Valcourt, Québec - Attendees of this past weekend’s BRP dealer meeting in National Harbor, Md., got a close look at the new Can-Am Maverick sport side-by-side, the new sport-touring Spyder, and the new trail-friendly Outlander 650 X mr ATV. They also witnessed the unveiling of the 2013 Sea-Doo watercraft.
The new Can-Am Spyder ST sport-touring roadster is the third and latest model in a lineup that continues to offer the Spyder RS and Spyder RT models introduced in 2008 and 2010, respectively. The new model’s sport-touring rider ergonomics include footboards for more legroom. The Spyder ST is powered by the same Rotax 991 V-Twin engine and has all BRP safety features such as VSS.
Innovations to the 2013 Can-Am roadster lineup include the Brembo brake system specifically designed for Can-Am roadsters, a new suspension for better handling and performance, and new front fenders with integrated LEDs for refined style and improved aerodynamics.
“The Can-Am Spyder ST roadster complements the existing Spyder RS and Spyder RT lineups perfectly,” said Yves Leduc, vice president and general manager, North America division. “It offers confidence-inspiring handling and control, as well as a ride that’s as unique as it is exhilarating.”
Dealers also had a chance to try BRP’s first sport side-by-side, the Can-Am Maverick 1000R. BRP claims the vehicle’s Rotax 1000R V-Twin powerpack produces 101 horsepower, making it the class leader in power, torque, acceleration and power-to-weight ratio. The Maverick features sport-tuned front and rear suspension, as well as a rigid frame with a centralized midengine layout.
Other Maverick features include Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC), a dual exhaust, a continuously variable transmission (CVT) with a Zylon-reinforced drive belt, and a steel frame. A compact Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA) independent rear suspension reportedly improves traction while reducing unsprung weight and eliminating bump steer for predictable handling. The Maverick’s multi-function rear rack is compatible with BRP’s LinQ system.
BRP also introduced its 2014 Can-Am Maverick MAX 4-seat model, available worldwide next summer. (Story continues; click below.)