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2019 CAN-AM MAVERICK SPORT

-- Reviewing the wider 60 inch model -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Can-Am has created machines like the impressive Maverick X3 that schooled the sport UTV market when it was introduced with the longest suspension travel and highest horsepower number. However, where Polaris had a full range of trail- and S (sport)-model RZRs that started at 50 inches wide and went to 60 inches wide, the Canadian brand has sat behind the curve in some ways. For 2018, though, Can-Am introduced the all-new 50-inch Maverick Trail. The…

2019 Can-Am Full Lineup!

-- Many models get exciting upgrades -- All 2019 Maverick X3s come wit Smart-Lok, a fully lockable on-the-fly front differential, and there are intense new color choices. Here are the details on all the new 2019s. CAN-AM UTVs The invigorating Maverick X3 and Maverick X3 MAX X-package super-sport side-by-sides all receive Smart-Lok, a fully lockable on-the-fly front differential with electronically controlled automatic modes for maximum traction and precision cornering. All X3 side-by-side vehicles get a new…

STREET-LEGAL CAN-AM MAVERICK X DS TURBO 1000

-- Dirt Wheels Reader's Rides -- Hi Dirt Wheels, Best summer greeting from Norway.  I am a very satisfied Dirt Wheels subscriber who always looks forward to the next issue. Here is a photo from yesterday's 100 miles summer-trip on old bad Norwegian country roads. The trip was nonetheless a real pleasure, since my modified Can Am Maverick X DS 1000 Turbo easily did upgrade to highway quality. It has 8.5 and 10.5 inch 3-piece 14" wheels, half an inch forward moved 14" Mountney steering wheel, driver's seat lowered and…

CUSTOM CAN-AM DEFENDER HD10

-- S3 Power Sports builds another ultimate UTV -- Can-Am's DeFender HD10 is a great machine as it is for helping with utility chores and then getting you down the trail at a spirited pace. However, if those trails are down in the soggy bottoms, it could stand to have some mud riding improvements. Along with bigger mud tires, why not trick out a few other things and give it a cool custom look. That's what Kurt Buchert was thinking when he got S3 Power Sports to help him work some magic on his 2018 Can-Am DeFender…

CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 TURBO

-- 2018 UTV TEST: Killer Can-Am for under $20,000 -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels, Photos by Pat Carrigan Can-Am has obviously hit a home run with the Maverick X3 platform. When it was released, it came in 64-inch- and 72-inch-wide flavors. In the end, 2017 was a banner year of race wins, championships and sales records for Can-Am. Soon after the initial releases, the Maverick X3 Max followed up with seating for four adrenaline junkies. It only makes sense that Can-Am would leverage the basic X3 platform with a…

KOMBUSTION RZR & X3 BUILDS

-- Making them better for fast rides on tough mountain trails -- This is the second time that we have met the guys from Utah-based Kombustion Motorsports to have adventures in their personal machines. Sure, both of these vehicles are rolling calling cards for the popular UTV repair, build and hop-up company, but these are machines that have and will continue to be driven hard and often. Even better, they work like they are supposed to on the trail. We took both machines into the mountains on forest roads and…

DUAL SPORT CAN-AM X3

-- Building a special UTV for a Dakar Rally veteran -- A famous racer claimed that the most important 5 inches in racing is the space between your ears. So much of off-road driving and racing is affected by your mind. Former off-road motorcycle star Chris Blais has the mind of a true off-roader and a racer. KTM is a rally powerhouse now, but when the company first got serious about the sport, KTM held tryouts in the desert. Blais impressed enough to earn a spot on the team for the Dakar Rally in South America. He…

CAN-AM X3 WINS SILVER STATE 300

--  Logan Gastel and his X3 won the Best In The Desert UTV Turbo class race with a solid victory this past weekend in Nevada.  Phil Blurton Posts Runner-Up Finish To Take Over UTV Turbo Class Points Lead Can-Am Racers Currently Top Three in Points* CAN-AM PRESS RELEASE: Can-Am Maverick X3 racer Logan Gastel won the 2018 Best In The Desert Silver State 300 race this past weekend in outside Alamo, Nev. Gastel, who has been racing in the series for three seasons, notched his first career overall win in the series in…

WHERE TO TRY OUT A NEW CAN-AM

— TexPlex & Can-Am Demo Facility — Can-Am Press Release: TexPlex Park and Can-Am, BRP’s off-road brand for ATV and side-by-side vehicles, today announced an agreement to create a first-of-its-kind permanent demo facility. Through this collaboration, select local and regional Can-Am dealers are encouraged to send qualified leads to TexPlex Park, where customers will test drive a Can-Am Maverick X3 900 HO, Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R and Defender MAX Lone Star HD10 side-by-side vehicles, at no charge, in a closed-course…

MUD RIDING SECRETS

-- Interview with Louisiana's top swamper -- CAN-AM PRESS RELEASE: The thrill of powering through the deepest, gnarliest mud holes on earth doesn‘t come naturally to most people, but Dustin Jones isn‘t most people. Born, raised, and based in Shreveport, Louisiana, his passion for challenging himself and his machines has led not only to S3 Power Sports—but a growing trophy case as proof of all the hard work. We sat down with Dustin and asked him how it all got started—and how you can dip your toes into mud riding to have…

CAN-AM DS 770

-- FAST QUAD FROM CANADA -- Kurt Boyko lives in British Columbia, Canada and he's been a Dirt Wheels reader for 15 years. We thought it was about time to take a look at the quad he proudly rides. It began as a 2007 Can-Am DS 650, but Kurt set out to boost its performance considerably. First, he stripped it down to the bare frame and had it powdered coated in Illusion Orange Cherry. The motor got a big-bore cylinder and a 5mm stroker crank, supplied by OMW Racing, which brought it up to 770cc. The head has 1mm larger…