Your choice of 82 or 50 horsepower
Defender MAX XT was engineered with your choice of two very capable true-work powerplant options: a powerful 82 hp Rotax HD10 V-Twin tuned for serious work and a serious industry leading 69 lb-ft of torque at lower RPMs for true stump-pulling power. The versatile, economical and work-focused Rotax HD8 V-Twin delivers 50 hp and 50 lb-ft torque still rated to tackle tough tasks.
Most rigid Can-Am frame
Leading 2,500-lbs (1,134 kg) towing capacity, 1,750 lb (793,8 kg) payload, and a 4,500-lb (2,041 kg) winch with roller fairlead, assuring to
complete the most difficult tasks with ease.
Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) is tuned for utility while returning renowned Can-Am responsiveness for recreational riding. DPS improves steering feel in slow-speed working situations and in more technical terrain. It's also designed to offer less assistance at high speeds and more assistance at low speeds.
Durable PRO-TORQ CVT transmission and selectable 4WD
Get in & get working: the PRO-TORQ transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), revised ventilation and electronic belt protection ensure long-lived performance. Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok† auto-locking front differential allows you put the power down on any terrain. Traditional P / R / N / H / Extra-Low* shift pattern for ease of use.
Brake hold assist for inclines
Strong manual parking brake to hold the Defender and its load on inclines or when the driver requires the Defender to remain stationary for added control, security, and peace-of-mind.
Advanced VERSA-PRO bench seats
The XT package VERSA-PRO bench seat includes a reinforced seat cover with thicker vinyl and a special material finish to be both more durable and attractive. The Defender vehicles’ high-quality seat cover is designed to endure the everyday use on the farm, job site and trail. It's also adjustable, with a 3-in (8 cm) adjustable driver’s seat (forward/rearward) for added comfort and better ingress/egress.
OPEN DASH WITH REMOVABLE TOOLBOX AND UNDER DASH STORAGE
The Defender has a total of up to 16.9 US gal (63.9 L) of storage—including a handy, removable and water-resistant 1.7 gal (6.3 L) toolbox, an industry exclusive—to carry tools and supplies exactly where they're needed. In addition, we include 6 gal (23 L) of under-dash storage with an enclosed pocket, under-seat storage, and enclosed storage above the gauges.
Less noise, vibration, harshness
Driving and working with your side-by-side vehicle shouldn't be a chore—that's why Defender is engineered to be the most refined work vehicle in every respect. From its improved insulation to thicker firewall, redesigned exhaust, and CVT cover, Defender lets its work speak for itself.
*NVH varies based on engine and standard or optional features fitted. Consult your dealer about specific NVH improvements and changes.
27 in (68.6 cm) Maxxis† BIGHORN 2.0 tires on 14 in (35.6 cm) cast-aluminum wheels
Ready to go when and wherever you are, Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires offer a smooth ride, predictable cornering, and optimum climbing confidence and are installed on redesigned durable, lightweight cast-aluminum wheels.
The spec sheet is one thing: reality is another. That's why the HD10 has a revised suspension with front arched A-arms and rear arched TTA with sway bar that handles & hauls with confidence, and strength—no matter the load.
A warranty that's got your back
When you add it all up, a lower cost of ownership, easier maintenance, and 1-year warranty mean less downtime and more time behind the wheel. The Defender has an easy-to-service design and uses durable Rotax engines for a reason: they can handle the long haul.