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Can-Am Commander 1000 X

Can-Am Commander 1000 X

Can-Am Commander 1000 X
Can-Am Commander 1000 X

2013 Can-Am Commander 1000 X Updates:

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Dynamic Power Steering – The Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) system is now available on all Can-Am Commander XT, X and Limited packages — for both the 800R and 976cc Rotax EFI powerplants — for 2013. Featuring specially calibrated settings for use in the Commander, DPS selects the appropriate amount of steering assistance for the current terrain conditions. DPS also includes
the Quicker-Engaging (QE) Visco-Lok front differential to improve the Commander side-by-side’s traction and abilities in slow-speed, technical terrain. The DPS used in the Commander models offers variable steering assistance and is engineered to offer less assist at high speed and more assist at low speed.

Commander DPS models
For 2013, the budget-friendly Commander 1000 DPS and 800R DPS models include power steering with Visco-Lok QE. Also, yellow plastic and 27-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 on 14-inch cast aluminum wheels will also set the DPS models apart.

2013 Commander color options
TheCommander 800R and 1000 X models’ color themes have been updated for the new model year. The 800R is dressed in a redesigned yellow, black and white color schematic. TheCommander 1000 X will also be available in the same updated color, but will also come in an exclusive finish. To better announce its position in the Can-Am family as the performance king, the Commander 1000 X wears a striking Carbon Black, carbon-fiber finish to enhance its X package features.

New for 2013 is the White Pearl painted plastic for the luxurious Can-Am Commander 1000 Limited. Designed to provide improved scratch resistance, the new brighter white finish offers the perfect complement to the darker Pure Magnesium finish, which was carried over from last year.

For 2013, all standardCan-Am Commander side-by-side vehicles will now be available in red, as opposed to yellow. They will also be outfitted with new carbon-colored 12-inch steel wheels.

Can-Am enters the UTV market with a bang and their top-of-the-line Commander 1000 X is and incredible side x side vehicle right from the factory. With and industry leading 85 HP, Fox Racing Shox 2.0 RC2 shocks and beadlock wheels, it is ready to rip through the desert, dunes or rocks as it sits.

I was lucky enough to get to chances to drive the Can-Am Commander 1000 X before it was introduced to the public on June 8, 2010.  Once atLittle Sahara Sand Dunes and then in Montreal for the Media Intro.

Can-Am Commander 1000 X Information:

Rotax® 1000 V-Twin engine // Newly developed for this project, the Rotax 1000 80º V-twin is the most powerful side-by-side engine in the industry* with 85 HP. The liquid-cooled, single overhead cam power plant features four valves per cylinder and is fed by a 54mm Bosch‡ throttle body and two VDO Seimens‡ fuel injectors. The sophisticated electronic fuel injection system automatically keeps the engine’s performance at its peak, regardless of temperature or altitude.

Commander 1000 X Package Upgrades

For the side-by-side rider who demands the best performance and features from their vehicle, BRP offers the Can-Am Commander 1000 X. Starting with the base Commander 1000, the X Package adds a host of features designed to bring performance- based features like high-end, piggyback Fox Racing Shox mounted both front and rear, a front sway bar, 12-inch aluminum beadlock wheels, rugged rock sliders on both the driver and passenger side and more. The X Package components, when combine together, build the ultimate side-by-side.

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Front and rear Fox Racing Shox HPG piggyback shocks //Large-diameter 47-millimeter aluminum piggyback shocks built byFox Racing Shox are fully adjustable with high- and low-speed compression, high- and low-speed rebound and multi-position preload adjustment. Both front and rear shocks have 10 inches (25 cm) of travel. With advanced high- and low-speed tuning available, one can dial in suspension performance to their preference. The large-diameter design and piggyback construction help dissipate heat.

Can-Am Commander Fox Racing Shox HPG piggyback shocks

Front sway bar // The 5/8-inch (1.6 cm) front sway bar helps reduce body roll in aggressive cornering enhancing the handling of the Can-Am Commander 1000 X.

12-inch Aluminum beadlock wheels // Aluminum beadlock wheels mean added performance under heavy acceleration and cornering. A Can-Am exclusive design clamps the tire bead securely to the Commander 1000 X wheel for the ultimate in performance.

Can-AM Commander 1000X Beadlock Wheel

26-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires // These rugged tires feature six-ply radial construction, yet are lightweight to cut down on unsprung weight. They absorb the terrain for a smooth ride and have a non-directional pattern to provide predictable cornering and to claw across roots, rocks and other tough terrain for climbing confidence.

Analog/digital gauge // The gauge on the Commander 1000 X has an upgraded gauge on the base model. Featuring state-of-the-art instrumentation with an analog tachometer and speedometer combined with an advanced digital information center.

Can-Am Commander 1000X Analog/digital gauge

Heavy-duty front bumper // A sleek, heavy-duty front bumper adds rugged durability to the Can-Am Commander 1000 X and completes the X-Package look of the side-by-side vehicle.

Can-Am Commander 100X Front Bumper

Rock sliders // Both sides of the vehicle feature rock sliders that allow the Commander 1000 X to slide against obstacles like rocks and trees in challenging terrain. This helps keep obstacles away from the body panels of the vehicle.

Leather steering wheel // A premium leather-wrapped steering wheel is standard on the Commander 1000 XT.

Can-Am Commander 1000XT Leather Steering Wheel

X Package seat trim and graphics // The Can-Am Commander 1000 X features a premium X Package look with an stunning black design with yellow accents. It is designed to look sleek and fast even when sitting still and will certainly impress.

Commander 1000 X Package seat trim and graphics


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2011 Can-Am Commander 1000 Side-by-Side specifications

Commander 1000
Type 976cc, V-twin, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 8-valve (4-valve/cyl)
Bore & Stroke 91 x 75 mm
Fuel System iTC with EFI and 54mm Throttle Body, 2 Siemens VDO injectors
Starting System Electric
Transmission CVT, sub-transmission with high, low, park, neutral & reverse.
Drive Train Selectable 2WD/4WD shaft driven with Visco-lok† front differential
Frame Steel Frame
Cage type 2-inch diameter, high strength steel, ROPS-approved cage
Steering wheel adjustment Adjustable tilt steering
Front Suspension Type/Shocks Double A-arm with dive-control geometry / Motion control shocks
Front Suspension Travel 10 in (254 mm)
Rear Suspension Type/Shocks Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI) with external sway bar/ Motion control shocks
Rear Suspension Travel 10 in (254 mm)
Front Brakes Dual 214mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Rear Brake Single 214mm ventilated disc brake with hydraulic twin-piston caliper
Tires/Front Carlisle Black Rock – 27 x 9 x 12 in
Tires/Rear Carlisle Black Rock – 27 x 9 x 12 in
Wheels Steel
L x W x H (in) 118,3 x 58,6 x 72 in
Wheelbase 75,8 in (1,924 mm)
Ground Clearance 11 in (279 mm)
Dry Weight 1287 lbs (584 kg)
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs (680 kg)
Cargo Box Capacity Total: 600 lbs (272 kg)
Upper: 400 lbs (181 kg)
Lower: 200 lbs (91 kg)
Cockpit Storage Glove Box: 4,5 gal (17,2L)
Under driver seat: 3,5 gal (13,1L)
Fuel Capacity 10 US gal (37.8L)
Instrumentation Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, sport mode, seat belt and 4×4 indicator, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off
Anti-theft System D.E.S.S. (Digital Encoded Security System)
Electrical Prewired for winch
Lighting 4 60-watt projectors with tail lights/brake light
DC Outlet Lighter type in console, standard connector in the back (15A)
Color(s) Available Red

Can-Am Commander 1000 X Video
Can-Am Commander Overview Video
Can-Am Commander Engineering Video Part 1
Can-Am Commander Engineering Video Part 2


Manufacturer Info:

Can-Am, Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or

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