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2019 Can-Am Defender MAX DPS HD8
2019 Can-Am Defender MAX DPS HD8

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Can-Am
Can-Am
Model Year
2019
2019
Model
Defender MAX DPS HD8
Defender MAX DPS HD8
Model Code
8RKE
8RKE
Color
Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo
Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes
Front / Rear - Dual 220 mm ventilated disc with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Front / Rear - Dual 220 mm ventilated disc with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Wheels
14 in. (35.6 cm) cast aluminum
14 in. (35.6 cm) cast aluminum
Tires

Maxxis Bighorn 2.0

Front - 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)

Rear - 27 x 11 x 14 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Maxxis Bighorn 2.0

Front - 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)

Rear - 27 x 11 x 14 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Dimensions

Length
152.5 in. (387.5 cm)
152.5 in. (387.5 cm)
Height
76 in. (193 cm)
76 in. (193 cm)
Width
63.5 in. (161.2 cm)
63.5 in. (161.2 cm)
Weight
Estimated Dry - 1,730.6 lb. (785 kg)
Estimated Dry - 1,730.6 lb. (785 kg)
Ground Clearance
11 in. (28 cm)
11 in. (28 cm)
Wheelbase
115.5 in. (294 cm)
115.5 in. (294 cm)

Drivetrain

Transmission
PRO-TORQ Transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection; Extra-L / H / N / R / P
PRO-TORQ Transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection; Extra-L / H / N / R / P
Drive System

Lockable rear differential and Visco-Lok QE auto-locking front differential

Assistance - Electronic hill descent control

Lockable rear differential and Visco-Lok QE auto-locking front differential

Assistance - Electronic hill descent control

Electrical

Battery
12V (18 A/h)
12V (18 A/h)
Alternator
Magneto - 650W
Magneto - 650W
Instrumentation

Lighter type DC outlet in console (20A)

Gauge - Multifunction Digital: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, seat belt, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off

Lighter type DC outlet in console (20A)

Gauge - Multifunction Digital: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, seat belt, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off

Lighting
140W lighting output from (4) 35W reflectors ensuring a wide visiblity and LED tail lights
140W lighting output from (4) 35W reflectors ensuring a wide visiblity and LED tail lights

Engine

Engine
Rotax, V-twin
Rotax, V-twin
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Horsepower
50 hp
50 hp
Displacement
799.9 cc
799.9 cc
Fuel System
Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Fuel Type
Unleaded
Unleaded
Fuel Tank Capacity
10.6 gal. (40 l)
10.6 gal. (40 l)

Operational

Frame
ROPS-approved profiled cage. Certified ISO 3471 and OSHA.
ROPS-approved profiled cage. Certified ISO 3471 and OSHA.
Suspension

Front - Double A-arm; 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Rear - TTA-HD with external sway bar; 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Front / Rear Shocks - Twin tube gas charged

Front - Double A-arm; 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Rear - TTA-HD with external sway bar; 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Front / Rear Shocks - Twin tube gas charged

Steering

Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)

Wheel - Adjustable Tilt

Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)

Wheel - Adjustable Tilt

Seating

6 Person capacity

Dual VERSA-PRO bench seats with passenger seats flipping up, underside hooks and contoured bench to improve entrance / exit of the cab

6 Person capacity

Dual VERSA-PRO bench seats with passenger seats flipping up, underside hooks and contoured bench to improve entrance / exit of the cab

Other

Additional Colors

Green

Intense Red

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Green

Intense Red

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Cargo Box Capacity
600 lb. (272.2 kg)
600 lb. (272.2 kg)
Hitch
2 in. receiver
2 in. receiver
Safety Features
Integrated front steel bumper, central HMW skid plate
Integrated front steel bumper, central HMW skid plate
Warranty
Factory - 1 Year Limited
Factory - 1 Year Limited

Features

Features

  • YOUR CHOICE OF 72 OR 50 HORSEPOWER: Defender MAX XT was engineered with your choice of two very capable true-work powerplant options: a powerful 72-hp Rotax HD10 V-Twin tuned for serious work and a serious 61 lb-ft of torque at lower RPMs for true stump-pulling power. The versatile, economical, and work-focused Rotax HD8 V-Twin delivers 50 hp and 50 lb-ft torque still rated to tackle tough tasks.
  • REINFORCED HEAVY-DUTY HSLA STEEL CHASSIS: The HD8 and HD10 Defenders can pull at the top of their class with a towing capacity of 2,500-lbs (1,134 kg). A reinforced, automotive-like high-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) grade steel chassis is purpose-built to handle the strain of heavy-duty jobs. From surviving Defender Challenge test drives to our brutal Utility Test Cycle, it’s clear we’ve built it tough for every situation you’ll face.
  • DYNAMIC POWER STEERING: Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) is tuned for utility while returning renowned Can-Am responsiveness for recreational riding. DPS improves steering feel in slow-speed working situations and in more technical terrain. It's also designed to offer less assistance at high speeds and more assistance at low speeds.
  • 4-MODE TRACTION SYSTEM: Visco-Lok QE front differential combines a lockable rear differential and a 4-mode traction system for multiple choices depending on terrain or task. With separate front and rear toggle switches, drivers can select between a 2x4 open rear differential for tight turning and turf protection, a 2x4 locked rear for improved 2WD traction, a 4x4 open rear for more maneuverability in rugged terrain, and a 4x4 locked rear differential for maximum traction. The rear differential is gear-on-gear to the transmission for better response, no maintenance, better efficiency, and fewer components.
  • HEAVY-DUTY REAR SUSPENSION: Designed to handle both utility and recreational usage, the Defender MAX is equipped with a heavy-duty Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA) suspension that returns a full 10-in. (25.4 cm) of travel for a smooth ride—no matter the terrain. Its architecture offers an optimal comfort and drivability in all conditions thanks to a design that minimizes camber change to maximize grip.
  • ADVANCED VERSA-PRO BENCH SEATS: Inspired by modern trucks, the dual VERSA-PRO bench seat is engineered as a practical 40 / 20 / 40 bench that can comfortably accommodate six adults with features like profiled corners to improve entrance/exit of the cab as well as a sturdy vinyl cover for improved wear resistance. The five passenger seats have integrated hooks on their undersides and can also be flipped up to improve onboard storage. Can-Am designers also added front and rear foldable armrests with cup holders—you're welcome.
  • OPEN DASH WITH REMOVABLE TOOLBOX AND UNDER DASH STORAGE: The Defender has a total of up to 16.2 US gal. (61.3 l)—including a handy, removable and water-resistant 1.7 gal. (6.3 l) toolbox, an industry exclusive—to carry tools and supplies directly where they're needed. In addition, we included 6 gal. (23 l) of under-dash storage with an enclosed pocket, under-seat storage, and enclosed storage above the gauges.
  • MULTIFUNCTION CARGO BOX WITH STURDY TAILGATE: Can-Am is rightfully proud of the Defender's highly durable dump cargo box with a stout 1,000 lb. (454 kg) load capacity. Strategic features include 5-gal. (18.9 l) pail recesses, integrated anchors on the sidewalls, and several tie-down points for added convenience. Integrated recesses allow you to use the space as needed, allowing for both 1 x 3 and plywood separators and bed extenders to extend the bed’s overall dimensions. The tailgate is even capable of withstanding ordinary farm use and serving as a seat on breaks (max weight: 250 lb. / 113 kg).
  • 27 IN. (68.6 CM) MAXXIS BIGHORN 2.0 TIRES ON 14 IN. (35.6 CM) WHEELS: Ready to go when and wherever you are, Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires offer a smooth ride, predictable cornering and optimum climbing confidence and are installed on redesigned durable, lightweight cast-aluminum wheels.
  • MOSSY OAK BREAK-UP COUNTRY CAMO WATER DIPPED OPTION: When it comes to concealment, nothing compares to the exclusive Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camouflage. The highly durable water-dipped camo finish is more resistant to scratching, mineral deposits, and sun fading. More importantly, it lets hunters match their favorite camo manufacturer with their favorite side-by-side vehicle brand.
  • 1-YEAR WARRANTY: For 1 year after you take delivery of the Defender side-by-side, we defend its hardworking abilities with a full factory warranty.

Features

  • YOUR CHOICE OF 72 OR 50 HORSEPOWER: Defender MAX XT was engineered with your choice of two very capable true-work powerplant options: a powerful 72-hp Rotax HD10 V-Twin tuned for serious work and a serious 61 lb-ft of torque at lower RPMs for true stump-pulling power. The versatile, economical, and work-focused Rotax HD8 V-Twin delivers 50 hp and 50 lb-ft torque still rated to tackle tough tasks.
  • REINFORCED HEAVY-DUTY HSLA STEEL CHASSIS: The HD8 and HD10 Defenders can pull at the top of their class with a towing capacity of 2,500-lbs (1,134 kg). A reinforced, automotive-like high-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) grade steel chassis is purpose-built to handle the strain of heavy-duty jobs. From surviving Defender Challenge test drives to our brutal Utility Test Cycle, it’s clear we’ve built it tough for every situation you’ll face.
  • DYNAMIC POWER STEERING: Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) is tuned for utility while returning renowned Can-Am responsiveness for recreational riding. DPS improves steering feel in slow-speed working situations and in more technical terrain. It's also designed to offer less assistance at high speeds and more assistance at low speeds.
  • 4-MODE TRACTION SYSTEM: Visco-Lok QE front differential combines a lockable rear differential and a 4-mode traction system for multiple choices depending on terrain or task. With separate front and rear toggle switches, drivers can select between a 2x4 open rear differential for tight turning and turf protection, a 2x4 locked rear for improved 2WD traction, a 4x4 open rear for more maneuverability in rugged terrain, and a 4x4 locked rear differential for maximum traction. The rear differential is gear-on-gear to the transmission for better response, no maintenance, better efficiency, and fewer components.
  • HEAVY-DUTY REAR SUSPENSION: Designed to handle both utility and recreational usage, the Defender MAX is equipped with a heavy-duty Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA) suspension that returns a full 10-in. (25.4 cm) of travel for a smooth ride—no matter the terrain. Its architecture offers an optimal comfort and drivability in all conditions thanks to a design that minimizes camber change to maximize grip.
  • ADVANCED VERSA-PRO BENCH SEATS: Inspired by modern trucks, the dual VERSA-PRO bench seat is engineered as a practical 40 / 20 / 40 bench that can comfortably accommodate six adults with features like profiled corners to improve entrance/exit of the cab as well as a sturdy vinyl cover for improved wear resistance. The five passenger seats have integrated hooks on their undersides and can also be flipped up to improve onboard storage. Can-Am designers also added front and rear foldable armrests with cup holders—you're welcome.
  • OPEN DASH WITH REMOVABLE TOOLBOX AND UNDER DASH STORAGE: The Defender has a total of up to 16.2 US gal. (61.3 l)—including a handy, removable and water-resistant 1.7 gal. (6.3 l) toolbox, an industry exclusive—to carry tools and supplies directly where they're needed. In addition, we included 6 gal. (23 l) of under-dash storage with an enclosed pocket, under-seat storage, and enclosed storage above the gauges.
  • MULTIFUNCTION CARGO BOX WITH STURDY TAILGATE: Can-Am is rightfully proud of the Defender's highly durable dump cargo box with a stout 1,000 lb. (454 kg) load capacity. Strategic features include 5-gal. (18.9 l) pail recesses, integrated anchors on the sidewalls, and several tie-down points for added convenience. Integrated recesses allow you to use the space as needed, allowing for both 1 x 3 and plywood separators and bed extenders to extend the bed’s overall dimensions. The tailgate is even capable of withstanding ordinary farm use and serving as a seat on breaks (max weight: 250 lb. / 113 kg).
  • 27 IN. (68.6 CM) MAXXIS BIGHORN 2.0 TIRES ON 14 IN. (35.6 CM) WHEELS: Ready to go when and wherever you are, Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires offer a smooth ride, predictable cornering and optimum climbing confidence and are installed on redesigned durable, lightweight cast-aluminum wheels.
  • MOSSY OAK BREAK-UP COUNTRY CAMO WATER DIPPED OPTION: When it comes to concealment, nothing compares to the exclusive Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camouflage. The highly durable water-dipped camo finish is more resistant to scratching, mineral deposits, and sun fading. More importantly, it lets hunters match their favorite camo manufacturer with their favorite side-by-side vehicle brand.
  • 1-YEAR WARRANTY: For 1 year after you take delivery of the Defender side-by-side, we defend its hardworking abilities with a full factory warranty.