How times have changed in the SxS world. From the grass roots of Utility vehicles to the now thoroughbred pure race or sport machines.
The latest manufacturer to announce their new SxS sports ware is Can-Am.
The Maverick X3 is obviously aimed at the Polaris RZR that Polaris offered in a turbo 1000cc variant for 2016. Compared with last year’s RZR turbo, the Maverick X3 makes 10 more horsepower for a total of 154 and 8 lb-ft more torque for a total of 113 lb-ft, courtesy of a turbocharged and intercooled Rotax 900cc triple. Power hits the ground through a high-performance QRS-X CVT transmission. An extra-wide and thick drive belt is installed for durability with integrated fins on the pulleys helps dissipate heat for optimum performance.
With low, sleek, raked back looks the Can-Am is every part a sports machine. The cockpit of the Maverick X3 immediately differentiates it from any UTV on the market. Whilst fairly basic, the cabin of the new Maverick feels special as you sit low and there is plenty of legroom, even for the taller driver. Can-Am has designed a seat that is not only adjustable fore and aft, but can vertically drop lower as well. This is great for people that want an even lower center of gravity, but someone that wants more over the front visibility will have to look at a custom seat bracket to move the seat up.
The familiar push button start has become a Can-Am stamp over the years and returns again here.
All three of the Maverick X3 trims: the X3, X3 Xds, and X3 X RS, feature Fox Podium shocks with 20 inches of suspension travel standard. The flagship X RS features Fox 3.0 Podium RC2 shocks with 22 inches of front travel and a massive 24 inches of rear suspension travel, 15 inches of ground clearance, and 14-inch aluminum beadlock wheels.
Prices start at £ 18,000.
The 2017 Maverick X3 will be available at Can-Am dealers in September and is available to order now.
Check out the promotional video …