DEFENDER

When we engineered the Can-Am Defender, we pulled out all the stops. We made it tough, capable and clever to excel at everything you demand of it. You'll feel the difference as soon as you sit in and pull away.

HIGHLIGHTS


  • Heavy-duty Rotax® engine
  • PRO-TORQ transmission
  • TTA-HD rear suspension
  • 12-in. (30.5 cm) steel wheels with 25-in. (63,5 cm) Maxxis† tires
  • VERSA-PRO bench seat
  • Multifunction cargo box with sturdy tailgate
  • Central skid plate
  • Multifunction digital gauge
  • 1-year maintenance free and easy access to key maintenance components

HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX ENGINES

The Defender offers three 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. To simply get the job done, meet your new yardstick; the new Defender HD5 single cylinder Rotax engine delivering 38-hp. The Defender is now the sharpest tool in the shed.

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.

BETTER CONTROL

The Visco-Lok† 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. *Lockable rear differential is available on selected models.

TTA-HD REAR SUSPENSION

The Defender 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 VERSA-PRO Bench Seat is engineered as a 40/20/40 bench seat, inspired by modern pick-up trucks. It can comfortably accommodate three adults and features “profiled” corners to improve entrance / exit of the cab as well as a sturdy vinyl cover for improved wear resistance. The passenger seats, complete with integrated hooks on their underside, also can be flipped up to improve onboard storage. Can-Am designers also added a foldable central console and armrest with two cup holders to allow more space in the cab.

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 their 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 proposes a total of up to 10.4 gal. (39.5 L) of storage solutions. *Removable toolbox and under dash storage are available on selected models.

VERSATILE CARGO BOX

The highly durable Cargo box can go up to 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).

CAB-READY

The sturdy Profile cage (steel) is designed in tandem with the Can-Am Cab and genuine accessories to ensure the best fit-and-finish and seamless integration in the industry. To enhance visibility and improve entrance / exit of the cab, the front section of the cage was moved far forward.

READY TO TACKLE THE TOUGHEST TERRAIN

12-in (30.5 cm) steel wheels with Maxxis tires. The convenience packages feature the 27-in (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires

Engine
Engine HD5 HD8
Type 38 hp, Rotax 427 cc single cylinder, liquid cooled 50 hp, Rotax® 799.9 cc, V-twin, liquid cooled
Fuel Delivery System Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Transmission CVT, P / R / N / H / L, standard engine braking and Electronic Drive Belt Protection PRO-TORQ Transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection
Extra-L / H / N / R / P
Drive Train Selectable 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok† auto-locking front differential Selectable 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok† auto-locking front differential
Driving Assistance Electronic Hill Descent Control
Power Steering N/A
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
  HD5 HD8
Front Brakes Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Rear Brake Single 220 mm ventilated disc brake with hydraulic twin-piston calipers Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic single-piston calipers
Tires
  HD5 HD8
Front Tires Maxxis M923J† 25 x 8 x 12 in. (63.5 x 20.3 x 30.5 cm) Maxxis M923J 26 x 9 x 12 in. (66 x 22.9 x 30.5 cm)
Rear Tires Maxxis M924J† 25 x 10 x 12 in. (63.5 x 25.4 x 30.5 cm) Maxxis M924J 26 x 11 x 12 in. (66 x 27.9 x 30.5 cm)
Wheels 12-in. steel black
Dimensions
HD5 HD8
L X W X H (inch) 120 x 62 x 76 in.
L X W X H (cm) 305 x 157.5 x 193 cm
Wheelbase 83 in. (211.5 cm)
Ground Clearance 10.5 in. (26.7 cm) 11 in. (28 cm)
Estimated Dry Weight 1,286 lb (583.2 kg) 1,395 lb (632.7 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 600 lb (272.2 kg) 1,000 lb (454 kg) / California only: 600 lb (272.2 kg)
Tailgate Load Capacity 250 lb (113.4 kg)
Storage Capacity Total: 3.1 gal (11.7 L) Under dash (enclosed pocket) : 0.4 gal (1.3 L) Dash: 1.8 gal (6.9 L) Armrests and cup holders: 0.9 gal (3.5 L) Total: 3.1 gal (11.7 L) Under dash (enclosed pocket) : 0.4 gal (1.3 L) Dash: 1.8 gal (6.9 L) Armrests and cup holders: 0.9 gal (3.5 L)
Towing Capacity 1,500 lb (680 kg) 2,000 lb (907.2 kg)
Payload Capacity 1,200 lb (544 kg) 1,500 lb (680 kg)
Fuel Capacity 10.6 gal (40 L)
Person Capacity 3
Features
  HD5 HD8
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 500-W 650-W
Instrumentation Lighter type DC outlet in console (20-A)
Lighting Four 35-W reflectors ensuring a wide visiblity and LED tail lights
Winch N/A
Seat VERSA-PRO bench seat with passenger seats flipping up, underside hooks and contoured bench to improve entrance/exit of the cab
Steering Wheel Adjustable tilt steering
Protection Integrated front steel bumper, central skid plate
Hitch Type 2-in hitch receiver
Color
Colors Green
Warranty
Factory 6-months limited warranty