We thought Can-Am would be looking to introduce a four-seat Commander, but the Canadian manufacturer released a teaser image that looks very much like a machine aimed at the Polaris RZR XP 900 and Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000. We put together a comparison photo of the teaser image next to the Commander 1000 X to give you an idea of the differences.
The first thing that stands out is that the new Commander doesn’t look like it has much of a bed, which suggests a pure-sport machine. As well, it looks like it has a wider stance and perhaps a longer wheelbase.
Unfortunately, we don’t get any glimpse of the suspension, as BRP is clearly trying to build up some excitement for the official unveiling.
We’d guess the sporty new Commander features the same 976cc V-Twin engine as the Commander 1000 X, but it’s possible it has been tuned a little differently to churn out more than 85-horsepower of the other Commander 1000 models as besting the 88-horsepower of the RZR XP 900 would be a feather in BRP’s cap. However, all of this is pure speculation.
Regardless of what’s under the tarp, we can’t wait to see it…and ride it! ATV.com will be at the Sand Sports Super Show and we’ll fill you in on all the pertinent details as soon as we get them.