Albany, New York (8/27/2013) -
Am initially introduced the Can-Am Maverick 1000 R SxS
in late 2012 with the release of the 101 horsepower
sport SxS / UTV. With its ever growing popularity, Can-Am
has expanded its line of CanAm Maverick 1000 SxS / UTV
models to include the Can-Am Maverick 1000R MAX four
seater and Can-Am Maverick 1000R X xc DPS SxS / UTV
for the woods.
We recently had the chance to get behind the wheel
of each of the new 2014 CanAm Maverick 1000 R SxS
/ UTV Models while attending the 2014 Can-Am media
intro. Although we had a blast driving each model,
the one we enjoyed the most in the tight woods of
upstate New York was the newly released 2014 Can-Am
Maverick 1000R X xc DPS SxS / UTV.
The Can-Am Maverick 1000 X xc DPS features the same powerful 101 horsepower ROTAX V-Twin engine as the standard Maverick. Can-Am’s main focus with the Can-Am Maverick 1000 X xc was to design a SxS / UTV that was well suited for driving aggressively in the woods – which was greatly influenced by Can-Am Maverick 1000 SxS / UTV drivers who race in the GNCC Racing Series.
2014 Can-Am Maverick 1000R X xc is four inches
narrower than the standard Can-Am Maverick 1000R
SxS / UTV with a width of just 60 inches, which
is the max limit for some trail systems.
Can-Am began designing the CanAm Maverick 1000 R
X xc DPS by adding a narrowing kit to reduce its overall
width from 64 inches to 60 inches to make it easier
to fit down tightly wooded trails. Although you do
loose some high speed corning agility, the narrow
width handles a lot better and is easier to maneuver
while weaving in and out of trees. We found the narrow
width reassuring and much easier to drive through
the woods than the standard Can-Am Maverick 1000R SxS as we
blitzed down the trails at Hilltown Riders ATV Club.
To improve its agility in the woods even more, the 2014 Can-Am Maverick 1000 X xc DPS SxS comes standard with DPS (tri-mode electronic power steering). Instead of having the fight the steering wheel while going over rough terrain like rocks, ruts, or roots, the added DPS eliminates the feedback you feel through the steering wheel, thus eliminating any arm pump and giving you a more relaxed drive.
The 2014 Can-Am Maverick 1000 X xc SxS / UTV comes standard with DPS
(Tri-mode electronic power steering)
The Tri-Mode DPS also features three modes you can choose between – minimum, medium, and maximum – which helps you dial in how much steering assistance you want. We thought the medium setting worked best all around, as we drove in a combination of tight woods and open fields while testing this unit.
With the added DPS, there is little feed back nor harsh jarring of the steering wheel while hitting deep ruts or large tree roots