The Can-Am Defender MAX X mr HD10 vehicle, purpose-built for mud riding from the factory, is the most impressive multi-passenger side-by-side vehicle to date. Its attractive mud-specific package remains every bit as tough, capable and clever as the rest of the family. It offers comfortable seating for up to six adults, unmatched versatility with its pick-up truck-inspired features and enhanced stability from its 115.5-in. (293.4 cm) long chassis. On top of all the Defender MAX XT features as standard equipment, the new MAX X mr package includes factory-added mud components like larger tires, snorkeled intakes for the engine and transmission and added protection to help it excel when the dirt turns to slop.
Additional ground clearance, 15-in (38.1 cm) wheels, a larger shock bore, enhanced engine breaking and the top towing rating in the class highlight some of the key package upgrades. Slight changes to make it into a 6-seater model include a longer wheel base (+32.5-in.) of 115.5-in. (294 cm), a small storage upgrade (+1.3 Gal) and +370.4-lbs. of dry weight.
– Rotax V-Twin Engine
The Defender MAX X mr HD10 package is powered by a multi-talented powerplant. The 72hp Rotax HD10 V-Twin is tuned for serious work, but for recreational use, also offers 61-lb-ft torque and peak torque at lower RPM for optimal delivery. The V-Twin engine is located in the rear of the Defender chassis to reduce noise, cockpit heat, improve access and reduce vibration.
– Snorkeled CVT and engine intakes
The Defender MAX X mr HD10 side-by-side vehicle meet the demands of mud riding and also includes a snorkeled CVT and strategically located intakes (inlets/outlets) placed as high as possible in the chassis for supreme performance in wet conditions.
– Smart-Lok – Full lockableo n-the-fly front differential with electronically controlled automatic modes
A revolutionary design, Smart-Lok technology, the electronically controlled front lockable differential system ensures maximum traction and enhanced slow-speed maneuverability especially in challenging terrain. The Smart-Lok system, developed in conjunction with TEAM Industries, takes integrated intelligence to new heights and allows on-the-fly adjustments. The differential can lock and unlock on the fly no matter the speed, letting the driver focus on the trail. Smart-Lok offers intelligent modes for different riding conditions. The brain controlling this ingenious technology is the Front Differential Module, gathering input from six, key vehicle parameters. It analyzes front wheel speed from both sides, steering angle, accelerator pedal, gear position, engine torque and vehicle speed. Depending on the readings and the Smart-Lok’s setting, the actuator will instantaneously initiate the locking of the front differential. The MUD mode has been designed for superior traction, allowing the driver to conquer the deepest mud holes while maintaining momentum.
The driver has the option to select between four modes: 2×4 / 4×4 fully locked / 4×4 MUD and 4×4 TRAIL. The preset MUD and TRAIL settings are designed to enhance the off-road experience by offering a more customized feel to match to specific terrain, conditions and demands. Our engineering team further enriched the system by including hill descent control, which includes an Electronic Braking System (EBS) at all four wheels, for improved control and traction.
– Lockable rear differential
A lockable rear differential provides the Defender MAX X mr HD10 with more mud-stomping and turf-protection capabilities, offering 8 different modes for conquering difficult terrain.
– Three driving modes
The driver can select between three different driving modes on the Can-Am Defender to adapt to both personal preference and the riding conditions: Eco, Normal and Work. Normal mode has no speed or torque limitations and is optimized for recreational use with no load or a light workload. Work mode is calibrated for working with high loads in a gentle manner, offering a smooth power delivery, still with full power and torque. ECO mode limits both high-range speed and torque to produce moderate driving with regulated-but-smooth acceleration.
– Double arched A-arm front suspension with twin tube gas charged shock (10-in./25.4cm travel)
The Defender vehicles have a front, arched double A-arm suspension system designed to offer an enhanced stance, more control and improve handling by adding ride clearance when navigating muddy terrain and rugged trails. With 10-in. of travel, the ride is smooth in all situations, even when carrying heavy loads. Large-bore shocks also enhance overall durability.
– TTA rear suspension with arched arms and twin tube gas charged shocks (10-in./25.4cm travel)
The arched Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA) rear suspension, which was designed specifically for a utility and recreational usage, offers a full 10-in. of travel to provide a smooth ride even in the most demanding terrain. Its architecture offers optimal comfort, ride clearance and drivability in all conditions, thanks to no camber change. The Defender vehicle’s TTA wears more bushings than some competitive units and is also larger and greaseable on both the chassis and knuckle, resulting in a more durable setup. In addition, the TTA features a wear plate between the suspension and the chassis, preventing direct friction between those two. This all translates to a more controlled wheel movement when driving, and an increased longevity. The system also includes a larger shock bore for better durability and the transfer of power to the ground when needed.
– 30-in. ITP Cryptid mud tires
The purpose-built 30-in. (76.2 cm) ITP Cryptid mud tires provide unbeatable mud-riding performance. The six-ply tires feature tall, self- cleaning lugs that are larger near the sidewall for traction in the mud and upon entry and exit. The aggressive tread pattern reduces in height near the center of the tire for improved trail manners and control.
– Aluminum rock sliders
Heavy-duty aluminum rock sliders, painted Sunburst Yellow for a distinctive look, protect the vehicle’s sides and undercarriage from harsh hits from large obstacles and hidden debris in the mud.
– Mud guards
Oversized mudguards (or fender flares), made from robust injection-molded, heavy-duty plastic, increase protection for the occupants from mud, water and debris and attribute to the mud-ready package with a distinctive look.
*Smart-Lok was developed in conjunction with TEAM Industries, a market leader in the drive train industry.
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