The Can Am Maverick X3… Are you ready?!


We’ve all seen this by now:

Can Am Maverick X3

And as usual, Can Am comes out of no where with another new machine.

Which would be true, unless you haven’t read our article from back in February where we predicted and then speculated on this exact machine. You can read that here:

Maybe we’re great at speculating, maybe we got someone on the inside. You (and BRP) will never know. Sorry!

What you do need to know is this:

  • We think the name doesn’t imply much more than “3rd Generation Maverick.” As much as we’d love for BRP to channel their inner Gordon Murray and make a McLaren F1 inspired seating layout, it’s just not happening. Though, there may be a sleeved down 3 cylinder in Can Am’s arsenal that they could use to power this monster. I guess we’ll see!
  • All new chassis from the ground up. Wildcat-like seating position. Great ergonomics. And the fit and finish we’ve grown accustom to from the recent Can Am products. Expect that at a minimum!
  • More power, but less than we speculated for the new XP Turbo so imagine somewhere between their current 131hp and 165hp. They won’t be a power leader, but it might not matter if they can keep the weight low. We fully expect it to outrun any of the current machines.
  • Wicked styling. Absolutely wicked. It will still have the Maverick cues but with the badass turned up to 11.


So that’s it for now. Don’t expect much more than a peep from Can Am until this machine is ready. They’re tight lipped and incredibly sensitive on what info they give out to who.

Until then, stay tuned to our Facebook page for the latest info, our YouTube Channel to watch us make asses of ourselves, and our new Instagram page to see where were riding and what we’re doing.

7 Comments on "The Can Am Maverick X3… Are you ready?!"

  1. splitsworldX | July 28, 2016 at 8:39 am | Reply

    Hmm. Clean looks…I am not a Can Am guy but will there be a 4 seater at launch? Or does CanAm wait for a few months before releasing them like some of the other manufacturers? I was looking at buying a RZR 4 seat turbo but now i may have to wait…I mean i have to wait anyways with a stop ride/stop sale BS anyway 🙂 Split

    • As unpredictable as Can Am has been, I wouldn’t totally be surprised if they did release a 4 seater. But I’d put my money on them NOT doing it (pretty much following what everyone else does as you’ve said). I think they need to properly gauge the market size with a machine like this before plopping down extra r&d cash to make a 4 seater work.

  2. splitsworldX | July 28, 2016 at 9:03 am | Reply

    Thanks Nick,,looks remarkably similar to your article earlier this year 🙂

    Judging by the pics, it does look like they moved the rear wheels back. One of the things i have always disliked about the CanAm models is it looks like the driver sits so far back as to almost be in line with the rear wheel (2 seater anyway). I am not sure of the weight biased but this photo looks like the driver is more centered in the SxS.

  3. out of curiosity , where did the yellow prototype picture come from? just curious because it is being thrown around like it is an official picture on facebook sites

    • It’s certainly not ours but I came across it probably close to 2 years ago on some forum (I can’t remember!). It’s shocking how similar it looks to the actual X3!

  4. Wait a second, can am put a three link on the x3???

    I guess they are playing follow the leader?

  5. Actually it may be a modified three link with a toe link as well. Notice the three links on the back of the trailing arm…

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.