know what kind of trails they
are designed for. Serious,
slow, rocky 4x4 trails are
tough, but the Maverick X3
X rc models can handle it.
The key differences between
the other Maverick X3s are
a full-coverage skid plate
with rock sliders, grippy
Maxxis Coronado tires with
increased footprint for rock
and hard-surface driving
and (for the Defender X mr
HD10 as well) an all-new
state-of-the-art front differential system. For serious
4x4 action and rock crawling, you need a fully lockable front differential. To fit
this need, the Can-Am team
created a technology called
Smart-Lok, a fully lockable,
on-the-fly front differential with electronically controlled automatic modes.
That smart technology amounts to
traction in extreme conditions.
The new 172-horsepower Maverick
X3 X rc Turbo R has the 72-inch width
and 22 inches of front travel and 24
inches in the rear. The 120-horsepower
X3 X rc Turbo (no intercooler) is 64
inches wide with 20 inches of travel
front and rear.
On the utility side of the lineup,
BRP introduced three new specialty
packages to its Can-Am Defender
family, each purpose-built for a
specific ride experience. The most
aggressive of the trio is the rough-and-tumble Defender X mr HD10.
“MR” stands for “mud-ready,” and
it is built for slop with massive tire
lugs and high-intake snorkels for the
engine and CVT
intakes. It also has
The Defender XT-P
to the workhorse-oriented Defender
XT lineup, with
modes and more.
It’s an ideal
is packed with
a sportier look.
Finally, there is
the Defender Max
Lone Star HD10. It
features cosmetic changes, such as
Deep Metallic Black paint, Lone Star
trim, a heavy-duty steel front bumper
and a full hard roof. All three have a
72-horsepower Rotax V-twin HD10
engine and Pro-Torq transmission.
Starting at $18,999, the specialized
Defender X mr HD10 vehicle is
available in either a Carbon Black
and Sunburst Yellow finish or Mossy
Oak Break-Up Country Camo.;❏
to the workhorse-
The Trail 1000’s
sibling is the
Maverick Trail 800
(or Maverick Trail
DPS 800). It shares a
chassis, interior and
suspension with the
1000, but has nets
instead of full doors.
here is the X mr
HD10, which is
made for playing (or
working) in the mud.
The other special
editions are the
HD10, the XT-P with
Fox shocks, and
the luxury crew-cab Defender Max
Lone Star for Texas
ranchers who know
how to live!
The Maverick Trail
interior looks pretty
cushy for a 50-inch car,
and those seats look
much like the seats
from the X3 Turbo, and
we love those.