of the X rs’ larger shocks. Fourteen
inches of front and rear travel swallows
most ruts, bumps and jump landings
with movement to spare. For a vehicle
that can handle high speeds in rough
terrain, the Maverick Max has an
impressively smooth ride at slower
trail-cruising speeds, though the lack
of power steering lets more kickback
from bumps reach the driver through
the steering wheel. The power-steering-equipped X rs has a smoother feel.
The Fox Podium X 2.0 piggyback
reservoir shocks on the Maverick
Max offer compression damping and
spring-preload adjustments to let you
tune the suspension for the terrain and
passenger load. The shocks are also
rebuildable and re-valvable.
IS IT FAST?
Yes, very fast. The acceleration is
intense, even with all four seats full.
The Maverick Max makes it possible
for the whole family to enjoy the rush of
a high-performance machine together.
With the driver alone, it’s nearly as fast
and thrilling as the Maverick two-seat
HOW IS THE POWER ON THE TRAIL?
It’s tractable with plenty in reserve
for challenging terrain or just having fun
with speed. A 1000cc UTV may sound
like overkill, but when you have 500 to
900 pounds of people on board in hilly
terrain, mud or sand, the extra power is
very practical. Nothing on normal trails
strains the Maverick, so it’s relaxed and
smooth at cruising speeds. When that
big hill looms ahead, making it isn’t a
problem; you just have to decide how
fast you want to go to reach the top.
When there’s space to play, the
Maverick Max is ready and able.
There’s plenty of power to drift the
machine around turns or lift the front
end as you crest hills and rises in the
In ugly terrain, the Can-Am’s smooth
clutching makes controlling the power
easy. If the conditions are really slick
and sketchy, the milder Eco throttle
mode can help you find traction even if
you’re not a master of throttle control.
HOW IS THE SUSPENSION?
Most drivers will never want better.
Only very fast, aggressive drivers will
be able to find the suspension’s limits.
Racers who drive hard continuously will
appreciate the extra fade resistance
HOW DOES IT HANDLE?
It may be the best of the four-seaters. When it comes to handling,
four-seat UTVs have their pros and
cons. Like other four-seaters, the
Maverick Max’s length makes it less
nimble than the two-seat model, but
its 113.8-inch wheelbase ( 29. 5 inches
longer than the Maverick two-seater)
makes it more agile than some other
four-seaters, like the RZR XP 4 1000,
which has a 117-inch wheelbase, or
the Arctic Cat Wildcat 4 with its 124-
inch wheelbase. The Maverick Max’s
mid-engine design and suspension also
give it more neutral handling, with less
front-end push and less body roll than
other pure sport four-seaters. The Can-Am’s slightly smaller size helps in tight
places, but without power steering,
Fox 2.0 piggyback reservoir front shocks have
adjustable compression damping and preload.
Travel is 14 inches front and rear.
The trailing-arm rear end is strong,
simple and light. The dual-exhaust
system looks and sounds great but
isn’t offensively loud.
The Maverick Max’s
mid-engine design gives
it predictable, well-balanced handling.