Turnkey UTV doors, as well as a $180
seatbelt harness bar. Out back we
installed a $680 spare tire carrier and
bumper combo. For this article we put
the $250 STI Roctane tires mounted
on HD5 beadlock wheels. There was
no need to replace the stock seats in
the Maverick, as they are ultra com-
fortable and even accept four- or five-
point harnesses very well. For more
creature comforts, we installed one
convex rear-view mirror and two side
mirrors ($280) from Assault Industries.
Not to be outdone by the Polaris
Desert Edition model, we installed
BRP’s $650 accessory GPS unit in the
Maverick’s dash. The cool thing about
this unit versus the one in the Polaris
is that you can actually remove it
from the vehicle and use it for items
like geocaching, trail mapping or
take it with you in another machine.
When not docked in the Maverick, the
GPS unit gets its power via three AA
batteries and is totally self-sufficient.
What we don’t like about the Polaris
GPS unit is that you can’t even use
Both Polaris and Can-Am use these
Maxxis Big Horn tires as stock equipment on their UTVs, as do many other
manufacturers. They provide a smooth
ride but lack the puncture-resistance
needed in a heavy machine. We upgraded to a taller, eight-ply STI Roctane tire
for our project machine and had great
luck with them taming the power.
We have liked the rounded profile of
GBC’s DOT-approved Kanati Mongrel
tire. It’s very predictable. However, we
wish it was available in a 9-inch-wide
version for the front end.
it with the key turned on. And when
you start the machine, the GPS has to
be restarted, which is a pain. Another
issue is seeing out of the back of the
RZR; the spare tire blocks your view
when turning around. A set of those
Assault Industries mirrors would be
a welcome addition to this machine
for sure. The list of Can-Am upgrades
increases the price tag an extra $4000.