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2018 Can-Am Defender MAX HD8

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Starting At:$14,899.00*

2018 Defender MAX 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 Weight1,675 lb. (759.8 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 SystemSelectable 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok® auto-locking front differential
General
SpeedometerDigital
TachometerDigital
OdometerDigital
ColorsGreen
WarrantyFactory: 6-months limited warranty
* 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.


When we engineered the Can-Am Defender, we pulled out all the stops. We made it tough, capable and clever to excel at everything you demand of it. You'll feel the difference as soon as you sit in and pull away.

Highlights
  • Heavy-duty Rotax® V-Twin engine
  • PRO-TORQ transmission
  • TTA-HD rear suspension
  • 14-in. (35.6 cm) cast-aluminum wheels with 27-in. (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0® tires
  • Dual VERSA-PRO bench seats for six adults
  • Multifunction cargo box with sturdy tailgate
  • Central skid plate
  • Multifunction 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: Selectable 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok® auto-locking front differential
  • Driving Assistance: Electronic Hill Descent Control
  • Power Steering: N/A
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. cast-aluminum
Dimensions/Capacities
  • L x W x H: 152.5 x 62 x 76 in. (387.5 x 157.5 x 193 cm)
  • Wheelbase: 115.5 in. (294 cm)
  • Ground Clearance: 11 in. (28 cm)
  • Estimated Dry Weight: 1,675 lb (759.8 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: 3.1 gal (11.7 L); Under dash: 0.4 gal (1.3 L); Dash: 1.8 gal (6.9 L); Armrests and cup holders: 0.9 gal (3.5 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 Digital: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, seat belt, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off
  • Battery: 12 V (18 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 and LED tail lights
  • Winch: N/A
  • Seat: Dual VERSA-PRO bench seats with passenger seats flipping up, underside hooks and contoured bench to improve entrance/exit of the cab
  • Protection: Integrated front steel bumper, central skid plate
  • 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
NOTES:
BRP reserves the right, at any time, to discontinue or change specifications, prices, designs, features, models or equipment without incurring obligation. Some models depicted may include optional equipment. Read the side-by-side vehicle (SSV) Operator’s Guide and watch the Safety DVD before driving. For your safety: wear a helmet, eye protection and other protective gear. Fasten lateral net and seat belt at all times. Always remember that riding and alcohol/drugs don’t mix. SSV is for off-road use only. Never ride on paved surfaces or public roads. Operator must be at least 16 years old. Passenger must be at least 12 years old and able to hold handgrips and plant feet while seated against the backrest. Never engage in stunt driving and avoid excessive speed.

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Year2018  
ManufacturerCan-Am  
ModelDefender MAX HD8  
StyleSide x Side  
Price$14,899.00  
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 Weight1,675 lb. (759.8 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
SpeedometerDigital  
TachometerDigital  
OdometerDigital  
ColorsGreen  
WarrantyFactory: 6-months limited warranty  
Transmission
TransmissionPRO-TORQ transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection Extra-L / H / N / R / P  
Drive SystemSelectable 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok® auto-locking front differential  

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