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2019 CAN-AM OUTLANDER 650DPS

-- Testing big changes to a proven 4x4 performer -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Can-Am has one of the most extensive lineups of ATVs on the market. We have tested many of their machines over the years, and while a lot of them are great, there was always something off with the handling characteristics. It is safe to say the Canadian manufacturer has figured it out for 2019! Their Outlander and Renegade line of the 650, 850 and 1000R have all received new upgrades for 2019. Our test subject is the popular Outlander 650…

CAN-AM ADDS MORE NEW 2019 MODELS

-- It just keeps getting better -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Can-Am consistently pushes the envelope with their ATV and UTV lines. We thought they provided enough great upgrades on the Outlander and Renegade ATV lines to keep us four-wheeler riders enthused for 2019 models. They even introduced the impressive new 60-inch-wide Maverick Sport model that is based on the Maverick Trail. Can-Am couldn’t stop there for the year. No, instead they had a late introduction of models that includes the all-new four-seat…

CAN-AM SNOW-TRACK KIT

-- Apache Backcountry Track Kit – Maverick Trail Adaptability -- The Maverick Trail side-by-side vehicle is considered an adaptable off-road vehicle because it can tame nasty off-road terrain, yet also adeptly squeeze into the tightest of 50-inch trails, all while providing its occupants the confidence they need to further push exploration. Although already agile and adventurous from the factory, the Maverick Trail can now add quests in secluded Snowbelt regions to its list of proficiencies, thanks to the launch of the…

2019 CAN-AM OUTLANDER 650 DPS

-- Big changes make a big difference -- Right now the Dirt Wheels crew is testing Can-Am's new 2019 Outlander with power steering. The full review will appear in our December 2018 issue, but here's some quick info we can let you in on now. The most noteworthy news is they made some changes to the shocks and suspension. Along with that, Can-Am added a front sway bar system to the 650 and revised the sway bar in the rear. The 650cc V-twin engine didn't really need any changes from last year's model, as it has alway…

PROJECT CAN-AM X3

-- Lady Venom: When the passenger seat is no longer enough -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Famed Baja 1000 winner Malcolm Smith has the perfect explanation for how uncomfortable it is to ride in the passenger seat of an off-road machine: “The passenger seat is 20 mph faster than the driver’s seat.” When she first ventured into off-road, Kristin Flanders had very little experience driving in the dirt or in sand dunes. She didn’t grow up with off-roading, so was happy to let her husband Ryan handle the driving. As time…

2019 CanAm Additions: New Sport, Xrc, and Xmr!

 All-New Maverick Sport MAX vehicle redefines family excursions  Bold specialty packages designed to overcome challenging terrain BRP (TSX:DOO) continues to conquer the heart of off-road enthusiasts in North America and expands the Can-Am off-road brand’s footprint in the side-by-side industry by introducing an all-new Can-Am Maverick Sport MAX DPS 1000R and new innovative specialty packages. The Can-Am Maverick Sport MAX DPS 1000R delivers riding excitement for up to four riders in a daring, precise and…

2019 CAN-AM LINEUP

-- Taking a closer look at the mean machines for 2019 -- After spending the last few years making sure that the Can-Am Maverick X3 line was making life rough for its sport UTV competitors, the 2019 Can-Am line-up has refinements for UTVs but is heavy on upgrades for the company’s extensive line of ATVs. In addition to upgrades in suspension, two of the most popular quads are actually cheaper than they were in 2018. Apparently, Can-Am likes being able to say that the 172-horsepower X3 Turbo R lineup is the most powerful…

CAN-AM MAVERICK TRAIL

-- Testing a great UTV for narrow trails --  When the announcement came that Can-Am had a new, secret sport machine coming for 2018, we couldn’t imagine which direction the Canadian giant could be going. With the Maverick X3s, Can-Am had the widest, longest-travel and, for 2018, the most powerful production UTVs made. The plan wasn’t to top the X3, but to push the Maverick family in another direction with an X3-inspired, 50-inch, legal trail machine. Four total Maverick Trail vehicles make up the Trail line: Maverick…

CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 X RC TURBO R

-- Testing the hottest X3, By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- When it comes to Can-Am’s Maverick X3 line, criticisms we make of the performance are truly nit-picking. In spite of the stellar performance of the X3 line, the AWD system is one area where the competition has an edge. Of course, that was before the X3 RC models arrived. Both of the RCs are specially equipped X3s designed to handle all technical trail situations including rock crawling. Can-Am’s Smart-Lok, true on-the-fly, front fully lockable differential with…

PROJECT CAN-AM X3

-- Bolting on just about every accessory part available -- Russell Porter has the enthusiasm of a happy-go-lucky child in a man’s body. Buggy Whip, his successful family company, needed a rolling UTV showcase to help promote its products. Russ jumped like a kid in a candy store at the prospect of turning a Can-Am Maverick X3 X rs into a wicked display car. Buggy Whip has a great reputation, so many leading companies were ready to participate in the build. Russ was able to pick and choose, but he did a lot of choosing,…

213 HP KIT FOR CAN-AM X3

EVOLUTION POWERSPORTS PRESS RELEASE: -- The leader in the powersports industry for tuning, exhausts, intakes and turbo upgrades is proud to introduce an industry first V-MAP multi-map tuning for the Maverick X3.  V-MAP technology allows customers to switch between pump gas and race gas tunes using the OEM Eco Mode and Sport Mode switch. When Eco Mode is selected, the engine produces approximately the same power as our Stage 1 (190 Hp) 2018 tune whereas Sport mode is 213 Hp on 95+ Octane fuel.  This allows the…