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2015 Can-Am Maverick X DS Lineup

2015 Can-Am Maverick X DS Lineup

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BRP has significantly raised the bar in the pure sport side-by-side segment of the off-road industry with the introduction of the all-new Maverick X ds line of side-by-side vehicles. The X ds vehicles are designed to offer a thrilling performance package, exceptional handling and unmatched comfort to match the bold, sporty appearance.

The Maverick X ds is available with the all-new turbocharged 121-hp Rotax® 1000R V-Twin engine option, the in­dustry’s first factory-installed turbocharger, or the proven 101-hp Rotax 1000R V-Twin engine. The Maverick 1000R Turbo X ds offers the most exhilarating ride in the sport, thanks to its 121-hp output and industry-leading torque. Complementing its class-leading performance, the X ds Turbo also showcases a high-flow air intake system featuring a Donaldson airbox and a new Continuously Variable Transmission with Quick Response System (QRS) and improved ventilation.

The Maverick X ds family also shares a completely revised innovative handling package, which includes a new rear frame for longer wheelbase, redesigned Torsional Trailing A-arm (TTA) independent rear suspension for more travel, im­proved A-arm front suspension, new Can-Am-exclusive FOX shocks and new quick-ratio steering.

NEW TURBOCHARGED, 121-HP ROTAX® 1000R V-TWIN ENGINE OPTION

The industry’s first factory-installed turbocharger produces a class-leading 121-hp, which is roughly 10% more horse­power and 40% more torque than its closest competitor. The electronically controlled waste gate automatically adjusts boost pressure for optimal performance in any conditioning and even maintaining full performance at altitudes up to 5,000-ft. Paired to the turbo is an air-to-air Intercooler with built-in fan to keep cooled air flowing to the engine even in the most demanding conditions. To keep up with the added pressure in the engine, new low-pressure forged pistons have been added for long-lasting performance. Finally, the new high capacity injectors ensure a better fuel delivery, providing an optimal air/fuel mixture to improve performance.

NEW HIGH AIRFLOW AIR INTAKE WITH DONALDSON AIRBOX (TURBO ONLY)

Keeping the turbocharged engine breathing cool and clean air is a key factor for high-performance, so a large Donaldson air box has been positioned close to the engine for maximal airflow. This air box and filter setup is made for high airflow capabilities to meet the Turbo’s demand for clean air, even in the most extreme conditions. The new plenum efficiently manages turbo-compressed air to obtain optimal performances.

NEW CVT WITH QUICK RESPONSE SYSTEM (QRS) (TURBO ONLY)

The CVT system was also reconfigured for the increased power of the turbocharged engine. It features a completely redesigned driven pulley with a new Quick Response System (QRS) and an improved drive pulley that allows better power transfer and faster engagement time. The new design reduces friction for longer belt life and improves cooling. The CVT ventilation has been improved by modifying the inlets and outlets and by adapting the design of the impellers, resulting in 68% more cold air flowing through the pulleys.

101-HP ROTAX® 1000R V-TWIN ENGINE AND DUAL EXHAUST

The 976cc, 101-hp Rotax® 1000R V-Twin engine supplies reliable, thrilling power. This liquid-cooled, single-overhead-cam power plant features four valves per cylinder and is fed by a 54mm Bosch® throttle body and two sophisticated VDO Siemens® fuel injectors. The dual exhaust uses tuned manifold lengths and resonator chamber to create more flow. A catalytic converter ensures optimal combustion both from a performance and emission standpoint.

HIGH-FLOW DYNAMICS

The Maverick 1000R X ds is built around that concept starting with large intake plenum and high-flow heads working together to optimize the air going to the engine. Efficient combustion is achieved by joining large valves to a high compression ratio. A high-flow, dual exhaust completes this powerful engine design.

CVT TRANSMISSION WITH ZYLON-REINFORCED BELT

The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) showcases a Zylon-reinforced belt, a material with 1.6 times higher tensile strength and increased belt rigidity in compression compared to a regular belt, keeping it cooler. It also features an integrated engine braking system that will help maintain a steady speeds when descending hills.

INTELLIGENT THROTTLE CONTROL (ITC)

The electronic throttle-by-wire system works in conjunction with the 54mm Bosch® throttle body to produce a smooth delivery, even if the driver’s foot is bouncing due to rough terrain. The iTC system, which includes a progressive and Sport modes, de­tects unwanted bounces and filters the input. This system also reduces the number of moving parts in the vehicle; requires no maintenance; has no cables to adjust, lubricate, or replace; and the system has an increased life span. Low mode on X ds Turbo models is aggressive and more linear.

10-GAL. (37.8L) GAS TANK

With its large 10-Gal. (37.8L) fuel tank and efficient fuel consumption, the Can-Am Maverick lets the driver focus on riding and less on refueling.

RECONFIGURED TORSIONAL TRAILING A-ARMS (TTA) REAR SUSPENSION WITH 16-IN. TRAVEL

The innovative Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA) rear suspension system, which was completely redesign for dune and desert application, now offers a full 16-in. (40.6cm) of travel to provide a smooth ride at a hard-charging pace and in technical ter­rain. The compact version of a five-link suspension offers no bump steer and low scrub. This all translates to a more controlled wheel movement, optimal bump absorption and tire-to-ground contact for predictable handling. A compact design also means low unsprung weight for quicker suspension reaction to changing terrain. Along with the new FOX shocks, the rear suspension system offers a perfect balance of confidence at high speeds and the agility and nimbleness of a true sport vehicle.

EXCLUSIVE HIGH-PERFORMANCE FOX 2.5 PODIUM RC2 PIGGYBACK REAR SHOCKS

The Maverick X ds family is equipped with Can-Am exclusive FOX 2.5 Podium RC2 Piggyback Shocks for superb capability, comfort and adjustability. The rear shocks feature Dual-Speed Compression (DSC), rebound and dual-rate spring with infinite preload adjustments allowing to fine tune the system for any driving style, terrain or course conditions. A position-sensitive Bottom-Out Control and a spring crossover allow for less compression damping at ride-height to improve comfort and traction while giving huge damping at the end of the stroke to flatten out the biggest of bumps. Aluminum body and reservoir improve heat dissipation for less fade and reduced weight. The 7/8-in. shaft gives the rear shocks a lot of additional strength and buck­ling resistance to handle the most demanding conditions. The rear suspension systems work in tandem to allow the Maverick X ds to float over rough terrain and maintain a straight line while doing it.

REDESIGNED DOUBLE A-ARM FRONT SUSPENSION WITH 15-IN. TRAVEL

The redesigned double A-arm front suspension features 15-in. (38.1cm) travel for a capable and precise ride.

EXCLUSIVE, HIGH-PERFORMANCE FOX 2.5 PODIUM RC2 PIGGYBACK FRONT SHOCKS

The front shocks feature a 5/8-in. shaft, 2.5-in. aluminum body and 2-in. aluminum reservoir. They also offer adjustable dual-rate spring preload, Dual Speed Compression (DSC) adjuster and rebound adjuster for custom settings. The large-diameter bore allows for greater damping force capability, while allowing the shock to run at lower overall temperatures, offer less fade and more consistent damping.

Don’t miss our upcoming full feature article on these new and exciting offerings tested in California’s world famous Glamis sand dunes, in your next ATV Trail Rider issue.

For more information on the above mentioned models, please visit the Can-Am Off-Road Website

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Alain Assad

Alain Assad

Off-Road Powersports Journalist
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