2018 Can-Am Maverick Trail Preview

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
Fast Facts

Base MSRP: $10,999

Seating Capacity: 2
Engine: 800cc/976cc V-Twin
Power: 51/75 hp
Width: 50 in.
BRP has taken the covers off of its 2018 off-road lineup, including the new four-model 2018 Can-Am Maverick Trail Family.

Designed for the recreational Sport UTV market, the 2018 Can-Am Maverick Trail family offers up four 50-inch models ready to tackle tighter trails than any Can-Am Side-by-Side in history.

Consumers will have a choice of two different engines, an 800cc V-Twin that produces 51 horsepower and a 976cc V-Twin capable of producing 75 horsepower. No matter which engine you choose, it will be paired with a CVT Quick Response transmission and Visco-Lok QE.

2018 Can-Am Maverick Trail-DPS 1000 Action

Measuring just 50 inches wide, the new Can-Am Maverick Trail family is designed for tight trails.

Controlling the ride is Can-Am’s Torsional Trailing A-arm Terrain (TTA-T) rear suspension and double A-arm front suspension. A total of 10 inches of travel is available up front, along with 10.5 inches of travel in the rear. As well, each model offers up 10 inches of ground clearance.

2018 Can-Am Maverick Trail 800 Action

Move into the cockpit and you’ll find Can-Am’s typical attention to detail. Two storage areas are available – one in front of the driver and one in front of the passenger. As well, the driver has five inches of front to back seat adjustability and 25 degrees of steering wheel adjustability.

2018 Can-Am Maverick Trail DPS Cockpit

Note the generous storage compartments in the cockpit.

As we mentioned, four Maverick Trail models are currently available from BRP: Maverick Trail 800, Maverick Trail DPS 800, Maverick Trail 1000 and Maverick Trail DPS 1000. Prices start at US$10,999/C$13,299.

2018 Can-Am Maverick Trail Specs

Engine Type800cc V-Twin or 976cc V-Twin
Horsepower51 or 75
Fuel DeliveryIntelligent Throttle Control (iTC) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
TransmissionQuick Response System T (QRS-T) CVT with high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection

Extra-L / H / N / R / P
Final DriveTrue 4 modes traction system: 2×4 open rear dif., 2×4 locked rear dif., 4×4 open rear dif., 4×4 locked rear dif. Visco-Lok QE auto-locking front dif.
Driving AssistanceElectronic Hill Descent Control
Power SteeringDynamic Power Steering on DPS models
Front SuspensionDouble A-arm with sway bar / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel
Rear SuspensionTTA-T with sway bar / 10.5 in. (26.7 cm) travel
Front BrakesDual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Rear BrakesDual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Front TiresCarlisle ACT 26 x 8 x 12 in.
Rear TiresCarlisle ACT 26 x 9 x 12 in.
L x W x H118 x 50 x 69 in.
Wheelbase90.6 in.
Maximum Ground Clearance10.0 in.
Fuel Capacity10.0 gal
Dry Weight1,331 or 1,364 lbs
Cargo Box Capacity300 lb
Towing Capacity1,500 lb
Warranty6 Month (Limited Factory Warranty)
Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, 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 ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.

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