Can-Am Maverick Side-By-Side Vehicle Racers Go 1-2 in South Carolina

25 04 2017

Two-time GNCC Champion Kyle Chaney Wins Camp Coker GNCC; Buckhannon Puts Can-Am Outlander XT ATV atop GNCC podium

SOCIETY HILL, SC – April 25, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Can-Am racers Kyle Chaney and Hunter Miller finished 1-2 in the XC1 Pro UTV class at the Camp Coker Grand National Cross Country Race in Society Hills, S.C. Multi-time GNCC champion Bryan Buckhannon notched his first victory of the season in the Pro 4×4 class. The Camp Coker event hosted both round five of GNCC ATV series and the second round of action for side-by-side vehicles.

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Kyle Chaney (Chaney Racing / Can-Am) took top honors, winning both the UTV overall and XC1 Pro UTV class, at the Camp Coker GNCC race in South Carolina. Chaney, who finished third at round one, put in a dominating performance, as he led every lap with his Can-Am Maverick X xc 1000R side-by-side vehicle. The two-time GNCC XC1 Pro UTV champion was third off the line, but quickly found his way to the front on the dusty course. Once in the lead, Chaney checked out and won by 47 seconds. Chaney, who has tallied three wins a season in his Can-Am vehicle since 2014, is off to his best start ever and currently leads the XC1 Pro UTV class in points headed to round three.

Kyle Chaney drove his Can-Am Maverick X xc 1000R to UTV overall and XC1 Pro UTV class victory at the Camp Coker GNCC in South Carolina to take over the class points lead.

Hunter Miller (Miller Brothers Racing / Can-Am) finished in the runner-up spot behind Chaney, giving Can-Am a 1-2 finish in the XC1 Pro UTV ranks. He climbed to third place in the class point rankings. Can-Am Maverick side-by-side vehicle racers have now won 17 of the last 18 XC1 class races dating back to round three of 2014.

Led by Derron Oakley’s class victory, Can-Am Maverick side-by-side vehicle racers posted a podium sweep in the XC2 Pro Sport class in South Carolina. Oakley, who races under the Chaney Racing / Can-Am team, also departed Camp Coker with the class points lead.

Hunter Miller finished one spot behind Chaney to give Can-Am Maverick side-by-side vehicle racers a 1-2 finish at the Camp Coker GNCC.

GNCC veteran Mike Penland is now a perfect 2-for-2 this year in the GNCC Master (50+) UTV class victory after his win in South Carolina.

Can-Am side-by-side vehicle pilots return May 27-28, for the Wiseco John Penton GNCC in Millfield, Ohio.

ATV racing

After missing round four of the GNCC series to compete in the extreme Hunt-The-Wolf ATV race in Romania, Factory Can-Am Outlander XT 1000 ATV racer Bryan Buckhannon returned to his roots and came a away a winner in South Carolina. His victory extended Can-Am 4×4 racers’ current GNCC winning streak to 16 straight events, dating back to round three of last season.

Bryan Buckhannon, an 8-time GNCC champion, notched his first victory of 2017
with the 4×4 Pro class win at Camp Coker.

Buckhannon (Can-Am/ DJR / QuadBoss) was in second place after the first lap, but took over the lead on lap two and never looked back. Buckhannon finished 40 seconds ahead of the runner-up finisher Rob Smith (BNR / Can-Am) to earn his first class win of 2017. Buckhannon, despite missing one round, is third overall in the 4×4 Pro class point rankings and has four podium finishes.

Reigning 4×4 Pro class champion Kevin Cunningham (Cunningham Racing / Can-Am) has won four of the first five races and currently has a 36-point lead over second place heading into round six of the GNCC ATV series. Can-Am ATV racer Doug Robey won the 4×4 A class as Can-Am pilots totaled 11 of 16 possible 4×4 podium finishes on the day.

The next GNCC ATV event for Can-Am racers is the X-Factor Whitetails, May 6-7, in Peru, Ind.

Source: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.


Can-Am: Apache Backcountry Track System unveiled

16 02 2017

Apache Backcountry Track System

VALCOURT, QUEBEC / CANADA – February 16, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

  • Largest contact patch
  • Infused snowmobile technology / efficient design
  • High ground clearance in deep snow
  • Enhanced handling properties

Deep backcountry snow and challenging winter conditions have sometimes lead to more cumbersome results with tracked ATV. The all-new Apache Backcountry Track System, from Can-Am accessories, has forever transformed ATV operation in harsh winter environments and deep snow. With its unprecedented, unparalleled and unbelievable engineering and performance, the new track kit offers a fresh approach to winter exploration, allowing Can-Am ATV owners to answer the call of the wild.

The Apache Backcountry Track System combines snowmobile technology with the Apache 360 Track System’s trademark execution, delivering the highest ground clearance, most floatation and best deep-snow performance of any track kit.


Unprecedented Innovation

The aggressive track includes 2-inch lugs for superior traction. When combined with the industry’s largest contact patch, create by a 13.5-inch front track and 14-inch rear track, the Apache Backcountry Track System supplies maximum floatation and nearly continuous pull in deep snow.

Unparalleled Performance

The lightweight, efficient and highly durable frame and rail configuration ensures the weight is spread evenly on snow for enhanced traction, remarkable acceleration and perfected handling. Superior control when turning, braking and side-hilling means Can-Am ATV owners can confidently climb higher, get deeper and even go off the beaten path during their winter off-road adventures.

Unbelievable Experience

The Apache Backcountry Track System’s has the ability to turn ordinary into incredible. Its innovative design and proven performance enhance an off-road experience. Also, easy installation and a quick-conversion setup lets owners conveniently decide upon their next wild adventure without long delays for tires-to-tracks conversions. That means there’s more time for riding in the rough country and less time wrenching prior to taking the journey.


The track system requires the Apache 360 Backcountry Mounting Kit (sold separately), and is winter use only.


Apache Backcountry Track System: $5,349.99 US
Apache Backcountry Mounting Kit:  $649.99 US

For more information, visit a local Can-Am dealer.

Source: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

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BRP Revolutionizes Multi-Passenger Performance Market with 2017 Maverick X3 MAX Side by Side Vehicle

16 02 2017

RENO, NV – February 16, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –

  • New, four-person Can-Am Maverick X3 MAX side-by-side vehicle redefines family adventure with its levels of comfort, control and performance.

BRP (TSX: DOO) unveiled a new four-person flagship Maverick X3 MAX side-by-side vehicle tonight in Reno, Nevada, furthering its push to reshape the super sport market segment. The game-changing Maverick X3 MAX vehicle features the same sophisticated blend of defiant design, precision handling and exceptional power the two-seat Maverick X3 vehicle delivers, but also presents new levels of comfort and control to the multi-passenger segment of the off-road market.


The Can-Am Maverick X3 MAX side-by-side vehicle delivers new levels of
performance to the four-person off-road experience. © BRP 2017

The two-seat Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle has established itself as one of the off-road industry’s most appealing off-road vehicles from its initial launch. It has received high praise and elite recognition from the press, earned victories on the most famous race tracks and is more and more chosen by the off-road enthusiasts, further proving its performance and elevating the showroom experience for customers and dealers alike.

“The 2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 MAX side-by-side vehicle builds upon the industry-altering advancements achieved with the two-seat Maverick X3 unveiled last year by delivering new levels of performance, handling and passenger comfort to the four-seat segment of the market,” explained Anne-Marie LaBerge, senior vice president, Global Brands, Marketing and Communications at BRP. “It positions Can-Am to meet market demands for a clear leader in the four-person sport segment and adheres to our forward-thinking approach when it comes to innovation, design and refining the consumer experience.”


The all-new Maverick X3 MAX side-by-side vehicle goes all-out in delivering its own blend of off-road dynamism for multiple passengers. The extremely bold Can-Am character and Maverick X3 family DNA is instantly enhanced with the expanded and spacious Ergo-Lok cockpit and longer chassis.

All four seats in the Maverick X3 MAX vehicle are on the same level, giving every passenger a similar experience while seated low in the cockpit. All four Ergoprint seats are four-way adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of passengers, enhance comfort and better connect each occupant with the vehicle. The rear seats have 2” (5.1 cm) of height adjustment and up to 4” (10.2 cm) of forward adjustment. The rear passenger space also has up to 18% more seat pitch than the closest industry competitor for ample legroom. Full rear quarter doors and strategically placed passenger grab handles and footrests further enrich passenger ergonomics and comfort.



The Can-Am Maverick X3 MAX vehicle leads its class with a high-performance, trophy-truck-inspired 4-link TTX rear suspension and recalibrated, premium FOX shocks supplying 22” (55.9 cm) of rear travel (Maverick X3 MAX X rs). Front arched A-arms provide up to 14” (35.6. cm) of ground clearance, while a full HMW (high-molecular weight) skid plate protects the underside of the vehicle. A high-rigidity chassis, made from fully welded DP980 steel, delivers precise handling, stiffer torsion and exceptional strength.

The Maverick X3 MAX vehicle has a 135” (342.9 cm) wheelbase that is 15% longer (18”) than the closest competition for enhanced off-road confidence at higher speeds and additional room for both rear passengers. A quick-ratio steering system, next generation Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering, selectable driving modes and intelligent throttle control (iTC) contribute to the Maverick X3 MAX side-by-side vehicle’s and enhanced high-speed control. Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires, up to 30” (76.2 cm) in size, provide superior grip, while large 262mm front disc brakes provide ample stopping performance.


The Can-Am Maverick X3 MAX side-by-side vehicle’s 154-HP turbocharged and intercooled inline triple-cylinder Rotax ACE engine offers immediate and impressive power delivery and an all-out adrenaline-filled performance experience. Three dedicated air intakes, placed high and dry, are combined with a premium, high-flow exhaust to create advanced airflow dynamics and a signature sound. An efficient, high-response QRS-X CVT transmission is calibrated to virtually eliminate turbo lag and enhance throttle response. Paired with the precision-engineered airflow system, the Maverick X3 MAX vehicle receives advanced cooling properties to maintain optimal performance levels at all times.

The Can-Am Maverick X3 MAX family, includes three available packages: The Maverick X3 MAX and Maverick X3 MAX X ds vehicles are 64” (162.5 cm) wide, while the game-changing 72” (182.9 cm) wide Maverick X3 MAX X rs package presents two painted color options as well as 22” (55.9 cm) of class-leading suspension travel coupled with its fully adjustable FOX 3.0 Podium RC2 bypass shocks.


Can-Am Accessories

The Can-Am Maverick X3 MAX vehicle is designed in tandem with hundreds of genuine Can-Am accessories to deliver industry-leading fitment, improved convenience and enhanced performance. Exclusive accessory collaborations with established aftermarket companies have also been strategically developed to enrich the ownership experience by offering advanced customization options and new levels of comfort. The co-branded accessories were specifically developed for the Maverick X3 and Maverick X3 MAX lineups.

About BRP

BRP (TSX: DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of over CA$3.8 billion from over 100 countries, the Company employs approximately 7,900 people worldwide.   @BRPnews

Source: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

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Can-Am Announces Winner of the ‘Win a Defender’ Contest

27 01 2017

The recipient of the Win a Defender Program has been announced by Can-Am. The Contest was held during the Defender Pilot Program.

VALCOURT, QUEBEC / CANADA – January 27, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – During the 2016 Defender Pilot Program held at several dealerships in Iowa, Texas, and Minnesota, participants were able to see the new Can-Am Defender vehicle and register for the “Win a Defender” promotion. On December 14, 2016, the drawing was held and the winner was Jeff L. of Iowa.


Jeff L. won a Can-Am Defender HD8 vehicle (retail value $11,599 USD). He decided to upgrade to the XT package at his expense.  Brunkan Equipment of Worthington, Iowa, handled the transaction and the unit was picked up on January 6, 2017.

When asked about winning the new Defender side-by-side vehicle, Jeff L. replied, “I couldn’t believe it, but to my surprise I really did win. I’ve never owned a UTV but I have owned an ATV for 16 years. My wife and I have been running a swine operation together for 32 years. The Can-Am Defender will sure come in handy on the farm from doing chores to just bringing lunch to the field.”


Designed to be Tough, Capable, and Clever, the Can-Am Defender vehicle is ready for any job on the farm. Available in a variety of package options and three engine sizes, the Can-Am Defender can pull up to 2,000 pounds and has a 1,000 pound cargo box payload. The Defender side-by-side vehicle also boasts a tight turning radius, optional locking rear differential, and a host of PAC accessories to fit the user’s needs. Learn more about the Can-Am Defender side-by-side vehicle here.

Source: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

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DragonFire for Can-Am — Stout SxS Accessories for Serious Off-Road Use

19 01 2017

Purpose-built off-road accessories enhance the tough, capable and clever Can-Am Defender family of side-by-side vehicles

VALCOURT, QUEBEC / CANADA – January 19, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – DragonFire, based in Arizona, has devoted years to research and development to ensure its dependable products provide innovative solutions for passionate and enthusiastic off-road vehicle owners. From its dependable line of utility products to its race-bred performance products, DragonFire offers products for real-world use and results. That expertise, and proven reliability, has led to DragonFire and the Can-Am accessories team joining forces to develop a specific and exclusive line of durable components for the utility recreation Can-Am Defender line of side-by-side vehicles.

The DragonFire for Can-Am accessories offer an instant styling upgrade, while also supplying convenient bolt-on protection for both work and play. This new level of grit provides a perfect match for the Can-Am Defender side-by-side vehicle’s tough, capable and clever design. Here’s a list of seven excellent products, available in either Squadron Green or black, that are sure to add some protective character to your new ride.

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DragonFire Front & Rear Bumpers
Whether its heavy-duty chores on the job site or tough demands in the thick forest, the Can-Am Defender is ready for nearly anything with the addition of the DragonFire for Can-Am front and rear bumpers. The beefy steel (1.5-inch / 3.8 mm) tubing is designed to protect the Defender vehicle’s front and rear section and also offer a seamless fit. The rugged front bumpers, which are powder coated and branded DragonFire for Can-Am, feature integrated mounting plates for additional lighting like the 10-inch (25 cm) Double Stacked LED Light Bar (60 watts) or the 4-inch (10 cm) Round LED Lights (2 x 25 watts). The rear bumpers integrated step allows access to the cargo bed even with the tailgate up.
(FRONT) (#715004168, SG / #715003926, black) MSRP: $399.99
(REAR) (#715004169, SG / #715003927, black) MSRP: $349.99


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DragonFire Front & Rear ExoFrame Protection
The front ExoFrame Protection supplies additional bolt-on coverage for the Defender side-by-side vehicle, guarding the front corner, side body and headlights. The front ExoFrame Protection requires the DragonFire for Can-Am front bumper. The rear ExoFrame Protection attaches to the DragonFire for Can-Am rear bumper and is designed to shield the cargo bed’s sidewall from damage. Both accessories are made from durable 1.5-inch (3.8 cm) diameter steel tubing that is as rugged as it stylish. Both accessories are designed to blend in with the vehicle’s innovative contours. Choose from a Squadron Green or black powder coat finish. Sold in pairs.
(FRONT: #715004170, SG / #715003928, black) MSRP: $199.99
(REAR: #715004171, SG / #715003929, black) MSRP: $329.99



DragonFire Side Runners
The Side Runners, designed to protect the vehicle’s lower side without affecting ground clearance, are made of 1.25-inch (3.2 cm) diameter steel tubing and then powder coated for a durable finish. A convenient and strong slotted steel plate step provides added grip and improves vehicle entry/exit. The beefy components are lightweight but rugged and engineered to match the vehicle’s design. Combine them with the DragonFire for Can-Am Front & Rear Exo-Frame, for more on-trail protection. Sold in pairs, the Side Runners are tagged with the DragonFire for Can-Am brand.
MSRP: $399.99; (#715004172, SG / #715003930, black)


DragonFire Bed Roll Bar
Made of 1.75-inch (4.4 cm) diameter steel tubing with durable powder coat finish, the Bed Roll Bars protect cab components from the load in the cargo bed. Designed specifically for the Can-Am Defender side-by-side vehicle, the bars provide a rugged look and are perfectly contoured to match the vehicle’s design lines. The bars are designed to work with the DragonFire for Can-Am Spare Tire Carrier.
MSRP: $349.99; (#715004167, SG / #715003925, black)



DragonFire Spare Tire Holder
The nifty Spare Tire Holder takes up minimal space in the cargo bed of the Defender side-by-side vehicle and lets you take along an extra tire on your next trail adventure. The 1.5-inch (3.8 cm) diameter steel tubing piece, powder coated in either a Squadron Green or black finish, is easy to install and attaches directly to the DragonFire Cargo Bed Roll Bar to securely hold a spare tire and wheel.
MSRP: $169.99 (#715004173, SG / #715003931, black)

For a complete list of DragonFire for Can-Am accessories and detailed product information, visit:

Always check with your local dealer for proper vehicle fitment and other available Can-Am accessories.

Source: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.



S3 For Can-Am Accessories Bolster the Defender SxS

9 01 2017

New Side-By-Side Vehicle Accessories Add Stout Look
and Functional Performance

VALCOURT, QUEBEC / CANADA – January 9, 2017 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  BRP (TSX: DOO) With a passion for off-road performance nearly unmatchable, S3 Powersports joined forces with the Can-Am accessories team to create a new line of S3 for Can-Am parts for the Can-Am Defender side-by-side vehicle family.

S3 Powersports is a family-owned business powered by authentic off-road riding and racing enthusiasts who are dedicated to building high-quality products to enhance the sport they love. The S3 Powersports team utilized its vast mud riding and off-road experiences to design and engineer the new line of “S3 for Can-Am” Defender side-by-side vehicle accessories. Here are several, ultra-tough, attractive and practical components that are sure to complement your Defender vehicle’s built-in muscle and unrivaled versatility.


S3 High-Clearance Front A-arms

High-clearance A-arms help lessen damage while navigating through rough terrain. The S3 A-arms (715003784, black / 715004222, CB) preserve the factory ride quality and turning radius of the Can-Am Defender side-by-side vehicle, yet add improved clearance and brawn. The A-arms, sold in pairs, are available in either black or Combustion Blue finish and are branded “S3 for Can-Am.”

MSRP: $399.99


S3 High-Clearance Rear A-arms

Like the angled front High-Clearance A-arms from S3, the rear A-arms also improve ground clearance and reduce damage when driving in rough terrain. Each A-arm is designed with the necessary tabs to fit perfectly with the factory chassis mounts, brake lines and also use the stock bushing and ball joints. They also include “S3 for Can-Am” branding and are sold in pairs.

(715003785, black / 715004223, CB)

MSRP: $399.99


S3 Nerf Bars

Available in either black or a Combustion Blue finish, the S3 Nerf Bars (715003783, black / 715004131, CB) for the Can-Am Defender are made from durable 1.5-inch (3.8 cm) diameter steel tubing and have a durable powder coat finish. The nerf bars mount to the lower section of the cab and protect the lower plastic. Specifically developed for mud riding enthusiasts, the S3 Nerf Bars don’t affect ground clearance, but do improve vehicle entry/exit with a built-in step. Sold in pairs.

MSRP: $399.99

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Made from heavy-duty, 1.5-inch (3.8 cm) diameter steel tubing and painted in a stylish and durable black (715003779) or Combustion Blue (715004151) powder coat finish, the S3-branded front bumper was designed for mud riding. The front bumper supplies excellent protection, but also lets owners mount a winch higher with its integrated mounting plate. It also includes mounting spots for clamped lighting.

MSRP: $579.99

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Like the front bumpers, the S3 Rear Winch Bumper is ideal for those owners looking for more protection, but also enhanced versatility in the mud. Comes in two powder coat finishes: black (715003782) or Combustion Blue (715004130). The tough, wide bumper is made from 1.5-inch (3.8 cm) diameter steel tubing and has both an integrated mounting plate for a winch and towing anchor points.

MSRP: $579.99


S3 Rear Winch Bumper Harness

An additional harness (715004233) is required for those adding the S3 Rear Winch Bumper. It’s also compatible with the existing winch line up for the Defender side-by-side vehicle.

MSRP: $169.99

For a complete list of Can-Am accessories and detailed product information, visit:

Source: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

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CYCLOPS 360° Panoramic HD Video Camera

20 12 2016

VALCOURT, QUEBEC / CANADA  – December 20, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire)

  • Action from every angle; capture the world surrounding you
  • New camera now available at North American BRP dealers and BRP’s online store

The CYCLOPS 360° Panoramic HD Video Camera (#9700020090) from Cyclops Gear arrived in BRP dealerships worldwide and on the BRP online accessories store in the United States and Canada in late November.

With its 220-degree vertical wide-angle lens, the portable camera captures impressive panorama and their surroundings, make it a go-to tool for outdoor and off-road riding enthusiasts. When mounted to your favorite BRP vehicle, like a Can-Am Defender XT HD10, the HD camera supplies a 360-degree horizontal perspective of the riding experience that the normal action cam just can’t catch.


The intuitive “Car mode” smartly and automatically records when the engine is turned on and off. A total of 16 different modes and effects, including time lapse, loop recording and slow motion, gives video influencers and amateur video makers plenty of choices for creating their next riding video and capturing nature and all its elements. It supplies video resolutions up to 4K at 30 FPS and high-grade photos (16MP).


A bevy of additional accessories enhance the camera’s ease of use in various settings and terrain, including a wet environment, where the camera is water-resistant in its case (up to 164 feet / 50 meters).

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Accessories included:

  • 32 GB Class 10 micro SD card
  • Magnetic mount (vibration-free images; attaches to any metal surface)
  • 10 mounting brackets (one for side-by-side vehicle cages)

The FREE CG360 mobile app (available for iOS and Android) and software (available for PC and Mac) allows remote control, auto-stitching, video sharing, VR-goggle compatibility and more.

MSRP: $349.99 US

About BRP

BRP (TSX: DOO) is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of over CA$3.8 billion from over 100 countries, the Company employs approximately 7,900 people worldwide.

Source: Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.

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