot-forward riding position and out-there-in-full-view mechanical presence, this Spyder could not be more different, visually, from its predecessor. It still seems to feature the same steering system, signifying that the leaning-to-turn Spyder known to have been patented by BRP is still in the future, but it might well be that this new version is much lighter than its predecessor too, so it might be quicker, if not faster, and might even handle better. Only testing a production model will tell that tale.