Can-Am's 2020 Traxter side-by-side and four-seater models
Can-Am’s 2020 Traxter side-by-side and four-seater models.

Can-Am has unveiled its 2022 model year lineup of ATVs and side-by-side vehicles, offering more horsepower, better traction, enhanced comfort and much more.

The Can-Am Maverick lineup of performance off-road vehicles is synonymous with power and handling, and for 2022 the company is upping the ante, becoming the first side-by-side manufacturer to offer a 200hp engine. Coupled with an all-new pDrive roller clutch system, the entire dynamic changes through quicker acceleration and instant-on power at all time, allowing the Maverick to delivers the best power-to-weight ratio in its class.

Handling remains critical to all-round performance, so BRP engineers have ensured the lineup handles terrain with ease, thanks to Smart-Shox adaptive suspension, new 30- and 32-inch Maxxis Carnivore tyres, a stronger frame and higher ground clearance and stance.

The 2022 Can-Am Maverick X3 X DS Turbo RR offers 200hp
The 2022 Can-Am Maverick X3 X DS Turbo RR offers 200hp.

Can-Am is introducing two new Rotax engines to its lineup – the HD7/700 ACE and the HD9, replacing the HD5, HD8 and 800.

The Rotax HD7 is set to become the new ruler of the lower-hp class and will be available in the Can-Am Traxter, where it replaces the HD5 with 37 per cent more power. With a sportier calibration it will power the Maverick Trail 700. The new engine is optimised for off-road use, delivering an improved experience with less noise, less vibration, and a cooler environment for passengers resulting in a more comfortable ride.

The Rotax HD9 option replaces the HD8 in the Can-Am Traxter lineup. It’s a larger, more powerful engine that delivers 30 per cent more horsepower than its predecessor. It promises the same dependability, with even more workability by way of class-leading power and low-end torque.

On top of the engine upgrades, Can-Am is fine-tuning its Traxter line-up with the expansion of the ABS avaiability on some HD9 and HD10 models. Those models benefit therefore from the innovative Brake and Traction Control System that offers maximum controllability in the toughest riding conditions. Models fitted with ABS are no longer limited to 60km/hr.