Can-Am climbs into all-new territory with its 2018 Can-Am Maverick X3 X rc side-by-sides, two astounding specialty vehicles designed to rule in the rocks. The new Maverick X3 X rc Turbo R and Maverick X3 X rc Turbo vehicles are each purpose-built for rock crawling from the factory and include an industry exclusive front differential system with Smart-Lok™ technology for unrivaled surefootedness when the going gets, well, unforgiving. With the popularity of ownership customization and rock crawling on the rise, Can-Am — the official off-road vehicle of the ULTRA4 King of the Hammers rock-crawling race — built two different X3 rc packages to appease these rock hounds’ passion and budgets.

The new 172 hp Maverick X3 X rc Turbo R and 120 hp X3 X rc Turbo (no intercooler) packages are all about meeting rock-crawling enthusiast’s strict standards. Can-Am engineers meticulously designed the X rc models to supply the utmost of maneuverability in rugged terrain, integrating items for occupant safety, convenience, huge traction, and high clearance.

The Maverick X3 X rc side-by-side vehicles skillfully blend their industry-leading power, precision handling and unmatched comfort levels with a groundbreaking factory-installed, rock-discipline package to bring the brand’s dynamic riding experience to the new ground. Defiant, precise and powerful for when the going gets extremely rocky!

Can-Am Maverick X3 X rc Family
Derived from the game-changing and most powerful factory-built side-by-side vehicle on the market, the turbocharged 172hp 2018 Can-Am Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R side-by-side vehicle, the all-new, specialty X3 X rc Turbo R features the same defiant, precise and powerful genetics, but has been factory-made for rock crawling. Equipped with wide, 72-in. (182.9 cm) stance and the industry’s longest wheelbase (102-in. / 259.1 cm), a long-travel suspension with premium FOX shocks, and a revolutionary lockable front differential with Smart-Lok technology, the X3 X rc Turbo R vehicle redefines the term rock solid.

The 64-in. (162.5 cm) wide Maverick X3 X rc Turbo vehicle is also extremely capable in the rocks, as it includes many of the same key componentry as the wider, more-powerful X rc Turbo R vehicle. A few strategic package changes compared to its high-horsepower sibling create a well-equipped, point-of-entry vehicle that’s proficient in demanding terrain, where high traction, maneuverability and toughness are mandatory.

DEFIANT

The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle has an extremely bold character that undeniably separates it from the crowd, and it is designed so the occupants feel connected to its every move. The Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle is comfortable and intuitive, inspiring confidence directly to the driver no matter the skill level.

2018 Can-Am Maverick Xrc Lineup

TRADEMARK CAN-AM DNA WITH A NEXT GENERATION LOOK AND CAPABILITY

Unique and unprecedented design
The Can-Am Maverick X3 X rc side-by-side vehicles supply the same X3 family adrenaline rush, but do so with more swagger and grit. Performance-driven mechanical and structural designs meet special-use focus to further push the design envelope and create a distinct advantage when mastering brutal terrain.

Intensified Can-Am DNA
The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle has a superior fit and finish, and the advanced design focuses squarely on the driver and passenger. Its unique visual statement starts in the front with signature LEDs and a distinctive Can-Am family appearance, then moves through the advanced cockpit, complete with push-button start/stop, and ends with its aggressive and energetic rear end. The “RC” family graphics, intimidating color scheme and appropriate rock attire instantly upsurges its rebellious appeal.

Exclusive coloration and components
The 172hp Maverick X3 X rc Turbo R package is available in a striking Carbon Black & Octane Blue, complete with a matching blue cage and brushed aluminum roof. The 120hp Maverick X3 X rc Turbo is also available in Carbon Black and Octane Blue, but includes a black cage.

LOW SEATS, BOLD STANCE

Low seating position
All Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo side-by-side vehicles have a low seating position that encapsulates both driver and passenger so they feel at one with the vehicle and connected to its every move. This bold configuration, especially in the rocks, allows drivers to quickly interpret vehicle attitude and react to maximize performance.

Elevated ground clearance
The Maverick X3 X rc family of rock-ready side-by-side vehicles features excellent ground clearance (15-in. on the X3 X rc Turbo R and 14-in. on the X3 X rc Turbo) to accommodate varying conditions, but especially rocks. Its high and dominant posture ensures optimal off-road capabilities with no compromise to line-of-sight.

Smooth line of sight
Visibility is critical for precision driving in difficult terrain, which is why the Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle is designed with a smooth line of sight to create an optimized field of vision for both occupants.

ADVANCED ERGO-LOK COCKPIT

Optimized control positions
The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle has everything in the right place with easy-to-access controls. The race-inspired, flat-bottom steering wheel tilts up to 25 degrees and has an integrated gauge for optimal visibility at any angle. There is also a panoramic mirror for excellent rear visibility to see other drivers lagging behind. The multifunction analog / digital gauge includes a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, sport mode, ECO mode, seat belt and 4×4 indicator, diagnostics, clock and auto shut off.

Superior mechanics
Once inside the cockpit of the Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle, mechanical elements are strategically positioned to enhance the dynamic performance, seamlessly connecting the passenger to the vehicle. The interior is insightfully and purposefully configured, providing naturally positioned passenger grab bars, angled footrests for both the driver and passenger and a sports car-like centered accelerator and brake pedals.

ErgoPrint X-package seats
The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle features driver-focused, rally car-like seating for optimal positioning and ergonomics. Its unique ErgoPrint seat shape is ideal for support and weight distribution, providing excellent comfort and bump absorption. The one-piece molded seats feature a special X-package trim for a customized look and feel. They are four-way adjustable – 2-in. (5.1 cm) in height and 6-in. (15.2 cm) in forward-rearward slide. They sit on mud-proof supports and have removable cushions for easy cleaning.

Factory-installed retractable 4-point harness
The Maverick X3 X rc Turbo R package is equipped from the factory with a retractable 4-point harness and shoulder padding for both occupants. The harness system offers enhanced confidence and a more customizable, secure fit for both the driver and passengers. The X3 X rc Turbo comes standard with 3-point seat belts, but is 4- and 5-point harness ready.

Easy to accessorize
Despite their “prebuilt” status as rock-crawling dynamos, the Can-Am Maverick X3 X rc side-by-side vehicles are extremely easy to accessorize for further customization. Available items include bumpers, graphics, cargo racks and roofs. Installation is designed to be quick and easy, especially when using Can-Am LinQ accessories. An integrated wiring channel and ground post was incorporated for easy electronics installation.

Precise
The Can-Am Maverick X3 features a best-in-class high-performance suspension with ideal front and rear balance (44% front / 56% rear) premium FOX shocks and a new state-of-the-art electronically controlled front differential with Smart-Lok technology. It rests on an ultra-efficient, lightweight chassis and delivers superb performance through optimized handling. Ample braking and a strategic design also enhance the driving experience.

TTX rear suspension
The Can-Am Maverick X3 X rc Turbo R side-by-side vehicle features an industry leading 24-in. (61 cm) of suspension travel. The amazing four-link TTX suspension features a trophy truck-like trailing arm and three links that control wheel toe for optimal geometry during extra high wheel travel. On the X rc Turbo R vehicle, the lower links are arched for even more clearance while navigating through jagged terrain. Components are perfectly matched for unparalleled power transfer to the wheels and high traction with virtually no bump steer. The suspension system also offers precision control, traction and more confidence at both low-speed creeping and high-speed getaways.

The 120hp Maverick X3 X rc Turbo vehicle has a very comfortable and capable 20-in. (50.8 cm) of rear suspension travel to enhance the off-road and rock-riding experience.

Front A-arm suspension
The Can-Am Maverick X3 X rc Turbo R has a trophy-truck inspired front architecture with an arched double tubular A-Arm and sway bar. The setup significantly increases ground clearance (total of up to 15-in.) and approach angle capacity, while also delivering 22-in. (55.9 cm) of travel. The Maverick X3 X rc Turbo package is no slouch, as it supplies 20-in. (50.8 cm) of travel.

State-of-the-art FOX shocks
Depending on the Can-Am Maverick X3 X rc vehicle, there are two different shock packages, all of which have features ready for aggressive terrain. The top-of-the-line Maverick X3 X rc Turbo R package features fully-adjustable FOX 2.5 Podium RC2 HPG Piggyback shocks with bypass and dual-speed compression and rebound (front), and class-leading FOX 3.0 Podium RC2 HPG shocks with remote reservoir and bypass, paired with dual-speed compression and rebound adjustments (rear) for ultra-precise performance.

The Maverick X3 X rc Turbo (120hp) wears FOX 2.5 Podium HPG Piggyback shocks with front and rear QS3 compression adjustment and rear bottom-out control for a quick and easy set up.

ULTRA-EFFICIENT, LIGHTWEIGHT CHASSIS

Ultra-light and rigid chassis
The Can-Am Maverick X3 features an ultra light, rigid chassis made of cutting-edge Dual-Phase 980 steel, which is lighter than traditional steel. This allows the chassis to deliver 53 percent better torsional stiffness while being 20 percent lighter than its closest competitor.

Industry-leading cage rigidity
The Can-Am Maverick X3 vehicle’s robust cage is also made of Dual-Phase 980 steel, which is extremely light and rigid. It is a 1.85-in. (4.7 cm) tubular, fully welded design – no bolts, no extra pieces – with dedicated servicing zones in case of repair or replacement. The cage is fully ROHVA compliant and creates a protective barrier around both driver and passenger.

Enhanced protection
The Can-Am Maverick X3 X rc Turbo R and X3 X rc Turbo vehicles offer increased protection for all occupants. Like the other Maverick X3 Turbo vehicles in the family the X rc vehicles include the unique-and-unyielding cage, integrated front bumper and full heavy-duty HMW (high-molecular weight) polyethylene skid plate. However, because of their rock-crawling focus, each Can-Am vehicle also wears, UHMW rock sliders, HMW front and rear suspension protectors and an HMW front differential guard for enhanced defense against harsh terrain and rocks.

The Maverick X3 X rc Turbo R side-by-side vehicle also has a full aluminum roof, half doors, front intrusion bar and Octane Blue cage. A retractable 4-point harness system with shoulder padding comes standard on the top-of-the-line X rc Turbo R vehicle to enhance comfort and security during off-road navigation. The X3 X rc Turbo vehicle comes standard with a black cage, quarter doors and capable 3-point seat belts.

2018 Can-Am Maverick Xrc Lineup

SHARPEST HANDLING FEATURES

NEW TECHNOLOGY
– Smart-Lok – Full lockable on-the-fly front differential with electronically controlled automatic modes
A new industry standard, electronically controlled front lockable differential system with Smart-Lok technology ensures maximum traction and enhanced slow-speed maneuverability especially in challenging terrain. The Smart-Lok system, developed in conjunction with TEAM Industries, takes integrated intelligence to new heights and allows on-the-fly adjustments. The differential can lock and unlock on the fly no matter the speed, letting the driver focus on the trail.

Smart-Lok offers intelligent modes for different riding conditions. The brain controlling this industry leading technology is the Front Differential Module, gathering input from six key vehicle parameters. It analyzes front wheel speed from both sides, steering angle, accelerator pedal, gear position, engine torque and vehicle speed. Depending on the readings and the Smart-Lok’s setting, the actuator will instantaneously initiate the locking of the front differential. The result is simple steering output (same as being fully open), allowing the driver to accurately conquer varying obstacles while maintaining momentum.

The driver has the option to select between four modes: 2×4 / 4×4 fully locked / 4×4 ROCK and 4×4 TRAIL. The preset ROCK and TRAIL settings are designed to enhance the off-road experience by offering a more customized feel to match to specific terrain, conditions and demands. Our engineering team further enriched the system by including hill descent control, which includes an Electronic Braking System (EBS) at all four wheels, for improved control and traction.

Optimal stability
The 102-in. (259.1 cm) wheelbase, which is a full 12-in. (30.5 cm) longer than the closest competitor, improves off-road capability by supplying more comfort and a confidence-inspiring ride at both high speeds and technical crawls. The elongated wheelbase, optimal weight distribution (44/56) and ample ground clearance [14-in. (35.6 cm) X3 X rc Turbo; 15-in. (38.1 cm) on the X3 X rc Turbo R] translates to optimum performance and stability in even the most challenging terrain. The 8-in. (20.4 cm) broader stance on the 72-in. (182.9 cm) wide Maverick X3 X rc Turbo R also provides unmatched surefootedness, when combined with its superior suspension, longer chassis and Smart-Lok technology system.

Superior grip and control
The Can-Am Maverick X3 X rc side-by-side vehicles wear 14-in. (35.6 cm) aluminum beadlock wheels. The mechanical fastening beadlock system makes it nearly impossible for the tire bead to break loose from the wheel during heavy acceleration, cornering or when navigating a rock-strewn course. New, six-ply 30-in. (76.2 cm) Maxxis Liberty tires supply numerous biting edges, sturdy lugs and confidence for negotiating both trails and rocky challenges alike.

4,500-lbs. (2,041 kg) winch with synthetic rope
A necessity for traversing a challenging rock-strewn trail or competitive course, the Maverick X3 X rc vehicles include a 4,500-lbs. winch with a synthetic rope and rock guard sleeve. The durable system, mounted low on the front bumper of the vehicle, offers ample pulling strength when traction and leverage are in utmost demand. The synthetic rope is ideal because it’s both strong and lightweight, and is easy to work with in high-use situations.

Extraordinary braking power
The Can-Am Maverick X3 vehicles all have the same braking package for superior stopping performance. The vehicle includes large, twin piston calipers and 262 mm discs up front, and twin piston calipers and 248 mm discs at the rear. Each has high-performance brake pads for superior control. The master cylinder is located inside the cockpit for better protection.

Optimized ride control
The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle has many driver-centric features. An updated high-torque, Tri-Mode DPS system (Min, Med, Max) is designed to optimize the desired amount of steering assist for trail riding and in extremely difficult terrain where management at slow speed is a necessity. All Maverick X3 models come with Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC), which provides smooth throttle delivery even if the driver’s foot is bouncing in rough terrain. Both X3 X rc vehicles also have the race-inspired, quick-ratio steering wheel with just 1.5 turns lock-to-lock, for precise control.

CONVENIENCE AND MAINTENANCE

Increased fuel capacity
Owners will focus more on driving and less on refueling with the Can-Am Maverick X3, as it offers a 10.5-Gal. (40 L) fuel tank, which is the largest in the industry.

Ample storage/cargo capacity
The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle offers a total of 2.5-Gal. / 9.4 L of storage by way of a fixed glove box, center console and two cup holders, because added convenience improves the overall performance package. Externally, there is a rear rack with a 200-lbs. (91 kg) capacity. The rack works with the Can-Am LinQ quick-attach accessory system, allowing easy installation and removal of a storage box, rack extension, bag or other items. The centre console includes a lighter-type DC outlet as well.

Latest ignition technology
The Can-Am Maverick X3 features an automotive-like, keyless start-stop button activated by a Radio Frequency Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.) key. It also includes a separate learning key that limits speed and acceleration for novice drivers.

Simple maintenance
The Can-Am Maverick X3 is designed for ease of maintenance. The front hood allows quick access to fluids and fuses, while snapfitted body panels allow for quick access to other key components. The hood and grill are also removable for easy radiator cleaning.

Additionally, there is easy access to DIY pieces, including the radiator, battery, oil filter, fuel pump and turbo.

Maintenance free first year
The Can-Am Maverick X3 has no break-in maintenance required and only an annual maintenance schedule, which means reduced total maintenance costs. The yearly advised maintenance is at 1,865 miles (3,000 km) or 200 hours.

Powerful
The specialty Can-Am Maverick X3 X rc Turbo R side-by-side vehicle maintains its unprecedented performance in all conditions, including the rocks! The industry-leading 172hp turbocharged and intercooled Rotax ACE engine is unmatched. It also features optimized airflow and a revised performance-tuned transmission, giving it an advantage over the competition.

The Maverick X3 X rc Turbo vehicle receives the Can-Am Maverick X3 family DNA and specialized rock crawling components from the factory to ensure it outperforms the competition. Its turbocharged 120hp Rotax ACE engine separates it from vehicles within its class and supplies rock-riding enthusiasts an affordable option.

NEW 2 TURBOCHARGED ROTAX ACE ENGINE PACKAGES

Industry-leading 172hp turbocharged and intercooled Rotax engine
INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE
The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle has an industry-leading 172hp at 7,250 RPM and 124 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 RPM. That’s an astonishing 12 percent horsepower increase (+18hp) and 10 percent greater torque over the previous models. Also, the industry-leading performance includes the ability to go from 0-60 MPH in only 4.4 seconds!

Power comes from an inline triple-cylinder, turbocharged and intercooled Rotax ACE 900cc engine. The additional power boost is the result of resolute engineering and devotion to performance, one key pillar of all Can-Am vehicles’ DNA. The intercooler and fan (with additional fins) were redesigned to maximize heat transfer (upwards of 49 percent more heat flow). With the horsepower increase, a new fuel pump was added to create more volume to support the new power, expanding from 58 psi to 65 psi. Additionally, a new stiffer CVT belt uses an enhanced compound and offers stiffer lateral rigidity to meet the optimized performance demands.

120hp turbocharged Rotax engine
The all-new 2018 Maverick X3 X rc Turbo benefits from the X3 family’s revolutionary design, style and industry influence but offers more affordability for those rock-riding junkies. The Maverick X3 Turbo side-by-side vehicle delivers ample performance at an exceptional value. A new 120hp Turbocharged Rotax ACE engine powers it. The inline triple-cylinder 900cc engine, which doesn’t include an intercooler, is recalibrated. Don’t let the reduced horsepower fool you, though, as the Maverick X3 X rc Turbo vehicle is made to skillfully dominate competitive vehicles in this special category.

All the turbocharged Rotax ACE engines are located in the rear of the chassis, resulting in lower cockpit noise, vibration and heat. It also has iridium spark plugs, which provide improved combustion, longer life and lower maintenance.

Ultra-efficient intercooler
The Can-Am Maverick X3 X rc Turbo R has a light and durable intercooler optimized for maximum cooling efficiency. Its large fan and optimized placement are engineered for performance without compromising visibility. (The new 120hp Maverick X3 X rc Turbo does not have an intercooler.)

Fully integrated turbo
An integrated Rotax turbocharger with high boost is located right next to the engine for an immediate power delivery. It’s built for performance, but its one-piece turbine housing and exhaust manifold also offer more durability.

Powerful 650-W magneto
Whether it is to install high-performance lighting or a ground-shaking sound system, the Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle’s high-output, 650-W magneto can handle it.

ADVANCED AIRFLOW DYNAMICS

Improved airflow
The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle features a highly efficient airflow system that’s optimized from intake to exhaust to deliver superb engine efficiency and performance. The intake areas are strategically positioned high and dry for excellent mud/water protection.

Triple, dedicated air intake
There are three oversized air intakes located behind the driver that deliver a constant supply of clean air – two to cool the CVT and one for high airflow to the engine. The Maverick X3 also features an easy-to-access, long-lasting Donaldson air filter that’s purpose-built for performance.

Enhanced exhaust
The Can-Am Maverick X3 vehicle’s turbine housing is integrated with the exhaust manifold, providing better airflow and minimizing pressure drop so the turbo has no lag. The large, sport-inspired exhaust has a unique and powerful sound signature, which only a Rotax 3-cylinder engine can deliver!

QRS-X TRANSMISSION

High-response QRS-X CVT
The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle has a high-performance QRS-X CVT transmission in a compact gearbox that’s optimized to work in combination with the turbo to virtually eliminate turbo lag and enhance throttle response without torque interruption. It has a smooth and predictable engagement, and stays at an optimal RPM so the focus can be on driving and overall performance instead of shifting, even in the most severe conditions like hill climbing or muddy terrain.

Durable QRS-X CVT design
The QRS-X CVT transmission’s drive belt uses a special compound to produce a stiffer belt with more lateral rigidity. The Can-Am Maverick X3 family’s enormous power transfers into extreme capability using the long, wide CVT belt and a robust three-roller pulley design that includes integrated cooling fins for enhanced airflow. It is a gear-on-gear system with no rear prop shaft for more durability and no maintenance required.

Advanced cooling
The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle features improved airflow for optimized CVT cooling which provides better protection for longer-lasting CVT components (e.g. longer belt durability) and less maintenance. More fins were added to the fan to enhance heat transfer.

Simple transmission maintenance
The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle was designed for ease-of-maintenance with the transmission system by way of quick access to the filters, an easily removable CVT belt and easy-to-access CVT cover drain plug.

Maverick X3 X rc Turbo specific features
• 120hp turbocharged Rotax ACE recalibrated engine (no intercooler)
• Electronically controlled, on-the-fly, front lockable differential with Smart-Lok technology (ROCK and TRAIL modes)
• Tri-mode DPS high torque for low-speed riding
• Arched double A-arm front suspension
• TTX rear suspension arched lower links
• FOX 2.5 Podium Piggyback front shocks with QS3 compression adjustment
• FOX 2.5 Podium Piggyback rear shocks with QS3 compression adjustment and bottom-out control
• Front and rear 20-in. (50.8 cm) of suspension travel
• 14-in. (35.6 cm) of ground clearance
• 64-in. (162.5 cm) wide
• 102-in. (259.1 cm) wheelbase
• 30-in. Maxxis Liberty tires
• 14-in. (35.6 cm) aluminum wheels
• 4,500-lbs. (2,041 kg) winch with synthetic rope positioned on the front bumper
• Front and rear anchors
• Quarter doors
• 3-point seat belt
• Heavy-duty, full HMW skid plate
• UHMW rock sliders
• HMW trailing arms rear protectors
• HMW lower A-arms front protectors
• HMW front differential protector
• X-package graphics and seat trim
• Black cage
• Starting at $23,999 USD

Maverick X3 X rc Turbo R specific features
• 172hp turbocharged and intercooled Rotax ACE engine
• Electronically controlled, on-the-fly, front lockable differential with Smart-Lok technology (ROCK and TRAIL modes)
• Tri-mode DPS High torque for low speed riding
• Arched double A-arm front suspension
• TTX rear suspension arched lower links
• 22-in. (55.9 cm) of front suspension travel
• 24-in. (61 cm) of rear suspension travel
• Front FOX 2.5 PODIUM RC2 Piggyback shocks with bypass
• Rear FOX 3.0 PODIUM RC2 remote reservoir shocks with bypass
• 15-in. (38.1 cm) ground clearance
• 102-in. (259.1 cm) wheelbase
• 72-in. (182.9 cm) wide
• 30-in. Maxxis Liberty tires
• 14-in. aluminum beadlock wheels
• 4,500-lbs. (2,041 kg) winch with synthetic rope positioned on the front bumper
• Half doors
• Aluminum roof
• Retractable 4-point harness with shoulder pad
• Front intrusion bar
• Front and rear anchors
• Heavy-duty, full HMW skid plate
• UHMW rock sliders
• HMW trailing arms rear protectors
• HMW lower A-arms front protectors
• HMW front differential protector
• X-package graphics and seat trim
• Octane Blue cage
• Carbon Black & Octane Blue finish
• $28,999 USD

ROCK SOLID: DEFIANT – PRECISE – POWERFUL

The bold Can-Am Maverick X3 X rc vehicles further separate the X3 family of super-sport side-by-side vehicles from the competition by supplying unrivaled specialization and surefooted performance for when the going gets really rough. Built with indisputable character and equipped with ideal componentry for conquering challenging and rocky terrain, the X3 X rc Turbo R and X3 X rc Turbo vehicles bring new level of satisfaction to sport-driving enthusiasts. Industry-leading performance, best-in-class suspension, exceptional clearance, a high-torque, Tri-mode DPS system and the new lockable front differential with the revolutionary Smart-Lok technology enhance the ride in the rocks. The Maverick X3 X rc vehicles, with their exceptional comfort, intuitive design and factory-built accuracy, provide pure confidence and seamless connectivity for its occupants for an unmatched, rock-solid driving experience.