Can-Am Off Road debuts its 2022 lineup of ATVs and side-by-sides


Can-Am Off Road has unveiled its lineup of 2022 ATVs and side-by-sides, including becoming the first side-by-side manufacturer to offer a 200 hp engine, courtesy of the new 2022 Maverick X3.

Can-Am’s 2022 lineup capitalizes off the continued growth of the utility-vehicle industry, which has seen a growth in people at all skill levels purchasing machines. The brand said that its 2022 machines offer more horsepower, better traction, and enhanced comfort compared with previous years. This includes things such as two new Rotax engines (the HD7/700 ACE and HD9), as well as expansion of Visco-4Lok functionality in ATVs, where riders will be able to engage 4-wheel-drive lock mode with the push of a button.

An offering in Can-Am’s 2022 Maverick lineup (Image courtesy of Can-Am)

The Maverick X3 lineup

Can-Am is upping the ante with power, offering the 2022 Maverick X3 with a 200 hp engine. Coupled with the company’s new pDrive roller clutch system, the entire dynamic changes through quicker acceleration and instant-on power at all times.

While Can-Am says the Maverick X3 delivers the best power-to-weight ratio in its class, handling also remains critical to all-around performance. It has Smart-Shox adaptive suspension, new 30 and 32-inch Maxxis Carnivore tires, a stronger frame, and higher ground clearance and stance.

The Maverick X3 isn’t the only vehicle improving on power: Can-Am is introducing two new Rotax engines to its lineup: the HD7/700
ACE and the HD9, replacing the HD5, HD8, and 800. The Rotax HD7 is set to become the new ruler of the lower-HP class. It will be available in the Can-Am Defender, where it replaces the HD5 with 37 percent more power. And with a sportier calibration, it will power the new Commander 700, and the Maverick Trail 700.

The new engine is optimized for off-road usage, delivering an improved experience with less noise, less vibration, and a cooler environment for passengers resulting in a more comfortable ride.

The Rotax HD9 option replaces the HD8 in the Can-Am Defender lineup. It is a larger, more powerful engine that delivers 30 percent more horsepower than its predecessor. It promises the same dependability, with even more workability by way of class-leading power and low-end torque.

An offering in Can-Am’s 2022 Outlander lineup (Image courtesy of Can-Am)

Visco-4Lok expansion

On the ATV side, Can-Am is expanding its Visco-4Lok system. It works with the push of a button, where riders can engage a 4-wheel-drive lock mode to instantly provides equal power to all four wheels for great traction. It will now be available on all 2022 Outlander and
Renegade X mr packages, as well as the Outlander XT-P, and Outlander MAX Limited.

For more technical details and product specs, as well as information on the complete lineup of Can-Am Off-Road vehicles, visit

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