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Can-Am Maverick X3

Can-Am Maverick X3

Full 2018 Can-Am Lineup Details: 2018 CAN-AM OFF-ROAD LINEUP ADDS POWER AND DIVERSITY and 2018 Can-Am Maverick X3 Bumped to 172HP

August 16, 2016 –  BRP unveiled its flagship performance side-by-side vehicle, the Can-Am Maverick X3, tonight at its annual dealer meeting in Orlando, FL. The vehicle, with up to 24” of suspension travel, is engineered to reshape the market with a blend of a defiant design, precision handling and exceptional performance.

“With the Can-Am Maverick X3, we set a goal to deliver a clear leader in the sport segment, and our teams worked together and produced a bold vehicle with incredible looks, agility and performance,” said José Boisjoli, BRP’s president and CEO. “The Maverick X3 is the latest addition to our off-road model lineup as we continue to deliver on our promise to introduce a new side-by-side vehicle every six months through 2020.”

The Can-Am Maverick X3 vehicle is offered in three packages – the Maverick X3, the Maverick X3 X ds and Maverick X3 X rs. Each is designed and engineered to be Defiant, Precise and Powerful.


The Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle is an adrenaline rush. It has an extremely bold, distinctly Can-Am character, and it is designed so the driver and passenger feel connected to its every move. It features a low seating position, superior fit-and-finish and advanced Ergo-Lok cockpit that connects occupants to the vehicle for an enhanced driving experience.


The Can-Am Maverick X3 vehicle features a best-in-class, high-performance TTX rearsuspension that has an industry-leading 24” of travel (Maverick X3 X rs). It also has anultralight, fully welded chassis that delivers precise handling, exceptional durability and stiffertorsion. Its 102” wheelbase is 12” longer than the closest competition, and when combined withits balanced weight distribution (44/56) and up to 30” tires, the Maverick X3 delivers morecomfort and confidence at high speeds with superior stability in even the most challengingterrain.


An all-new 154-HP turbocharged and intercooled inline, triple-cylinder Rotax ACE engineprovides the Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle with commanding, all-aroundperformance. A highly efficient airflow system and performance-tuned transmission ensure theengine operates efficiently and at optimal levels. It has the ability to go 0-60 MPH in 4.9seconds and has a high-performance QRS-X CVT calibrated to work with the turbo to virtually eliminate lag and enhance throttle response without shifting or torque interruption.

Rotax ACE engine - Maverick X3
154 hp turbocharged and intercooled Rotax® ACE engine

Meet the king of side-by-side engines, the precision-engineered, industry-leading triple-cylinder Rotax ACE engine. Its 154 horsepower at 7,500 RPM and 113 lb-ft of torque at 7,000 RPM give searing speed, no matter the terrain. Tell your friends: 0-60 MPH in just 4.9 seconds*.

Can-Am Maverick X3 Intake and Exhaust
Maverick X3 Intake and Exhaust Routing

With an intake and exhaust tuned to maximise power, efficiency, and throttle response, the Can-Am Maverick X3 will never be starved for performance. Three oversized, out-of-the-way intakes feed the engine and the CVT with clean air and keep temperatures low, with a sport exhaust out back to let the Rotax ACE engine roar.

Maverick X3 Chassis
Maverick X3 Chassis

The Maverick X3 features an ultralight, rigid chassis made of state-of-the-art Dual-Phase 980 steel. So? Figure 53% better torsional stiffness and still 20% lighter than its closest competitor.

Maverick X3 QRS-X CVT
Maverick X3 QRS-X CVT

A compact, high-performance QRS-X CVT has been calibrated to work with the turbo to virtually eliminate lag, without shifting or torque interruption to slow you down. Its large drive—a long, wide, and thick belt—is our most robust three-roller pulley design yet.

Maverick X3 four-link TTX suspension
Maverick X3 four-link TTX suspension

Can-Am’s all-new four-link TTX suspension with 20-in of travel features a trophy truck-like trailing arm and three links dedicated to controlling camber while delivering optimal geometry at all times, even during extended wheel travel. The result? Unparalleled power transfer to wheels, virtually no bump steer, precise steering response, and more confidence at higher speeds.

Maverick X3

From its arched double tubular A-Arm and sway bar up front to its race-inspired quick-ratio D-shaped steering wheel, Tri-Mode DPS system, and Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC), the Maverick X3 provides precise handling even in rough terrain or at high speed.

Maverick X3 Cockpit

Everything is in its right place, from the sports car-like centered accelerator and brake pedals to race-inspired, flat-bottom steering wheel that tilts up or down 25°. The four-way adjustable seats – 2 inches in height and 6 inches in slide, ease of accessorization, and integrated wiring allow it to truly adapt to its owner.

Can-Am Maverick X3 Seats

The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle features driver-focused, rally car-like seating for optimal positioning and ergonomics.Its unique ErgoPrint seat shape is ideal for support and weight distribution, providing excellent comfort and bump absorption. Theone-piece molded seats are four-way adjustable – 2 inches (5.1 cm) in height and

Can-Am Maverick X3

Its low seating arrangement is designed to encapsulate both driver and passenger so they feel connected to the vehicle’s every move, without compromising ground clearance at up to 15 inches. Its high and dominant posture is enhanced with race car-inspired one-piece molded seats with ideal support, weight distribution, and 4-way adjustablility.

Maverick X3

The Maverick X3’s intensity comes from a mix of performance-driven mechanical and structural design, from its signature LEDs to its advanced cockpit. Here, designers have selected a simply stunning shade of white to enhance its lines and provide optimal visibility off-road.

The Maverick X3 features FOX 2.5 Podium HPG Piggyback shocks with front and rear QS3 compression adjustment and rear bottom-out control for a balanced, factory-honed setup right out of the box.

Can-Am Maverick X3 Family


The bold, new Can-Am Maverick X3, the flagship of the Maverick side-by-side family, is engineered to reshape the super sport market and dominate the competition, period.The Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle equally fuses its industry-leading power, precision handling and astounding comfort levels to create a dynamic new riding experience that includes top-of-the-line styling to rise above the crowded field. The Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle is available in three different packages: the Maverick X3 Turbo R, the Maverick X3 X ds Turbo R and the wider Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R. The dominant Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle is defiant, precise and powerful, repositioning Can-Am as the clear leader in the super sport segment of the market.

Can-Am Maverick X3 ShocksCan-Am Maverick X3 Shocks
Maverick X3 Suspension with FOX Shocks

State-of-the-art FOX shocks

  • There are three different shock options depending on the Can-Am Maverick X3 package, but all have features ready for competitivesituations. The Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle comes with FOX 2.5 Podium HPG Piggyback shocks with front and rear QS3compression adjustment and rear bottom-out control for a quick and easy set up.
  • The Maverick X3 X ds features fully-adjustable FOX 2.5 Podium RC2 HPG Piggyback shock with front and rear dual-speed compressionand rebound adjustments, as well as rear bottom-out control to give the driver flexibility to fit the terrain and preferred driving style.
  • The top-of-the-line Maverick X3 X rs package features fully-adjustable FOX 2.5 Podium RC2 PHG Piggyback shocks with bypassand dual-speed compression and rebound (front), and class-leading FOX 3.0 Podium RC2 HPG shocks with remote reservoir and bypass, paired with dual-speed compression and rebound adjustments (rear) for ultra-precise performance.

Maverick X3 Turbo R
Maverick X3 Turbo R

Maverick X3 Turbo R

  • 14-in. aluminum wheels with 28-in. Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
  • Front and rear 20-in. suspension travel
  • 64 in. wide
  • Ground Clearance 14 in.
  • FOX 2.5 PODIUM Piggyback shocks with QS3 compression adjustment
  • Maverick X3 TURBO R White–$22,999

Maverick X3 X ds Turbo R
Maverick X3 X ds Turbo R

Maverick X3 X ds Turbo R

  • 14-in. aluminum beadlock wheels with 29-in. Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
  • Front and rear 20-in. suspension travel
  • 64 in. wide
  • Fully adjustable FOX 2.5 PODIUM RC2 Piggyback shocks
  • Ground Clearance 14 in.
  • Painted color options
  • Maverick X3 X ds TURBO R Triple Black–$24,999
  • Maverick X3 X ds TURBO R Circuit Yellow–$24,999

Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R
Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R

Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R

  • 72 in. (182.9 cm) wide
  • 14-in. aluminum beadlock wheels with 30-in. Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
  • Up to 24-in. of suspension travel
  • Fully adjustable FOX 3.0 PODIUM RC2 remote reservoir shocks with bypass
  • Ground Clearance 15 in.
  • Full roof and heavy-duty HMW skid plate
  • Painted color options
  • Maverick X3 X rs TURBO R Triple Black–$26,699
  • Maverick X3 X rs TURBO R Gold & Can-Am Red–$26,899


BRP has developed a full line of accessories for its new Can-Am Maverick X3 model, and it hasalso teamed up with several aftermarket leaders who have developed co-branded accessoriesspecifically for the vehicle. These suppliers have created performance-inspired products,several of which are exclusive to Can-Am, that meet the strict demands of performance riders.Can-Am Maverick X3 accessory providers include Lonestar Racing, Beard Seats, Yoshimura,Baja Designs, Rugged Radios and SCS Unlimited.

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Manufacturer Info:

Can-Am, Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

BRP (TSX: DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of over CA$3 billion from 105 countries, the Company employs approximately 7,100 people worldwide. or

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