First Looks

Published on June 8th, 2015 | by Joe


2016 Can-Am UTV Models, First Look: WITH VIDEO

Exciting new UTV models and more power for the 1000R Turbo!

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For 2016, Can-Am aggressively revised its ATV and side-by-side vehicle lineup, by delivering more of what enthusiasts are asking for, including increased power. The performance increase includes  boosting performance of the flagship Maverick™ 1000R Turbo engine. Along with additional performance, new specialty vehicle packages join the family in 2016, giving Can-Am its most diverse lineup ever. From the affordable, mud-specific Outlander® L 570 X® mr ATV and new Maverick 1000R TURBO, to the all-new Maverick X rs 1000R TURBO and Mossy Oak† Hunting Edition vehicles, Can-Am has vastly expanded its off-road family. On top of that, by improving maintenance break-in procedures across the entire Outlander, Renegade® and side-by-side vehicle lineups, Can-Am has also given owners peace of mind they are getting class-leading performance and unmatched reliability.

More Powerful 131-HP Rotax 1000R Turbo

The industry’s most powerful engine has undergone more significant change since its introduction in the Maverick X ds 1000R Turbo last year. The first factory-installed turbocharger has been revised for 2016 to increase its overall, class-leading performance to 131 horsepower and enhance its torque curves. Adding larger injectors, increasing boost pressure and recalibrating the CVT are some of the significant updates for the new year.





2016 Can-Am Maverick 1000R DPS

Maverick DPS™ 1000R / Maverick MAX DPS 1000R

The Maverick family of sport side-by-side vehicles now includes a Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) package, which falls between the base offering and the X packages. The Maverick 1000R DPS includes cast-aluminum wheels, Visco-Lok QE†, Tri-Mode DPS and is available in two color options.


Maverick xc DPS 1000R

The all-new, affordable Maverick xc DPS 1000R is purposely designed to offer precision performance and a 60-inch width for narrower trails. The Maverick xc 1000R offers 12 inches (30.5 cm) of suspension travel.



2016 Can-Am Maverick 1000R Turbo

Maverick 1000R TURBO / Maverick MAX 1000R TURBO

The new Maverick 1000R TURBO, also available in a four-seat MAX platform, is the most affordable turbocharged side-by-side vehicle in the industry. Based on the X ds platform, the Maverick 1000R TURBO vehicles are powered by the 131-hp Rotax 1000R turbocharged engine and wear front and rear FOX 2.5 PODIUM RC2 shocks with single-speed compression and preload adjustments. This package includes 14-inch (35.6 cm) painted black cast-aluminum wheels with 28-inch (71 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires.


Maverick X rs 1000R TURBO / Maverick MAX X rs 1000R TURBO

Using racing feedback and advancements gained from Can-Am racing efforts, the X rs (Race Special) package is truly unique. The all-new Maverick X rs 1000R Turbo and MAX X rs 1000R Turbo vehicles share the 131-HP Rotax engine, longer wheelbase and rear TTA suspension with 16 inches (40.6 cm) of suspension travel. The package includes a 4-point harness system, Yoshimura exhaust, rear bumper and a suspension calibration tuned in partnership with FOX to provide optimal results in fast-paced whoops. It comes in a unique dipped Carbon Black & painted Can-Am Red color pattern.


2016 Can-Am Maverick X RS 1000R Turbo


Commander™ Mossy Oak Hunting Edition

The all-new Commander Mossy Oak Hunting Edition is outfitted with many key essentials hunters demand for a day in the field and is the direct result of a marketing agreement between BRP and Mossy Oak. Purposely configured with hunters and outdoorsmen in mind, the Mossy Oak Hunting Edition includes several of the standard XT package items (bed rails, mudguards, bumper, wheels, tires and WARN† winch), yet also gets a few unique features as well. The most noticeable are the new water-dipped Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo, gun scabbards, front bumper, aluminum skid plate, roof and half windshield.


2016 Can-Am Commander Mossy Oak Hunting Edition



Can-Am has made a significant improvement to each off-road vehicle’s maintenance procedure for 2016. The 300 km / 200 miles break-in inspection has been replaced by 1,500 km / 1000 miles, which will effectively reduce ownership costs. The performance-laden Can-Am off-road vehicles remain as reliable as ever, but are even easier to maintain.



The Commander MAX line of side-by-side vehicles comes standard with a CVT transmission with an all-new Electronic Drive Belt Protection. The integrated Electronic Drive Belt Protection offers belt-spotting protection for when a driver is in high gear, but should be in low gear. The vehicle will not move and a “LOW GEAR” message will appear on the gauge, alerting the driver. The system is currently available as optional equipment on other Can-Am side-by-side vehicles.




The Can-Am design team worked diligently to create new color schemes for the 2016 ATV and side-by-side vehicle lineup. The new premium Cognac color was added to the Limited packages. The new Green and Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo colors fit the requirements for both recreational and hunting enthusiasts. Octane Blue, Light Grey, Matte Black, Hyper Silver are some of the other new colorations offered this year.




• Light Grey (Commander 800R base)

• Viper Red (Commander DPS 800R / 1000)


• Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo; (Commander XT 800R / 1000 and Commander MAX XT 1000,

Commander Mossy Oak Hunting Edition 1000)

• Matte Black & Octane Blue; (Commander XT 800R / 1000 and Commander MAX XT 1000)

• Cognac (Commander LIMITED 1000)

• Light Grey (Maverick 1000R base)

• Light Grey & Can-Am Red color option (Maverick DPS 1000R and Maverick MAX DPS 1000R)

• Light Grey & Octane Blue (Maverick X xc 1000R)

• Hyper Silver, Black & Octane Blue and White, black & Can-Am Red color option (Maverick X mr 1000R)

• White, Light Grey & Manta Green (Maverick 1000R TURBO and MAX 1000R TURBO)

• Hyper Silver & Octane Blue (Maverick X ds 1000R TURBO and MAX X ds 1000R TURBO)

• Carbon Black painted & Can-Am Red (Maverick X rs 1000R TURBO and MAX X rs 1000R TURBO)


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