2014 Can-Am Commander

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When things get tough you need a tough partner to get the job done. Therefore, Can-Am built the Commander, a rugged side-by-side that can keeps you out of trouble even when you have to deal with the most difficult terrains.

The vehicle is offered with two engine option namely a 799.9 Cc, V-twin, liquid cooled, SOHC, 8 Valve (4-Valve / Cyl) unit and a 976 Cc, V-Twin, Liquid Cooled, SOHC, 8 Valve (4-Valve / Cyl) powerplant. Regardless of what engine option you choose, the Commander will send its power to the ground via a CVT, sub-tansmission with high, low, park, neutral & reverse modes.

The 2014 Can-Am Commander is built on a tough steel frame and features a 2-in diameter, high-strength steel cage designed around the Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS).

The 2014 Can-Am Commander can be yours for no less than $11,799.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2014 Can-Am Commander.

Overview

Can-Am Commander

This versatile side-by-side features the essentials that changed the off-road landscape. Industry-leading performance, precision-engineered handling, and rider-focused design are all on display every time you hit the throttle.

2014 Can-Am Commander Key Features:

Can-Am Commander

• Rotax V-Twin Engine Options
• Intelligent Throttle Control (ITC)
• Industry-Leading Power-to-Weight Ratio
• 625-W Magneto
• 10-Gal Fuel Tank
• Torsional Trailing Arm Independent (TTI) Rear Suspension
• Double A-Arm Front Suspension With Dive-Control
• Visco-Lok Auto-Locking Front Differential
• 27" Carlisle Black Rock Tires On 12" Black Wheels
• 214-mm Ventilated Disc Brakes With Twin-Piston Calipers
• 11" of Ground Clearence
• Dual-Level Cargo Box
• Adjustable Driver’s Seat & Tilt Steering
• 8.3-Gal (31.6 L) Cockpit Storage
• 2" Diameter, High-Strength Steel Cage
• Digitaly Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.)
• 240-W Lighting

Performance:

Can-Am Commander

Category-Leading Performance
Available in a 71-hp Rotax 800R or 82-hp Rotax 1000 liquid-cooled V-Twin engines, with four valves per cylinder and single overhead camshafts. Both feature twin fuel injectors that supply efficient fuel delivery into the combustion chamber for powerful, yet precise performance.

Better Throttle Control
This electronic throttle-by-wire system works in conjunction with the 2.13 in. Bosch8 throttle body to produce smooth delivery, even if the driver’s foot is bouncing due to rough terrain. The iTC system detects unwanted bounces and filters the input. Comes with a progressive and sport mode.

Standout Performance
Provides optimal power-to-weight ratio and acceleration, offering you a ride that delivers every bit of the standout performance you would expect from Can-Am.

Strong Power Output
This package provides a more powerful magneto with 625 W of power output.

Largest in the Industry
The industry’s largest fuel tank lets you ride longer and work harder. With a capacity that’s 11% more than its nearest competitor, the 10-gal gas tank supplies maximum range for work and play.

Handling:

Can-Am Commander

Eliminates Scrub and Camber Changes
The only independent rear suspension that eliminates scrub and camber changes, meaning the wheels pivot up and down rather than in a butterfly motion. This ensures the vehicle moves only in the direction you point it. Reconfigured for improved traction and optimal transfer of power to the ground.

Better Steering Feel
The Can-Am Commander’s Double A-arm front suspension is designed with dive-control geometry that works to eliminate diving under heavy breaking and rough terrain. The front end features 10 in of travel and five-way preload-adjustable motion-control shocks.

Better Control
Exclusive to Can-Am, Visco-Lok is a progressively and automatically locking front differential system. The system intelligently transfers power from a slipping front wheel to the opposing wheel with traction. No buttons to push or levers to pull. Get progressive lock-up with no rev or speed limiter.

Great Traction and Control
Purpose-built, six-ply Carlisle Black Rock tires mounted on 12-in black wheels provide great traction and control in a wide variety of conditions.

Superior Stopping Power
Outboard disc brakes with 214-mm discs and twin-piston calipers. Large 214-mm outboard hydraulic disc brakes feature twin-piston calipers to provide superb stopping power.

For Maximum Performance
For maximum performance in challenging terrain, the Commander has 11-in of ground clearance. With 11 total inches of ground clearance, the Commander can tackle brutal conditions and challenging terrain.

Design:

Can-Am Commander

Exclusive and Versatile
The industry’s most versatile and usable cargo box design has a 600-lb cargo capacity, dual storage levels, anti-rust box, and tilt-assist dumping. Cargo box with two levels separated by a removable, water-resistant panel, that offers an upper and lower bed with their independent tailgate.

No Tools Required
Premium seating with a full backrest, lumbar and shoulder support, and side bolsters for lateral support during aggressive riding. Tilt steering and an adjustable driver’s seat are easily adaptable to a range of drivers and driving styles. No tools required.

Convenient Storage
The onboard storage consists of a 4.5 gal (17.2 L) glove box and a 3.4 (13.1 L) storage space beneath the driver’s seat. Convenient and versatile cockpit storage space so you can take your essentials with you.

High-Strength Protection
2-in diameter, high-strength steel cage designed around the Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) industry standard. Meets the requirements of the ANSI / ROHVA 1-2011 standard for ROPS, with the ISO 3471 option in section 10.

Standard Anti-Theft System
D.E.S.S. is the industry’s first standard anti-theft device. Electronic code in key must match code in ECU to start. Can-Am side-by-side vehicles come with two different keys. One limits top speed to 44 mph (70 km/h); the other has no limitations.

Lighting the Way
The Can-Am side-by-side vehicles family features a 240-W lighting system. Automotive-style projectors on each side run at 120-W on low beam and 240-W on high beam.

Specifations

ENGINE VERSION800R1000
ENGINE TYPEV-twin, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 8-valve (4-valve / cyl)V-twin, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 8-valve (4-valve / cyl)
DISPLACEMENT799.9 cc976 cc
BORE & STROKE91 x 61.5 mm91 x 75 mm
FUEL SYSTEMiTC™ with EFI and 54 mm Throttle Body, 2 Siemens† VDO injectors
STARTING SYSTEMElectric
TRANSMISSIONCVT, sub-transmission with high, low, park, neutral & reverse.
Standard engine braking
DRIVE TRAINSelectable 2WD / 4WD shaft driven with Visco-Lok‡ auto-locking front differential
FRAMESteel
CAGE TYPE2-in. (5.1 cm) diameter, high-strength steel, ROPS-approved
STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENTAdjustable tilt steering
FRONT SUSPENSION TYPE / SHOCKSDouble A-arm with dive-control geometry / Motion Control shocks
FRONT SUSPENSION TRAVEL10 in. (25.4 cm)
REAR SUSPENSION TYPE / SHOCKSTorsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI) with external sway bar / Motion Control shocks
REAR SUSPENSION TRAVEL10 in. (25.4 cm)
FRONT BRAKEDual 214 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
REAR BRAKESingle 214 mm ventilated disc brake with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
TIRES / FRONTCarlisle† Black Rock 27 x 9 x 12 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 30.5 cm)
TIRES / REARCarlisle Black Rock 27 x 11 x 12 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 30.5 cm)
WHEELSSteel Black
DRY WEIGHT1,287 lb (584 kg)1,295 lb (585 kg)
L X W X H (IN)118.3 x 58.6 x 72 in.
L X W X H (CM)300.4 x 148.9 x 182.9 cm
WHEELBASE75.8 in. (192.4 cm)
GROUND CLEARANCE11 in. (27.9 cm)
TOWING CAPACITY1,500 lb (680 kg)
CARGO BOX CAPACITYTotal: 600 lb (272 kg)
Upper: 400 lb (181 kg)
Lower: 200 lb (91 kg)
COCKPIT STORAGEGlove box: 4.5 gal (17.2 L)
Under driver seat: 3.5 gal (13.1 L)
Center console: 0.3 gal (1.3 L)
FUEL CAPACITY10 gal (37.8 L)
INSTRUMENTATIONMultifunction gauge: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, sport mode, ECO™ mode, seat belt and 4x4 indicator, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off
ANTI-THEFT SYSTEMDigitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.™)
ELECTRICALPrewired for winch
LIGHTING240-W from four 60-W projectors with tail lights / brake light
DC OUTLETLighter type in console, standard connector in the back (15-A)
FACTORY WARRANTY6 months limited warranty
EXTENDED WARRANTYB.E.S.T. available from 6 to 30 months
BASE PRICE$11,799

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