2016 Can-Am Commander Lineup

The 2016 Can-Am Commander side-by-side vehicles have a new reduced break-in maintenance requirement, reducing ownership costs and time. The Commander family also arrives in 2016 with new color offerings and an all-new, specialized Commander Mossy Oak† Hunting Edition 1000 package. The Commander 800R comes in Light Grey for the new model year. Each displacement level is also available in the popular DPS™ (Dynamic Power Steering) and XT™ packages. The Commander 1000 also can be obtained in the sporty XT-P™ and luxurious LIMITED packages.

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CAN-AM COMMANDER 800R

PERFORMANCE

Rotax® V-Twin engine The 71-hp liquid-cooled, 799.9 cc SOHC Rotax 800R V-twin powering the Commander 800R has four valves per cylinder and is fed by a 54 mm throttle body and two VDO Siemens fuel injectors. The sophisticated electronic fuel injection system automatically keeps the engine’s performance at its peak, regardless of temperature or altitude. The progressive throttle ensures power is manageable whether in precise rock crawling or opening it up on the straights.

CVT transmission The Continuously Variable Transmission offers engine braking as well as High, Low, Park, Neutral and Reverse.

Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) The maintenance-free, throttle-by-wire system teams with the 54 mm Bosch throttle body to produce smooth throttle delivery even if the driver’s foot is bouncing due to the terrain. The Commander side-by-side has a selectable Sport mode, which offers a more linear throttle control for performance driving, and ECO™ mode for driving under normal use situations.

HANDLING

Torsional Trailing arms Independent (TTI™) rear suspension The TTI rear suspension allows the wheels to move rearward as they move up and down, producing a smooth ride. The durable rear end features 10 inches of travel (25 cm) and the large diameter rear, five-way preload-adjustable gas shocks for reduced fading.

Double A-arms front suspension with dive-control geometry The Double A-arm suspension is precise in all situations and terrain types. The front end, which features 10 inches of travel (25 cm), has the large diameter front, five-way preload-adjustable gas shocks for overall durability and better fade resistance.

12-inch (30.5 cm), black wheels The Commander 800R is outfitted with durable, black wheels, for a unique look. Commander 800R 27-inch (68.6 cm) Carlisle Black Rock tires The 27-inch Carlisle Black Rock tires feature a rugged six-ply construction, yet are lightweight to cut down on unsprung weight. They supply good traction in a wide variety of conditions.

214 mm disc brakes with twin-piston calipers Front and rear outboard disc brakes with 214 mm discs and twin-piston calipers. 11-inch (27.9 cm) ground clearance The Commander side-by-side vehicle offers 11 inches (27.9 cm) of ground clearance for maximum performance for conquering challenging terrain.

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RIDER-FOCUSED DESIGN

Dual-level™ cargo box The Commander features the industry’s first cargo box with two levels separated by a removable, watertight panel. It offers the possibility to have an upper and a lower bed with and independent, removable tailgate. The tilt-assist, dumping box has a 600-pound total capacity (400 pounds upper, 200 pounds lower).

Comfort seats with sit-in fore / aft driver adjustment Full bolster seats, complete with lumbar and shoulder support, offer segment-leading comfort. Adjustable fore and aft without the need of tools, the seats are designed to allow easy entry and exit of the machine. The automotive-type driver’s seat offers 6.3 inches (16 cm) of total adjustment. And when you complete your day’s work, the seats are removable and freestanding so you can stay comfortable even around the campfire.

Adjustable tilt steering The steering wheel adjusts (a total range of 30.5 degrees) without the need of tools. The gauge pivots with the steering wheel for enhanced visibility.

1,928 cubic inches (31.6 liters) cockpit storage The Can-Am Commander side-by-side family offers almost 2,000 cubic inches of storage in three separate compartments. That’s 1,050 cubic inches of storage in the glove box, another 799 cubic inches of storage under the fully adjustable driver’s seat and more in the center console area.

2-inch diameter, high strength steel, ROPS and ROHVA-approved cage The sturdy 2-inch (50 mm), steel cage meets Roll-over Protective Structures (ROPS) industry standards.

The Commander line of sideby-side vehicles is also compliant with the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA) standards, offering side nets, side shoulder bars and cage. Standard & performance D.E.S.S.™ keys D.E.S.S. is the industry’s first standard anti-theft device. Electronic code in key must match code in ECM to start. The Commander family comes with two different keys. One is standard key, which limits top speed to 43.5 mph (70 km/h). The second key is the performance key that has no limitation on speed or power.

240-W lighting system The Can-Am Commander family of side-by-side vehicles features exceptional lighting with 240 watts in high-beam mode. The automotive-style projectors run at 120 watts in low beam. 1,500-pound (680 kg) towing capacity An impressive 1,500 pounds of towing capacity lets the Commander side-by-side vehicle family tow heavy loads.

2-inch rear hitch receiver A standard 2-inch (50 mm) hitch receiver allows a standard vehicle towing bar and ball for added convenience.

10-gallon (37.8 L) fuel tank A large 10-gallon (37.8 L) fuel tank provides maximum range for work and recreation.

625-W magneto The Commander electrical system can dedicate up to 300 free watts to power accessories thanks to a large magneto.

Passenger handhold and grab bar The Commander line of side-by-side vehicles offers two handhold locations for supreme comfort and convenience. There is an ergonomically shaped grab bar in front of the passenger and also a left-hand grip near center console.

UPDATED Revised maintenance break-in The break-in maintenance requirement is no longer necessary on the Commander vehicle, saving consumers time and money in the long run. The break-in has been revised to one year (1,500 km / 932 miles). Easy-to-use maintenance center Easily accessible and out of the elements under the hood, a centralized maintenance area allows access to the air box, radiator and coolant overflow. Fuses and relays are also easily accessible.

UPDATED Color Option The Commander 800R is available in Light Grey.

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CAN-AM COMMANDER DPS 1000 / DPS 800R

PERFORMANCE

Two Rotax V-Twin engine options Either a 1000-class Rotax V-Twin or the 800R V-Twin powers the Commander family of side-by-side vehicles. The powerful-and-efficient liquid-cooled, 8-valve (4-valve / cyl.) 976cc SOHC Rotax 1000 V-Twin engine produces 85 horsepower for ample performance and torque for work and play. The progressive throttle ensures power is manageable no matter the terrain. The 71-HP liquid-cooled, 799.9 cc SOHC Rotax 800R V-Twin powering the Commander 800R has four valves per cylinder and is fed by a 54 mm throttle body and two VDO Siemens fuel injectors. The sophisticated electronic fuel injection system automatically keeps the engine’s performance at its peak, regardless of temperature or altitude. The progressive throttle ensures power is manageable whether in precise rock crawling or opening it up on the straights.

CVT transmission The Continuously Variable Transmission offers engine braking as well as High, Low, Park, Neutral and Reverse. Commander DPS 1000

Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) The maintenance-free, throttle-by-wire system teams with the 54 mm Bosch throttle body to produce smooth throttle delivery even if the driver’s foot is bouncing due to the terrain. The Commander side-by-side has a selectable Sport mode, which offers a more linear throttle control for performance driving, and ECO mode for driving under normal use situations.

HANDLING

Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) The Tri-Mode DPS system features three modes (MIN, MED and MAX) allowing riders to select the desired amount of steering assist for the terrain and performance. All modes offer less assist at high speed and more assist at low speed.

Visco-Lok QE All DPS-equipped models come with the Visco-Lok QE calibration giving an even quicker engagement of the front differential. Can lock up to 100% with no rev or speed limiter. This differential, unlike some competitor’s differentials, does not have a speed or rev limiter.

Torsional Trailing arms Independent (TTI) rear suspension The TTI rear suspension allows the wheels to move rearward as they move up and down, producing a smooth ride. The durable rear end features 10 inches of travel (25 cm) and the large diameter rear, five-way preload-adjustable gas shocks for reduced fading.

Double A-arms front suspension with dive-control geometry The Double A-arm suspension is precise in all situations and terrain types. The front end, which features 10 inches of travel (25 cm), has the large diameter front, five-way preload-adjustable gas shocks for overall durability and better fade resistance.

14-inch (35.6 cm) cast-aluminum wheels The Commander DPS is outfitted with durable, silver-colored cast-aluminum wheels, for a unique look. 27-inch (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires feature a rugged six-ply radial construction, yet are lightweight to cut down on unsprung weight. The non-directional tires absorb the terrain for a smooth ride and provide predictable cornering.

214 mm disc brakes with twin-piston calipers Front and rear outboard disc brakes with 214 mm discs and twin-piston calipers. 11-inch (27.9 cm) ground clearance The Commander side-by-side vehicle offers 11 inches (27.9 cm) of ground clearance for maximum performance for conquering challenging terrain.

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RIDER-FOCUSED DESIGN

Dual-level cargo box The Commander features the industry’s first cargo box with two levels separated by a removable, watertight panel. It offers the possibility to have an upper and a lower bed with and independent, removable tailgate. The tilt-assist, dumping box has a 600-pound total capacity (400 pounds upper, 200 pounds lower).

Comfort seats with sit-in fore / aft driver adjustment Full bolster seats, complete with lumbar and shoulder support, offer segment-leading comfort. Adjustable fore and aft without the need of tools, the seats are designed to allow easy entry and exit of the machine. The automotive-type driver’s seat offers 6.3 inches (16 cm) of total adjustment. And when you complete your day’s work, the seats are removable and freestanding so you can stay comfortable even around the campfire.

Adjustable tilt steering The steering wheel adjusts (a total range of 30.5 degrees) without the need of tools. The gauge pivots with the steering wheel for enhanced visibility.

1,928 cubic inches (31.6 L) cockpit storage The Can-Am Commander side-by-side family offers almost 2,000 cubic inches of storage in three separate compartments. That’s 1,050 cubic inches of storage in the glove box, another 799 cubic inches of storage under the fully adjustable driver’s seat and more in the center console area.

2-inch diameter, high strength steel, ROPS and ROHVA-approved cage The sturdy 2-inch (50 mm), steel cage meets Roll-over Protective Structures (ROPS) industry standards. The Commander line of sideby-side vehicles is also compliant with the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA) standards, offering side nets, side shoulder bars and cage.

Standard & performance D.E.S.S. keys D.E.S.S. is the industry’s first standard anti-theft device. Electronic code in key must match code in ECM to start. The Commander family comes with two different keys. One is standard key, which limits top speed to 43.5 mph (70 km/h). The second key is the performance key that has no limitation on speed or power.

240-W lighting system The Can-Am Commander family of side-by-side vehicles features exceptional lighting with 240 watts in high-beam mode. The automotive-style projectors run at 120 watts in low beam. 1,500-pound (680 kg) towing capacity An impressive 1,500 pounds of towing capacity lets the Commander side-by-side vehicle family tow heavy loads.

2-inch rear hitch receiver A standard 2-inch (50 mm) hitch receiver allows a standard vehicle towing bar and ball for added convenience.

10-gallon (37.8 L) fuel tank A large 10-gallon (37.8 L) fuel tank provides maximum range for work and recreation.

625-W magneto The Commander electrical system can dedicate up to 300 free watts to power accessories thanks to a large magneto. Passenger handhold and grab bar The Commander line of side-by-side vehicles offers two handhold locations for supreme comfort and convenience. There is an ergonomically shaped grab bar in front of the passenger and also a left-hand grip near center console.

UPDATED Revised maintenance break-in The break-in maintenance requirement is no longer necessary on the Commander vehicle, saving consumers time and money in the long run. The break-in has been revised to one year (1,500 km / 932 miles). Easy-to-use maintenance center Easily accessible and out of the elements under the hood, a centralized maintenance area allows access to the air box, radiator and coolant overflow. Fuses and relays are also easily accessible.

UPDATED Color Options The Commander DPS 1000 and Commander DPS 800R are available in Light Grey and now Viper Red.

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CAN-AM COMMANDER XT 1000 / XT 800R

The factory-installed, value-added package on the Commander XT 1000 and Commander XT 800R side-by-sides include a 4,500-pound (2,041 kg) WARN winch, cast-aluminum wheels and two new color choices. All XT packages also include Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering, Visco-Lok QE and much more.

Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) The Tri-Mode DPS system features three modes (MIN, MED and MAX) allowing riders to select the desired amount of steering assist for the terrain and performance. All modes offer less assist at high speed and more assist at low speed.

Visco-Lok QE All DPS-equipped models come with the Visco-Lok QE calibration giving an even quicker engagement of the front differential. Can lock up to 100 percent with no rev or speed limiter. This differential, unlike some competitor’s differentials, does not have a speed or rev limiter.

14-inch (35 cm) cast-aluminum wheels Sturdy, lightweight, 14-inch cast-aluminum wheels with black highlights are very attractive and strong. The dipped Brushed Aluminum and camo models’ cast aluminum wheels feature a unique painted black finish.

27-inch (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires feature a rugged six-ply radial construction, yet are lightweight to cut down on unsprung weight. The non-directional tires are very capable climbing and clawing across tough terrain and also absorb varying surfaces for a smooth ride and provide predictable cornering.

4,500-pound (2,041 kg) WARN winch A 4,500-pound WARN winch kit includes a roller fairlead. The winch is designed to handle heavy-duty loads at the work site and on the trail.

Heavy-duty front bumper The Can-Am Commander XT features a front bumper that is installed at the factory. The added protection gives peace of mind in rugged conditions.

Rugged bed rails Bed rails installed on the Dual-Level cargo box give the XT a rugged look and add more tie-down points for cargo carrying. Mudguards Mudguards run on the wheel wells to complete the premium look of the Can-Am Commander XT and give the driver and passenger further protection from the mud.

Analog / digital gauge package The analog / digital gauge package includes state-of-the-art instrumentation. This includes an analog tachometer and speedometer combined with an advanced digital information center. Custom steering wheel A premium custom steering wheel is standard on the Commander XT.

NEW XT color options Both Commander XT vehicles come in two new offerings: Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo, Matte Black & Octane Blue. They also are offered in Yellow, painted Pearl White and a dipped Brushed Aluminum finish.

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NEW CAN-AM COMMANDER MOSSY OAK HUNTING EDITION 1000

The all-new Commander Mossy Oak Hunting Edition is outfitted with many key essentials for a day in the field. Purposely configured with hunters and outdoorsmen in mind, the Mossy Oak Hunting Edition, the direct result of joint effort from Can-Am and Mossy Oak, includes several of the standard XT package items (bed rails, mudguards, bumpers, wheels, tires and WARN winch), yet also gets a few unique features as well. The most noticeable of those is the new water-dipped Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo, but it also includes gun boots, winch, full skid plate, roof and much more.

27-inch Maxxis tires on 14-inch black wheels The 27-inch (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires offer dependable traction and sidewall stability in rugged terrain. They’re fitted to black, 14-inch (35.6 cm) cast aluminum wheels to complete the stealth look.

4,500-pound (2,041 kg) WARN winch The package features a huge WARN 4,500-pound winch with roller fairlead and fully sealed motor. The rugged, dependable winch can haul out big game and get hunters out of a pickle if needed.

Rugged bed rails Along with a more rugged appearance, the cargo box bed rails provide additional locations to attach tie-downs for cargo carrying.

Gun boots Two protective 6.0 Impact gun boots by Kolpin are attached to a rear cab-mounted gear rail with brackets. The gun boots include removable, shock absorbing foam and nylon impact liner for superior interior protection. The portable gun boots also feature a lockable hatchback design, snap-close cover and integrated handle.

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Two-piece, full hard roof A durable, heavy-duty, two-piece plastic sport roof serves to protect the occupants from elements while giving the Mossy Oak vehicle a custom appearance. Half windshield The package includes a fully functional half windshield for a stunning look and functional windbreak on cool days and to limit the amount of debris entering the cab.

Full under body skid plate A lightweight, durable aluminum full-length skid plates ensures the underside of Commander Mossy Oak Hunting Edition 1000 is protected from destructive rocks, stumps and other hidden obstacles.

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo When it comes to concealment, nothing compares to the exclusive Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo. The highly durable water-dipped camo finish is more resistant to scratching, mineral deposits and sun fading. More importantly, it lets hunters match their favorite camo manufacturer with their favorite side-by-side vehicle brand.

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CAN-AM COMMANDER XT-P 1000

Available with the Rotax 1000 V-Twin engine, the sport-inspired Commander XT-P 1000 gets most of the XT package, and has exclusive FOX HPG piggyback shocks, front and rear, rock sliders, Black & Orange plastic accents, , front sway bar and color-matching beadlock wheels.

Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) The Tri-Mode DPS system features three modes (MIN, MED and MAX) allowing riders to select the desired amount of steering assist for the terrain and performance. All modes offer less assist at high speed and more assist at low speed.

Visco-Lok QE All DPS-equipped models come with the Visco-Lok QE calibration giving an even quicker engagement of the front differential. Can lock up to 100 percent with no rev or speed limiter. This differential, unlike some competitor’s differentials, does not have a speed or rev limiter.

FOX HPG piggyback shocks Large diameter, 47 mm (1.85-inch) aluminum piggyback shocks built by FOX shocks are fully adjustable with high- and low-speed compression, rebound and multi-position preload adjustment. Both front and rear shocks have 10 inches (25 cm) of travel. With advanced high- and low-speed tuning available, one can dial in suspension performance to their preference. The large-diameter design and piggyback construction help dissipate heat.

12-inch (30.5 cm) aluminum beadlock wheels Borrowed from the Maverick 1000R side-by-side, the functional, aluminum beadlock wheels keep the tire securely on the bead during acceleration and aggressive cornering. The orange beadlocks are attached to 12-inch (30.5 cm) black, cast-aluminum wheels with 27-inch (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires.

Front sway bar The 5/8-inch (1.6 cm) front sway bar helps reduce body roll in aggressive cornering..

Heavy-duty front bumper A sleek, heavy-duty front bumper adds rugged durability to the Can-Am Commander XT-P.

Rock sliders Both sides of the vehicle feature rock sliders that allow the Commander XT-P to protect against obstacles like rocks and trees in challenging terrain. This helps keep obstacles away from the body panels of the vehicle.

Mudguards For a distinct look and added protection from mud and water spray for both the driver and passenger we added mudguards.

Analog / digital gauge The Commander XT-P uses the state-of-the-art gauge package. It comes with an analog tachometer and speedometer combined with an advanced digital information center and improved visual clarity. Custom steering wheel A custom-wrapped steering wheel is standard on the Commander XT-P 1000. Painted unique plastic The XT-P package includes painted Black plastic with orange accents..

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CAN-AM COMMANDER LIMITED 1000

The Commander LIMITED 1000 is the most luxurious side-by-side on the market, but don’t let its touring look fool you. It features the same proven chassis and performance as the other Commander 1000 vehicles, but expands on that with its own premium suspension and LIMITED trimmings. For 2016, the Commander LIMITED 1000 comes in a new Cognac colo option and receives the revised break-in maintenance schedule.

Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) The Tri-Mode DPS system features three modes (MIN, MED and MAX) allowing riders to select the desired amount of steering assist for the terrain and performance. All modes offer less assist at high speed and more assist at low speed.

Visco-Lok QE All DPS-equipped models come with the Visco-Lok QE calibration giving an even quicker engagement of the front differential. Can lock up to 100 percent with no rev or speed limiter. This differential, unlike some competitor’s differentials, does not have a speed or rev limiter.

Air Control Suspension (ACS) with FOX† Air Assist† shocks Large-diameter aluminum piggyback shocks built by FOX are fully adjustable with dual-speed compression, rebound and preload adjustment. Both front and rear shocks have 10-inch (25.4 cm) travel. Via an onboard compressor, the system adjusts the FOX Air Assist shocks to six rider-selectable preload levels. This allows the suspension performance and stiffness to be adjusted on-the-fly. Comes with a hose to fill tires.

Garmin GPS A premium Garmin Montana® 650t touch-screen GPS offers a fully interactive program and a full-color screen to enhance any adventure.

Sound system with four speakers, iPod/iPhone connector and controls A four-speaker sound system, which is compatible with most major portable music players (including the iPod), offers a USB port and an auxiliary input. 4,500-pound (2,041 kg) WARN winch The LIMITED uses the same 4,500-pound WARN winch kit that is included in the XT package.

14-inch (35.6 cm) cast-aluminum wheels The LIMITED has uniquely colored 14-inch cast-aluminum wheels, adorned with 27-inch (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires, offering a proven performance combination.

Half windshield The LIMITED package includes a fully functional half windshield for a stunning look and windbreak.

Rear net The rear net, emblazed with the Can-Am logo, gives the Commander LIMITED 1000 a sophisticated look and acts as an open-air cover for the rear of the cab.

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Heavy-duty front bumper Factory installed, the Can-Am Commander LIMITED 1000 wears a heavy-duty front bumper.

Rugged bed rails Cargo box rails provide additional locations to attach tie-downs for cargo carrying.

Mudguards Mudguards were added to the Can-Am Commander LIMITED wheel wells to enhance its look and to improve mud protection.

Analog / digital gauge package The analog / digital gauge package includes high-grade instrumentation. This includes an analog tachometer and speedometer combined with an advanced digital information center.

LIMITED seat trim The Can-Am Commander LIMITED seats include unique trim for a sophisticated appearance. The seats have integrated headrests, side padding and are removable and freestanding, so sitting around at basecamp is much more comfortable. The driver’s seat adjusts (6.3 inches / 16 cm) fore and aft without the need of tools.

Custom steering wheel The custom steering wheel inside the Commander LIMITED has a center section with brushed-aluminum finish. NEW Premium painted plastics color options A vibrant Cognac coloration joins the returning Deep Pewter Satin finish as a color option for 2016.