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2019 Can-Am Defender DPS HD8
2019 Can-Am Defender DPS HD8

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Can-Am
Can-Am
Model Year
2019
2019
Model
Defender DPS HD8
Defender DPS HD8
Model Code
8EKH
8EKH
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 brakes with hydraulic single-piston caliper

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

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

Wheels
14 in. (35.6 cm) cast-aluminum
14 in. (35.6 cm) cast-aluminum
Tires

Front - Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)

Rear - Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 11 x 14 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Front - Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)

Rear - Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 11 x 14 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Dimensions

Length
120 in. (305 cm)
120 in. (305 cm)
Height
76 in. (193 cm)
76 in. (193 cm)
Width
62 in. (157.5 cm)
62 in. (157.5 cm)
Weight
Estimated Dry - 1,503.5 lb. (682 kg)
Estimated Dry - 1,503.5 lb. (682 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 air flow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection, Extra-L / H / N / R / P
PRO-TORQ transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), high air flow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection, Extra-L / H / N / R / P
Drive System

Drive Train - Lockable rear differential and Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential

Driving Assistance - Electronic Hill Descent Control

Drive Train - Lockable rear differential and Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential

Driving Assistance - Electronic Hill Descent Control

Electrical

Battery

12V (18 amp/h)

Magneto - 500W

12V (18 amp/h)

Magneto - 500W

Instrumentation

Multifunction Digital Gauge - Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, seat belt, diagnostics, clock, auto shut-off

Lighter type DC outlet in console (20-A)

Multifunction Digital Gauge - Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, seat belt, diagnostics, clock, auto shut-off

Lighter type DC outlet in console (20-A)

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

Engine

Engine
Rotax - V-twin, liquid cooled
Rotax - V-twin, liquid cooled
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
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 Type
Unleaded
Unleaded
Fuel Tank Capacity
10.6 gal. (40 l)
10.6 gal. (40 l)

Operational

Suspension

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

Rear - TTA with external sway bar; 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Front / Rear Shocks - Twin tube gas charged shocks

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

Rear - TTA with external sway bar; 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Front / Rear Shocks - Twin tube gas charged shocks

Steering
Dynamic Power Steering (DPS), adjustable tilt wheel
Dynamic Power Steering (DPS), adjustable tilt wheel
Seating

3-Person Capacity

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

3-Person Capacity

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

Other

Additional Colors

Green

Intense Red

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Green

Intense Red

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Hitch
2 in. receiver
2 in. receiver
Safety Features

Cage - ROPS-approved profiled cage. Certified ISO 3471 and OSHA

Additional Protection - Integrated front steel bumper, central skid plate.

Cage - ROPS-approved profiled cage. Certified ISO 3471 and OSHA

Additional Protection - Integrated front steel bumper, central skid plate.

Warranty
1-year limited factory
1-year limited factory

Features

Features

  • HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX 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.
  • A CHASSIS TO COUNT ON: It starts at the structure: Defender is an extremely capable off-road vehicle and a legitimate workhorse because of its automotive-like technology and fabrication tolerances that are in line with modern pickup trucks. The high-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) grade steel means a more rigid design made to handle the strain of heavy-duty jobs. Can-Am engineers put the Defender frame through the new rigorous Utility Test Cycle on winter and summer testing grounds to ensure its toughness—and it shows.
  • DYNAMIC POWER STEERING: Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) is tuned for utility while returning renowned Can-Am responsiveness for recreational riding. DPS improves steering feel in slow-speed working situations and in more technical terrain. It's also designed to offer less assistance at high speeds and more assistance at low speeds.
  • 4-MODE TRACTION SYSTEM: 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.
  • HEAVY-DUTY REAR SUSPENSION: The Defender heavy-duty Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA) was designed specifically for a utility and recreational usage, offers a full 10 in. (25.4 cm) of travel to provide a smooth ride whatever the terrain. Its architecture offers an optimal comfort and drivability in all conditions thanks to no camber.
  • VERSA-PRO BENCH SEAT: The VERSA-PRO Bench Seat is engineered as a 40/20/40 bench seat, inspired by modern pick-up trucks. It can comfortably accommodate three adults and features “profiled” corners to improve entrance / exit of the cab as well as a sturdy vinyl cover for improved wear resistance. The passenger seats, complete with integrated hooks on their underside, also can be flipped up to improve onboard storage. Can-Am designers also added a foldable central console and armrest with two cup holders to allow more space in the cab.
  • OPEN DASH WITH REMOVABLE TOOLBOX AND UNDER-DASH 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. All in all, the Defender proposes a total of 10.4 gal. (39.5 l) of storage solutions.
  • MULTIFUNCTION CARGO BOX WITH STURDY TAILGATE: The highly durable Cargo box can go up to 1,000 lb. (454 kg) 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 optimize 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. / 113 kg).
  • PROFILED CAGE: 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.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT TIRES AND WHEELS: 14 in. (35.6 cm) black cast-aluminium wheels with 27 in. (68,6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires for HD8 and HD10 models and 12 in. (30.5 cm) cast-aluminium wheels with 25 in. (63.5 cm) Maxxis tires for HD5 models.
  • MOSSY OAK BREAK-UP COUNTRY CAMO WATER DIPPED OPTION: When it comes to concealment, nothing compares to the exclusive Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camouflage. The highly durable water-dipped camo finish is resistant to scratching, mineral deposits, and sun fading. More importantly, it lets hunters match their favorite camo manufacturer with their favorite side-by-side vehicle brand.

Features

  • HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX 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.
  • A CHASSIS TO COUNT ON: It starts at the structure: Defender is an extremely capable off-road vehicle and a legitimate workhorse because of its automotive-like technology and fabrication tolerances that are in line with modern pickup trucks. The high-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) grade steel means a more rigid design made to handle the strain of heavy-duty jobs. Can-Am engineers put the Defender frame through the new rigorous Utility Test Cycle on winter and summer testing grounds to ensure its toughness—and it shows.
  • DYNAMIC POWER STEERING: Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) is tuned for utility while returning renowned Can-Am responsiveness for recreational riding. DPS improves steering feel in slow-speed working situations and in more technical terrain. It's also designed to offer less assistance at high speeds and more assistance at low speeds.
  • 4-MODE TRACTION SYSTEM: 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.
  • HEAVY-DUTY REAR SUSPENSION: The Defender heavy-duty Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA) was designed specifically for a utility and recreational usage, offers a full 10 in. (25.4 cm) of travel to provide a smooth ride whatever the terrain. Its architecture offers an optimal comfort and drivability in all conditions thanks to no camber.
  • VERSA-PRO BENCH SEAT: The VERSA-PRO Bench Seat is engineered as a 40/20/40 bench seat, inspired by modern pick-up trucks. It can comfortably accommodate three adults and features “profiled” corners to improve entrance / exit of the cab as well as a sturdy vinyl cover for improved wear resistance. The passenger seats, complete with integrated hooks on their underside, also can be flipped up to improve onboard storage. Can-Am designers also added a foldable central console and armrest with two cup holders to allow more space in the cab.
  • OPEN DASH WITH REMOVABLE TOOLBOX AND UNDER-DASH 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. All in all, the Defender proposes a total of 10.4 gal. (39.5 l) of storage solutions.
  • MULTIFUNCTION CARGO BOX WITH STURDY TAILGATE: The highly durable Cargo box can go up to 1,000 lb. (454 kg) 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 optimize 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. / 113 kg).
  • PROFILED CAGE: 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.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT TIRES AND WHEELS: 14 in. (35.6 cm) black cast-aluminium wheels with 27 in. (68,6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires for HD8 and HD10 models and 12 in. (30.5 cm) cast-aluminium wheels with 25 in. (63.5 cm) Maxxis tires for HD5 models.
  • MOSSY OAK BREAK-UP COUNTRY CAMO WATER DIPPED OPTION: When it comes to concealment, nothing compares to the exclusive Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camouflage. The highly durable water-dipped camo finish is resistant to scratching, mineral deposits, and sun fading. More importantly, it lets hunters match their favorite camo manufacturer with their favorite side-by-side vehicle brand.