Reno, Nevada, June 8, 2010 – BRP brings Can-Am DNA to the side-by-side market by introducing the 2011 Can-Am Commander™ line-up. The five model line-up with two engine options delivers on the Can-Am promise of cutting-edge design, meaningful innovation and a focus on convenience, maximum value and more usability for the consumer.
This very unique side-by-side family has been designed to bring a new level of power, handling and user-focused features to the industry. Power comes from two engine options: a powerful Rotax 800 V-Twin EFI engine, and now a Rotax 1000 V-Twin EFI engine. This gives the Commander the most power and best fuel efficiency in the industry. For example, the Commander 1000 is 39 percent more fuel efficient than its class competitor.
“BRP continues to set the pace in product innovations. Capitalizing on the Can-Am brand growth momentum, we are entering in a new business segment with the Commander SSV, which completes our product offering for on and off-road customers,” said José Boisjoli, president and chief executive officer.
The Can-Am Commander line reflects BRP’s commitment to offering the side-by-side customer a machine that does not force the rider to compromise performance for functionality. Innovative features like the Dual-Level cargo box, TTI rear suspension, anti-dive front-end geometry and more, throttle-by-wire through its Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) system, a 2-inch diameter rollover protection system (ROPS-approved), the most fuel capacity in the industry (38 liters or 10 gallons); and the most cockpit storage of any other side-by-side. Combined with the most powerful and fuel-efficient engines in the industry, this means the Can-Am Commander is immediately the vehicle of choice for the side-by-side customer.
“When we started to design the vehicle, we were determined to offer consumers a vehicle that would meet our Can-Am brand promise of delivering an exceptional riding experience. This focus on the customer also means our dealer network will have a vehicle that will raise industry standards and re-shape market dynamics as we know them today,” added Boisjoli.
The entire Can-Am Commander SSV line consists of the following models: Commander 800 EFI, Commander 800 EFI XT, Commander 1000 EFI, Commander 1000 EFI XT and Commander 1000 EFI X. With its XT and X packages, BRP, through its Can-Am brand continues the tradition of bringing unprecedented value through its factory-built packages.
BRP also previewed its 2011 Can-Am Commander accessories line-up and off-road riding collections with a large assortment of the most sought-after accessories developed simultaneously with the new vehicles. The 50 accessories currently available offer total integration in form and function as well as the best riding experience.
Those who are interested in a demo ride of the Can-Am Commander line of side-by-side vehicles will be able to do so on the Can-Am Ride Says It All Tour. For more information on the tour and a list of tour stop locations, please visit www.trycan-am.com.
With the addition of the Can-Am Commander line of side-by-side vehicles, BRP is poised to address just about any need for the passionate off-road enthusiast and for consumers looking for more from the side-by-side experience. For details on the complete 2011 Can-Am off-road line-up and more information on each specific model, visit www.can-am.brp.com.
Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately-held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft and sport boats, Evinrude and Johnson outboard engines, direct injection technologies such as E-TEC, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines and karts. BRP products are distributed in more than 90 countries.
Can-Am Commander 800R – New Can-Am base 800 side-by-side model for 2011 is available in yellow. Features include a potent Rotax® 800 V-Twin engine which produces 71 horsepower; industry-exclusive Dual-Level™ cargo box; intelligent throttle control (iTC™), two-inch steel tube roll cage that is Roll Over Protection Structure (ROPS) approved; fully removable, free-standing comfort seats that feature lumbar support and full bolster design, Torsional trailing arm independent (TTI) rear suspension eliminates rear wheel scrub, double A-arm front suspension with dive-control geometry, Visco-Lok front differential, and many more features.
Can-Am Commander 800R XT™ – All the standard elements of the 800R base model with the addition of added color choices and the XT™ package items installed at the factory. XT package includes: 4,000-pound winch, 26-inch Maxxis‡ Bighorn 2.0 tires, 14-inch Ccast aluminum wheels, upgraded gauge, heavy-duty front bumper, rugged bed rails, mud guards, leather steering wheel. It comes in yellow or an industry-exclusive NEXT® G-1 Vista™ camouflage.
Can-Am Commander 1000 – New Can-Am base 1000 side-by-side model for 2011 is available in yellow. Features include a potent Rotax® 1000 V-Twin engine which produces 83 horsepower; industry-exclusive dual-level cargo box; intelligent throttle control (iTC), two-inch steel tube roll cage that is ROPS approved; fully removable, free-standing comfort seats that feature lumbar support and full bolster design, Torsional trailing arm independent (TTI) rear suspension eliminates rear wheel scrub, double A-arm front suspension with dive-control geometry, Visco-Lok front differential, and many more features.
Can-Am Commander 1000 XT – All the standard elements of the 1000 base model with the addition of added color choices and the XT package items installed at the factory. XT package includes: 4,000-pound winch, 26-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires, 14-inch cast-aluminum wheels, upgraded gauge, heavy-duty front bumper, rugged bed rails, mud guards, leather steering wheel. Comes in red, yellow or an industry-exclusive NEXT‡ G-1 Vista camouflage.
Can-Am Commander 1000 X – All the standard elements of the 1000 base model with the addition of the high-performance X package. The package features a host of factory-installed items, including: front and rear Fox Racing Shox‡ HPG piggyback shocks, front sway bar, 12-inch Aluminum beadlock wheels, 26-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires, updated gauge, heavy-duty front bumper, rock sliders, leather steering wheel, X-package seat trim and graphics. The Commander 1000 X is available in a sleek black coloration with yellow accents.
Can-Am Commander – Engineering Video Part 1
Can-Am Commander – Engineering Video Part 2
Riding the Can-Am Commander Video
2011 Can-Am ATVs
Can-Am Outlander™ 800R X™ xc – Ride the ultimate trail machine, which is also designed to be the ultimate racing 4×4 right from the showroom floor. Inspired and tested by our factory racers on the Grand National Cross Country circuit, the Outlander 800R X xc is designed to provide unprecedented trail performance direct from the showroom floor. Starting with the most powerful ATV engine in the industry* and add premium features like DPS™ power steering, a fully adjustable suspension package, premium beadlock wheels and ITP‡ Holeshot ATR tires, the Can-Am Outlander 800R EFI X xc also features all the additional benefits of the base Outlander 800R.
Can-Am Outlander 800R X mr – A mud rider demands a different kind of performance from their ATV and the Outlander 800R EFI X mr delivers. That is why Can-Am worked with one of the most famous names in ATV mud performance to develop the Outlander X mr: Gorilla Axle‡. The X mr starts with the longer wheelbase of the Outlander 800R MAX platform for performance in the deepest mud; then adds a host of features specific for the mud rider. The radiator is relocated to the front rack, keeping it high up on the ATV and out of the mud and water. Next, the CVT intake, CVT exhaust and engine air intake are located as high in the machine as possible to keep mud and water out of important components which keeps the rider going in the toughest of conditions. Then, BRP added an air-control suspension system allowing the rider to dial in their preferred ride height: high for when getting into the mud hole and lower for riding to and from the mud. Finally, no mud machine is complete without oversized wheels and tires. BRP adds premium ITP cast-aluminum wheels and Gorilla Axle Silverback tires for complete mud performance.
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