Defender | Can-Am
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TOUGH

The performance and strength you need to take on the most demanding tasks.

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Heavy-Duty Performance

PROVEN ROTAX ENGINE

Leveraging years of experiences in powersports and small aircraft engine development, Can-Am introduces the new Rotax® HD8 and HD10 V-Twin engine options. We took our well recognized Rotax V-Twin engine and recalibrated it for Heavy-Duty performance. Whether you’re work-focused or trail riding, the 50-HP HD8 and 72-HP HD10 engines have proven power you can rely on.

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Power when you need it

CLASS-LEADING TORQUE

Engineered to deliver optimal torque and power at low RPM for pulling heavy loads and getting the job done. The Rotax HD10 engine provides up to 20% more torque than the closest best-selling competitor, and produces it at a lower RPM when you need it the most.

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Smooth and responsive driving experience

PRO-TORQ TRANSMISSION

The PRO-TORQ transmission combines technologies like Quick Response System (QRS) providing precise engagement, larger CVT ratios with a work-specific low gear ensuring optimal torque delivery, optimized ventilation for smoother power delivery, Electronic Belt Protection for enhanced durability, and integrated Engine Braking for smooth and predictable deceleration.

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No break-in maintenance

EASY ACCESS TO KEY COMPONENTS

T​he tough Rotax® engine needs no break-in maintenance and can remain maintenance free for a year or up to 1,865 miles (3,000 km) or 200 running hours. Easy access to key components makes it DIY-friendly also.

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CAPABLE

The power, torque and all-wheel drive performance you need to go off-road with confidence combined with class-leading work capabilities, exceptional terrainability and manoeuvrability

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Work capability

BEST-IN-CLASS TOWING, HAULING & PAYLOAD

Defender’s class-leading capacities allows you to tow 2,000 lbs and load up to a 1,000 lbs in the cargo box. Hitched up and loaded, there's still room for 2 passengers thanks to 1,500 lbs payload.  

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Terrainability

TRUE 4-MODE TRACTION SYSTEM

With the 4-mode traction system, you can take on any terrain in your path. From turf to mud, select the combination that best fits your terrain, chose from 2x4 or 4x4 with open rear differential or locked rear differential to go anywhere with confidence. Combined with 10 inches of front and rear suspension travel and 11 inches of ground clearance, it makes it capable and comfortable.

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Manoeuvrability

TIGHT AND PRECISE STEERING

Engineered for tight trails & narrow working areas, the Defenders' best-in-class tight turning radius takes you around and out without much effort. Combine that with available dynamic power steering (DPS) and Maxxis 27-in Bighorn 2.0 tires and you get the most agile side-by-side vehicle.

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CLEVER

Engineered with smart and adaptable solutions from the cockpit storage to the cargo box, yet designed to make everything functional and remarkably comfortable.

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Cargo Box

Versatile cargo box

The cargo box’s built-in LinQ quick-attach system, integrated anchors and tie-down points, and many recesses for easy DIY separator solutions makes it class-leading and versatile. Adapt it to your needs even while loading 1,000-lbs.

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Adaptable Storage

Class-exclusive modular storage

The Defenders' dashboard boasts ample storage space and features such as under-dash storage, truck-like flip-up passenger seats with available water resistant under seat storage and much more.

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Comfortable Interior

Intuitive and roomy cockpit

Designed to provide both you and your passengers with a riding experience that’s focused on comfort and function. The Defender is loaded with features like an engineered pushed-forward front cage so you can access or exit the vehicle with ease, the Versa-Pro bench seats with shaped edges, available adjustable driver seat and tilt steering, folding center armrest, grab bar and footrests so you’re more comfortable in any riding condition.

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Seamless accessory integration

MAKE IT YOUR OWN

Choose from any of the Defender models and add versatility by using genuine Can-Am accessories to make it your own.

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Work

Whether on the farm or the ranch, you can count on Can-Am to get the job done. Take it up a notch and experience our wide range of accessories. Be ready for anything. And everything.

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Hunt

Create your own ultimate hunting package. Start with the Defender personalised with the industry-exclusive Mossy Oak Break-up Country Camo Pattern and choose from genuine winches, heavy duty bumpers, skid plates, gun boots and much more. 

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Winter

Take on winter. Customize the Defender with a snow plow, a track system, a cab enclosure and much more.

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DEFENDER MAX MODELS

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