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2021 Can-Am Defender MAX DPS HD8
2021 Can-Am Defender MAX DPS HD8

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Can-Am
Can-Am
Model Year
2021
2021
Model
Defender MAX DPS HD8
Defender MAX DPS HD8
Model Code
8RMB
8RMB
Color
Green
Green

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes
Front / Rear - Dual 220 mm ventilated disc with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Front / Rear - Dual 220 mm ventilated disc with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Wheels
14 in. (35.6 cm) cast aluminum
14 in. (35.6 cm) cast aluminum
Tires

Maxxis Bighorn 2.0

Front - 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)

Rear - 27 x 11 x 14 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Maxxis Bighorn 2.0

Front - 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)

Rear - 27 x 11 x 14 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Dimensions

Length
153.4 in. (389.6 cm)
153.4 in. (389.6 cm)
Height
76 in. (193 cm)
76 in. (193 cm)
Width
63.5 in. (161.2 cm)
63.5 in. (161.2 cm)
Weight
Dry - 1,750.4 lb (794 kg)
Dry - 1,750.4 lb (794 kg)
Ground Clearance
11 in. (28 cm)
11 in. (28 cm)
Wheelbase
115.5 in. (294 cm)
115.5 in. (294 cm)

Drivetrain

Transmission
PRO-TORQ Transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection, Extra-L / H / N / R / P
PRO-TORQ Transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection, Extra-L / H / N / R / P
Drive System

Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential

Assistance - Electronic Hill Descent Control ECO™ / ECO™ Off / Work modes

Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential

Assistance - Electronic Hill Descent Control ECO™ / ECO™ Off / Work modes

Electrical

Battery
12V (18 A/h)
12V (18 A/h)
Alternator
Magneto - 650W
Magneto - 650W
Instrumentation

Gauge - 4.5 in. (11.4 cm) wide digital display: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, ECO / ECO Off / Work modes, seat belt and 4 x 4 indicator, front and rear diff lock indicators, diagnostics, clock, battery voltage, engine temperature

Lighter type DC outlet in console (20A)

Gauge - 4.5 in. (11.4 cm) wide digital display: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, ECO / ECO Off / Work modes, seat belt and 4 x 4 indicator, front and rear diff lock indicators, diagnostics, clock, battery voltage, engine temperature

Lighter type DC outlet in console (20A)

Lighting
140 W lighting output from four 35-W reflectors ensuring a wide visiblity and LED tail lights
140 W lighting output from four 35-W reflectors ensuring a wide visiblity and LED tail lights

Engine

Engine
Rotax®, V-twin
Rotax®, V-twin
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Horsepower
50 hp (50 lb. ft.)
50 hp (50 lb. ft.)
Displacement
799.9 cc
799.9 cc
Fuel System
Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Fuel Capacity
10.6 gal. (40 l)
10.6 gal. (40 l)

Operational

Frame
Cage - ROPS approved, Profiled
Cage - ROPS approved, Profiled
Front Suspension

Double A-arm / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Shocks - Twin tube gas charged

Double A-arm / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Shocks - Twin tube gas charged

Rear Suspension

TTA with external sway bar / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Shocks - Twin tube gas charged

TTA with external sway bar / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Shocks - Twin tube gas charged

Steering
Tilt - Adjustable
Tilt - Adjustable
Seating

6 Person capacity

Dual VERSA-PRO bench seats with passenger seats flipping up, underside hooks and contoured bench to improve entrance / exit of the cab

6 Person capacity

Dual VERSA-PRO bench seats with passenger seats flipping up, underside hooks and contoured bench to improve entrance / exit of the cab

Other

Additional Colors

Triple Black

Green

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Triple Black

Green

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Cargo Box Length
38 in. (96.5 cm)
38 in. (96.5 cm)
Cargo Box Height
12 in. (30.5 cm)
12 in. (30.5 cm)
Cargo Box Width
54.5 in. (138.4 cm)
54.5 in. (138.4 cm)
Cargo Box Capacity
600 lb. (272.2 kg)
600 lb. (272.2 kg)
Load Capacity
Tailgate - 250 lb. (113.4 kg)
Tailgate - 250 lb. (113.4 kg)
Capacity

Payload - 1,750 lb. (793.8 kg)

Total - 11.1 gal. (42.1 l)

Under dash - 6 gal. (22.8 l)

Dash - .8 gal. (6.9 L)

Water-resistant and removable toolbox - 1.7 gal (6.3 l)

Armrests and cup holders - 1.6 gal (6.1 l)

Payload - 1,750 lb. (793.8 kg)

Total - 11.1 gal. (42.1 l)

Under dash - 6 gal. (22.8 l)

Dash - .8 gal. (6.9 L)

Water-resistant and removable toolbox - 1.7 gal (6.3 l)

Armrests and cup holders - 1.6 gal (6.1 l)

Towing Capacity
2,500 lb. (1134 kg)
2,500 lb. (1134 kg)
Hitch
2 in. receiver
2 in. receiver
Safety Features
Integrated front steel bumper, HMWPE central skid plate
Integrated front steel bumper, HMWPE central skid plate
Warranty

Factory - 1-year BRP limited

Extended Service Terms - B.E.S.T. terms available for up to 30 months

Factory - 1-year BRP limited

Extended Service Terms - B.E.S.T. terms available for up to 30 months

Features

Cargo Box Versatility

  • CARGO BOX VERSATILITY: Benefit from 4 x steel anchors / tie down points, 4 x 5 gallon (18.9 L) pail recesses, 14 x LinQ quick attach, 1 x 3 and plywood separators and bed extender ready, Sturdy removable tailgate allowing for 250 lb capacity, 4 integrated cup recesses and aruler in tailgate.

Hauling & Towing

  • INDUSTRY-LEADING TOWING CAPACITY: With engines, chassis, driving assistance work mode, and suspension all matched to work harder than any other side-by-side, the HD8 Defender can tow up to 2,500 lbs (1134 kg).

No Compromise Storage

  • LEADING PAYLOAD CAPACITY AND STORAGE SPACE: Starting at a dashboard with removable toolbox, storage space, and moving through to up to 1, 750 lb (793.8 kg) payload capacity on selected packages—it's obvious the Defender will just get. it. done.

Reliability That Works

  • ENHANCED FRAME & RIGIDITY: Our engineers pulled out all the stops and revised the Defender’s frame to be lighter where it could be—with more rigid for unsurpassed strength while carrying heavy payload off-road.

Torque on Demand

  • PRO-TORQ CVT TRANSMISSION AND ON-THE-FLY 4WD: Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential puts the power down on any terrain. The PRO-TORQ CVT on HD8 models provides improved cooling and electronic belt protection for more durability.

Truly Useful Displays

  • 4.5 IN DIGITAL DISPLAY WITH KEYPAD: Everything you need to control for the perfect ride. The 4.5 in. wide digital display options are readable in all conditions, with vehicle information and controls at your glovetips.

Cargo Box Versatility

  • CARGO BOX VERSATILITY: Benefit from 4 x steel anchors / tie down points, 4 x 5 gallon (18.9 L) pail recesses, 14 x LinQ quick attach, 1 x 3 and plywood separators and bed extender ready, Sturdy removable tailgate allowing for 250 lb capacity, 4 integrated cup recesses and aruler in tailgate.

Hauling & Towing

  • INDUSTRY-LEADING TOWING CAPACITY: With engines, chassis, driving assistance work mode, and suspension all matched to work harder than any other side-by-side, the HD8 Defender can tow up to 2,500 lbs (1134 kg).

No Compromise Storage

  • LEADING PAYLOAD CAPACITY AND STORAGE SPACE: Starting at a dashboard with removable toolbox, storage space, and moving through to up to 1, 750 lb (793.8 kg) payload capacity on selected packages—it's obvious the Defender will just get. it. done.

Reliability That Works

  • ENHANCED FRAME & RIGIDITY: Our engineers pulled out all the stops and revised the Defender’s frame to be lighter where it could be—with more rigid for unsurpassed strength while carrying heavy payload off-road.

Torque on Demand

  • PRO-TORQ CVT TRANSMISSION AND ON-THE-FLY 4WD: Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential puts the power down on any terrain. The PRO-TORQ CVT on HD8 models provides improved cooling and electronic belt protection for more durability.

Truly Useful Displays

  • 4.5 IN DIGITAL DISPLAY WITH KEYPAD: Everything you need to control for the perfect ride. The 4.5 in. wide digital display options are readable in all conditions, with vehicle information and controls at your glovetips.