HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX V-TWIN ENGINE
The work-focused Rotax HD8 V-Twin delivers 50 hp and 50 lb-ft torque for tough tasks.
HIGH RIGIDITY CHASSIS
The Defender is an extremely capable off-road vehicle and a legitimate workhorse that uses a chassis with automotive-like technology and fabrication tolerances that are in line with modern pick-up trucks. The high-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) grade steel means a more rigid design for taking the strain of heavy-duty chores. Can-Am engineers put the Defender frame through the new rigorous Utility Test Cycle at the winter and summer testing grounds to ensure its toughness.
The Defender MAX heavy-duty Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA-HD) was designed specifically for a utility and recreational usage, offers a full 10-in. (25.4 cm) of travel to provide a smooth ride whatever the terrain. Its architecture offers an optimal comfort and drivability in all conditions thanks to no camber.
PICK-UP INSPIRED SEATING
The Dual VERSA-PRO bench seat is engineered as a 40/20/40 bench seat, inspired by modern pick-up trucks. The Defender MAX can comfortably accommodate six adults and features “profiled” corners to improve entrance / exit of the cab as well as a sturdy vinyl cover for improved wear resistance. The five passenger seats have integrated hooks on their underside and can also be flipped up to improve onboard storage. Can-Am designers also added front and rear foldable armrests with cup holders.
VERSATILE CARGO BOX
The highly durable Cargo box has a 1,000-lb (454kg) load capacity and easily dumps. Strategic features include 5-gal (18.9 L) pail recesses, integrated anchors on the sidewalls and several tie-down points for added convenience. To fully optimize the sizeable cargo box, consumers can divide up the box using the integrated recesses. The box allows for both 1×3 and plywood separators and accepts bed extenders for refining the bed’s overall dimensions. Also, the sturdy tailgate can withstand ordinary farm use and serve as a seat during your lunch break (max weight: 250 lb / 113kg).
PREMIUM WHEELS AND TIRES
The Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires offer a smoother ride, predictable cornering and optimum climbing confidence. Installed on redesigned 14-in. cast-aluminum wheels featuring a strong lightweight construction.