2017 Can-Am Defender HD8

Defender HD8 Defender HD8

Tough. capable. clever.

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.

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Specifications

Engine
  • Type : 50 hp, Rotax® 799.9 cc, V-twin, liquid cooled
  • Fuel Delivery : 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 : Selectable 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok† auto-locking front differential*
  • Driving Assistance : Electronic Hill Descent Control
Suspension
  • Front Shocks : Twin tube gas charged shocks
  • Front Suspension : Double A-arm / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel
  • Rear Shocks : Twin tube gas charged shocks
  • Rear Suspension : TTA-HD with external sway bar / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel
Brakes
  • Front : Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
  • Rear : Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic single-piston calipers
Dimensions / Capacities Overall
  • L x W x H (in.) : 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)
  • Dry weight : 1,395 lb (632.7 kg)
  • Cargo Box Capacity : 1,000 lb (454 kg) / California only: 600 lb (272.2 kg)
  • Ground clearance : 11 in. (28 cm)
  • Storage : 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 : 2,000 lb (907.2 kg)
  • Fuel capacity : 10.6 gal (40 L)
  • 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)
  • Payload Capacity : 1,500 lb (680 kg)
  • Person Capacity : 3
  • Tailgate Load Capacity : 250 lb (113.4 kg)
Gauges / Equipment
  • Gauges : Multifunction digital: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, seat belt, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off
  • 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
  • Battery : 12 V (18 amp/h)
  • Hitch Type : 2-in hitch receiver
  • Magneto : 650 W
  • Protection : Integrated front steel bumper
    Central skid plate
  • 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
Warranty
  • Basic : 6-months limited warranty
  • Extended : Up to 30 months B.E.S.T. coverage
Tires & Wheels
  • Front Tire : Maxxis M923J† 25 x 8 x 12 in. 63.5 x 20.3 x 30.5 cm
  • Rear Tire : Maxxis M924J† 25 x 10 x 12 in. 63.5 x 25.4 x 30.5 cm
  • Wheels : 12-in. Steel Black