All New Can-Am Side-by-Side Drops for 2013
September 18th, 2012 by Jason Giacchino
Never one to rest on its laurels, we’ve received word that Can-Am is set to release an all new family of side-by-sides for 2013 and if spec sheets are any indicator, it looks like the competition is going to be playing catch up.
The new-from-the-ground-up Can-Am Maverick1000R is built to offer industry-leading performance, precision-engineered handling and a driver-focused design unlike any sport side-by-side vehicle to date.
The innovative Maverick 1000R not only offers the most powerful engine within the industry, but also leads its class in torque, acceleration and power-to weight ratio. The Maverick side by side’s muscular setup is complimented by a unique, sport-tuned front-and-rear suspension, a rigid frame with a centralized mid-engine layout and advanced ergonomics that make it stand out in a crowd. And the Maverick is sure to please the most dedicated hardcore off-road sport enthusiasts with its unmatched and aggressive styling and its rider-friendly cockpit, both of which unquestionably reflect the Can-Am brand.
Powering the Maverick 1000R family of side-by-side vehicles is a proven Rotax 1000R V-Twin powerplant that is unrivaled in the side-by-side vehicle market. The 101-horsepower engine rests in a sport-tuned frame that is designed especially for the Maverick. The steel frame was engineered in way that it offers supreme traction, athletic agility and confidence-inspiring handling, while at the same time offering improved rigidity versus the competition.
A revolutionary and compact Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA) independent rear suspension improves traction while also reducing unsprung weight and eliminating bump steer for extremely predictable handling. A strategically designed exterior gives the Maverick side-by-side vehicle its own look, while the innovative and purpose-built performance package reward owners with unmatched comfort, convenience and safety. The Maverick side by side is made for recreational enjoyment, but also caters to true adventurers with its multi-function rear rack with LinQ system compatibility.
Maverick 1000R Family Highlights
» 101-hp Rotax 1000R V-Twin engine
» High-flow dynamics
» Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC)
» Dual exhaust
» Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with Zylon-reinforced belt
» 10-gallon (37.8 L) fuel tank
» Double A-arm front suspension
» Torsional Trailing A-Arms (TTA) independent rear suspension
» FOX Podium X Performance 2.0 piggyback shocks
» Mid-engine layout
» High frame rigidity
» 13 in. (33cm) of ground clearance
» Front and rear dual 214mm ventilated disc brakes
» 12-inch center-less cast-aluminum wheels
» 27-inch (68.6cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
» Visco-Lok front differential
» Driver and passenger advanced ergonomics
» Premium fit and finish
» Optimal seating position
» Removable free-standing seats
» Adjustable driver seat and tilt steering
» Passenger handhold and grab bar
» 2-inch (51mm) diameter, high-strength steel, ROPS-approved cage
» Quick-attach side nets
» 3-point seatbelts with anti-cinch
» High-strength, multipurpose rear rack with LinQ quick-attach accessory system
» 31.6 liters of cockpit storage
» Dual cup holders
» Multi-function digital gauge
» Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.) anti-theft system, with 2 different keys
» 240-watt lighting
» 625-watt magneto
» Easy-to-use maintenance center
» Yellow plastic (base)
Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs Package Includes:
» FOX Podium X Performance RC2.5 piggyback shocks
» 12-inch aluminum beadlock wheels
» Analog / digital gauge
» Custom steering wheel
» X-package seat trim and graphics
Can-Am Maverick 1000R Family Features and Benefits
101-hp Rotax 1000R V-Twin engine
The new 976cc, 101-hp Rotax 1000R V-Twin engine is the most powerful side-by-side engine in the industry. This 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. Dual exhausts ensure that distinctive sound you’d expect from a high-performance side-by-side vehicle. The end result is a high-performance side-by-side vehicle capable of producing the most power, acceleration and best power-to-weight while at the same time maintaining excellent fuel efficiency.
When an engine breathes easier, it can produce more horsepower. So we optimized air intake, combustion and exhaust flow to improve engine efficiency. The result is the 101-hp Rotax 1000R. This was achieved in conjunction with increasing the flow volume of the intake plenum and independent intake runners that allow the tuning of each cylinder for optimal performance. A high-flow head to optimize the combustion chamber, thanks to larger intake and exhaust valves and an increased compression ratio (12.0:1), and high-flow dual exhaust all contribute to the more-powerful and efficient engine.
Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC)
The electronic throttle-by-wire iTC system offers a smooth throttle delivery even if the driver’s foot is bouncing due to the rough terrain. The iTC system — which features a rider selectable twin-mode toggle switch for throttle control— can detect unwanted bounces and then filter the input, resulting in more throttle accuracy, especially at low speed. Drivers can choose between a progressive mode (standard) and a Sport mode, which offers linear throttle control. This system also reduces the number of moving parts in the vehicle; requires no maintenance; has no cables to adjust, lubricate, or replace; and the system has an increased life span.
The dual exhausts uses tuned manifold lengths and resonator chamber to create more flow, optimizing performance and sound. Industry first catalytic converter and closed-loop system ensure optimal combustion from an emission standpoint, meeting new EPA/ CARB standards for 2014 models.
Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) & Zylon-reinforced belt
The updated CVT system showcases a new belt reinforced with Zylon, a material with 1.6 times higher tensile strength and with increased belt rigidity in compression compared to a regular belt, keeping it cooler. A dual CVT exhaust design also ensures cooler belt temperatures, even in extreme conditions. A redesigned drive pulley with increased diameter will provide extra durability. Standard with engine braking to help slow you when going downhill.
10-gallon (37.8 L) fuel tank
The Maverick has the largest fuel tank of sport side-by-side at 10 gallons (38 liters). That’s 14% more than its nearest competitor in the segment, providing extended range while exploring the outdoors.
Double A-arm front suspension
The double A-arm front suspension front suspension features 14 in.(356mm) of travel for a capable and precise ride.
Torsional Trailing A-Arms (TTA ) independent rear suspension
The innovative TTA rear suspension on the Maverick 1000R is engineered to be compact, lightweight, efficient and deliver the performance sport enthusiasts demand. This is a compact version of a five-link suspension for no bump steer and the lowest scrub for optimized bump absorption and tire-to-ground contact. It also has less rear unsprung weight than other sport side-by-sides. The system features a double A-arm setup where each A-arm acts as two links and uses a toe-control link as the fifth link. The result is a more condensed and lighter package with less pivot points and spherical ball joints making it more durable because it reduces free play and wear, and is more resistant to undercarriage damage. Engineers designed the TTA to allow for optimal geometric weight transfer to enhance the tire-to-ground contact, while at the same time increasing its bump absorption, traction and, ultimately, overall control of the suspension. Offers 14-inches (356mm) of travel.
FOX Podium X Performance 2.0 piggyback shocks
The Can-Am Maverick features front and rear FOX Podium X Performance 2.0 HPG piggyback shocks with compression and preload adjustments so you can setup the ride to whatever playgrounds you choose to tackle. Re-buildable design allows for easy service and valving changes. This shock features dual-rate spring, high-volume 6-inch (152mm) piggyback reservoir, velocity sensitive damping control, hard-anodized aluminum body, forged piggyback body cap, hard-chrome plated heat-treated shaft, upper and lower bearing mounts, racing-developed high-flow piston and specially formulated oil for optimal performance at variable temperatures.
The Rotax power plant sits low and close to the center of the wheelbase, which not only improves the Maverick side by side’s weight distribution and mass centralization, but also means it’s quicker to react to direction changes. The mid-engine configuration results in a low center of gravity and, along with the rest of the chassis components, improves handling while cornering. Add in a 84.3-inch (214cm) wheelbase and 64-inch (163cm) width, and the result is a nimble Maverick that is as predictable and confidence inspiring as it is powerful and dynamic.
High frame rigidity
The Maverick 1000R is outfitted with a new frame that’s offers more engineered rigidity compared to its closest competition. With more torsional rigidity, a frame can improve handling by allowing the vehicle’s suspension to work properly and with increased precision.
13 in. (33cm) of ground clearance
The Maverick has 13 inches (33cm) of total ground clearance for optimum performance in challenging terrain. The suspension and frame were engineered to produce a vehicle that can tackle rugged terrain in predictable fashion while also remaining precise in aggressive cornering.
Front and rear dual 214-mm ventilated disc brakes
The four-wheel disc braking system on the Maverick 1000R consists of front 214mm hydraulic disc brakes with twin-piston caliper and 214mm rear hydraulic disc with a single-piston caliper for great stopping power.
12-inch Center-less Cast-aluminum Wheels
This stylish center-less cast-aluminum wheels were computer-optimized to add strength and durability in strategic areas while eliminating excess material in other spots to reduce unsprung weight.
27-inch (60.6cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 Tires
The non-directional, six-ply Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 radial tires offer an extremely durable carcass, yet are lightweight in design to reduce unsprung weight. This tire provides a smooth ride, predictable feel over a variety of surfaces while at the same time offering sturdy lugs and a capable tread pattern to let you drive with confidence.
Visco-Lok Front Differential
Exclusive to Can-Am, Visco-Lok is a progressively and automatically locking front differential system, once 4×4 mode is selected. The system intelligently transfers power from a slipping front wheel to the opposing wheel with traction. Visco-Lok has no buttons to push or levers to pull. Plus, there’s no wheel hop or driveline wind-up so the system is totally transparent to the driver and extremely easy to steer. Visco-Lok gives progressive lock-up with no rev or speed limiter.
Driver and passenger advanced ergonomics
The Can-Am Maverick 1000R features a spacious cockpit specifically designed to cater to the needs of drivers of various sizes and do so with a fit-and-finish that leads the industry. Designed to provide easier ingress / egress, more cockpit space and legroom, for optimal comfort when riding. Driver-focused ergonomics means adjustable comfort, easy-to-reach controls, integrated safety features and unmatched versatility. A side-by-side also needs to create a similar experience for the passenger by creating a space that makes them feel one with the vehicle.
Removable free-standing seats
The seats in the Maverick are removable and freestanding, which means you and your passenger can feel as comfortable in them at the campfire at the end of a long day as you have during your trail journey. The seats are designed to offer both lumbar and lateral support, providing comfort even in the roughest of terrain.
Adjustable driver seat and tilt steering
The full bolster seats, along with their lumbar and shoulder support, are designed to offer lateral support during aggressive riding and allow easy entry and exit of the machine. The driver’s seat is adjustable fore and aft without the need of tools, making it easily adaptable to a range of drivers and driving styles. The tilt steering wheel also adjusts without the need of tools. The gauge in the Maverick is integrated with the steering column so it will pivot (raise or lower) with the steering wheel for enhanced visibility.
Passenger Handhold and Grab Bar
The Maverick line of side-by-side vehicles has a similar passenger handhold setup as the Can-Am Commander, offering both a grab bar and a left-hand grip bar. The dual handhold design features ergonomically friendly bends and optional hand placement for supreme comfort and convenience. 2-inch (51mm) Diameter, high-strength steel, ROPS-approved cage The Roll-over Protective Structures (ROPS) industry standard was followed when designing the Can-Am Maverick family of side-by-side’s two-inch-diameter, high-strength steel cage.
Quick-attach side nets
Designed to keep a clear field of vision for both the driver and passenger, the side nets on the Maverick can be opened and close with just one click. Get in and out quickly with this simple one-hand and one-click system.
High-strength, multipurpose rear rack with LinQ quick-attach accessory system
The multipurpose rear rack works with the LinQ quick-attach accessory system, letting you quickly and easily install or remove a storage box, rack extension, bags or other items. An optional bed liner offers even more storage space for increased versatility. The rack features an integrated anti-skid surface and elevated ridges for improved cargo holding. Numerous edges and holes improve use with tie-downs and bungee cords. 200-lb rear rack capacity.
30.3 liters of Cockpit Storage
The onboard storage consists of a 17.2-liter glove box and a 13.1-liter storage space beneath the driver’s seat. Convenient and versatile cockpit storage space so you can take your essentials with you.
Dual cup holders
Dual cup holders, located in the center console, have rubber flaps for off-road use.
Multi-function Digital Gauge
The Rectangular LCD gauge, which offers a speedometer, odometer, clock, trip meter and more, is mounted to the steering column so it adjusts with the steering wheel and stays within the driver’s sight lines.
Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.) anti-theft system, with 2 different keys
D.E.S.S. is the industry’s first standard anti-theft device. Electronic code in key must match code in ECU to start. The Maverick 1000R family comes with two different keys. One is standard key, which limits top speed to 44 mph (70 km/h). The second key is the performance key that has no limitation on speed or power.
The Can-Am side-by-side vehicles family features a 240-W lighting system. Automotive-style projectors, on each side, run at 120 W in low beam and 240 W in high-beam mode.
Standard with a powerful magneto with 625 W of power output.
Easy-to-use Maintenance Center
Easily accessible and out of the elements under the hood, a centralized maintenance area allows access to the air box, radiator and coolant overflow. Fuses and relays are also easily accessible.
Base Color Option
The Maverick 1000R base model is available in yellow.
Can-Am Maverick 1000R X RS Package
Outfitted with graphics, premium shocks, beadlock wheels and other custom features, the Maverick 1000R X rs will satisfy the appetite of any high-performance side-by-side enthusiast. Starting with the base Maverick 1000R, the X rs Package goes above and beyond the call of duty by offering the most highly advanced side-by-side piggyback shocks ever found on a stock side by side. Throw in dynamic racing-inspired graphics, lightweight 12-inch (30.5cm) aluminum beadlock wheels and other specialty add-ons and the 1000R X rs is as pleasing on the eye as it is on the trail.
FOX Podium X Performance RC2.5 piggyback shocks
Developed in collaboration with FOX, the high-grade FOX shocks make their first appearance on a factory-built side-by-side vehicle. The re-buildable shocks sit at all four corners and are fully adjustable for Dual-Speed Compression and rebound. The 2.5 Podium shocks offer a high-volume 6-inch piggyback oil reservoir and specially formulated oil for improved flow and heat dissipation.
Proven technologies such as upper and lower spherical bearing mounts, velocity-sensitive damping control and a high-flow piston, optimize performance in varying terrain. They are designed to be extremely durable with a hard-anodized 2.5-inch aluminum body, forged aluminum piggyback body cap and a 5/8-inch(16mm) hard chrome-plated, heat-treated shaft. To maintain supreme control, the FOX shocks’ extension velocity after compression can be fine-tuned to optimize vehicle control.
12-inch Aluminum Beadlock Wheels
The Maverick 100R X rs has12-inch aluminum center-less, computer-optimized true beadlock wheels. This mechanical fastener makes it nearly impossible for the tire to break its bead from the wheel during heavy acceleration or cornering.
Analog / Digital Gauge
The gauge on the Maverick 1000R X rs has an upgraded gauge over the standard model. Featuring state-of-the-art instrumentation with an analog tachometer and speedometer combined with an advanced digital information center.
Custom Steering Wheel
The three-spoke steering wheel is outfitted with molded grips and a brushed aluminum centerpiece to add to the Can-Am side-by-side’s performance looks.
X-package seat trim and graphics
The Maverick 1000R X rs has its own seat design and colors to match its exclusive configuration. Stitched with the X Package logo and highlighted with white and yellow highlights, the seats on the Maverick look like they were taken right out of a race car. The Can-Am Maverick 1000R X features a premium X-Package design with a nod to off-road racing. The Can-Am X-Team-inspired Can-Am black-and-yellow plastic with new white highlights produces a performance-oriented finish that’s bound to turn a few heads.