For enhanced agility, the versatile Can-Am Commander Max is also offered with Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS).

The DPS version is available with two engine choices namely the 71-hp Rotax 800R or the 82-hp Rotax 1000 liquid-cooled V-Twin unit. Both units are mated to CVT, sub-transmissions with high, low, park, neutral and reverse.

The engines are fed by 10 gallons fuel tanks which at the moment are the largest in the industry offering you a fairly generous driving range.

To keep its passengers safe, the Can-Am Commander MAX DPS was built with a 2-in diameter, high-strength steel cage which is designed around the Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS). The cabin is fitted with four comfortable seats and plenty of storage places including a 4.5 gal glove box and a 3.4 gal storage space beneath the driver’s seat.

The DPS version of the Can-Am Commander MAX is priced at $16,199.

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

  • 2014 Can-Am Commander MAX DPS
  • Year:
  • Engine:
    V-twin, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 8-valve (4-valve / cyl)
  • Transmission:
  • Energy:
    iTC™ with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
  • Displacement:
    976 cc
  • Price:


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Get the flexibility to customize your machine the way you want it, with the control of the Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS).

2014 Can-Am Commander MAX DPS Key Base Features:

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• 85-HP Rotax 1000 V-twin engine
• Intelligent Throttle Control (ITC)
• Industry-Leading Power-to-Weight Ratio
• 625-W Magneto
• 10-Gal Fuel Tank
• 214-mm Ventilated Disc Brakes With Twin-Piston Calipers
• Torsional Trailing Arm Independent (TTI) Rear Suspension
• Double A-Arm Front Suspension With Dive-Control
• Comfortable Seating For Four
• Dual-Level Cargo Box
• 8.3-Gal Cockpit Storage
• 2" Diameter, High-Strength Steel Cage
• Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S)
• Adjustable Driver’s Seat & Tilt Steering

2014 Can-Am Commander MAX DPS Key Package Features:

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• Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
• Visco-Lok QE Auto-Locking Front Differential
• 27" Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 Tires On 14" Wheels

2014 Can-Am Commander MAX DPS Features and Benefits:

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Industry-Leading Performance
Hitting the trail, going hunting or just taking in nature, there’s a Rotax® engine that will get you and your passengers to where you want to go. Choose from the 71-hp Rotax® 800R or the 82-hp Rotax® 1000 liquid-cooled V-Twin engine to match your off-road adventure.

Category-Leading Performance
Liquid-cooled, 8-valve Rotax 976 cc V-twin pumps out a class-leading 85 horsepower, yet is refined thanks to EFI and iTC. The liquid-cooled, single overhead cam power plant features 4 valves per cylinder, fed by a 54-mm Bosch‡ throttle body and 2 sophisticated VDO Siemens‡ fuel injectors.

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.


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Precision-Engineered Handling
The Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) offers three level of rider-adjustable steering assistance that can be adapted to match the terrain while also reducing kickback to the steering.

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.

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.

Steering Assistance
The electronically controlled power steering provides the driver with three different levels of assistance when steering. The amount of assistance varies with the vehicle’s speed to adjust the steering input effort to a comfortable level. Features Visco-Lok QE for a faster engagement point.

Better Control
All DPS-equipped models have Visco-Lok† QE, which has all the features and benefits of the standard quick-engagement Visco-Lok† differential, but with an even quicker engagement point. This differential, unlike some competitors’ differentials, does not have a speed limiter.

Lightweight Tires and Wheels
The lightweight radial tires offer a smoother ride, predictable cornering, and optimum climbing confidence. Installed on wheels featuring a strong lightweight construction.


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Rider-Focused Design
Put the Commander to work towing heavy loads up to 1,500 lb. Plus, add the convenience of strategically placed passenger handgrips, accessible controls, and cockpit storage, and you’re ready to hit the trails or get to work.

Comfort For Four
The four-person Commander MAX gives you ample seating to accommodate your passengers, thanks to its 105.3-in. (267.3 cm) wheelbase - 29.5 in. (75 cm) longer than the two-seater Commander. It also includes individual handholds for all passengers. No shared grab bars here.

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.

Convenient Storage
The onboard storage consists of a 4.5 gal glove box and a 3.4 gal 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.

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.


ENGINE TYPE V-twin, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 8-valve (4-valve / cyl)
BORE & STROKE 91 x 75 mm
FUEL SYSTEM iTC™ with EFI and 54 mm Throttle Body, 2 Siemens† VDO injectors
TRANSMISSION CVT, sub-transmission with high, low, park, neutral & reverse.
Standard engine braking
DRIVE TRAIN Selectable 2WD / 4WD shaft driven with Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential
CAGE TYPE 2-in. (5.1 cm) diameter, high-strength steel, ROPS-approved
STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENT Adjustable tilt steering
FRONT SUSPENSION TYPE / SHOCKS Double A-arm with dive-control geometry / Motion Control shocks
REAR SUSPENSION TYPE / SHOCKS Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI) with external sway bar / Motion Control shocks
FRONT BRAKE Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston (32 mm) calipers
REAR BRAKE Dual 214 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic single-piston (32 mm) caliper
TIRES / FRONT Maxxis† Bighorn 2.0 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)
TIRES / REAR Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)
WHEELS Cast-aluminum
DRY WEIGHT 1,562 lb (708 kg)
L X W X H (IN) 147.8 x 58.6 x 75.4 in.
L X W X H (CM) 375.3 x 148.9 x 191.6 cm
WHEELBASE 105.3 in. (267.3 cm)
GROUND CLEARANCE 11 in. (27.9 cm)
TOWING CAPACITY 1,500 lb (680 kg)
CARGO BOX CAPACITY Total: 600 lb (272 kg)
Upper: 400 lb (181 kg)
Lower: 200 lb (91 kg)
COCKPIT STORAGE Glove 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 CAPACITY 10 gal (37.8 L)
INSTRUMENTATION Multifunction 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 SYSTEM Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.™)
ELECTRICAL Prewired for winch
LIGHTING 240-W from four 60-W projectors with tail lights / brake light
DC OUTLET Lighter type in console, standard connector in the back (15-A)
DPS DPS™ Package:
• Rotax® V-Twin engine
• Double A-arm front suspension with dive-control geometry
• Torsional Trailing arm Independent rear suspension (TTI) with external sway bar
• Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
• Visco-Lok QE
• 14-in. cast-aluminum wheels with machined finish
• 27-in. Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
• Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC)
• Industry’s exclusive Dual-LevelTM cargo box
• Adjustable driver seat and tilt steering
• 2-in. (5.1 cm) diameter ROPS-approved cage
• Quick-attach side nets
• 625-W magneto
• 10 gal (37.8 L) gas tank
FACTORY WARRANTY 6 months limited warranty
EXTENDED WARRANTY B.E.S.T. available from 6 to 30 months
BASE PRICE $16,199
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