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BRP enters utility-recreation segment with new 2016 lineup

PowerSports Business BRP 2016 News Release

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BRP enters the utility-recreation segment of the off-road market with the all-new Defender family of side-by-side vehicles. The Defender side-by-side vehicle brings tough features, capable performance with control and clever adaptability to consumers looking to reach remote locations to work, farm or hunt.

The Defender family features two, new rear-mounted, Rotax V-twin heavy-duty utility engine options – a HD10 delivering up to 20% more torque at 4,000 RPM than the top selling competitor, and a high-torque HD8, an all new PRO-TORQ Transmission, high-precision chassis with TTA-HD rear suspension and automotive technology. The Defender family is engineered for hard work, but offers exceptional performance with control to provide the driver with the confidence to go practically anywhere. The vehicle’s 4-mode traction system, three selectable driving modes (Eco / Normal / Work) optimized tight turning radius (2-foot shorter than its top-selling competitor on a full circle) and specific Dynamic Power Steering enhances both its performance and handling for recreational use and tough jobs. An ample ground clearance, a plush suspension and class-leading towing and loading capabilities simplifies hunting, farming and ranching tasks. To afford owners more time for work and less for service, the Defender family offers also an easy and cost-effective maintenance.

The Defender side-by-side vehicles supply clever and adaptable solutions to work smarter and enhance the ease of use. From the industry’s most versatile and functional cargo box to its class-exclusive modular dash adaptable system to its VERSA-PRO bench seat, the Defender vehicles supply industry-leading storage, a roomy, intuitive cockpit for various types of users. Customization is necessary in this segment and the Defender lets users make it their own with multiple LinQ quick-attach system points to welcome a wide choice of accessories, plus various cabin options and factory-installed features for its profiled cage.

Furthermore, BRP adds to its industry-leading family of specialty X mr mud vehicles with the all-new, ultra-aggressive, 89-hp Can-Am Renegade X mr 1000R model. The mud-ready 4×4 ATV is purpose-built for mud with class-leading performance, key components and an intimidating appearance.

A new Commander MAX DPS 800R, with its proven recreational-utility design, is the most affordable four-seat side-by-side in the Can-Am family.

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

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Heavy-Duty Performance


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


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


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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Peace of mind


As a special launch promotion, 2016 Defender comes standard with a 3-year  limited warranty. Plus, the 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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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


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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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 2×4 or 4×4 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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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.

Also Including..

Versatile Cargo Box, Class-Exlusive Modular Storage, Intuitive and Roomy Cockpit

Great For Work, Hunting, and Winter!

The Defender, The Defender DPS, the Defender XT, and the Defender XT Cab from Can-Am, be sure to give us a call or stop in to one of our great locations. More information can be found at VillageMotorsports.Net !

Credit: PowerSports Business / Can-Am.BRP.com

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