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2021 Can-Am Defender MAX XT HD10
2021 Can-Am Defender MAX XT HD10

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Can-Am
Can-Am
Model Year
2021
2021
Model
Defender MAX XT HD10
Defender MAX XT HD10
Model Code
8MMJ
8MMJ
Color
Triple Black
Triple Black

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front / Rear - Dual 220 mm ventilated disc with hydraulic twin-piston calipers

Brake holding mechanism

Front / Rear - Dual 220 mm ventilated disc with hydraulic twin-piston calipers

Brake holding mechanism

Wheels
14 in. (35.6 cm) cast-aluminum
14 in. (35.6 cm) cast-aluminum
Tires

Maxxis Bighorn 2.0

Front - 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)

Rear - 27 x 11 x 14 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Maxxis Bighorn 2.0

Front - 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)

Rear - 27 x 11 x 14 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Dimensions

Length
158.3 in. (402 cm)
158.3 in. (402 cm)
Height
79.5 in. (202 cm)
79.5 in. (202 cm)
Width
64 in. (162.5 cm)
64 in. (162.5 cm)
Weight
Dry - 1,902.6 lb. (863 kg)
Dry - 1,902.6 lb. (863 kg)
Ground Clearance
12.5 in. (31.8 cm)
12.5 in. (31.8 cm)
Wheelbase
115.5 in. (294 cm)
115.5 in. (294 cm)

Drivetrain

Transmission
PRO-TORQ Transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection, Extra-L / H / N / R / P
PRO-TORQ Transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection, Extra-L / H / N / R / P
Drive System

Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential

Assistance - Electronic Hill Descent Control ECO™ / ECO™ Off / Work modes

Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential

Assistance - Electronic Hill Descent Control ECO™ / ECO™ Off / Work modes

Electrical

Battery
12V (30 A/h)
12V (30 A/h)
Alternator
Magneto - 650W
Magneto - 650W
Instrumentation

Gauge - 4.5 in. (11.4 cm) wide digital display: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, ECO / ECO Off / Work modes, seat belt and 4 x 4 indicator, front and rear diff lock indicators, diagnostics, clock, battery voltage, engine temperature

Lighter type DC outlets in the console (10A) and two lighted USB port in the dash storage (10A)

Gauge - 4.5 in. (11.4 cm) wide digital display: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, ECO / ECO Off / Work modes, seat belt and 4 x 4 indicator, front and rear diff lock indicators, diagnostics, clock, battery voltage, engine temperature

Lighter type DC outlets in the console (10A) and two lighted USB port in the dash storage (10A)

Lighting
140W lighting output from four 35-W reflectors ensuring a wide visiblity and LED tail lights
140W lighting output from four 35-W reflectors ensuring a wide visiblity and LED tail lights

Engine

Engine
Rotax® V-twin
Rotax® V-twin
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Horsepower
82 hp (69 lb. ft.)
82 hp (69 lb. ft.)
Displacement
976 cc
976 cc
Fuel System
Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Fuel Type
Unleaded
Unleaded
Fuel Capacity
10.6 gal. (40 l)
10.6 gal. (40 l)

Operational

Frame
Cage - ROPS approved, Profiled
Cage - ROPS approved, Profiled
Front Suspension

Arched double A-arm / 11 in. (27.9 cm) travel

Shocks - Twin tube gas charged

Arched double A-arm / 11 in. (27.9 cm) travel

Shocks - Twin tube gas charged

Rear Suspension

Arched TTA with external sway bar / 11 in. (27.9 cm) travel

Shocks - Twin tube gas charged

Arched TTA with external sway bar / 11 in. (27.9 cm) travel

Shocks - Twin tube gas charged

Steering

Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)

Wheel - Adjustable Tilt

Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)

Wheel - Adjustable Tilt

Seating

6 Person capacity

Dual VERSA-PRO bolster bench seats for additional lateral support, passenger seats flipping up, adjustable driver seat, underside hooks, reinforced seat skin featuring X package trims and contoured bench to improve entrance / exit of the cab

6 Person capacity

Dual VERSA-PRO bolster bench seats for additional lateral support, passenger seats flipping up, adjustable driver seat, underside hooks, reinforced seat skin featuring X package trims and contoured bench to improve entrance / exit of the cab

Other

Additional Colors

Hyper Silver

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Hyper Silver

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Includes
Winch - 4,500 lb. (2,041 kg) with roller fairlead
Winch - 4,500 lb. (2,041 kg) with roller fairlead
Cargo Box Length
39 in. (96.5 cm)
39 in. (96.5 cm)
Cargo Box Height
12 in. (30.5 cm)
12 in. (30.5 cm)
Cargo Box Width
54.5 in. (138.4 cm)
54.5 in. (138.4 cm)
Cargo Box Capacity
600 lb. (272.2 kg)
600 lb. (272.2 kg)
Load Capacity
Tailgate - 250 lb. (113.4 kg)
Tailgate - 250 lb. (113.4 kg)
Capacity

Payload - 1,750 lb. (793.8 kg)

Total - 16.9 gal. (63.9 l)

Under dash - 6 gal. (22.8 l)

Waterproof and removable box under passenger seat - 5.6 gal. (21 l)

Dash - 2 gal. (7.7 l)

Water-resistant and removable toolbox - 1.7 gal. (6.3 l)

Armrests and cup holders - 1.6 gal. (6.1 l)

Payload - 1,750 lb. (793.8 kg)

Total - 16.9 gal. (63.9 l)

Under dash - 6 gal. (22.8 l)

Waterproof and removable box under passenger seat - 5.6 gal. (21 l)

Dash - 2 gal. (7.7 l)

Water-resistant and removable toolbox - 1.7 gal. (6.3 l)

Armrests and cup holders - 1.6 gal. (6.1 l)

Towing Capacity
2,500 lb. (1134 kg)
2,500 lb. (1134 kg)
Hitch
2 in. receiver
2 in. receiver
Safety Features
XT front bumper, HMWPE full skid plate, 2-piece full hard roof
XT front bumper, HMWPE full skid plate, 2-piece full hard roof
Warranty

Factory - 1-year BRP limited

Extended Service Terms - B.E.S.T. terms available for up to 30 months

Factory - 1-year BRP limited

Extended Service Terms - B.E.S.T. terms available for up to 30 months

Features

Cargo Box Versatility

  • CARGO BOX VERSATILITY: Benefit from 4 x steel anchors / tie down points, 4 x 5 gallon (18.9 L) pail recesses, 14 x LinQ quick attach, 1 x 3 and plywood separators and bed extender ready, Sturdy removable tailgate allowing for 250 lb capacity, 4 integrated cup recesses and aruler in tailgate.

Hauling & Towing

  • INDUSTRY-LEADING TOWING CAPACITY: With engines, chassis, driving assistance work mode, and suspension all matched to work harder than any other side-by-side, the HD10 Defender can tow up to 2,500 lbs (1134 kg).

Innovative Suspension Setup

  • HEAVY DUTY ARCHED A-ARM / ARCHED TTA SUSPENSION: Redesigned Double arched A-Arm front suspension and Arched TTA rear suspension on HD10 models give better stability, a surefooted response, and improved strength with up to a full 11 in. of suspension travel on specific models.

Leading Engine Technology

  • POWERFUL ROTAX ENGINE LINEUP: Defender delivers a better, quieter ride— up to 82 horsepower and a class-leading 69 lb-ft of torque. Hardworking Rotax HD10, HD8 and HD5 engines are the perfect mix of fun & function.

New Bench Seat With Bolsters

  • BENCH SEAT COMFORT FOR THE LONG HAUL: Support for people & all of their stuff: newly contoured seats, better side bolsters, reinforced seat trim and styling, and adjustible driver's seat. All with a flip-up bench, underseat storage and underside hooks. Choose between our 3 and 6-seaters.

No Compromise Storage

  • LEADING PAYLOAD CAPACITY AND STORAGE SPACE: Starting at a dashboard with removable toolbox, storage space, and moving through to up to 1,750 lb (793.8 kg) payload capacity on selected packages—it's obvious the Defender will just get. it. done.

Reliability That Works

  • ENHANCED FRAME & RIGIDITY: Our engineers pulled out all the stops and revised the Defender’s frame to be lighter where it could be—with more rigid for unsurpassed strength while carrying heavy payload off-road.

Torque on Demand

  • PRO-TORQ CVT TRANSMISSION AND ON-THE-FLY 4WD: Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential puts the power down on any terrain. The PRO-TORQ CVT on HD10 models provides improved cooling and electronic belt protection for more durability.

Truly Useful Displays

  • 4.5 IN DIGITAL DISPLAY WITH KEYPAD: Everything you need to control for the perfect ride. The 4.5 in. wide digital display options are readable in all conditions, with vehicle information and controls at your glovetips.

Cargo Box Versatility

  • CARGO BOX VERSATILITY: Benefit from 4 x steel anchors / tie down points, 4 x 5 gallon (18.9 L) pail recesses, 14 x LinQ quick attach, 1 x 3 and plywood separators and bed extender ready, Sturdy removable tailgate allowing for 250 lb capacity, 4 integrated cup recesses and aruler in tailgate.

Hauling & Towing

  • INDUSTRY-LEADING TOWING CAPACITY: With engines, chassis, driving assistance work mode, and suspension all matched to work harder than any other side-by-side, the HD10 Defender can tow up to 2,500 lbs (1134 kg).

Innovative Suspension Setup

  • HEAVY DUTY ARCHED A-ARM / ARCHED TTA SUSPENSION: Redesigned Double arched A-Arm front suspension and Arched TTA rear suspension on HD10 models give better stability, a surefooted response, and improved strength with up to a full 11 in. of suspension travel on specific models.

Leading Engine Technology

  • POWERFUL ROTAX ENGINE LINEUP: Defender delivers a better, quieter ride— up to 82 horsepower and a class-leading 69 lb-ft of torque. Hardworking Rotax HD10, HD8 and HD5 engines are the perfect mix of fun & function.

New Bench Seat With Bolsters

  • BENCH SEAT COMFORT FOR THE LONG HAUL: Support for people & all of their stuff: newly contoured seats, better side bolsters, reinforced seat trim and styling, and adjustible driver's seat. All with a flip-up bench, underseat storage and underside hooks. Choose between our 3 and 6-seaters.

No Compromise Storage

  • LEADING PAYLOAD CAPACITY AND STORAGE SPACE: Starting at a dashboard with removable toolbox, storage space, and moving through to up to 1,750 lb (793.8 kg) payload capacity on selected packages—it's obvious the Defender will just get. it. done.

Reliability That Works

  • ENHANCED FRAME & RIGIDITY: Our engineers pulled out all the stops and revised the Defender’s frame to be lighter where it could be—with more rigid for unsurpassed strength while carrying heavy payload off-road.

Torque on Demand

  • PRO-TORQ CVT TRANSMISSION AND ON-THE-FLY 4WD: Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential puts the power down on any terrain. The PRO-TORQ CVT on HD10 models provides improved cooling and electronic belt protection for more durability.

Truly Useful Displays

  • 4.5 IN DIGITAL DISPLAY WITH KEYPAD: Everything you need to control for the perfect ride. The 4.5 in. wide digital display options are readable in all conditions, with vehicle information and controls at your glovetips.