DEFENDER MAX DPS

Take control with the Defender MAX DPS that features comfortable Dynamic Power Steering (DPS), lightweight wheels and tires, adaptable storage, Visco Lok QE and more to make your job easier.

HIGHLIGHTS


  • Heavy-duty Rotax® V-Twin engine options 
  • PRO-TORQ transmission
  • Dynamic Power Steering (DPS™) 
  • Lockable rear differential and Visco-Lok‡ QE auto-locking front differential
  • TTA-HD rear suspension
  • 14-in. (35.6 cm) cast-aluminum wheels with 27-in. (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0† tires
  • 11.1 gal (42.1 L) of storage capacity including a 1.7-gal (6.3 L) water-resistant toolbox
  • Dual VERSA-PRO bench seats for six adults
  • Multifunction cargo box with sturdy tailgate
  • Central skid plate
  • Multifunction digital gauge
  • 1-year maintenance free and easy access to key maintenance components
  • Mossy Oak† Break-Up Country Camo† water dipped option

HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX V-TWIN ENGINES

The Defender MAX DPS package offers two very capable true-work powerplant options. The 72-hp Rotax HD10 V-Twin is specifically tuned for serious work but also offers 61 lb-ft torque and peak torque at lower RPM for optimal delivery for recreational use. The work-focused Rotax HD8 V-Twin delivers 50 hp and 50 lb-ft torque for tough tasks.

HIGH RIGIDITY CHASSIS

The Defender is an extremely capable off-road vehicle and a legitimate workhorse that uses a chassis with automotive-like technology and fabrication tolerances that are in line with modern pick-up trucks. The high-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) grade steel means a more rigid design for taking the strain of heavy-duty chores. Can-Am engineers put the Defender frame through the new rigorous Utility Test Cycle at the winter and summer testing grounds to ensure its toughness.

PRECISION-ENGINEERED HANDLING

The specific Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) system is tuned for utility applications while also offering responsiveness for recreational usage. DPS improves steering feel in slow-speed working situations and in more technical terrain. It also is designed to offer less assistance at high speed and more assistance at low speed.

BETTER CONTROL

The Visco-Lok QE† front differential combined with the lockable rear differential offer a 4-mode traction system providing multiple choices for varying terrain or tasks. Users, via a separate front-and-rear toggle switches, can select between a 2x4 open rear differential for tight turning and turf protection, a 2x4 lockable rear for improved 2WD traction, a 4x4 open rear for more maneuverability in rugged terrain and a 4x4 locked rear for maximum traction. The rear differential is gear-on-gear to the transmission for better response, no maintenance, better efficiency and fewer components.

TTA-HD REAR SUSPENSION

The Defender MAX DPS heavy-duty Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA-HD) was designed specifically for a utility and recreational usage, offers a full 10-in. (25.4 cm) of travel to provide a smooth ride whatever the terrain. Its architecture offers an optimal comfort and drivability in all conditions thanks to no camber.

PICK-UP INSPIRED SEATING

The Dual VERSA-PRO bench seat is engineered as a 40/20/40 bench seat, inspired by modern pick-up trucks. The Defender MAX DPS can comfortably accommodate six adults and features “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 underside and can also be flipped up to improve onboard storage. Can-Am designers also added front and rear foldable armrests with cup holders.

ADAPTABLE STORAGE

The open dash design features a handy removable and water-resistant 1.7 gal (6.3 L) toolbox, an industry exclusive, to allow users to carefully carry tools and supplies they need in an organized manner. In addition, it includes 6 gal (23 L) of under dash storage with an enclosed pocket, perfect for stowing small essentials. All in all, the Defender MAX proposes a total of 11.1 gal. (42.1 L) of storage solutions.

VERSATILE CARGO BOX

The highly durable Cargo box has a 1,000-lb (454kg) load capacity and easily dumps. Strategic features include 5-gal (18.9 L) pail recesses, integrated anchors on the sidewalls and several tie-down points for added convenience. To fully optimize the sizeable cargo box, consumers can divide up the box using the integrated recesses. The box allows for both 1x3 and plywood separators and accepts bed extenders for refining the bed’s overall dimensions. Also, the sturdy tailgate can withstand ordinary farm use and serve as a seat during your lunch break (max weight: 250 lb / 113kg).

PREMIUM WHEELS AND TIRES

The Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires offer a smoother ride, predictable cornering and optimum climbing confidence. Installed on redesigned cast-aluminum wheels featuring a strong lightweight construction.

Engine
Engine HD8
Type 50 hp, Rotax® 799.9 cc, V-twin, liquid cooled
Fuel Delivery System Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Transmission PRO-TORQ transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection Extra-L / H / N / R / P
Drive Train True 4-mode traction system: 2x4 open rear dif., 2x4 locked rear dif.,
4x4 open rear dif., 4x4 locked rear dif.
Visco-Lok QE auto-locking front dif.
Driving Assistance Electronic Hill Descent Control
Power Steering Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
Suspension
Front Suspension Double A-arm / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel
Front Shocks Twin tube gas charged shocks
Rear Suspension TTA-HD with external sway bar / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel
Rear Shocks Twin tube gas charged shocks
Brakes
Front Brakes Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Rear Brake Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic single-piston calipers
Tires
Front Tires Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)
Rear Tires Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 11 x 14 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Wheels 14-in. cast-aluminum
Dimensions
L X W X H (inch) 152.5 x 63.5x 76 in.
L X W X H (cm) (387.5 x 161.2 x 193 cm)
Wheelbase 115.5 in. (294 cm)
Ground Clearance 11 in. (28 cm)
Estimated Dry Weight 1,710 lb (775.6 kg)
Cage ROPS-approved profiled cage. Certified ISO 3471 and OSHA.
Cargo Box Dimensions 38 x 54.5 x 12 in.
(96.5 x 138.4 x 30.5 cm)
Cargo Box Capacity 1,000 lb (454 kg) /
California only: 600 lb (272.2 kg)
Tailgate Load Capacity 250 lb (113.4 kg)
Storage Capacity Total: 11.1 gal (42.1 L)
Under dash: 6 gal (22.8 L)
Dash: 1.8 gal (6.9 L)
Water-resistant and removable toolbox: 1.7 gal (6.3 L)
Armrests and cup holders: 1.6 gal (6.1 L)
Towing Capacity 2,000 lb (907.2 kg)
Payload Capacity 1,750 lb (793.8 kg)
Fuel Capacity 10.6 gal (40 L)
Person Capacity 3
Features
Gauge Multifunction Digital: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, seat belt, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off
Battery 12-V (18 amp/h)
Magneto 650-W
Instrumentation Lighter type DC outlet in console (20-A)
Lighting 140-W lighting output from four 35-W reflectors ensuring a wide visiblity and LED tail lights
Winch N/A
Seat Dual VERSA-PRO bench seats with passenger seats flipping up, underside hooks and contoured bench to improve entrance/exit of the cab
Protection Integrated front steel bumper, central skid plate
Hitch Type 2-in hitch receiver
Steering Wheel Adjustable tilt steering
Color
Colors Green
Warranty
Factory 6-months limited warranty