BRP continues to optimize its Can-Am off-road lineup with multiple changes for 2018. According to the company, the brand is again setting the bar with the powerful factory-built side-by-side vehicle, the new 172 hp 2018 Maverick X3 Turbo R model. The Rotax ACE engine was reconfigured to deliver a potent 172 hp straight from the factory. Additional lineup changes include more options for utility and recreational use, with the introduction of additional specialty packages.
“Along with expanding our Maverick X3 and Defender family of off-road vehicles, we have enriched our recreational-utility category Can-Am Commander and Outlander ATV segments with added performance, improved value and more specialty packages,” said Anne-Marie LaBerge, BRP’s senior VP, Global Brands & Communications.
The turbocharged 172 hp 2018 Maverick X3 Turbo R model delivers 12 percent more horsepower and 10 percent added torque. The new flagship super-sport side-by-side vehicle can go from 0-60 mph in just 4.4 seconds.
The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side family also now includes a 120hp Maverick X3 Turbo side-by-side. The new vehicles, offered in two- and four-seat packages, start at less than $20,000 and come standard with many of the performance features for which the Maverick X3 is known.
To reinforce its influence in the utility-recreation category, the Can-Am Defender vehicle family now includes a market point-of-entry in the crew category with the Defender MAX HD8 package ($12,399). The new 2018 Defender MAX XT CAB HD10 super model features enhanced ground clearance, arched A-arms, with a greater footprint and an integrated heater system.
The Commander 1000R side-by-side vehicle also received a significant update for 2018, with a performance bump to 92 hp, a wider stance and larger brakes for enhanced appeal in the recreational-utility category. The Can-Am Commander 800 side-by-side vehicle has a $1,000 price drop for the new model year.
Powered by either a Rotax V-Twin 650 or Rotax V-Twin 850 engine, the all-new Outlander North Edition ATVs, available in one-up and MAX platforms, also includes an exclusive equipment package for cold weather and a super low L gear for hard work. The Can-Am Outlander Mossy Oak Hunting Edition ATVs now includes three available engine packages, as a new Outlander 450 package (starting at just $8,999) joins the existing 570 and 1000R Rotax V-Twin-powered offerings.
Article courtesy Motorcycle and Powersports News.