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Can-Am Defender XT HD8

The Defender XT package offers two 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...

Model Data
  • 2019
  • Can Am
  • Defender
  • XT HD8
  • New
  • Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo, Hyper Silver, Intense Red
  • 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 XT package offers two 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. 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  QE† 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. Select from three driving modes that are designed to optiminized performance on a variety of terrain as well as saving on fuel consumption. The VERSA-PRO bench seat offered on the XT package includes a truck-like flip-up passenger seats with sealed/waterproof under seat storage. It uses a reinforced seat cover with thicker vinyl and a special material finish to be more resistant and offer a premium look. The Defender vehicles’ high-quality seat cover is designed to endure the everyday use on the farm, job site and trail. In addition, the XT driver seat features 3-in (8 cm) of adjustability (forward/rearward) for added comfort and better entrance / exit. The Defender has a total of up to 16.9 US gal (63.9 L) of storage—including a handy, removable and water-resistant 1.7 gal (6.3 L) toolbox, an industry exclusive—to carry tools and supplies exactly where they're needed. In addition, we include 6 gal (23 L) of under-dash storage with an enclosed pocket, under-seat storage, and enclosed storage above the gauges. Ready to go when and wherever you are, Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires offer a smooth ride, predictable cornering and optimum climbing confidence and are installed on redesigned durable, lightweight cast-aluminum wheels. It's time for a tough decision: Intense Red, Hyper Silver painted options, or the Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo water dipped option?

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
ECO / Work / Normal modes
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 twin-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 Analog / Digital:
Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters,
fuel, gear position, ECO / Work / Normal modes, seat belt
and 4 x 4 indicator, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off
Battery 12 V (30 amp/h)
Magneto 650-W
Instrumentation Two lighter type DC outlets, one in the console (20-A) and
one in the under dash storage (20-A). Integrated heater kit
Lighting 140-W lighting output from four 35-W reflectors ensuring
a wide visiblity, plus LED tail lights with halo glow effect
Winch 4,500-lb (2,041 kg) winch with roller fairlead
Seat VERSA-PRO bench seat with passenger seats flipping up,
adjustable driver seat, underside hooks, reinforced XT seat skin
and contoured bench to improve entrance/exit of the cab
Protection XT front bumper, full HMW skid plate, full hard roof
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

122.2 x 62 x 78 in.
(310.5 x 157.5 x 198.1 cm)

Wheelbase 83 in. (211.5 cm)
Ground Clearance 11 in. (28 cm)
Estimated Dry Weight 1,560 lb (708 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: 16.2 gal (61.3 L)
Under dash: 6 gal (22.8 L)
Waterproof and removable box under
passenger seat: 5.6 gal (21 L)
Dash: 2 gal (7.7 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.