New Can-Am Commander to Be Unveiled at Sand Sports Super Show

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
2013 Can-Am Commander Sport

It’s been rumored for a while, but we can now confirm that BRP will be unveiling a brand new Can-Am Commander at the Sand Sports Super Show in Torrance, Calif. on Sept. 14, 2012.

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.

2013 Can-Am Commander Comparison

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! 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.

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including,,,,, and many more.

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