Can-Am joining the 450 fray?

Publish Date: 
Apr 1, 2007

Can-Am dealers: Look for BRP to release another sport ATV.

The Canadian company is keeping tight-lipped about the project; however, corporate communications hint at future race plans for the new market entry.

In announcing the hire of media relations representative Chaz Rice, BRP says Can-Am ATV racing coordinator Jeff Gruhlke will be allowed more time to focus on Can-Am competition, which the company says will continue to grow as it prepares to enter "another segment of ATV racing."

So will a 450cc ATV be a part of Can-Am's race endeavors?

"We look at competition as a way to improve the product for our customers," explains Rice. "We've won in Baja, we took two championships on the GNCC circuit last year, and we are the reigning manufacturers' champion for WPSA's Quadterrain Challenge.

When we release an ATV that we feel can be raced, we welcome an opportunity to see it in competition."