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When we engineered the Can-Am Defender, we pulled out all the stops. We made it tough, capable and clever to excel at everything you demand of it. You'll feel the difference as soon as you sit in and pull away.
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  • Engine

    • Available Colours
      • Green
    • Engine



    • Type

      HD5 - 38 hp, Rotax 427 cc single cylinder, liquid cooled

      HD8 - 50 hp, Rotax 799.9 cc, V-twin, liquid cooled

    • Fuel System

      Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)

    • Transmission

      HD5 - CVT, P / R / N / H / L, standard engine braking

      HD8 - PRO-TORQ transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection Extra-L / H / N / R / P

    • Drive Train

      HD5 - Selectable 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok† auto-locking front differential

      HD8 -Selectable 2WD / 4WD with ViscoLok† auto-locking front differential/ Lockable rear differential available with the Convenience package

    • Driving Assistance

      Electronic Hill Descent Control

    • Power Steering


  • Suspensions

    • Front Suspension Type

      Double A-arm / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

    • Front Shocks Type

      Twin tube gas charged shocks

    • Rear Suspension Type

      TTA-HD with external sway bar / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

    • Rear Shocks Type

      Twin tube gas charged shocks

  • Brakes

    • Front Brake

      Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers

    • Rear Brake

      HD5 - Single 220 mm ventilated disc brake with hydraulic twin-piston caliper

      HD8 - Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic single-piston calipers

  • Tyres/Wheels

    • Tyres Front

      HD5 - Maxxis M923J†

      25 x 8 x 12 in.

      (63.5 x 20.3 x 30.5 cm)

      HD8 - Maxxis M923J

      26 x 9 x 12 in.

      (66 x 22.9 x 30.5 cm)

      or Maxxis Bighorn 2.0

      27 x 9 x 12 in.

      (68.6 x 22.9 x 30.5 cm)

    • Tyres Rear

      HD5 - Maxxis M924J†

      25 x 10 x 12 in.

      (63.5 x 25.4 x 30.5 cm)

      HD8 - Maxxis M924J

      26 x 11 x 12 in.

      (66 x 27.9 x 30.5 cm)

      or Maxxis Bighorn 2.0

      27 x 11 x 12 in.

      (68.6 x 27.9 x 30.5 cm)*

    • Wheels

      12-in. steel black

  • Dimensions/Capacities

    • Cage Type

      ROPS-approved profiled cage.

      Certified ISO 3471 and OSHA.

    • Dry Weight

      HD5 -1,286 lb (583.2 kg)

      HD8 - 1,404 lb (636.8 kg)

    • L X W X H (IN)

      HD5 - 120 x 62 x 75.5 in.

      HD8 - 120 x 62 x 76 in.

    • L X W X H (CM)

      HD5 - 305 x 157.5 x 191.8 cm

      HD8 - 305 x 157.5 x 193 cm

    • Wheelbase

      83 in. (211.5 cm)

    • Ground Clearance

      HD5 - D10.5 in. (26.7 cm)

      HD8 - 11 in. (28 cm)

    • Cargo Box Dimensions

      38 x 54.5 x 12 in.

      (96.5 x 138.4 x 30.5 cm)

    • Cargo Box Capacity

      HS5 - 600 lb (272.2 kg)

      HD8 - 1,000 lb (454 kg) / California only: 600 lb (272.2 kg)

    • Tailgate Load Capacity

      250 lb (113.4 kg)

    • Storage Capacity

      Total: 10.4 gal (39.5 L)

      Under dash: 6 gal (22.8 L)

      Dash: 1.8 gal (6.9 L)

      Water-resistant and removable toolbox: 1.7 gal (6.3 L)

      Armrests and cup holders: 0.9 gal (3.5 L)

    • Towing Capacity

      HD5 - 1,500 lb (680 kg)

      HD8 - 2,000 lb (907.2 kg)

    • Payload Capacity

      HD5 - 1,200 lb (544 kg)

      HD8 - 1,500 lb (680 kg)

    • Fuel Capacity

      10.6 gal (40 L)

    • Rider Capacity


  • Features

    • Gauge

      Multifunction digital: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, seat belt, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off

    • Battery

      12 V (18 amp/h)

    • Magneto

      HD5 - 500-W

      HD8 - 650-W

    • Instrumentation

      Lighter type DC outlet in console (20-A)

    • Lighting

      140-W lighting output from four 35-W reflectors ensuring a wide visiblity and LED tail lights

    • Winch


    • Seat

      VERSA-PRO bench seat with passenger seats flipping up, underside hooks and contoured bench to improve entrance/exit of the cab

    • Steering

      Adjustable tilt steering

    • Protection

      Integrated front steel bumper

      Central skid plate

    • Hitch Type

      2-in hitch receiver

    • Work Key

      Limits the vehicles speed to 40km for use on construction sites and farms

  • Convenience Package

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      HD8 Convenience Package / HD10 adds:

      • Lockable rear differential and Visco-Lok‡ auto-locking front differential

      • 10.4 gal (39.5 L) of storage capacity * including a 1.7-gal (6.3 L) water-resistant toolbox and a 6-gal (22.8 L) of under dash storage

      • 12-in. (30.5cm) steel wheels with 27-in. (68.6cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0† tires

  • Warranty

    • Factory

      2 years factory warranty.

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    • Things to consider

      - Power Options

      - Accessories

      - Pre Delivery

      - Insurance

  • Key Base Features

    • HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX V-TWIN ENGINES - The Defender offers three very capable true-work powerplant options. The 72-hp Rotax HD10 V-Twin is specifically tuned for serious work but also offers 61 lb-ft torque and peak torque at lower RPM for optimal delivery for recreational use. The work-focused Rotax HD8 V-Twin delivers 50 hp and 50 lb-ft torque for tough tasks. To simply get the job done, meet your new yardstick; the new Defender HD5 single cylinder Rotax engine delivering 38-hp. The Defender is now the sharpest tool in the shed.

    • HIGH RIGIDITY CHASSIS - The Defender is an extremely capable off-road vehicle and a legitimate workhorse that uses an all-new, high-precision, laser-cut tongue-and-groove chassis, automotive-like technology and fabrication tolerances that are in line with modern pick-up trucks. The high-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) grade steel means a more rigid design for taking the strain of heavy-duty chores. Can-Am engineers put the Defender frame through the new rigorous Utility Test Cycle at the winter and summer testing grounds to ensure its toughness.

    • BETTER CONTROL - The Visco-Lok † front differential combined with the lockable rear differential* offer a 4-mode traction system providing multiple choices for varying terrain or tasks. Users, via a separate front-and-rear toggle switches, can select between a 2x4 open rear differential for tight turning and turf protection, a 2x4 lockable rear for improved 2WD traction, a 4x4 open rear for more maneuverability in rugged terrain and a 4x4 locked rear for maximum traction. The rear differential is gear-on-gear to the transmission for better response, no maintenance, better efficiency and fewer components. *Lockable rear differential is available on selected models.

    • TTA-HD REAR SUSPENSION - The Defender heavy-duty Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA-HD) was designed specifically for a utility and recreational usage, offers a full 10 inches of travel to provide a smooth ride whatever the terrain. Its architecture offers optimal comfort and drivability in all conditions thanks to no camber.

    • PICK-UP INSPIRED SEATING - The VERSA-PRO bench seat offered on the XT package includes truck-like flip-up passenger seats with sealed/waterproof under seat storage. It uses a reinforced seat cover with thicker vinyl and a special material finish to be more resistant and offer a premium look. The Defender vehicles’ high-quality seat cover is designed to endure the everyday use on the farm, job site and trail. In addition, the XT driver seat features 3-in (8 cm) of adjustability (forward/rearward) for added comfort and better entrance / exit.

    • ADAPTABLE STORAGE - The open dash design features a handy removable and water-resistant 1.7 gal (6.3 L) toolbox, an industry exclusive, to allow users to carefully carry tools and supplies their need in an organised manner. In addition, it includes 6 gal (23 L) of under dash storage with an enclosed pocket, perfect for stowing small essentials. All in all, the Defender proposes a total of up to 10.4 gal. (39.5 L) of storage solutions. *Removable toolbox and under dash storage are available on selected models.

    • VERSATILE CARGO BOX - The highly durable Cargo box can go up to 1,000-lb (454kg) load capacity and easily dumps. Strategic features include 5-gal (18.9 l) pail recesses, integrated anchors on the sidewalls and several tie-down points for added convenience. To fully optimise the sizeable cargo box, consumers can divide up the box using the integrated recesses. The box allows for both 1x3 and plywood separators and accepts bed extenders for refining the bed’s overall dimensions. Also, the sturdy tailgate can withstand ordinary farm use and serve as a seat during your lunch break (max weight: 250 lb / 113kg).

    • CAB-READY - The sturdy Profile cage (steel) is designed in tandem with the Can-Am Cab and genuine accessories to ensure the best fit-and-finish and seamless integration in the industry. To enhance visibility and improve entrance / exit of the cab, the front section of the cage was moved far forward.

    • MAXXIS TYRES - 12-in (30.5 cm) steel wheels with 25-in (63.5 cm) Maxxis tires

  • Accessories

    • Headache Rack - Protects passengers and cab components from cargo load.

    • Bed Wall Extender - Foldable top panels come off in seconds.

    • Body Side Protectors - Reliable cargo box protection, integrated brush and low-lying branch deflector.

Spec Sheet

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  • 2020 Can-Am Defender HD5 Spec Sheet - Download


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