Originally Posted by DirtDevil101
I hear ya...to be honest it looks like it was spot welded or something as I think I see paint where the full weld should have been. Is it still under warranty...even if not I'd submit those pics to the manufacturer and ask that they remedy this serious defect...the pics clearly show it was not welded correctly...
Machine was purchased new in October 2015. Current mileage close to 1600 miles - normal trail riding.
As original post states, photos sent to CanAm. They responded that it was out of warranty, have a nice day.
I could understand if the machine went rolling down a hill or slammed a tree. Bottom line, a frame on a $15K machine should not break under trail riding conditions.
Attached is a photo of the frame on my friend's 2014 XMR. It is broken approx 1.5 inches in front of my break. Since he bought his used at a dealer and being a 2014, he did not bring it to the dealer - welded it with added reinforcement on Sunday.
The 2016 broke at both welds at the swingarm bracket. The driveshaft is the only thing holding the lower frame together.
With the 2016, I would have thought that BRP would stand behind such a failure of a frame on a product they market as "The ultimate factory-ready mud machine."It is still at the dealer. Maybe they can go to bat with BRP and get results.
3 of us bought new 2016 XMR's about a month apart. The other two 2016's have about half the mileage and frames are still in one piece.
I would just urge anyone with an XMR (or any other Outy) to check your frame. Who cares about the ride - it could save yourself physical damage.