Central Florida PowerSports is loving 2017; it's an extremely exciting year. Part of the reason has a little something to do with a beautiful beast we know as the Can-Am Maverick X3 family.
Guys. We're really excited about this lineup. Can you tell? Let us tell you more about this awesome adrenaline-junkie dream machine...
"Where have you been all my life?" Right now, we'd probably be correct in our surmising that there are A LOT of people asking that question right now about this drool-worthy piece of PowerSports art. Are you one of these? Let's learn some more about this latest addition to Can-Am's 2017 Side-by-Side UTV line-up... which includes the 2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo R (aka Maverick X3), X3 X DS, and X3 X RS.
The X3 tears up the side-by-side vehicle rulebook with a single promise: to push your expectations of what a sport side-by-side vehicle can do. From its unmistakable, future-forward exterior design to its Ergo-Lok cockpit that puts the driver at the heart of the vehicle, it’s time to tackle terrain from the comfort of your very own off-road beast.
Starting from scratch means everything’s on the table, so Can-Am started from the best seating position and built the X3 around it. With so much power, they had to revolutionize everything: how you’ll steer, how its suspension reacts—even by adding a generous rearview mirror to watch your friends shrink in size as they fall behind. Can-Am didn’t take shortcuts, which is why you can.
Going faster than ever, anywhere, means putting the driver first and the stance second, so this beast’s cockpit wraps around its occupants. Low-slung seats boost confidence and lower the center of gravity—while still boasting up to 24 in. of suspension travel and up to 15 in. of ground clearance to dominate obstacles and rivals alike.
Pictured here is one of the class-beating FOX 3.0 Podium RC2 HPG shocks used for the X3, and its 24 in. of travel is special enough to star in its own studio photo. If you enjoy pushing limits as much as we do, you’ll know that off-road domination starts with suspension capable of handling anything.
Don’t suffer through a weak-end: the above photo is courtesy of the X3’s frankly overbuilt trophy truck-like trailing arm (TTX) rear suspension, perfect for impressing friends, flying over whoops, and exploring off-road landmarks with enthusiastic friends.
Can-Am's speed and precision-obsessed engineers and racers had an idea: let’s see what happens when we punch out the wheels just a bit more—and the performance improvement was so staggering we ended up creating the world’s first factory 72 in. wide side-by-side vehicle, specifically for dunes and wide-open desert riding.
There’s only one way to say it: the 154 HP Maverick X3 is a leap into the next generation of high performance side-by-side vehicles. Honed by our most rigorous testing ever, it’s simple: you won’t have more fun off-road. What are you waiting for?
The engine is beautiful. Just beautiful. Think of this punchy metallic heart as a love letter to full-throttle drifts and flat-out speed. No other side-by-side vehicle offers as much power as our new turbocharged and intercooler Rotax ACE engine can put down, an epic 154 horsepower. Ready to dance?
You'd better hurry in to Central Florida PowerSports before we start charging admission! This is truly a beautiful beast... but be forewarned, once you see it, you won't be able to sleep until one is in your garage!