BRP’s first side-by-side utility vehicle: Can-Am Defender on test
Can-Am Defender review was available on March 3, 2016 Experience 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 side-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 Three-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. In 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
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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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