The Can-Am’s suspension has less travel
than some sport UTVs, but it’s not short on
ride quality. Comfort in rocky, chewed-up
terrain is great, and there’s enough stroke
for most conditions.
Compression and spring preload-adjustable Fox
piggyback front shock produces 14 inches of travel.
HOW DOES COST COMPARE?
The Can-Am Maverick DPS is
$17,449, which makes it one of the
more affordable pure-sport 1000cc
UTVs with power steering. There’s also
a base, non-power-steering Maverick
model for $16,399. The Polaris RZR
XP 1000 EPS is $20,299. Yamaha’s
YXZ1000R starts at $19,799. Arctic
Cat’s Wildcat X costs $17,499.
WHAT MAKES THE POWER?
The Maverick is powered by a single-overhead-cam, eight-valve, 976cc
V-twin, and it makes 101 horsepower,
as much as the more expensive,
naturally aspirated Maverick models.
Polaris’ RZR XP 1000 makes 110
and Arctic Cat’s Wildcat X puts out
around 90 horsepower. The Maverick’s
racy 12:1 compression ratio means
premium pump gas is required for full
WHAT KIND OF TRANSMISSION DOES IT
A fully automatic, dual-range, belt-type continuously variable transmission.
It’s the most common type used
on UTVs. The Maverick has engine
braking, a feature not found on many
WHAT 4WD SYSTEM DOES IT USE?
Selectable 2WD/4WD with Can-Am’s
Visco-Lok QE. In 4WD it automatically
locks the front differential. The QE
version of the Visco-Lok system
provides quicker engagement than the