BRP’s first side-by-side utility vehicle: Can-Am Defender on test

Can-Am Defender review was available on March 3, 2016 Can-Am Defender on test: proven Can-Am DNAExperience Land Rover Experience terrain in Wülfrath. BRP had invited to the presentation of BRP’s first side-by-side commercial vehicle, which is now also coming onto the market in German-speaking countries. The Can-Am Defender has been redesigned from the ground up. The aim was to set new standards in terms of performance and torque and to offer a versatility that not only supports all kinds of outdoor activities, but also makes work easier.

Can-Am Defender on test: in Wülfrath

By incorporating proven Can-Am DNA into the Defender model, BRP makes the entry into the Can-Am Defender on test: three-seater with V-Twin Rotax engineside-by-side commercial vehicle segment. Based on proven Rotax engine technology, the Can-Am Defender is a work-ready version of the vehicles with robust V-twin Rotax engines. The new Rotax 50hp HD8 and 72hp HD10 engines are specially calibrated to deliver decent torque.
The new Can-Am Defender was put to the test in Wülfrath. There, the Land Rover Experience site on the off-road test area offers a total of 62 demanding obstacles and passages spread over 120,000 2. A great terrain course was created from around 800 tons of sand and more than 2,500 tons of stones in the former quarry.

Can-Am Defender Side-by-Side Utility Vehicle: Facts

The Can-Am Defender side-by-side utility vehicle is offered as Can-Am Defender in the test: equipped for work as well as outdoor activitiesThree-seater with a tiltable loading area in three variants: as a basic variant with 800 cubic meters and 25-inch tires (Maxxis M923), which does not require power steering and only has a front differential; The 800 engine is also installed in the Defender DPS, which comes with power steering and two differentials – the Visco-Lok on the front axle and a lockable rear axle differential. Can Am / BRPIn addition to these features, the top model Defender 1000 comes with 976 cc, 27-inch tires (Maxxis Bighorn) and a standard winch.

Availability and Prices

The new Can-Am Defender is available from a retail price of 13,999 euros.

Can-Am Defender Base / Defender DPS / Defender XT, 2016 model

vehicle type utv
engine Liquid-cooled, 2-cylinder 4-stroke
Engine Displacement Defender XT 976 cm3 (91x75mm)
Engine Displacement Defender Base and Defender DPS 800 cm3 (91 x 61.5mm)
engine lubrication system no
engine control SOHC; 4 valves per cylinder
mixture preparation EFI
Ignition system / starting system ECU / electric starter
Performance Defender XT 52.9 kW (72 hp)
Performance Defender Base and Defender DPS 36.8 kW (50 hp)
Torque Defender XT 82.7 Nm-1
Torque Defender Base and Defender DPS 67.8 Nm-1
drive 4×4 switchable; cardan
top speed no
Front / rear differential with lock / with lock
Transmission; gears CVT variator; LHNRP
Power steering Standard on Defender DPS and Defender XT
Front suspension Double A-arms
Rear suspensions trailing arm
Tires front / rear Defender XT 27×9-14 / 27×11-14
Tires front / rear Defender Base and Defender DPS 25×8-12 / 25×10-12
brakes in front 2 disc brakes 220 mm, 2-piston
rear brakes 2 disc brakes 220 mm, 2-piston
Dimensions: length x width x height Defender XT with cab 3,050 x 1,575 x 1,981 mm
Dimensions: front / rear travel 254 / 254mm
Dimensions: length x width x height Defender models without cab 3,050 x 1,575 x 1,930mm
Dimensions: ground clearance 280mm
Measurements: seat height no
Filling quantities: tank content / oil 40 liters / no
curb weight 703 kg (dry)
maximum weight allowed 1380kg
Load front / rear – / 680 kg
Trailer towing capacity (braked) 907kg
Colours no
Price Germany no
Price Austria no
Price Switzerland no
Manufacturer BRP Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
Import D+A BRP Germany GmbH
Import Switzerland Friedli Vehicle AG
Import France BRP France


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