2018 Can-Am Defender
Can-Am Defender HD8 & HD10 UTV Models
Valcourt, Québec (6/1/2017) - Can-Am
announced its 2018 Defender UTV model line-up.
Shifting its focus to the heart of the side-by-side
vehicle industry, Can-Am also chose to extend
its offerings in the competitive Utility- Recreation.
Two new models were added to the tough, capable
and clever Can-Am Defender family of side-by-side
The 2018 Defender MAX HD8 vehicle, is also a
market point-of-entry model that retains all the
Defender family benefits at a low price of $12,399
USD. With the ability to haul up to six people
and 1,000 pounds in its cargo bed, the Defender
MAX HD8 vehicle is as versatile as they come.
A heavy-duty 50hp Rotax HD8 V-Twin engine and
PRO-TORQ transmission team up to give the vehicle
impressive power and torque for tackling tough
trails and tougher jobs.
Defender MAX HD8 DPS
The double A-arm front suspension and TTA-HD
rear suspension provide 10-in. (25.4 cm) of suspension
travel for trail comfort and tackling rugged terrain.
A selectable 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok auto-locking
front differential provides added control and
nimbleness off the beaten path. New painted black
cast-aluminum wheels with 27-in. (68.6 cm) Maxxis
Bighorn 2.0 tires provide ample traction and a
classic look. The fit-and-finish includes the
VERSA-PRO front and rear bench seating with flip-up
seats and hooks for added cargo convenience.
The all-new Defender MAX XT Cab HD10 arrives
with a premium full cab enclosure from the factory
and all the dependable and clever Defender family
engineering benefits. On top of all the Defender
MAX XT features as standard equipment, the new
MAX XT Cab HD10 unit’s cab includes a full
glass windshield, wiper/washer kit, full doors
with electric windows (front) and hinged windows
(rear), hard roof with liner, an interior dome
light and a sliding rear glass window. The cab
kit was optimized for enhanced quality and to
create a true 100 percent enclosed system.
Defender MAX XT Cab HD10 Camo
Along with full-seal cab, the onboard, factory-installed
integrated heat management system was updated
to better separate hot air and cool air. New front
arched A-arms increase the XT Cab package’s
track width as well as 11-in. ground clearance.
Add in a new stabilizer and the Defender side-by-side
is more capable in the challenging terrain.
Four additional Can-Am Defender side-by-side
vehicle family improvements were added for 2018.
All XT packages get a new front bumper. New larger
27-in. (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires are
now standard on both the HD8 and HD10 Convenience
vehicles. All Can-Am Defender family vehicles
also receive a cargo box deflector to eliminate
debris from the cargo bed reaching the engine
compartment and a revised shifter gate for smoother
operation and durability.
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