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2013 Can-Am Commander 1000 Family

The Can-Am Commander 1000 family is designed from the ground up to be the most innovative and versatile rec-utility side-by-side in the industry. The Commander 1000 is available in four optional packages to match the varying demands of side-by-side buyers. Whether it’s work, play or a little of both, the Commander 1000 side-by-side is the perfect backwoods companion, jobsite foreman or trail-busting stallion. For the new model year, the Commander 1000 will now wear red plastic and 12-inch carbon-color painted steel wheels as standard equipment. The XT package will include four color choices, while the Commander 1000 X and Commander 1000 Limited also come in new colors. The X-Package model has an updated racing-inspired yellow, black and white finish or the new stealthy Carbon Black skin. Painted White Pearl joins Pure Magnesium for the Limited package’s color options this year.

And the big-bore Can-Am side-by-side’s comfort, handling and performance abilities have all improved thanks to the addition of BRP’s Dynamic Power Steering. DPS is standard on the 1000 DPS, 1000 XT, 1000 X and 1000 Limited models. All Commander DPS models will come with Can-Am yellow plastic. DPS features a progressive level of steering assistance that is mated to a Visco-Lok‡ QE (quicker engaging) front differential. The 2013 Commander 1000 models have improved efficiency and skill sets in slow-speed and demanding terrain such as a choppy field, rutted trail or slow-speed rock crawl. DPS works at any speed, offering more assist as slow speeds and less assist at high speeds.

Powering the Commander 1000 family is the reputable-and-strong Rotax 1000 EFI V-Twin powerplant that is the most powerful* rec-utility side-by-side engine in the industry. A strategically designed exterior gives the Commander side-by-side unique look, while an innovative and purpose-built performance package rewards owners with unmatched, comfort, convenience and safety. The versatile and innovative cargo bed offers a Dual Level™ bed that features a secondary storage box below the main cargo area. Removable, freestanding bolster seats, an adjustable steering wheel and driver’s seat and rider-inspired ergonomics provide a user-friendly cockpit. The Commander 1000 is available with the Can-Am XT package, in a luxurious Limited configuration and in the muscular “X” performance package.

Commander 1000 Family Highlights:

  • Rotax 1000 EFI V-Twin engine
  • Dual-level™ cargo box
  • Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™)
  • Double A-arm front suspension with dive-control geometry
  • TTI rear suspension
  • Visco-Lok front differential
  • 14 -inch (35cm) of total ground clearance
  • 214mm disc brakes with twin-piston calipers
  • 27-inch (68.6cm) Carlisle Black Rock radial tires on 12-inch (30.5cm) carbon-colored painted steel wheels
  • 1,928 cubic inches (31.6 liters) cockpit storage
  • 1,500 lbs towing capacity
  • 2-inch rear hitch receiver
  • Low-noise cockpit
  • Comfort seats with sit-in fore / aft driver adjustment
  • Adjustable-tilt steering
  • Passenger handhold and grab bar
  • Dual, off-road cup holders
  • 240-watt lighting
  • 10-gallon (38 litres) gas tank
  • 625-watt magneto
  • Easy-to-use maintenance centre
  • 2-inch diameter, high strength steel, ROPS-approved cage
  • Quick-attach side nets
  • 3-point seatbelts with anti-cinch
  • Standard & Performance D.E.S.S. Keys
  • Red plastic (base)

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