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2018 Can-Am Defender XT HD8
2018 Can-Am Defender XT HD8

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Can-Am
Can-Am
Model Year
2018
2018
Model
Defender XT HD8
Defender XT HD8
Model Code
8FJF
8FJF
Color
Intense Red
Intense Red

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

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

Rear - Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brake with hydraulic single-piston caliper

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

Rear - Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brake with hydraulic single-piston caliper

Wheels
14 in. cast aluminum
14 in. cast aluminum
Tires

Maxxis Bighorn 2.0

Front - 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)

Rear - 27 x 11 x 14 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Maxxis Bighorn 2.0

Front - 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)

Rear - 27 x 11 x 14 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Dimensions

Length
122.2 in. (310.5 cm)
122.2 in. (310.5 cm)
Height
78 in. (198.1 cm)
78 in. (198.1 cm)
Width
62 in. (157.5 cm)
62 in. (157.5 cm)
Weight
Estimated Dry - 1,557.7 lb. (706.6 kg)
Estimated Dry - 1,557.7 lb. (706.6 kg)
Ground Clearance
11 in. (28 cm)
11 in. (28 cm)
Wheelbase
83 in. (211.5 cm)
83 in. (211.5 cm)

Drivetrain

Transmission
PRO-TORQ Transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection; Extra-L / H / N / R / P
PRO-TORQ Transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection; Extra-L / H / N / R / P
Drive System
True 4-mode Traction System: 2x4 open rear differential, 2x4 locked rear differential, 4x4 open rear differential, 4x4 locked rear differential, Visco-Lok QE auto-locking front differential
True 4-mode Traction System: 2x4 open rear differential, 2x4 locked rear differential, 4x4 open rear differential, 4x4 locked rear differential, Visco-Lok QE auto-locking front differential

Electrical

Lighting
140W lighting output from (4) 35W reflectors ensuring a wide visibility, plus LED tail lights with halo glow effect
140W lighting output from (4) 35W reflectors ensuring a wide visibility, plus LED tail lights with halo glow effect
Instrumentation

Two lighter type DC outlets, one in the console (20A) and one in the under dash storage(20A)

Multifunction Analog / Digital - Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, ECO / Work / Normal modes, seat belt and 4 x 4 indicator, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off

Two lighter type DC outlets, one in the console (20A) and one in the under dash storage(20A)

Multifunction Analog / Digital - Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, ECO / Work / Normal modes, seat belt and 4 x 4 indicator, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off

Battery
12V (30 A/h)
12V (30 A/h)

Engine

Engine
Rotax® V-twin
Rotax® V-twin
Horsepower
50 hp
50 hp
Displacement
799.9 cc
799.9 cc
Fuel System
Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Fuel Tank Capacity
10.6 gal/ (40 l)
10.6 gal/ (40 l)
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Fuel Type
Unleaded
Unleaded

Operational

Steering

Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)

Adjustable tilt

Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)

Adjustable tilt

Seating
3 - VERSA-PRO bench seat with passenger seats flipping up, adjustable driver seat, underside hooks, reinforced XT seat skin and contoured bench to improve entrance/exit of the cab
3 - VERSA-PRO bench seat with passenger seats flipping up, adjustable driver seat, underside hooks, reinforced XT seat skin and contoured bench to improve entrance/exit of the cab
Suspension

Front - Double A-arm; Travel - 10 in. (25.4 cm)

Rear - TTA-HD with external sway bar; Travel - 10 in. (25.4 cm)l

Front - Double A-arm; Travel - 10 in. (25.4 cm)

Rear - TTA-HD with external sway bar; Travel - 10 in. (25.4 cm)l

Frame
Cage - ROPS-approved profiled cage; Certified ISO 3471 and OSHA.
Cage - ROPS-approved profiled cage; Certified ISO 3471 and OSHA.
Load Capacity

Payload - 1,500 lb. (680 kg)

Tailgate load capacity - 250 lb. (113.4 kg)

Payload - 1,500 lb. (680 kg)

Tailgate load capacity - 250 lb. (113.4 kg)

Cargo Box Length
38 in. (96.5 cm)
38 in. (96.5 cm)
Cargo Box Height
12 in. (30.5 cm)
12 in. (30.5 cm)
Cargo Box Width
54.5 in. (138.4 cm)
54.5 in. (138.4 cm)
Cargo Box Capacity
600 lb. (272.2 kg)
600 lb. (272.2 kg)
Towing Capacity
2,000 lb. (907.2 kg)
2,000 lb. (907.2 kg)
Capacity

Total - 16.2 gal. (61.3 l)

Under dash - 6 gal. (22.8 l)

Waterproof and removable box under passenger seat - 5.6 gal. (21 l)

Dash - 2 gal. (7.7 l)

Water-resistant and removable toolbox - 1.7 gal. (6.3 l)

Armrests and cup holders - 0.9 gal. (3.5 l)

Total - 16.2 gal. (61.3 l)

Under dash - 6 gal. (22.8 l)

Waterproof and removable box under passenger seat - 5.6 gal. (21 l)

Dash - 2 gal. (7.7 l)

Water-resistant and removable toolbox - 1.7 gal. (6.3 l)

Armrests and cup holders - 0.9 gal. (3.5 l)

Other

Hitch
2 in. receiver
2 in. receiver
Additional Colors

Pure Magnesium Metallic

Intense Red

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Pure Magnesium Metallic

Intense Red

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Safety Features
XT front bumper, full skid plate, full hard roof
XT front bumper, full skid plate, full hard roof
Warranty
Factory - 6-months limited
Factory - 6-months limited

Features

Features

  • HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX V-TWIN ENGINES: The work-focused Rotax HD8 V-Twin delivers 50 hp and 50 ft. lb. torque for tough tasks.
  • PRECISION-ENGINEERED HANDLING: The specific Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) system is tuned for utility applications while also offering responsiveness for recreational usage. DPS improves steering feel in slow-speed working situations and in more technical terrain. It also is designed to offer less assistance at high speed and more assistance at low speed.
  • BETTER CONTROL: The Visco-Lok QE† 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.
  • SELECTABLE DRIVE MODE: Select from three driving modes that are designed to optiminized performance on a variety of terrain as well as saving on fuel consumption
  • PICK-UP INSPIRED SEATING: The VERSA-PRO bench seat offered on the XT package includes a 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 organized manner. In addition, it includes 6 gal. (23 l) of under dash storage with an enclosed pocket, perfect for stowing small essentials. Combined with the removable and waterproof under seat storage box, the Defender proposes a total of 16.2 gal. (61.3 l) of storage solutions.
  • 4,500 lb. (2,014 kg) winch
  • ANALOG/ DIGITAL GAUGE WITH ENCLOSED STORAGE
  • FULL HARD ROOF
  • PREMIUM WHEELS AND TIRES: 14 in. (35.6 cm) black cast-aluminum wheels with 27 in. (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
  • PREMIUM COLOR OPTIONS: The Defender XT vehicles are available with premium metallic paint or an exclusive water-dipped camouflage pattern, providing a first-class appearance. Choose from the painted Intense Red or Pure Magnesium Metallic or go stealth with the available Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo.

Features

  • HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX V-TWIN ENGINES: The work-focused Rotax HD8 V-Twin delivers 50 hp and 50 ft. lb. torque for tough tasks.
  • PRECISION-ENGINEERED HANDLING: The specific Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) system is tuned for utility applications while also offering responsiveness for recreational usage. DPS improves steering feel in slow-speed working situations and in more technical terrain. It also is designed to offer less assistance at high speed and more assistance at low speed.
  • BETTER CONTROL: The Visco-Lok QE† 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.
  • SELECTABLE DRIVE MODE: Select from three driving modes that are designed to optiminized performance on a variety of terrain as well as saving on fuel consumption
  • PICK-UP INSPIRED SEATING: The VERSA-PRO bench seat offered on the XT package includes a 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 organized manner. In addition, it includes 6 gal. (23 l) of under dash storage with an enclosed pocket, perfect for stowing small essentials. Combined with the removable and waterproof under seat storage box, the Defender proposes a total of 16.2 gal. (61.3 l) of storage solutions.
  • 4,500 lb. (2,014 kg) winch
  • ANALOG/ DIGITAL GAUGE WITH ENCLOSED STORAGE
  • FULL HARD ROOF
  • PREMIUM WHEELS AND TIRES: 14 in. (35.6 cm) black cast-aluminum wheels with 27 in. (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
  • PREMIUM COLOR OPTIONS: The Defender XT vehicles are available with premium metallic paint or an exclusive water-dipped camouflage pattern, providing a first-class appearance. Choose from the painted Intense Red or Pure Magnesium Metallic or go stealth with the available Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo.