2018 Can-Am Defender MAX HD8 Unveiled
BRP added a new member to the Can-Am Defender family with the new 2018 Can-Am Defender MAX HD8.
This is what BRP calls a market point-of-entry model. It comes in with a retail price of $12,399 without giving up the features found on the other Defender MAX models.
What makes the Can-Am Defender MAX HD8 different is its HD8 V-Twin engine that produces 50 horsepower and 50 lb-ft of torque. Like its bigger siblings, the engine of the Defender MAX HD8 is paired with the PRO-TORQ transmission, which features a Quick Response System (QRS) that is designed to enhance low-speed riding.
2018 Can-Am Defender MAX HD8 XT
The double A-arm front suspension and TTA-HD rear suspension provide 10-in. of suspension travel. A selectable 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok auto-locking front differential provides added control. Other features include 27-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires wrapped around painted black cast-aluminum wheels and VERSA-PRO front and rear bench seating.
The 2018 Can-Am Defender MAX HD8 is available in base trim ($12,399), DPS ($14,699) and XT ($17,199)
Can-Am Defender MAX XT Cab HD10
2018 Can-Am Defender MAX XT Cab Intense Red
For four-season drivers, BRP added the new Can-Am Defender MAX XT Cab HD10 to the Defender lineup.
This model features a premium full cab enclosure from the factory, which includes a full glass windshield, wiper/washer kit, full doors with electric windows (front) and hinged windors (rear), hard roof with liner, interior dome light, and sliding rear glass window.
2018 Can-Am Defender MAX XT Cab Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo
Another addition to the MAX XT CAB is new arched front A-arms that are designed to increase the vehicle’s track width and allow for increased ground clearance. As well, BRP says a new front sway bar improves handling.
The 2018 Can-Am Defender MAX XT Cab is available in Intense Red ($25,999) and Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo ($26,099).
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