Whether you’re looking for casual trail riding, gnarly rock climbing or anything in between, the 2018 Can-Am Maverick lineup can deliver.
Can-Am is introducing two all-new models to the lineup for 2018: the Can-Am Maverick Trail and the Maverick X3 X rc Turbo. While the Trail is a meant for nimble handling through tight terrain, the X3 X rc is all about climbing the rocks.
The Trail is a 50-inch wide side-by-side looking to offer a compact feeling out on the trail. Can-Am says that this machine isn’t just a shrunk-down Maverick X3 or up-sized Outlander, but rather a right-sized machine for hitting the trails.
Two different engine options can be had in the new Trail, either a 51-horsepower Rotax 800cc V-twin or a 75-hp 1000cc V-twin. No matter which engine you go for, it will be paired with a CVT.
The machine can also be had with power steering, of course, to help with exploring. The Trail has a full wheelbase of 90.6 inches, it packs 10 inches of ground clearance, it weighs either 1,314 or 1,349 pounds depending on the engine you get and it can carry 300 pounds in its cargo bed. Tow capacity is rated at 1,500 pounds.
The Maverick Trail will start around $11,000 while power steering bumps that price up to close to $13,000.
As for the Maverick X3 X rc Turbo, it can be also be had in two different power flavors: either with 120 hp or 172 hp in the R model, both coming from a 900cc turbocharged three-cylinder.
Besides all that pulling power, the X3 X rc Turbo will be able to climb thanks to its 14-inch wheels wrapped in 30-inch Maxxis tires and its 20-inches of suspension travel, 24 in the R model. A fully lockable front differential has also been designed by Can-Am to help in low-grip situations, easy to get into thanks to the X3 X rc Turbo’s 14-inches of ground clearance.
To make sure it’s ready for the abuse, these rock crawling models also get full skid plates, rock sliders, suspension HMW protectors and more, while occupants are protected by a full aluminum roof and four-point harness.
For size, this crawling Maverick packs a width of 72 inches, a 102-inch wheelbase and 133 inches of total length. The standard Turbo model weighs in at 1,631 pounds while the R model bumps that up to 1,751 pounds.
The Maverick X3 X rc Turbo will start at $24,000, while the Turbo R will sell for around $29,000.