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2017 Can-Am Defender MAX XT™ HD8

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Starting At:$20,199.00*

2017 Defender MAX XT™ HD8 Overview & Specs

Engine
Engine Type50 hp, Rotax V-twin
Displacement799.9 cc
CoolingLiquid
Fuel SystemIntelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Chassis
Front SuspensionDouble A-Arm
Front BrakesDual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Front TireMaxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)
Rear SuspensionTTA-HD with external sway bar
Rear BrakesDual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Rear TireMaxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 11 x 14 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Dimensions
Dry Weight1,861 lb. (844.1 kg)
Wheelbase115.5 in. (294 cm)
Front Travel10 in. (25.4 cm)
Rear Travel10 in. (25.4 cm)
Ground Clearance11 in. (28 cm)
Fuel Capacity10.6 gal. (40 L)
Box Capacity1,000 lb. (454 kg) / California only: 600 lb. (272.2 kg)
Towing Capacity2,000 lb. (907.2 kg)
Transmission
TransmissionPRO-TORQ transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection Extra-L / H / N / R / P
Drive SystemTrue 4-mode traction system: 2x4 open rear dif., 2x4 locked rear dif., 4x4 open rear dif., 4x4 locked rear dif. Visco-Lok QE auto-locking front dif.
General
SpeedometerStandard
TachometerStandard
OdometerStandard
ColorsPure Magnesium Metallic, Intense Red
WarrantyFactory: 6-months limited warranty; Extended: Up to 30 months B.E.S.T. coverage
* Price shown is based on the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) and is subject to change. MSRP excludes destination charges, optional accessories, applicable taxes, installation, setup and/or other dealer fees.


Ready to Take on the Job with Room for Six



The Defender MAX XT comes equipped with many factory-installed accessories including 27 in. (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires mounted on 14 in. (35.6 cm) wheels and Dynamic Power Steering for better handling and steering.

Highlights
  • Heavy-duty Rotax V-Twin engine options
  • PRO-TORQ transmission
  • Dynamic Power Steering (DPS™)
  • Lockable rear differential and Visco-Lok® QE auto-locking front differential
  • TTA-HD rear suspension
  • 14-in. (35.6 cm) black cast-aluminum wheels with 27-in. (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0® tires
  • ECO™ / Work / Normal driving modes
  • 16.9 gal (63.9 L) of storage capacity including a 1.7-gal (6.3 L) water-resistant toolbox and a 5.6-gal (21 L) waterproof under passenger seat storage box
  • Dual VERSA-PRO bench seats for six adults with reinforced XT seat skin and adjustable driver seat
  • Multifunction cargo box with sturdy tailgate
  • 4,500-lb (2,014 kg) winch
  • Full hard roof
  • Full skid plate
  • Multifunction analog / digital gauge
  • 1-year maintenance free and easy access to key maintenance components
Engine
  • Type: 50 hp, Rotax 799.9 cc, V-twin, liquid cooled
  • Fuel Delivery System: Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
  • Transmission: PRO-TORQ transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection Extra-L / H / N / R / P
  • Drive Train: True 4-mode traction system: 2x4 open rear dif., 2x4 locked rear dif., 4x4 open rear dif., 4x4 locked rear dif. Visco-Lok QE auto-locking front dif.
  • Driving Assistance: Electronic Hill Descent Control - ECO / Work / Normal modes
  • Power Steering: Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
Suspensions
  • Front Suspension: Double A-arm / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel
  • Front Shocks: Twin tube gas charged shocks
  • Rear Suspension: TTA-HD with external sway bar / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel
  • Rear Shocks: Twin tube gas charged shocks
Brakes
  • Front: Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
  • Rear: Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Tires/Wheels
  • Front Tires: Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)
  • Rear Tires: Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 11 x 14 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)
  • Wheels: 14-in. black cast-aluminum
Dimensions/Capacities
  • L x W x H: 152.5 x 64 x 77.3 in. (387.5 x 162.6 x 196.2 cm)
  • Wheelbase: 115.5 in. (294 cm)
  • Ground Clearance: 11 in. (28 cm)
  • Estimated Dry Weight: 1,861 lb (844.1 kg)
  • Cage: ROPS-approved profiled cage. Certified ISO 3471 and OSHA.
  • Cargo Box Dimensions: 38 x 54.5 x 12 in. (96.5 x 138.4 x 30.5 cm)
  • Cargo Box Capacity: 1,000 lb (454 kg) / California only: 600 lb (272.2 kg)
  • Tailgate Load Capacity: 250 lb (113.4 kg)
  • Storage Capacity: Total: 16.9 gal (63.9 L); Under dash: 6 gal (22.8 L), Waterproof and removable box under passenger seat: 5.6 gal (21 L), Dash: 2 gal (7.7 L), Water-resistant and removable toolbox: 1.7 gal (6.3 L), Armrests and cup holders: 1.6 gal (6.1 L)
  • Towing Capacity: 2,000 lb (907.2 kg)
  • Payload Capacity: 1,750 lb (793.8 kg)
  • Fuel Capacity: 10.6 gal (40 L)
  • Person Capacity: 6
Features
  • Gauge: Multifunction Analog / Digital: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, ECO / Work / Normal modes, seat belt and 4 x 4 indicator, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off
  • Battery: 12 V (30 amp/h)
  • Magneto: 650 W
  • Instrumentation: Lighter type DC outlet in console (20-A)
  • Lighting: 140-W lighting output from four 35-W reflectors ensuring a wide visiblity, plus LED tail lights with halo glow effect
  • Winch: 4,500-lb (2,041 kg) winch with roller fairlead
  • Seat: Dual VERSA-PRO bench seats with passenger seats flipping up, adjustable driver seat, underside hooks, reinforced XT seat skin and contoured bench to improve entrance/exit of the cab
  • Protection: Integrated front steel bumper, full skid plate, full hard roof
  • Hitch Type: 2-in. hitch receiver
  • Steering Wheel: Adjustable tilt steering
Warranty
  • Factory: 6-months limited warranty
  • Extended: Up to 30 months B.E.S.T. coverage

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Year2017  
ManufacturerCan-Am  
ModelDefender MAX XT™ HD8  
StyleSide x Side  
Price$20,199.00  
Chassis
Front SuspensionDouble A-Arm  
Front BrakesDual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers  
Front TireMaxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)  
Rear SuspensionTTA-HD with external sway bar  
Rear BrakesDual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers  
Rear TireMaxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 11 x 14 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)  
Dimensions
Dry Weight1,861 lb. (844.1 kg)  
Wheelbase115.5 in. (294 cm)  
Front Travel10 in. (25.4 cm)  
Rear Travel10 in. (25.4 cm)  
Ground Clearance11 in. (28 cm)  
Fuel Capacity10.6 gal. (40 L)  
Box Capacity1,000 lb. (454 kg) / California only: 600 lb. (272.2 kg)  
Rack Capacity   
Towing Capacity2,000 lb. (907.2 kg)  
Engine
Engine Type50 hp, Rotax V-twin  
Displacement799.9 cc  
Bore and Stroke   
CoolingLiquid  
Compression Ratio   
Fuel SystemIntelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)  
Ignition   
General
SpeedometerStandard  
TachometerStandard  
OdometerStandard  
ColorsPure Magnesium Metallic, Intense Red  
WarrantyFactory: 6-months limited warranty; Extended: Up to 30 months B.E.S.T. coverage  
Transmission
TransmissionPRO-TORQ transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection Extra-L / H / N / R / P  
Drive SystemTrue 4-mode traction system: 2x4 open rear dif., 2x4 locked rear dif., 4x4 open rear dif., 4x4 locked rear dif. Visco-Lok QE auto-locking front dif.  

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