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Can-Am Defender DPS HD8

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The Defender offers three very capable true-work powerplant options. The 72-hp Rotax HD10 V-Twin is specifically tuned for serious work but also offers 61 lb-ft torque and peak torque at lower RPM for optimal delivery for...

Model Data
  • 2019
  • Can Am
  • Defender
  • DPS HD8
  • New
  • Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo, Green, Intense Red, Hyper Silver
  • 50 hp, Rotax 799.9 cc, V-twin, liquid cooled
  • PRO-TORQ transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection Extra-L / H / N / R / P
  • Sauk Centre, Minnesota

The Defender offers three very capable true-work powerplant options. The 72-hp Rotax HD10 V-Twin is specifically tuned for serious work but also offers 61 lb-ft torque and peak torque at lower RPM for optimal delivery for recreational use. The work-focused Rotax HD8 V-Twin delivers 50 hp and 50 lb-ft torque for tough tasks. To simply get the job done, meet your new yardstick; the new Defender HD5 single cylinder Rotax engine delivering 38-hp. The Defender is now the sharpest tool in the shed. The HD8 and HD10 Defenders can pull at the top of their class with a towing capacity of 2,500-lbs (1,134 kg). A reinforced, automotive-like high-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) grade steel chassis is purpose-built to handle the strain of heavy-duty jobs. From surviving Defender Challenge test drives to our brutal Utility Test Cycle, it’s clear we’ve built it tough for every situation you’ll face. Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) is tuned for utility while returning renowned Can-Am responsiveness for recreational riding. DPS improves steering feel in slow-speed working situations and in more technical terrain. It's also designed to offer less assistance at high speeds and more assistance at low speeds. The Visco-Lok† front differential combined with the lockable rear differential* offer a 4-mode traction system providing multiple choices for varying terrain or tasks.  Users, via a separate front-and-rear toggle switches, can select between a 2x4 open rear differential for tight turning and turf protection, a 2x4 lockable rear for improved 2WD traction, a 4x4 open rear for more maneuverability in rugged terrain and a 4x4 locked rear for maximum traction. The rear differential is gear-on-gear to the transmission for better response, no maintenance, better efficiency and fewer components. Lockable rear differential is available on selected models. The Defender heavy-duty Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA) was designed specifically for a utility and recreational usage, offers a full 10-in. (25.4 cm) of travel to provide a smooth ride whatever the terrain. Its architecture offers an optimal comfort and drivability in all conditions thanks to no camber. The VERSA-PRO Bench Seat is engineered as a 40/20/40 bench seat, inspired by modern pick-up trucks. It can comfortably accommodate three adults and features “profiled” corners to improve entrance / exit of the cab as well as a sturdy vinyl cover for improved wear resistance. The passenger seats, complete with integrated hooks on their underside, also can be flipped up to improve onboard storage. Can-Am designers also added a foldable central console and armrest with two cup holders to allow more space in the cab. The open dash design features a handy removable and water-resistant 1.7 gal (6.3 L) toolbox, an industry exclusive, to allow users to carefully carry tools and supplies their need in an organized manner. In addition, it includes 6 gal (23 L) of under dash storage with an enclosed pocket, perfect for stowing small essentials. All in all, the Defender proposes a total of 10.4 gal. (39.5 L) of storage solutions. The highly durable Cargo box can go up  to 1,000-lb (454kg) load capacity and easily dumps. Strategic features include 5-gal (18.9 L) pail recesses, integrated anchors on the sidewalls and several tie-down points for added convenience. To fully optimize the sizeable cargo box, consumers can divide up the box using the integrated recesses. The box allows for both 1x3 and plywood separators and accepts bed extenders for refining the bed’s overall dimensions. Also, the sturdy tailgate can withstand ordinary farm use and serve as a seat during your lunch break (max weight: 250 lb / 113kg). The sturdy Profile cage (steel) is designed in tandem with the Can-Am Cab and genuine accessories to ensure the best fit-and-finish and seamless integration in the industry. To enhance visibility and improve entrance / exit of the cab, the front section of the cage was moved far forward. 14-in (35.6 cm) black cast-aluminium wheels with 27-in (68,6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires for HD8 and HD10 models and 12-in (30.5 cm) cast-aluminium wheels with 25-in (63.5 cm) Maxxis tires for HD5 models. When it comes to concealment, nothing compares to the exclusive Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camouflage. The highly durable water-dipped camo finish is 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. For 1 year after you take delivery of the Defender side-by-side, we defend its hardworking abilities with a full factory warranty.

Engines HD8
Type 50 hp, Rotax 799.9 cc, V-twin,
liquid cooled
Fuel Delivery System 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 Lockable rear differential and Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential
Driving Assistance Electronic Hill Descent Control
Power Steering Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)

 

Suspension   
Front Suspension Double A-arm / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel
Front Shocks Twin tube gas charged shocks
Rear Suspension TTA with external sway bar / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel
Rear Shocks Twin tube gas charged shocks

 

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

 

Tires/ Wheels  
Front Tires Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)
Rear Tiers Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 11 x 14 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Wheels 14-in. (35.6 cm) cast-aluminum

 

Features  
Gauge Multifunction Digital:
Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters,
fuel, gear position, seat belt, diagnostics, clock,
auto shut off
Battery 12 V (18 amp/h) Protection Integrated
Magneto 650 W
Instrumentation Lighter type DC outlet in console (20-A)
Lighting 140-W lighting output from four 35-W reflectors
ensuring a wide visiblity and LED tail lights
Winch N/A
Seat VERSA-PRO bench seat with passenger seats flipping up, underside
hooks and contoured bench to improve entrance/exit of the cab
Protection Integrated front steel bumper, central HMW skid plate
Hitch Type 2-in. hitch receiver
Steering Wheel Adjustable tilt steering

 

Warranty  
Factory 1-year limited warranty
Extended Up to 30 months B.E.S.T. coverage

 

Dimensions/ Capacities  
L x W x H

120 x 62 x 76 in.
(305 x 157.5 x 193 cm)

Wheelbase 83 in. (211.5 cm)
Ground Clearance 11 in. (28 cm)
Estimated Dry Weight 1503.5 lb (682 kg)

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)
Cargo Box Capacity 1,000 lb (454 kg) /
California only: 600 lb (272.2 kg)
Tailgate Load Capacity 250 lb (113.4 kg)
Storage Capacity Total: 10.4 gal (39.5 L)
Under dash: 6 gal (22.8 L)
Dash: 1.8 gal (6.9 L)
Water-resistant and removable toolbox:
1.7 gal (6.3 L)
Armrests and cup holders: 0.9 gal (3.5 L)
Towing Capacity 2,500 lb (1134 kg)
Payload Capacity 1,500 lb (680 kg)
Fuel Capacity 10.6 gal (40 L)
Personal Capacity  3
Advertised pricing excludes applicable taxes title and licensing, dealer set up, destination, reconditioning and are subject to change without notice. Pricing may exclude any added parts, accessories or installation unless otherwise noted. Sale prices include all applicable offers. Not all options listed available on pre-owned models. Contact dealer for details.