What helps the Maverick X3 stand out from the crowd?
Can-Am’s new Maverick X3 boasts some industry-changing features that have not been seen to date in the UTV marketplace. It’s incredible to see this kind of direction for manufacturers and how they are all fighting for your attention. Here are five features on the new Can-Am Maverick X3 that stood out to us.
FOX is the shock of choice and the design is a bypass-style creation. Using the FOX RC2 HPG platform on all four corners, the front and rear are slightly different. The shock body for the rear of Can-Am Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R really gets your attention with a beefy three-inch diameter body and internal bypass system. The front shocks are built slightly smaller using 2.5-inch bodies, but this does not impede the function at all. This massive volume for shock oil and wheel travel not only keeps the shock cool to prevent fade, but it is tough as nails to boot when pumping in and out of it travel length. This is truly the next generation of rugged terrain dominance.
Everyone knows that more power in the desert is good, but to squeeze out 154 horsepower from a 900cc mill at an incredible 7500 rpm is very noteworthy. The inline triple cylinder fuel injected Rotax produces this power with the help of a turbocharger, but not just any turbo. Rotax has developed its very own design that produces better power and spool time for a more connected feel when pushing the gas pedal to the floor. This is also assisted by Can-Am’s QRS-X CVT transmission, which further eliminates the lag felt in some turbocharged machines. It was evident that the power comes on like a hurricane during our brief testing.
Seating Comfort and Adaptability
Working on your machine is something we all need to do from time to time, but it is not as easy on some models. Can-Am has made servicing the Maverick so much easier with access panels over items like brake or radiator fluid reservoirs, as well as the air intake filter. Owners also have room to change or inspect the CVT belt. Can-Am says that an owner should be able to get into the CVT system in around 15 minutes. This will also be a plus for anyone in race trim if something should happen on the course.
Overall, Can-Am has really climbed onto a new platform and elevated itself in ways that really get our attention. The amount of power and suspension geometry increases are swelling and it will be amazing to see where we are in the next five years of development.