2017 Can-Am Defender XT HD8

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Ready to take on the job

Equipped with many factory-installed accessories including 27-in (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires, 14-in (35.6 cm) wheels, Dynamic Power Steering, roof and much more.

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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 : True 4 modes 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
    ECO™/ Work / Normal modes
  • Power Steering : Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
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 78 in.
  • L X W X H (cm) : 305 x 157.5 x 198.1 cm
  • Wheelbase : 83 in. (211.5 cm)
  • Dry weight : 1,550 lb (703 kg)
  • Cargo Box Capacity : 1,000 lb (454 kg) / California only: 600 lb (272.2 kg)
  • Ground clearance : 11 in. (28 cm)
  • Storage : Total: 16.2 gal (61.3 L)
    Under dash: 6 gal (22.8 L)
    Waterproof and removable box under passenger seat: 5.6 gal (21 L)
    Dash: 2 gal (7.7 L)
    Water-resistant and removable toolbox: 1.7 gal (6.3 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 analog / digital: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, ECO™ / Normal / Work modes, seat belt and 4 x 4 indicator, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off
  • Instrumentation : Two lighter type DC outlets, one in the console (20-A) and one in the under dash storage (20-A)
  • Lighting : 140-W lighting output from four 35-W reflectors ensuring a wide visiblity, plus LED tail lights with halo glow effect
  • Battery : 12 V (30 amp/h)
  • Hitch Type : 2-in hitch receiver
  • Magneto : 650 W
  • Protection : Integrated front steel bumper
    Full skid plate
    Full hard roof
  • Seat : VERSA-PRO bench seat with passenger seats flipping up, adjustable driver seat, underside hooks, reinforced XT seat skin and contoured bench to improve entrance/exit of the cab
  • Steering Wheel : Adjustable tilt steering
  • Winch : 4,500-lb (2,041 kg) winch with roller fairlead
Warranty
  • Basic : 6-months limited warranty
  • Extended : Up to 30 months B.E.S.T. coverage
Tires & Wheels
  • Front Tire : Maxxis Bighorn 2.0† 27 x 9 x 14 in.
    68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm
  • Rear Tire : Maxxis Bighorn 2.0† 27 x 11 x 14 in.
    68.6 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm
  • Wheels : 14-in. black cast-aluminum