WHAT’S A MAVERICK TRAIL?
The Maverick 1000’s 976cc engine
is detuned from 101 horsepower ( 85
horsepower in the Commander) to 75
horsepower for the Maverick Trail, and
an X3-like frame mounts the V-twin
behind the cabin to get a 50-inch width.
The tubes are DP980 HSLA steel, and
cage tubes are sculpted for a better
fit with accessory windscreens. The
wheelbase is stretched by 6. 3 inches
over the 1000R to 90. 6 inches, but the
Trail is 0.8 inches shorter and 14 inches
narrower than the 1000R. It’s also
52 pounds heavier, but comparisons
stop there, as the Trail has mostly
X3 influence, except for the unique-
to-Maverick Trail’s dual-A-arm rear
suspension with dual-tube gas shocks
and 10. 5 inches of travel. Front travel
is 10 inches, and dual torsion bars fight
body roll. Tires are 26-inch Carlisle
ACTs (All-Conditions Trail) on 12-inch
steel wheels, while DPS models have
aluminum rims. Weight distribution is
42/58 (front/rear) with the rear-engine
X3 influences include the cabin with
Ergo-Lok seats and an all-new dash
with a large X3-style glove box and
a smaller storage bin above the tilt
steering wheel and analog multimeter.
Trail 1000s sport half doors with inner
and outer latch handles, inner liners
and hand-hold loops. The passenger
has a non-adjustable panic bar with
rubberized cushion. The transmission
is also X3, with its Quick-Response
System (QRS-T) CVT and electronic
belt protection, although BRP added
Can-Am unleashes the Maverick
Trail 1000 EFI 4x4 to take on the
RZR 900 and Wildcat Trail 700.
Fifty-inch UTVs are like motorcycles
and helicopters, as they can go
places bigger machines can’t.
We like the tilt steering wheel and 5 inches of driver’s-seat adjustment, and the new dash has
several blanks for accessory controllers. Storage capacity is 5. 3 gallons.