After a month of hype and teasing, here it is! The all-new 2017 Can-Am Maverick X3! We are excited to hear there will in fact be a couple of factory Can-Am teams with new X3’s in race trim this week at the BITD Vegas To Reno race. UTVUnderground plans to shoot at least one of them for an up close Feature Vehicle story.

Kudos to Can-Am for stepping their game up once again with this new platform. Say what you will, its got a little RZR, Wildcat and YXZ1000R in it, but it is all Maverick and we can’t wait to get behind the wheel of one of these awesome new machines!

Stay tuned to for more on this new platform.

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The 2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 Features a Design that is Defiant, Precise and Powerful

BRP unveiled its flagship performance side-by-side vehicle, the Can-Am Maverick X3, tonight at its annual dealer meeting in Orlando, FL. The vehicle, with up to 24” of suspension travel, is engineered to reshape the market with a blend of a defiant design, precision handling and exceptional performance.

“With the Can-Am Maverick X3, we set a goal to deliver a clear leader in the sport segment, and our teams worked together and produced a bold vehicle with incredible looks, agility and performance,” said José Boisjoli, BRP’s president and CEO. “The Maverick X3 is the latest addition to our off-road model lineup as we continue to deliver on our promise to introduce a new side-by-side vehicle every six months through 2020.”

The Can-Am Maverick X3 vehicle is offered in three packages – the Maverick X3, the Maverick X3 X ds and Maverick X3 X rs. Each is designed and engineered to be Defiant, Precise and Powerful.


The Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle is an adrenaline rush. It has an extremely bold, distinctly Can-Am character, and it is designed so the driver and passenger feel connected to its every move. It features a low seating position, superior fit-and-finish and advanced Ergo-Lok cockpit that connects occupants to the vehicle for an enhanced driving experience.


The Can-Am Maverick X3 vehicle features a best-in-class, high-performance TTX rear suspension that has an industry-leading 24” of travel (Maverick X3 X rs). It also has an ultralight, fully welded chassis that delivers precise handling, exceptional durability and stiffer torsion. Its 102” wheelbase is 12” longer than the closest competition, and when combined with its balanced weight distribution (44/56) and up to 30” tires, the Maverick X3 delivers more comfort and confidence at high speeds with superior stability in even the most challenging terrain.


An all-new 154-HP turbocharged and intercooled inline, triple-cylinder Rotax ACE engine provides the Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle with commanding, all-around performance. A highly efficient airflow system and performance-tuned transmission ensure the engine operates efficiently and at optimal levels. It has the ability to go 0-60 MPH in 4.9 seconds and has a high-performance QRS-X CVT calibrated to work with the turbo to virtually eliminate lag and enhance throttle response without shifting or torque interruption.

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BRP has developed a full line of accessories for its new Can-Am Maverick X3 model, and it has also teamed up with several aftermarket leaders who have developed co-branded accessories specifically for the vehicle. These suppliers have created performance-inspired products, several of which are exclusive to Can-Am, that meet the strict demands of performance riders. Can-Am Maverick X3 accessory providers include Lonestar Racing, Beard Seats, Yoshimura, Baja Designs, Rugged Radios and SCS Unlimited. Click here for a full list of accessories.

2017 Maverick X3 LINEUP

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The bold, new Can-Am Maverick X3, the flagship of the Maverick side-by-side family, is engineered to reshape the super sport market and dominate the competition, period.

The Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle equally fuses its industry-leading power, precision handling and astounding comfort levels to create a dynamic new riding experience that includes top-of-the-line styling to rise above the crowded field. The Maverick X3 side-by- side vehicle is available in three different packages: the Maverick X3 Turbo R, the Maverick X3 X ds Turbo R and the wider Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R. The dominant Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle is defiant, precise and powerful, repositioning Can-Am as the clear leader in the super sport segment of the market.

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The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle is an adrenaline rush in every aspect. Its wild intensity comes from a mix of performance- driven mechanical and structural designs. It pushes the design envelope in every way to give a substantial edge in both form and function.

– Intensified Can-Am DNA
The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle has a superior fit and finish, and the advanced design focuses squarely on the driver and passenger. Its unique visual statement starts in the front with signature LEDs and a distinctive Can-Am family appearance, then moves through the advanced cockpit, complete with push-button start/stop, and ends with its aggressive and energetic rear end.

– Exclusive coloration and components
There are multiple color options for the Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle, so owners can choose a unique color choice that best fits them. The Maverick X3 Turbo R comes in white, while the Maverick X3 X ds Turbo R comes in painted Circuit Yellow or painted Triple Black. The top-of-the-line Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R is offered in painted Gold and Can-Am Red and also painted Triple Black.

– Low seating position
The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle has a low seating position that encapsulates both driver and passenger so they feel at one with the vehicle and connected to its every move. This bold configuration allows drivers to quickly interpret vehicle attitude and react to maximize performance.

– Elevated ground clearance
The Maverick X3 features excellent ground clearance (up to 15 inches) to accommodate varying conditions such as deserts, dunes, rocks or trails. Its high and dominant posture ensures optimal off-road capabilities with no compromise to line-of-sight.
– Smooth line of sight
Visibility is critical for performance driving, which is why the Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle is designed with a smooth line of sight to create an optimized field of vision for the occupants.

– Optimized control positions
The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle has everything in the right place with easy-to-access controls. The race-inspired, flat-bottom steering wheel tilts up to 25 degrees and has an integrated gauge for optimal visibility at any angle. There is also a panoramic mirror for excellent rear visibility to see other drivers lagging behind. The multifunction analog / digital gauge includes a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, sport mode, ECOTM mode, seat belt and 4×4 indicator, diagnostics, clock and auto shut off.

– Superior mechanics
Once inside the cockpit of the Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle, mechanical elements are strategically positioned to enhance the dynamic performance, seamlessly connecting the passenger to the vehicle. The interior is insightfully and purposefully configured, providing naturally positioned passenger grab bars, angled footrests for both the driver and passenger and a sports car-like centered accelerator and brake pedals.

– ErgoPrint seats
The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle features driver-focused, rally car-like seating for optimal positioning and ergonomics. Its unique ErgoPrint seat shape is ideal for support and weight distribution, providing excellent comfort and bump absorption. The one-piece molded seats are four-way adjustable – 2 inches (5.1 cm) in height and 6 inches (15.2 cm) in forward-rearward slide. They sit on mud-proof supports and have removable cushions for easy cleaning.

– Easy to accessorize
The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle is extremely easy to accessorize. For example, it is 4-point or 5-point harness ready, there are available door fillers, roof installation is quick and doesn’t require tools, and there is an integrated wiring channel and ground post for easy electronics installation.

– New TTX rear suspension
The Can-Am Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R side-by-side vehicle features an industry-leading 24 inches (61 cm) of suspension travel. BRP developed an all-new four-link TTX suspension, which features a trophy truck-like trailing arm and three links that control wheel toe for optimal geometry during extra high wheel travel. Components are perfectly matched for unparalleled power transfer to the wheels with virtually no bump steer. The suspension system also offers precision control, traction and more confidence at higher speeds. The Maverick X3 Turbo R and X3 X ds Turbo R vehicles have a very comfortable and capable 20 inches (50.8 cm) of rear suspension travel to enhance the off-road riding experience.

– New front A-arm suspension
The Can-Am Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R has a trophy-truck inspired front architecture with an arched double tubular A-Arm and sway bar. The setup significantly increases ground clearance (total of up to 15 inches) and approach angle capacity and also supplies 22 inches (55.9 cm) of travel. The Maverick X3 Turbo R and X3 X ds Turbo R packages have 20 inches (50.8 cm) of travel up front.

– State-of-the-art FOX shocks
There are three different shock options depending on the Can-Am Maverick X3 package, but all have features ready for competitive situations. The Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle comes with FOX 2.5 Podium HPG Piggyback shocks with front and rear QS3 compression adjustment and rear bottom-out control for a quick and easy set up.
The Maverick X3 X ds features fully-adjustable FOX 2.5 Podium RC2 HPG Piggyback shock with front and rear dual-speed compression and rebound adjustments, as well as rear bottom-out control to give the driver flexibility to fit the terrain and preferred driving style.
The top-of-the-line Maverick X3 X rs package features fully-adjustable FOX 2.5 Podium RC2 PHG Piggyback shocks with bypass
and dual-speed compression and rebound (front), and class-leading FOX 3.0 Podium RC2 HPG shocks with remote reservoir and bypass, paired with dual-speed compression and rebound adjustments (rear) for ultra-precise performance.

– Ultra-light and rigid chassis
The Can-Am Maverick X3 features an ultralight, rigid chassis made of state-of-the-art Dual-Phase 980 steel, which is lighter than traditional steel. This allows the chassis to deliver 53% better torsional stiffness while being 20% lighter than its closest competitor.

– Industry-leading cage rigidity
The Can-Am Maverick X3 cage is made of state-of-the-art Dual-Phase 980 steel, which is extremely light and rigid. It is a 1.85-inch (4.7 cm) tubular, fully welded design – no bolts, no extra pieces – with dedicated servicing zones in case of repair or replacement. It is fully ROHVA compliant and creates a protective barrier around both driver and passenger.

– Enhanced protection
The Can-Am Maverick X3 offers increased protection for all occupants. In addition to its unyielding cage, it comes standard with an integrated front bumper, quarter-doors and full HMW (high-molecular weight) polyethylene skid plate. The Maverick X3 X rs side-by- side vehicle also has a full roof and a heavy-duty HMW skid plate for enhanced protection.

– Optimal stability
The 102-inch (259.1 cm) wheelbase, which is a full 12 inches (30.5 cm) longer than the Polaris RZR Turbo, improves off-road capability by supplying more comfort and a confidence-inspiring ride at higher speeds. The elongated wheelbase, optimal weight distribution (44/56) and ample ground clearance [14-inch (35.6 cm) X3 and X3 X ds; 15-inch (38.1 cm) on the X3 X rs] translates to optimum performance and stability in even the most challenging terrain. The 8-inch (20.4 cm) broader stance on the 72-inch (182.9 cm) wide Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R also provides favorable stability, when combined with its superior shocks and longer chassis.

– Superior grip and control
The Can-Am Maverick X3 wears 14-inch (35.6 cm) aluminum wheels. A 14-inch (35.6 cm) aluminum beadlock option is available with the X package. The mechanical fastening beadlock system makes it nearly impossible for the tire bead to break loose from the wheel during heavy acceleration or cornering. The Maverick X3 packages offer three different six-ply Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tire sizes: 28-inch / 71.1 cm (X3), 29-inch / 73.7 cm (X3 X ds) and 30-inch / 76.2 cm (X3 X rs). The versatile tires offer sturdy lugs and a non-directional tread pattern for a smoother ride over a variety of terrains.

– Extraordinary braking power
The Can-Am Maverick X3 vehicles all have the same braking package for superior stopping performance. The vehicle includes large, twin piston calipers and 262 mm discs up front, and twin piston calipers and 248 mm discs at the rear. Each has high-performance brake pads for superior control. Also beneficial is the master cylinder being located inside the cockpit for better protection.

– Optimized ride control
The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle has many driver-centric features. It has a race-inspired, quick-ratio steering wheel with just 1.5 turns lock-to-lock. There are also two driving modes (Eco, Sport) and a Tri-Mode DPS system (Min, Med, Max) designed to optimize the desired amount of steering assist for varying conditions. All Maverick X3 models come with Intelligent Throttle Control (iTCTM), which provides smooth throttle delivery even if the driver’s foot is bouncing in rough terrain.

– Increased fuel capacity
Owners will focus more on driving and less on refueling with the Can-Am Maverick X3, as it offers an 10.5-gallon (40 L) fuel tank, which is the largest in the industry.

– Ample storage/cargo capacity
The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle offers a total of 2.5 gallon / 9.4 L of storage by way of a fixed glove box, center console and two cup holders, because added convenience improves the overall performance package. Externally, there is a rear rack with a 200-pound (91 kg) capacity. The rack works with the Can-Am LinQ quick-attach accessory system, allowing easy installation and removal of a storage box, rack extension, bag or other items. The centre console includes a lighter-type DC outlet as well.

– Latest ignition technology
The Can-Am Maverick X3 features an automotive-like, keyless start-stop button activated by a Radio Frequency Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.) key. It also includes a separate learning key that limits speed and acceleration for novice drivers.

– Simple maintenance
The Can-Am Maverick X3 is designed for ease of maintenance. The front hood allows quick access to fluids and fuses, while snap- fitted body panels allow for quick access to other key components. The hood and grill are also removable for easy radiator cleaning. Additionally, there is easy access to DIY pieces, including the radiator, battery, oil filter, fuel pump and turbo.

– Maintenance free first year
The Can-Am Maverick X3 has no break-in maintenance required and only an annual maintenance schedule, which means reduced total maintenance costs. The yearly advised maintenance is at 1,865 miles (3,000 km) or 200 hours.

– Industry-leading performance
The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle has an industry-leading 154 hp at 7,500 RPM and 113 lb-ft of torque at 7,000 RPM and has the ability to go from 0-60 MPH in 4.9 seconds. Power comes from an inline triple-cylinder, turbocharged and intercooled Rotax ACE 900cc engine. The hearty power plant is located in the rear of the chassis, resulting in lower cockpit noise, vibration and heat. It also has iridium spark plugs, which provide improved combustion, longer life and lower maintenance.

– Ultra-efficient intercooler
The Can-Am Maverick X3 family has a light and durable intercooler optimized for maximum cooling efficiency. Its large fan and optimized placement are engineered for performance without compromising visibility.

– Fully-integrated turbo
An integrated Rotax turbocharger with high boost is located right next to the engine for an immediate power delivery. It’s built for performance, but its one-piece turbine housing and exhaust manifold also offer more durability.

– Powerful 650-W magneto
Whether it is to install high-performance lighting or a ground-shaking sound system, the Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle’s high-output, 650-W magneto can handle it.

– Improved airflow
The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle features a highly efficient airflow system that’s optimized from intake to exhaust to deliver superb engine efficiency and performance. The intake areas are strategically positioned high and dry for excellent mud/water protection.

– Triple, dedicated air intake
There are three oversized air intakes located behind the driver that deliver a constant supply of clean air – two to cool the CVT and one for high airflow to the engine. The Maverick X3 also features an easy-to-access, long-lasting Donaldson air filter that’s purpose-built for performance.

– Enhanced exhaust
The Can-Am Maverick X3 vehicle’s turbine housing is integrated with the exhaust manifold, providing better airflow and minimizing pressure drop so the turbo has no lag. The large, sport-inspired exhaust has a unique and powerful sound signature, which only a Rotax 3-cylinder engine can deliver!

– High-response QRS-X CVT
The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle has a high-performance QRS-X CVT transmission in a compact gearbox that’s optimized to work in combination with the turbo to virtually eliminate turbo lag and enhance throttle response without torque interruption. It has a smooth and predictable engagement, and stays at an optimal RPM so the focus can be on driving and overall performance instead of shifting, even in the most severe conditions like hill climbing or muddy terrain.

– Durable QRS-X CVT design
The QRS-X CVT transmission converts the Can-Am Maverick X3 family’s enormous power into extreme capability with a long, wide, thick drive belt and a robust three-roller pulley design that includes integrated cooling fins for enhanced air flow. It is a gear-on-gear system with no rear prop shaft for more durability and no maintenance required.

– Advanced cooling
The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle features improved airflow for optimized CVT cooling which provides better protection for longer-lasting CVT components (e.g. longer belt durability) and less maintenance.

– Simple transmission maintenance
The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle was designed for ease-of-maintenance with the transmission system by way of quick access to the filters, an easily removable CVT belt and easy-to-access CVT cover drain plug.



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