TIME TO GET INTO IT
Optimized for mud and changeable, fluid, tricky conditions, the Defender X mr is the workhorse built to keep running through the toughest obstacles with ease. Its snorkeled intakes and revolutionary Smart-LokTM* differential are just the start.
HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX V-TWIN ENGINE
The 72-hp Rotax HD10 V-Twin is specifically tuned for serious work, and it's been proven a serious companion in muddy conditions. Why? Torque. In 2018, the engine feels even more responsive thanks to an all-new front differential setup that makes this Rotax powerplant even more compelling.
For next-level traction to conquer the roughest terrain, Can-Am-exclusive Smart-Lok™* technology is the new benchmark. A true full lockable on-the-fly front differential with electronically-controlled automatic modes, or with the simple press of a button that offers preset, intelligent calibrations for your type of riding. Using multiple input sources, "Smart mode” will instantaneously engage locking with the right load at the right moment. It provides maximum traction while allowing for low-speed maneuverability. In the Defender X mr, placing it accurately will allow you to conquer any obstacles and keep full momentum to lead you to triumph braap-braap.
A BREATH OF FRESH AIR
With snorkeled CVT and engine intakes, the Defender X mr gains the ability to perform in deeper water and more extreme conditions where dirt and dust are a concern. The increased intake height gives better water fording capabilities, allowing this swamp-ready side-by-side vehicle and its determined riders to leave other side-by-sides in its wake.
Want a head start? These 30-inch. ITP Cryptid† tires on 14-inch aluminum wheels will hook up all the way from the hole shot to the moment you turn it off, whether for a blast across a mud hole or on a long-distance ride.
Fitted with arched arms, aluminum rock sliders, and mudguards, we've given added protection for obstacles and unforseen circumstances that may derail a lesser side-by-side. At speed, its improved geometry returns excellent roadholding and control.
The open dash design features a handy removable and water-resistant 1.7 gal (6.3 L) toolbox, an industry exclusive, to allow users to carefully carry tools and supplies their need in an organized manner. In addition, it includes 6 gal (23 L) of under dash storage with an enclosed pocket, perfect for stowing small essentials. Combined with the removable and waterproof under seat storage box, the Defender proposes a total of 16.2 gal. (61.3 L) of storage solutions.
THE POWER TO PULL
If what we've seen our owners already do with their Defenders, a little added capability is never a bad thing. To match the rest of the Defender X mr's upgrades, this 4,500-lb (2,041 kg) winch with synthetic rope ensures you'll conquer obstacles, recovery missions, and oversized tasks with ease.