More new 2019 Can-Am models have been announced, including new versions of the Maverick Sport and a cheaper 6×6 ATV.
The 2019 Can-Am Maverick Sport MAX DPS 1000R model uses all of the same gear as the standard Maverick Sport, which means a rear-mounted Rotax V-Twin engine provides 100 horsepower, FOX 2.0 Podium QS3 shocks provide suspension and 27-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires provide grip.
And as the name of the model suggests, the MAX four-seat version will only be available with the 1000R engine and one-mode power steering.
The wheelbase on the MAX model has been stretched to 120.6-inches, up from 90.6-inches on the regular Maverick Sport. Ground clearance sits at 12-inches while wheel travel is 12.5-inches.
New angled footrests and handholds have been added in the rear as well to make sure all the passengers have a good hold when hauling down the trails.
Pricing for the 2019 Can-Am Maverick Sport MAX begins at $18,999 US ($22,999 CAD).
Two other specialty vehicles were revealed by Can-Am as well: the Maverick Sport X rc which is meant for rock crawling and the Maverick Sport X mr which is all about the mud. Both of these models are 64-inches wide, unlike the standard Maverick Sport and the MAX versions which are all 60-inch wide.
Power is the same in both models, still getting 100-hp from the 1000R engine, and a new 7.6-inch digital display has been used in both, offering a large and bright all-weather display.
First, we’ll lay out the X rc’s unique characteristics. Can-Am’s Smart-Lok electronically controlled front differential now has new drive modes called Rock and Trail in the X rc, joining 2×4 and 4×4 fully locked. Can-Am says the new modes will are setup to help the machine know when to lock the front diff, a decision based on six different inputs: engine torque, vehicle speed, wheel RPM, steering feedback, throttle pedal position and gear position.
The suspension uses FOX 2.5 Podium Piggyback shocks and travel has been upped to 14.75-inches thanks to an arched double A-arm front suspension and a torsional trailing arm rear suspension, like that found in the larger Maverick X3. This allows ground clearance to boosted up to 15 inches, also helped by new 14-inch aluminum wheels wrapped in 30-inch Maxxis Liberty tires.
For protection in the rocks, the X rc comes standard with HMW rock slider, HMW front and rear suspension protectors and HMW front differential guard. And to make sure you can make it out of the rocks, a 4,500-lb winch with synthetic rope and a rock guard sleeve is included.
Oversized air intakes have been places behind the seats and above the bed to help make sure the machines doesn’t inhale too much dust, and an oversized radiator has been added to keep everything cool.
Those interested in the Maverick Sport X rc will have to spend at least $21,299 US ($25,999 CAD) to get one, and you can choose from two colors: Carbon Black and Octane Blue.
New for 2019, Can-Am has introduced two new models meant for the mud, and the first is theMaverick Sport X mr. It gets the same suspension setup at the X rc, which means it is 64-inches wide, has 14.75-inches of travel, uses FOX Podium 2.5 shocks and has 15-inches of ground clearance.
To grab in the slick stuff, 14-inch aluminum wheels are fitted wrapped with 30-inch ITP Cryptid tires. These tires are truly the biggest mud upgrade on this machine and Can-Am says that they have a lug-height of 2-inches, resulting in a paddle-like tire.
A new MUD mode has also been added to the Smart-Lok electronic front locking differential system.
The other key element to this mud machine are air intakes. Located behind the driver’s seat and up high, four critical intakes are positioned: two are for the CVT and one is for the engine. The fourth is actually a snorkel meant to expel any CVT exhaust.
The X mr will sell for $20,999 US ($25,599 CAD) and can only be had in the traditional X mr color scheme, Carbon Black and Sunburst Yellow.
Can-Am also announced the 2019 Defender MAX X mr HD10, a mud machine that can ferry six people through the deepest wet earth.
Just like the Maverick Sport X mr, the Defender mud model gets 15-inches of ground clearance, air intakes for the engine and CVT placed high, a Mud mode for the Tru-Lock differential and the same 30-inch Cryptid tires. Suspension travel is 10-inches in the front and rear and thanks to the re-worked rear suspension, payload is actually up on this model to 1,650 lbs.
For protection, a front bumper, rock sliders, a full skid plate, and oversized mudguards (or fender flares) help to keep the machine and occupants protected. A 4,500-lb winch also comes as standard equipment.
Power in this Defender model still comes from the 72-hp Rotax HD10 V-Twin. Pricing for this unit comes in at $20,799 and $25,499 Canadian.
And finally, the last model Can-Am revealed for 2019 isn’t a side-by-side at all. The new Outlander 6×6 450 ATV is bringing a new affordable price into the 6×6 world.
Powered by a 38 horsepower Rotax single-cylinder engine, the Outlander 6×6 uses a CVT that includes and extra-low gear for heavy hauling. Suspension travel total 8.8-inches, ground clearance sits at 10.5 inches and a quick release sway bar means you can increase articulation whenever you want to. The unit is sitting on 12-inch wheels wrapped in 26-inch Carlisle tires.
The 6×6 is all about hard work and hauling, so what are the numbers? For payload, this machine can take up to 120 pound on the front rack and an additional 350 pounds in the rear cargo area. Towing capacity is pegged at 1,650 pounds.
The big deal with this new 6×6 model is the price, starting at $9,999 US ($11,999 CAD).