As usual, Can-Am offers a wide range of vehicles for 2021. Valcourt’s new flagship is the Maverick X3 X-RS with the new SMART-SHOX suspension. This system allows the computer to adjust both compression and rebound in just 0.017 seconds. This keeps the vehicle’s attitude horizontal, minimizing roll and improving stability.

The other big change in the Can-Am quad fleet, and one that has been expected for the past few years, is the complete redesign of the legendary Commander. Can-Am has gone all out to offer a complete sport-utility ATV that doesn’t compromise in either recreational or work mode. There are many similarities with the Maverick line, such as the identical cab. It is often said: Why redo what is well done?

In the Defender line, dedicated to work, Can-Am launches the 6×6 XT HD10 model. This model is made for the hardest work with its 6 wheels and its 6 feet box. It can tow up to 3000lbs. The Defender is available in several configurations and with a wide range of equipment adapted to our needs. We can have it in a 4 seat version, with or without a cabin, in a mud version or in a PRO version. The latter is a 2-seater, but with a 6′ x 4.5′ box.

For the rest of the VCC range. We have the choice of different configurations for the Maverick Sport or the Maverick Trail. The Trail, as the name suggests, is designed for trails. It is 50 inches wide and available in 2 configurations; it allows you to have the comfort of a CCV with the width of an ATV. The Sport is wider and available in 6 configurations which gives us the choice of versions designed for rock, performance or mud. It is even available in a 4-seater version.

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Spécifications

COMMANDER / MAX

Trail, Recreational riding

Engine 799,9 cc ou 976 cc, V-twin
Dimensions 300,4 x 148,9 x 182,9 cm 380,2 x 158,8 x 191,8 cm (Max)
Ground clearance
Tank capacity 37,8 liters
Weight 586 / 713,2 kg (Max)
Color(s) Multiple
Power
MSRP From $13,599* to $24,499*

Since 2011, the Commander has reigned as Can-Am’s all-purpose autoquad. With the advent of the Defender, his role is more defined towards a trail machine, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t competent. But, the valiant Commander is at the end of his career and is headed for a well-deserved retirement. When will we see a new generation Commander? The 3-cylinder ACE 900 would be perfect on a platform derived from the Maverick Sport, wouldn’t it?

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DEFENDER / MAX / XMR /6X6

Work, Hunting, Mud, Recreational riding

DEF Max
Engine 427cc single cylinder, 799cc / 976cc V-twin
Dimensions 307,1 x 165,1 x 201 cm à 411,2 x 162,6 x 208,3 cm
Ground clearance
Tank capacity 40 liters
Weight 592 kg à 1070,5 kg (Pro Limited)
Color(s) Multiple
Power
MSRP Starting at $12,599*

The utility vehicle with BRP sauce. A workhorse with excellent handling on or off the beaten path, with a load capacity of 1000 lbs in the box and 2000 lbs of towing capacity. The Defender is now offered in basic model with a 427cc single cylinder, XT, XT Cab, XTP with sport suspension, XMR for mud, Mossy Oak for hunters, in Max 6 seats and the latest model, the 6X6 for heavy duty. Definitely the most versatile utility on the market.

Pre-ride analysis - 2022 Can-Am Commander XT 1000R
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MAVERICK SPORT / DPS / X MR / X RC / MAX

Trail, Mud, Recreational riding, Rock

MAV sport XRC
Engine 799 cc / 976 cc, V-twin
Dimensions 302.2 x 152.4 x 180.6 cm (base and DPS) 309.8 x 162.6 x 188.6 cm (X MR and X RC) 378.4 x 152.4 x 193.5 cm (Max)
Ground clearance
Tank capacity 38 liters
Weight 630,5 kg à 733,5 kg / 769,7 kg (Max)
Color(s) Multiple
Power
MSRP $18,599 to $26,799*

The NEC PLUS ULTRA of the federated trails, the Maverick Sport is available in 60″ and 64″ widths, the new Maverick Sport offers more powerful engines than the Trail, a wider cockpit and special editions like the Xrc, Xmr for the sportier XXC mud and a four-seater.  A unique side-by-side with exemplary handling, adequate power and the best value per dollar spent on the market.

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2022 Gaspesie Tour - Day 2

MAVERICK SPORT X XC

Performance, Recreational riding

MAV sport xxc
Engine 976 cc, V-twin
Dimensions 309,8 x 162,6 x 188,6 cm
Ground clearance
Tank capacity 38 liters
Weight 647,7,1 kg
Color(s) Black
Power
MSRP $24,799*
The iconic X XC is back in a 2.0 version. Take the base of the Maverick Sport with the 100hp engine, add longer arched suspension arms, big 29″ Maxxis Bighorn boots, … and voila! A comfortable touring car with the stability of a barge but the agility of a race car.  You guessed it, everything I love about the Maverick Sport, I love about the Xxc. The addition of a Smartlok front differential makes the package even more attractive without the flashy colors of its twin brother the Xrc and $1,500 less expensive.
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MAVERICK TRAIL

Trail, Recreational riding

MAV Trail
Engine 799 cc / 976 cc, V-twin
Dimensions 300,5 x 127 x 175,3 cm
Ground clearance
Tank capacity 38 liters
Weight 596 kg
Color(s) Multi
Power
MSRP $13,999 to $16,399*

The Maverick Trail is the ultimate narrow (50″) trail quad. The classic V-twin engine is carried over from the Defender and the long wheelbase gives the Trail a stability and ride comfort that is unmatched for an autoquad in this class. The Trail is by far the most stable in the industry when the trails turn into shell craters (figuratively speaking, of course) while offering Lazy-Boy-like comfort in your living room. I recommend it without hesitation.

2022 Segway Side-by-Side - what's new
2022 Segway Side-by-Side - what's new

MAVERICK X3 Turbo / X3DS / X3RS / X3X / X3XMR / R and RR version MAX 4-seater XDS, XRS, XMR, R and RR / SUPER SPORT

Performance, Recreational riding

Mav X3
Engine 900 cc, SOHC, 3 cylinder, turbocharged, liquid cooled
Dimensions (2 seats): 332.7 x 162.5 x 167.6 cm (4 seats): 411.7 x 162.5 x 165.1 cm
Ground clearance
Tank capacity 40 liters
Weight 666,9 kg / 777,9 kg (4 seats)
Color(s) Multiple
Power
MSRP $23,299* to $38,999*

The X3 is still the undisputed master of performance among all brands of quad bikes! The turbocharged engine offers three variations of the three-cylinder: 120, 172 and now 195 horsepower with 135 feet of torque! All this with a crazy suspension and a modern look. Now offered in 15 different models in 64 or 72 inch widths with two or four seats, the Can-Am X3 has something for everyone. The addition of the Smartlok electronic locking front differential makes it even more versatile.

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Pre-ride analysis - 2022 Can-Am Commander XT 1000R