Over the past several years, UTV manufacturers have been playing catch up to the Polaris RZR in the go-fast arena. It’s been faster, offering better wheel travel and has more aftermarket options than your Christmas tree. Can-Am is looking to take on the RZR with a full turbo-laden head of steam with the new Maverick X dS Turbo. Until today, no other UTV manufacturer has offered a factory turbocharger.
“BRP is once again taking the industry by storm with the introduction of another industry-first, the new turbocharged Can-Am Maverick X ds side-by-side vehicle,” said Chris Dawson, Vice President and General Manager, Global Sales and Consumer Experience division. “The Can-Am Maverick X ds model brings pure performance to a whole new level, positioning BRP as the new benchmark in the industry.”
The Can-Am Maverick X ds side-by-side vehicle boasts industry-leading power with the new 121-hp Rotax 1000R turbocharged option, providing 10% more horsepower and almost 40% more torque than the closest competitor. It also features a completely new rear end providing a longer, 88-in (223.5-cm) wheelbase, a redesigned TTA rear suspension now featuring 16 in (40.6 cm) of travel and Can-Am exclusive high performance Fox shocks to provide capability, comfort and adjustability. This model soaks up terrain and remains nimble. It is tailored to fit riders and their riding style with its premium rider-focused cockpit and ergonomically positioned controls and adjustments.
- Engine: 976cc Turbocharged, V-twin, Liquid Cooled, SOH, 8-valve
- Weight: 1,399lbs
- Transmission: Quick Response System (QRS) CVT, sub-transmission with L / H / N / R / P
- Drivetrain: Selectable 2WD / 4WD shaft driven with Visco-Lok, QE auto-locking front differential
- Frame: Steel
- Cage Type: 2-in. (5.1 cm) diameter, high-strength steel, ROPS-approved
- Power Steering: Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS™)
- Front Suspension: Double A-arm, 15-inches of wheel travel
- Rear Suspension: Torsional Trailing A-arms independent rear suspension (TTA) with sway bar, 16-inches of wheel travel
- Front Shocks: FOX 2.5 PODIUM RC2 HPG Piggyback shocks with dual speed compression, rebound and dual rate spring preload adjustments
- Rear Shocks: FOX 2.5 PODIUM RC2 HPG Piggyback shocks with dual speed compression, rebound, dual rate spring preload adjustments and spring crossover, bottom-out control
- Front Brakes: Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston (32 mm) calipers
- Rear Brakes: Dual 214 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic single-piston (32 mm) calipers
- Tires / Front: Maxxis Bighorn 2.0, 28 x 9 x 14 in. (71.1 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)
- Tires / Rear: Maxxis Bighorn 2.0, 28 x 11 x 14 in. (71.1 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)
- Wheels: Aluminum beadlock
- Lighting: 240-W from four 60-W projectors with tail lights / brake lights
- Wheelbase: 88-inches
- Fuel Capacity: 10 gallons
- Ground Clearance: 13-inches
- Price: No word on price but rumors show it starting around $22,000
The new Maverick looks impressive. Hopefully, I can get some time in one soon to report back to all of you my thoughts. I’ve previously owned a Polaris RZR, Yamaha Rhino and been behind the wheel of the Kawasaki Teryx, among others. I’m curious how the new Can-Am will stack up.
For more information on the Maverick and other models, visit: www.can-am.brp.com/off-road.