Friday, 22 March 2024 11:55

Can-Am showcases range

Written by  Mark Daniel

Based on industry data collected by the Motor Industry Association, Can-Am is the number one side-by-side manufacturer in New Zealand.

Following on from the regional field days, rural communities had the chance to experience the Can-Am products in a series of demo experience days, trialling the Can-Am Defender side-by-side.

From the HD7 through to the HD10 engine options, the Can-Am Defender has up to 82hp / 69 lb-ft, powered by ROTAX engineering. They also feature a Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok† auto-locking front differential which is customisable for different terrains.

The PRO-TORQ CVT on HD9 and HD10 models provide improved cooling and electronic belt protection for increased durability. The Defender can tow up to 1134kg, while the Defender 6x6 boasts an industry-leading 1360kg towing capacity with 6 all-terrain tires that can handle mud, sand and rocks.

Defender offers a 200-hour service interval while comfort is taken care of by the VERSA-PRO bench seats, with passenger seats that flip up allowing for more cargo space within the protection of the cabin. A range of accessories make hard work easier including a roof or windshield, both a great idea for protection against inclement weather.

The new Can-Am Outlander PRO ATV is the result of a development journey that began 5 years ago, when the Can-Am Global ATV product team visited New Zealand to gather insight and local input from farmers, service centres and dealerships.

The 2024 Outlander PRO line-up comes with new ROTAX single cylinder engines with up to 50hp / 41 lb-ft that provide the extra power to navigate the tough New Zealand terrain, while the all-new integrated transmission offers improved belt durability and cooling temperature, as well as precise & ease of shifting multiple front differential options. The new pDrive clutch offers improved performance and lower maintenance than any competitor, with two times longer between maintenance intervals.

A speed limiter switch is ideal for maintaining a constant pace while spraying, while bumpers and 6-ply tires provide added protection. The Outlander PRO’s high strength steel frame is also 35% lighter than its predecessor. A waterproof front storage bin keeps the important things dry, and the new glove box adds even more storage, along with a phone mount and charger.

Those who were unable to attend the Can-Am Demo experience days can register for their own on-farm Can-Am demo experience via www.can-am.brp.com/off-road/nz/en/shopping-tools/free-on-farm-demo.

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