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.
“In recent years, UTVs and Side-by-Sides have emerged as some of the most popular off-road vehicles,” Yoshimura says in a release. “We were excited for the opportunity to put our knowledge, skill, and craftsmanship forth and develop performance products for these machines.”
Yoshimura has been working closely with Yokley Racing to develop and test UTV products, including the RS-4 full system exhaust. The RS-4 is CNC mandrel bent using 304 stainless steel tubing. Headers feature an over-sized step tube design for maximum power throughout the entire RPM range. The two-into-two header design converges at the muffler inlet, providing ample exhaust flow. The RS-4 muffler features a 304 stainless steel CNC rolled and robot welded canister shell and a carbon fiber end-cap. The full system includes the RS-4 stainless steel muffler with a carbon fiber end-cap, stainless steel headers and tailpipe, installation hardware, and step-by-step instructions.
Aluminum roof kits, roost guards and aluminum wind deflector kits are also available.
Arctic Cat is aiming to keep owners of the high-performance Wildcat 1000 away from the aftermarket by adding to its line of Wildcat accessories. More than 50 new custom accessories have been introduced for the Wildcat, including a Soft Cab Kit, Flip-Up Windshield, and Aluminum Light Bar.
Retailing for $649.95, Arctic Cat’s new Soft Cab Kit offers an integrated solution for increased rider comfort from the elements. The kit includes the roof, back panel and doors, each constructed from 9-oz., heavy series Surlast fabric. Lightweight aluminum frame material adds structure to the doors and roof, while the door windows and back panel can unzip and be rolled up when desired.
The King of the Hammers might just be the most challenging single-day off-road race in the world. An assortment of some of the most insane four wheelers in the world take to the deserts of Southern California every year to try and tame the Hammers.
Mitch Guthrie was the fastest UTV, finishing the 80-mile course of fast-paced desert riding and ridiculous rock-crawling with a time of 2:20.46.