Can-Am has honed its Defender side-by-side vehicle family by delivering refinements to the full family, advancements to its XT Cab package, as well as new colorations for 2018. The result is tough, capable and clever Defender side-by-side vehicle family that is more talented and diverse.

The 2018 Defender XT Cab HD10 vehicle’s factory-installed cab kit was optimized for enhanced quality and to create a true 100 percent enclosed system. Along with full-seal cab, the onboard, factory-installed integrated heat management system was updated to better separate hot air and cool air. New front arched A-arms increase the XT Cab package’s track width and supply an 11-in. (28 cm) ground clearance. Add in a new stabilizer and the Defender side-by-side is even more capable in the challenging terrain.

Five additional Can-Am Defender side-by-side vehicle family improvements were added for 2018. All XT packages get a new front bumper. New larger 27-in. (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires are now standard on both the HD8 and HD10 Convenience vehicles. All Can-Am Defender family vehicles also receive a new cargo box deflector to eliminate debris from the cargo bed reaching the engine compartment. A refined second-generation Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) system was added. And a revised shifter gate adds smoother operation and durability.

Two available heavy-duty Rotax V-twin engines (72hp HD10 and 50hp HD8) are mated to a PRO-TORQ Transmission and TTA-HD rear suspension, giving the Defender side-by-side vehicles have enough muscle and poise to conquer nearly any task. The Defender HD5 family offers a 38hp HD5 engine mated to a heavy-duty CVT with Park, Reverse, Neutral, High and Low ranges. Integrated hill descent control supplies smooth, predictable deceleration. Electronic Drive Belt Protection monitors the CVT belt to determine its condition and alerting the driver to be in low gear.

All three Defender families are built tough, combining a sturdy, high-strength chassis combined with class-leading towing, hauling and payload capacities. No break-in requirements mean owners can focus on chores and have the confidence to take on difficult tasks and challenging trails. A versatile 4-mode traction system, three selectable engine operating modes, Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) all ad up to unbeatable handling for work and trail riding. All Defender vehicles are built with clever and adaptable solutions to work smarter.

The Defender family of vehicles offers spacious, comfortable and intuitive cockpit that has been configured to improve entry / exit as well as sight lines. The VERSA-PRO bench seat features a 40/20/40 profiled bench seat for three adults, as well as plenty of modularity.An exclusive removable toolbox, available removable waterproof under seat storage and multiple cup holders are just some of the many integrated conveniences.

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CAN-AN DEFENDER MOSSY OAK HUNTING EDITION HD10

The top-of-the-line, purpose-built Can-Am Defender Mossy Oak Hunting Edition side-by-side vehicle includes factory-installed extras to appease the needs of modern hunters and outdoorsmen. Dressed with its exclusive water-dipped Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camo finish, the Mossy Oak Hunting Edition HD10 package is the direct result of joint effort from Can-Am and Mossy Oak Pro Staff. It starts with the regular Defender XT package items, yet receives its own unique functional, protective and rider-focused amenities to appeal to hunters.Essentials include Double Kolpin Stronghold gun boots, tool holders, Headache ck with LinQ quick-attach system, half windshield, full hard roof, left-side mirror, unique wheels and more.

FUNCTION
Double Kolpin Stronghold gun boots
The Double Kolpin Stronghold Gun Boots features the largest holding capacity of all Kolpin Gun Boot cases while the removable foam and nylon Impact liner ensure a superior interior protection. Easily fits firearms up to 52” in total length with room for optics and bipods.
Secures to mount in seconds with auto latch feature. The holders are durable, flexible grips and cushion padded to protect while providing a custom fit for a variety of items 1-in. to 4-in. (2.5 cm to 10 cm).

Headache rack
The durable heavy-gauge steel Can-Am Headache Rack protects cab components from the cargo load and also serves as a mounting location for the gun boots (using a Gear Rail and LinQ Tool Holders). The Headache Rack has a dual protective anti-corrosion coating
to resist scratching and prevent rust.

LinQ tool holders
Two ultra-versatile LinQ-compatible tool holders offer a convenient swivel-latch that allows tools to be secured in a variety of positions.

LED RAM spotlight
A LED high-intensity, heavy-duty RAM spotlight includes a 1-in. (2.5 cm) diameter rubber-coated double ball and socket system. It’s LinQ compatible and plugs into a new 12V lighter-type DC outlet located behind the driver seat‘s panel.

PROTECTION
Half windshield
A high-impact-resistant durable polycarbonate half-windshield protects the driver and passenger from the elements. The windshield won’t yellow, craze or crack and is designed for optical clarity. A reverse angle lip deflects airflow from reaching the cab. It features a
quick, easy, no-tools install / removal.

Heavy-Duty front bumper
Featuring a heavy-duty steel-tube construction, the unique H-D front bumper adds protection to the front of the vehicle and is light-kit compatible. The bumper uses a dual protective anti-corrosion coating for added durability.

Full hard roof
A durable, heavy-duty plastic roof protects the occupants from elements while giving the Defender Mossy Oak Hunting Edition a custom
appearance.

 Full under body skid plate with front aluminum pre-runner skid plate
The high-strength full skid plate is made from proven materials and ensures the underside of Defender Mossy Oak Hunting Edition side-by-side vehicle is protected from hidden obstacles while out in the field. The stylish front aluminum pre-runner skid plate adds more
functional protection.

RIDER-FOCUSED AMENITIES
Left-side mirror
A mirror on left side of the Defender vehicle aids the driver in maneuvering the side-by-side.

14-in. black wheels
Vehicle-specific black, 14-in. (35.6 cm) cast aluminum wheels complement the camo concealment finish.

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo
Mossy Oak is an industry leader in camouflage concealment, so it’s no wonder the premium Defender Mossy Oak Hunting Edition HD10 wears its innovative Break-Up Country camo. The highly durable water-dipped camo finish, exclusive to Can-Am, is more resistant to scratching,mineral deposits and sun fading. More importantly, it lets hunters match their favorite camo manufacturer with their favorite side-by-side vehicle brand.

UPDATED CAN-AM DEFENDER XT CAB

The redesigned XT Cab package, available with either the Rotax HD10 or HD8 engines, was optimized for enhanced quality and to create a true, fully enclosed Cab system. Along with full-seal cab, the onboard, factory-installed XT Cab kit includes an integrated heat management system was improved to better separate hot air and cool air. The kit also includes new front arched A-arms and sway bar to enhance handling.  Along with a true 11-in. (28 cm) ground clearance, the new A-arms also add more overall width.

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NEW Full glass tilt up windshield with wiper and washer kit
The full, high-grade glass windshield is durable and highly scratch resistant. It also includes a wiper and washer kit with a 0.4-Gal. (1.9 L) reservoir for improved visibility in wet weather or muddy conditions. The windshield can also be tilted up (three positions) and
outward to increase airflow to the occupants during mild conditions. The switch allowing for opening and tilting the front window was enhanced for increased reliability.

NEW Full doors with electric opening windows
The Can-am Defender XT Cab features full doors to enclose the occupants within the cab. The comfortable and spacious cabin also offers the occupants protection from the elements an, with an integrated heater, warmth in cool regions. The durable doors have electronic opening windows, much like a pick-up truck. For 2018, Can-Am engineers have added new steel wire door limiter strap for improved function and durability. They also updated the door seals to create a more perfected seal, which also enhanced the opening
and closing of the cab doors in the process.

NEW Rear glass with sliding opening
A new rear glass window uses new stiffer rear panel mounting points for easier operation when opening it. The sliding opening on the rear window allows for airflow through the cab on warm days and provides quick access to items in the cargo bed.

NEW Integrated heater kit
The factory-installed, integrated heater system has been optimized for better performance in the cold and for use during other seasons as well. New isolating foam ensures a true 100 percent seal. When the heater is set to “cool,” new, one-way valves on the heater prevent coolant from circulating. Additionally, the cooling routing was reconfigured and larger routing components were used to expand the kit’s overall heating capacity.

NEW Full hard roof with liner and dome light
A durable, heavy-duty plastic roof with an integrated liner protects the occupants from elements while giving the Defender XT Cab units a custom appearance and unbeatable fit-and-finish. A new standard dome light helps illuminate the cab during low-light
situations.

NEW XT Bumper
A durable, powder-coated black front bumper enhances the XT Cab vehicle’s fascia while also adding protection.

Premium color options
The Defender XT Cab HD10 and XT Cab HD8 vehicles are available in a painted Intense Red, painted Pure Magnesium and the optional, industry exclusive water-dipped Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo.

CAN-AM DEFENDER XT

The Defender line of utility side-by-side vehicles is also available with the highly popular and value-added XT package, which now includes an updated front bumper for 2018. Other package amenities include a winch, large cast-aluminum wheels, roof, color offerings,
as well as a choice of either the Rotax HD10 or the Rotax HD8 engines.

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4,500-lb. (2,041 kg) Can-Am winch
The winch is designed to handle heavy-duty loads at the work site and on the trail, thanks to its 4,500-lb. capacity and roller fairlead.
A convenient button was also added to the console on the left side of the steering wheel for easy operation.

14-in. (35.6 cm) black cast-aluminum wheels and 27-in. Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
Sturdy, lightweight, 14-in. cast-aluminum wheels with a unique painted black finish come standard. The 27-in. (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires feature a rugged six-ply radial construction, yet are lightweight to cut down on unsprung weight. The non-directional
tires are very capable of climbing and clawing across tough terrain and also absorb varying surfaces for a smooth ride and provide predictable cornering.

Full hard roof
A durable, heavy-duty plastic roof protects the occupants from elements while giving the Defender XT units a custom appearance.

Advanced VERSA-PRO bench seat
The VERSA-PRO bench seat offered on the XT package includes a reinforced seat cover. It uses a thicker vinyl and a special material finish to be more resistant and offer a premium look. The high-quality seat cover is designed to endure the everyday use on the farm,
job site and trail. In addition, the XT VERSA-PRO bench seat comes with a 3-in. (8 cm) adjustable driver’s seat (forward/rearward) for added comfort and better ingress/egress.

Enclosed under seat storage
The 5.6-Gal. (21 L) enclosed under seat storage beneath the passenger seat offers a large waterproof space for the most precious items, and is easily removable for the user’s convenience.

Analog / digital gauge package
The analog / digital gauge package includes state-of-the-art instrumentation as well as an additional enclosed and water-resistant 0.9-Gal. (3.4 L) storage section to protect smaller items. This includes an analog tachometer and speedometer combined with an
advanced digital information center.

Three driving modes
The driver can select between three different driving modes on the Can-Am Defender to adapt to both personal preference and the riding conditions: Eco, Normal and Work. Normal mode has no speed or torque limitations and is optimized for recreational use with no load or a light workload. Work mode is calibrated for working with high loads in a gentle manner, offering a smooth power delivery, still with full power and torque. ECO mode limits both high-range speed and torque to produce moderate driving with regulated-but-smooth acceleration.

Full skid plate
The high-strength full skid plate (center and sides on XT) is made from proven materials and is designed for supreme protection and has the ability to slide over certain obstacles.

NEW XT Bumper
A durable, powder-coated black front bumper enhances the XT Cab vehicle’s fascia while also adding protection.

Premium color options
The Defender XT HD8 and XT HD10 vehicles are available with premium painted plastic or an exclusive water-dipped camouflage pattern, providing a first-class appearance. Intense Red, as well as Pure Magnesium and dipped Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo
are available colors.

CAN-AM DEFENDER DPS

The DPS package has all the key Defender features, but also supplies consumers with upgrades like specific Dynamic Power Steering, Visco-Lok QE, 14-in. cast-aluminum wheels and more color choices. Select between two different Rotax engines: 50hp HD8 and the
72hp HD10.

NEW Dynamic Power Steering
Standard on all DPS-equipped vehicles, the refined second-generation DPS system is tuned for utility applications while also offering responsiveness for recreational usage. DPS improves steering feel in slow-speed working situations and in more technical terrain. It
also is designed to offer less assistance at high speed and more assistance at low speed.

Auto-locking Visco-Lok QE front differential
The Visco-Lok Quick Engagement calibration supplies an even quicker engagement of the front differential, which can lock up to
100 percent with no rev or speed limiter.

14-in. (35.6 cm) black cast-aluminum wheels and 27-in. Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
Sturdy, lightweight, 14-in. cast-aluminum wheels with a unique painted black finish come standard. The 27-in. (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires feature a rugged six-ply radial construction, yet are lightweight to cut down on unsprung weight. The non-directional
tires are very capable of climbing and clawing across tough terrain and also absorb varying surfaces for a smooth ride and provide
predictable cornering.

NEW Colors available
The Defender DPS HD8 comes in four color options (Green, Yellow, painted Intense Red and Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camo). TheDPS HD10 vehicle is available standard with Green or Yellow and also two optional colorations: painted Pure Magnesium; Mossy Oak
Break-Up Country Camo.

DEFENDER HD8 / HD10 CONVENIENCE PACKAGE

Designed with consumers in mind, the Convenience Package includes a few extra amenities over the base Defender side-by-side models.

2018 Can-Am Defender Lineup

Lockable rear differential
For maximum traction in rugged terrain, the Defender Convenience Package adds the lockable rear differential. Gear-on-gear to the transmission it allows better response, no maintenance, better efficiency and fewer components.

NEW 27-in. (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
The 27-in. Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires feature a rugged six-ply radial construction, yet are lightweight to cut down on unsprung weight. The non-directional tires are very capable of climbing and clawing across tough terrain and also absorb varying surfaces for a smooth
ride and provide predictable cornering.

10.4-Gal. (39.5 L) storage capacity.
The Defender Convenience Package adds more onboard storage over the base HD8. This includes the 1.7-Gal. (6.3 L) removable toolbox and 6-Gal. (22.8 L) of under dash storage.

CAPABLE
True 4-mode traction system with Turf Mode and front auto-locking Visco-Lok
Defender offers a 4-mode traction system providing choices for varying terrain or tasks. Users, via a separate front-and-rear toggle switches, can select between a 2×4 open rear differential for tight turning and turf protection, a 2×4 lockable rear for improved 2WD
traction, a 4×4 open rear for more maneuverability in rugged terrain and a 4×4 locked rear for maximum traction.

Regardless of mode, the Defender side-by-side vehicle is designed to offer a tight turning radius for improved maneuvering in tight,
technical terrain. The rear differential is gear-on-gear to the transmission for better response, no maintenance, better efficiency and fewer components.

Color available
The Convenience Package is available in Green.

CAN-AM DEFENDER HD8

Rotax V-Twin Engine
The work-focused Rotax HD8 V-Twin delivers 50hp and 50 lb-ft. torque for tough tasks. The V-Twin engines are located in the rear of the Defender chassis to reduce noise, cockpit heat, improve access, and reduce vibration.

PRO-TORQ Transmission
The PRO-TORQ Transmission is calibrated to meet the demands of the Defender side-by-side vehicles and includes a Quick Response System (QRS) to enhance low-speed riding, deliver smoother and more responsive power delivery and offers precise engagement. A
work-specific low gear ensures optimal torque delivery for heavy loads. At low speeds, optimized ventilation improves belt durability and ensures more efficient power transfer. Electronic Drive Belt Protection monitors the CVT belt to determine its condition and alerting the driver to be in low gear.

Defender side-by-side vehicles come standard with Park, Reverse, Neutral, High and extra Low. Integrated hill descent control supplies smooth, predictable deceleration. A helical gear transmission provides a quiet environment for the operator. The rear, maintenance free differential gear-on-gear components are more efficient, responsive and also built to last.

Maintenance free for one year
With zero break-in maintenance required and a yearly maintenance schedule, the Defender side-by-side vehicles reduce total maintenance costs to the buyer. The yearly advised maintenance is 1,865 miles (3,000 km) or 200 hours. Along with reduced maintenance, the
engine and transmission are more do-it-yourself service friendly, offering easier access to key maintenance items.

Easy access for serviceability
Can-Am engineers, gathering insights and feedback from end-users, created a convenient platform for service, improving access to components with a special focus on Do-It-Yourself and ease of maintenance. A Service Center is located beneath the front hood with
easy access to brake fluid container, toolkit, fuse box and diagnostic connector. At the rear-end, critical elements such as engine bay, oil dipstick, air filter, CVT, transmission and coolant are also easily reachable thanks to the wide opening-box possibility. Other
critical parts such as the battery, bushings, drainage and cleaning holes and lighting bulbs have been also strategically positioned for a quick-access.

High rigidity chassis
The Defender is extremely capable off-road and a legitimate workhorse that uses a high-precision chassis and automotive-like technology and fabrication tolerances that are in line with modern pick-up trucks — a powersports industry first. The High-Strength,
Low-Alloy (HSLA) grade steel means a more rigid design for taking the strain of heavy-duty chores. Can-Am engineers put the Defender through the rigorous Utility Test Cycle at the winter and summer testing grounds to ensure its toughness

650-W magneto
This package provides an extremely powerful magneto, a 650-W output, for handling high-powered lighting or other key accessories.

Front bumper
The integrated central front steel bumper offers protection for the front end, yet is minimalistic in its appearance.

Central skid plate
A full-length, central skid plate lines the underside on the Defender vehicles to protect your vehicle from the asperity of the ground.

Double A-arm front suspension with twin tube gas charged shock (10-in. / 25.4 cm travel)
The Defender vehicles have a front double A-Arm suspension system designed to offer predictable handling and control even in difficult
terrain. With 10-in. of travel, the ride is smooth in all situations, even when carrying heavy loads.

TTA-HD rear suspension with external sway bar and twin tube gas charged shocks (10-in. / 25.4 cm travel)
The Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA) rear suspension, which was designed specifically for a utility and recreational usage, offers a full 10-in. of travel to provide a smooth ride whatever the terrain. Its architecture offers optimal comfort and drivability in all conditions,
thanks to no camber change. The Defender vehicle’s TTA-HD wears more bushings than some competitive units and is also larger and greaseable on both the chassis and knuckle, resulting in a more durable setup. In addition, the TTA-HD features a wear plate
between the suspension and the chassis, preventing direct friction between those two.
This all translates to a more controlled wheel movement when driving, and an increased longevity. The system also includes a removable external sway bar to enhance traction and the transfer of power to the ground when needed.

11-in. (28 cm) ground clearance
The Defender side-by-side vehicles offer 11-in. (28 cm) of ground clearance for maximum performance for conquering difficult terrain
or carrying a maximum load.

26-in. (66 cm) Maxxis tires
The front 26 x 9-12 and rear 26 x 11-12 Maxxis tires are mounted on 12-in. painted steel wheels.

12-in. (30.5 cm) steel wheels
The black painted steel wheels are a perfect fit on the utility-recreation focused Defender.

Four 220 mm disc brakes with hydraulic piston calipers
The Defender side-by-side vehicle uses twin piston calipers with two 220 mm discs up front and two 220 mm discs with a single piston caliper at the rear for superior stopping force when pulling heavy loads.

140-W lighting output and LED tail lights
For a superb wide-visibility, two 35-W reflectors on each side run at 70-W on high beam to provide more than enough candlepower for early-morning scouting trips, trail rides or late-night farm chores. LED Taillights enhance visibility in all conditions and add to
the unmatched fit-and-finish.

Tight turning radius
The Defender side-by-side vehicles have a tight 13.1-ft. (399 cm) turning to allow for easy maneuverability in restricted work environments, hauling heavy loads and for recreational use. When turning a full circle, the vehicle has a 2-ft. (60.9 cm) shorter diameter than the segment’s top-selling competitor.

Optimal weight distribution
The 42 / 58 weight distribution ensures a strong footing whatever the nature of the ride or the landscape.

Towing / Hauling / Payload
Handling serious chores is easy thanks to the Defender side-by-side vehicle’s strong Rotax V-Twin engines and exceptional towing, hauling and payload capacities. The Defender side-by-side vehicle is rated to tow up to 2,000-lb. (907.2 kg), haul up to 1,000-lb. / 454 kg
(600-lbs. / 272.2 kg in California model) in its large cargo box and has a 1,500-lb. (680 kg) payload.

2-in. rear hitch receiver
A 2-in. hitch receiver equipped all Defenders. Its standard size means a hitch can be transferred directly from a typical pick-up truck.

Fuel Tank
Combined with an industry-leading 10.6-Gal. (40 L) fuel tank and excellent fuel efficiency, the Defender side-by-side vehicles provide maximum range for both serious work and recreation.

CLEVER
Versatile, integrated Cargo box with sturdy tailgate
The highly durable Cargo box has a 1,000-lbs. / 454 kg (600-lbs. / 272.2 kg in California model) load capacity and has dump assist levers. It also features a versatile configuration that can create a customizable dual-level setup or completely separate compartments.
Strategic features include 5-Gal. (18.9 L) pail recesses, integrated anchors on the sidewalls and several tie-down points for added convenience. To fully optimize the sizeable cargo box, consumers can divide up the box using the integrated recesses. The box allows
for both 1×3 (inch) and plywood separators and accepts bed extenders for refining the bed’s overall dimensions. The cargo box is adaptable to accept 14 LinQ quick-attach accessories for further customization. Complete with cable supports and metal bars, the
reinforced tailgate can withstand ordinary farm use and serve as a seat during your lunch break (max weight: 250-lb. / 113.4 kg).  For ease of usage, the tailgate can be removed in seconds without tools.

A new cargo box deflector was added to the Defender side-by-side vehicles for 2018. The deflector rests between the front of the cargo
box and the cab and features a clever design to prevent cargo and trail debris from leaving the cargo box.

Open dash with removable toolbox and under-dash storage
The open dash design features a handy water-resistant, removable 1.7-Gal. (6.3 L) toolbox, an industry exclusive, to allow users to carefully carry tools and supplies they need in an organized manner. The open dash configuration is designed to be more functional
friendly with more open storage, reducing overall hood space for increased onboard, accessible storage. Perfect for stowing small essentials, the Defender models also include convenient 6-Gal. (22.8 L) under-dash storage with an enclosed pocket. The Defender supplies a total of 10.4-Gal. (39.5L) of storage solutions. (The toolbox and underdash storage are optional equipment on the Defender Convenience HD8 side-by-side.)

VERSA-PRO Bench Seat
The VERSA-PRO Bench Seat is configured as a 40/20/40 bench seat, inspired by modern pick-up trucks. It can comfortably accommodate
three adults and features “profiled” corners to improve entrance / exit of the cab as well as a sturdy vinyl cover for improved wear
resistance. The passenger seats, complete with integrated hooks on their underside, also can be flipped up to improve onboard storage.
Can-Am engineers also added a foldable central console and armrest with two cup holders to allow more space in the cab.

Roomy and intuitive cockpit
The Defender offers a spacious cockpit with unmatched fit-and-finish. Engineers optimized the interior ergonomics for a wide range of people. Tilt steering, improved sightlines, enhanced storage and overall cockpit volume improve comfort and convenience. The A-pillar was moved far forward to provide almost effortless ingress-egress and to enhance visibility for all the occupants. More interior cabin and dash space, rather than overall exterior hood size, creates a more spacious interior for the owner.

Tilt steering
The steering wheel was specifically designed for utility applications with a larger diameter for improved handling and control. The automotive-like tilt steering wheel lets drivers adjust (up to 25 degrees) it to their driving style and ergonomic preference. It offers
also an easier maneuvering while entering/exiting the vehicle.

Multifunction digital gauge with open storage
The location of the gauge is strategically positioned in front of the driver to increase the readability of the information provided. The LCD gauge display key information; speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, seat belt and 4×4 indicator, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off. A 0.7-Gal. (2.6 L) compartment behind the gauge cluster offers an easy-access storage solution for the driver.

Cup holders
The Can-Am Defender has four, in-cab, easily accessible cup holders. Two are located in the dash area and two additional cup holdersare located in the central armrest. Four cup recesses were also incorporated into the cargo box tailgate for added convenience.

Rugged ergonomically configured grab bar and three foot rests
The ergonomically placed grab bar and footrests allow for optimal occupant stability and comfort.

Profiled cage
The profiled cage means it provides a flush fit when quickly incorporating the extensive list of Can-Am cabin accessories. The sturdy Profile cage (steel) meets Roll-over Protective Structures (ROPS) industry standards and is certified ISO 3471 and OSHA. It is designed
in tandem with the Can-Am Cabin and genuine accessories to ensure the best fit-and-finish and seamless integration in the industry.

Color available
The Defender HD10 and HD8 vehicles are available in Green.

CAN-AM DEFENDER DPS HD5

The Defender DPS HD5 side-by-side vehicle has many of the key Defender family features, but also includes upgrades like segmentspecific
Dynamic Power Steering, Visco-Lok QE, 12-in. cast-aluminum wheels, additional storage and a premium color choices.

NEW Dynamic Power Steering
Standard on all DPS-equipped vehicles, the refined second-generation DPS system is tuned for utility applications while also offering responsiveness for recreational usage. DPS improves steering feel in slow-speed working situations and in more technical terrain.
It also is designed to offer less assistance at high speed and more assistance at low speed.

Auto-locking Visco-Lok QE front differential
The Visco-Lok QE (quick engagement) calibration supplies an even faster engagement of the front differential, which can lock up to100 percent with no rev or speed limiter.

12-in. cast-aluminum wheels
The DPS package includes 12-in. (30.5 cm) cast-aluminum wheels with 25-in. (63.5 cm) Maxxis tires. The Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo color includes 12-in. black aluminum wheels.

Open dash design with under-dash storage
The Defender DPS HD5 offers the same open dash configuration as the base model, but has more onboard storage space at 10.4-Gal. (39.5 L). Its larger under dash storage space (6-Gal. / 22.8 L) and industry-exclusive and water-resistant, removable toolbox
with 1.7-Gal. (6.3 L) of portable storage provide additional versatility.

– Colors available
The Defender DPS HD5 is available in Green or the industry-exclusive, premium, water-dipped Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camo
finish.

CAN-AM DEFENDER HD5

The 2018 Can-Am Defender HD5 side-by-side vehicle, powered by a strong, capable 38hp Rotax engine mid-size engine, is available in two handy packages and offers exceptional value to the tough, capable and clever Defender family of utility-recreation vehicles.
It utilizes the same chassis as its larger-displacement family members, but was engineered to outperform its competition in serious working environments like farming, ranching, construction and hunting.

TOUGH
Rotax Engine
The work-ready Rotax HD5 single-cylinder engine delivers 38hp for tough chores. The 427cc engine is located in the rear of the Defender chassis to reduce noise, vibration and cockpit heat while also improving access and reducing vibration.

Heavy-duty CVT
The Defender HD5 side-by-side vehicles come standard with Park, Reverse, Neutral, High and Low ranges. Integrated hill descent control supplies smooth, predictable deceleration. Electronic Drive Belt Protection monitors the CVT belt to determine its condition
and alerting the driver to be in low gear. A helical gear transmission provides a quiet environment for the operator.

Maintenance free for one year
With zero break-in maintenance required and a yearly maintenance schedule, the Defender side-by-side vehicles reduce total maintenance costs to the buyer. The yearly advised maintenance is 1,865 miles (3,000 km) or 200 hours. Along with reduced maintenance, the
engine and transmission are more do-it-yourself service friendly, offering easier access to key maintenance items.

Easy access for serviceability
Can-Am engineers, gathering insights and feedback from end-users, created a convenient platform for service, improving access to components with a special focus on Do-It-Yourself and ease of maintenance. A Service Center is located beneath the front hood with
easy access to brake fluid container, toolkit, fuse box and diagnostic connector. At the rear-end, critical elements such as enginebay, oil dipstick, air filter, CVT, transmission and coolant are also easily reachable thanks to the wide opening-box possibility. Other
critical parts such as the battery, bushings, drainage and cleaning holes and lighting bulbs have been also strategically positioned
for a quick-access.

High rigidity chassis
The Defender is extremely capable off-road and a legitimate workhorse that uses a high-precision chassis and automotive-like technology and fabrication tolerances that are in line with modern pick-up trucks. The High-Strength, Low-Alloy (HSLA) grade steel
means a more rigid design for taking the strain of heavy-duty chores. Can-Am engineers put the Defender through the rigorous utility test cycle at the winter and summer testing grounds to ensure its toughness.

500W magneto
This package provides a very capable 500-W output magneto, for handling high-powered lighting and other key accessories.

Front bumper
The integrated central front steel bumper offers protection for the front end, yet is minimalistic in its appearance.

Central skid plate
A full-length, central skid plate lines the underside on the Defender vehicles to protect your vehicle from the asperity of the ground.

CAPABLE
Visco-Lok front differential
The Can-Am Visco-Lok system, calibrated for use in the Defender side-by-side vehicle, is one of the most driver friendly designs on the market. The progressively and automatically locking front differential system requires no extra buttons to push or levers to hold. Once 4×4 is selected, the system intelligently transfers power from the slipping front wheel to the opposing wheel with traction and is not hampered by a speed or rev limiters. Users, via an in-dash toggle switch, can select between 2WD for casual drives and 4WD for maximum traction for heavy loads and more difficult terrain.

Double A-arm front suspension with twin tube gas charged shock (10-in. / 25.4 cm travel)
The Defender side-by-side vehicles have a front double A-arm suspension system designed to offer predictable handling and control even in difficult terrain. With 10 in. of travel, the ride is smooth in all situations, even when carrying heavy loads.

TTA-HD rear suspension with external sway bar and twin tube gas charged shocks (10-in. / 25.4 cm travel)
The Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA) rear suspension, which was designed specifically for a utility and recreational usage, offers a full 10 in. of travel to provide a smooth ride whatever the terrain. Its architecture offers optimal comfort and drivability in all conditions,
thanks to virtually no camber change. The Defender vehicle’s TTA-HD wears more bushings than some competitive units and is also larger and greaseable on both the chassis and knuckle, resulting in a more durable setup. In addition, the TTA-HD features a wear
plate between the suspension and the chassis, preventing direct friction between those two. The durable system controls wheel movement when driving and also includes a removable external sway bar to enhance traction and the transfer of power to the ground
when needed.

10.5-in. (26.7 cm) ground clearance
The Defender side-by-side vehicles offer 10.5-in. (26.7 cm) of ground clearance for maximum performance for conquering difficult terrain or carrying a maximum load.

25-in. (63.5 cm) Maxxis tires on 12-in. (30.5 cm) steel wheels
The front 25 x 8-12 and rear 25 x 10-12 Maxxis tires are mounted on 12-in. black steel wheels

20 mm disc brakes with hydraulic piston calipers
The Defender side-by-side vehicle uses dual 220 mm ventilated discs brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers up front and single 220 mm ventilated discs brake with hydraulic twin-piston calipers in the rear for excellent stopping force when pulling heavy loads.

70-W lighting output and LED tail lights
For a superb wide-visibility, two 35-W reflectors on each side run at 70-W on high beam to provide more than enough candlepower for early-morning scouting trips, trail rides or late-night farm chores. LED Taillights enhance visibility in all conditions and add to the unmatched fit-and-finish.

Tight turning radius
The Defender side-by-side vehicles have a tight 14.5-ft. (442 cm) turning to allow for easy maneuverability in restricted work environments, hauling heavy loads and for recreational use.

Optimal weight distribution
The 44 / 56 weight distribution ensures a strong footing whatever the nature of the ride or the landscape.

Towing / Hauling / Payload
Handling serious chores is easy thanks to the Defender side-by-side vehicle’s strong Rotax engine and exceptional towing, hauling and payload capacities. The Defender is rated to tow up to 1,500-lb. (680 kg), haul up to 600-lb. (272.2 kg) in its large cargo box and has a 1,200-lb. (544 kg) payload.

2-in. rear hitch receiver
A 2-in. (5.08 cm) hitch receiver equipped all Defenders. The standard size allows a hitch to be transferred directly from a typical pick-up truck.

Fuel Tank
Combined with an industry-leading 10.6-Gal. (40 L) fuel tank and excellent fuel efficiency, the Defender side-by-side vehicles provide
maximum range for both serious work and recreation.

CLEVER
– Versatile, integrated Cargo box with sturdy tailgate
The highly durable Cargo box has a 600-lb. (272.2 kg) load capacity and dump assist levers on both sides. It also features a versatile configuration that can create a customizable dual-level setup or completely separate compartments. Strategic features include 5-Gal. (18.9 L) pail recesses, integrated anchors on the sidewalls and several tie-down points for added convenience. To fully optimize the large cargo box, consumers can divide it up using the integrated recesses. The box allows for both 1×3 (inch) and plywood
separators and accepts bed extenders for refining the bed’s overall dimensions. The cargo box is adaptable to accept 14 LinQ quick-attach accessories for further customization. Complete with cable supports and metal bars, the reinforced tailgate can with stand ordinary farm use and serve as a seat during your lunch break (max weight: 250-lb. / 113.4 kg). For ease of usage, the tailgate can also be removed in seconds without tools.

A new cargo box deflector was added to the Defender side-by-side vehicles for 2018. The deflector rests between the front of the cargo box and the cab and features a clever design to prevent cargo and trail debris from leaving the cargo box.

Open dash design with under-dash storage
The open dash configuration is designed to be more functionally friendly with more accessible onboard storage, by reducing overall hood space. The Defender HD5 side-by-side vehicle supplies a total of 3.1-Gal. (11.7 L) of storage solutions. The storage includes
an under dash area with an enclosed pocket (0.4-Gal. / 1.3 L), 1.8-Gal. (6.9 L) dash compartment and an armrest with cup holders (0.9-Gal. / 3.5 L).

VERSA-PRO bench seat
The VERSA-PRO bench seat uses a 40/20/40 bench seat design inspired by modern pick-up trucks. It can comfortably accommodate three adults and features “profiled” corners to improve entrance / exit of the cab as well as a sturdy vinyl cover for improved wear
resistance. The passenger seats, complete with integrated hooks on their underside, also can be flipped up to improve onboard storage. Can-Am engineers also added a foldable central console and armrest with two cup holders to allow more space in the cab.

Roomy and intuitive cockpit
The Defender offers a spacious cockpit with unmatched fit-and-finish. Engineers optimized the interior ergonomics for a wide range of people. Tilt steering, improved sightlines, enhanced storage and overall cockpit volume improve comfort and convenience. The A-pillar was moved far forward to provide almost effortless ingress-egress and to enhance visibility for all the occupants. More interior cabin and dash space, rather than overall exterior hood size, creates a more spacious interior for the owner.

Tilt steering
The steering wheel was specifically designed for utility applications with a larger diameter for improved handling and control. The automotive-like tilt steering wheel lets drivers adjust (up to 25 degrees) it to their driving style and ergonomic preference. It offers also an easier maneuvering while entering/exiting the vehicle

Multifunction digital gauge with open storage
The location of the gauge is strategically positioned in front of the driver to increase the readability of the information provided. The LCD gauge display key information; speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, seat belt and 4×4 indicator, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off.

Cup holders
The new Can-Am Defender has four, in-cab, easily accessible cup holders. Two are located in the dash area and two additional cup holders are located in the central armrest. Four cup recesses were also incorporated into the cargo box tailgate for added convenience.

Rugged ergonomically configured grab bar and three foot rests
The ergonomically placed grab bar and footrests allow for optimal occupant stability and comfort.

Profiled cage
The profiled cage means it provides a flush fit when quickly incorporating the extensive list of Can-Am cabin accessories. The sturdy Profile cage (steel) meets Roll-over Protective Structures (ROPS) industry standards and is certified ISO 3471 and OSHA. It is designed
in tandem with the Can-Am Cabin and genuine accessories to ensure the best fit-and-finish and seamless integration in the industry.

Rugged ergonomically configured grab bar and three foot rests
The ergonomically placed grab bar and footrests allow for optimal occupant stability and comfort.

Color available
The Defender HD5 side-by-side vehicle is available in Green.