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First Ride and Review - Can-Am Maverick X ds 1000R Turbo

Turbo Time - Can-Am's Mega-Horsepower Maverick
Written By: 
John Arens

Turbochargers work by funneling the hot exhaust gas through a small vein turbine, creating a rapidly spinning shaft attached to a similar vein turbine that forces cool air into the airbox and air intake tract. This pumps more air through the engine, creating more horsepower. In theory it is a simple system. In practice though, turbochargers can be finicky mechanisms that run on the extreme edge of performance thanks to the very high temperatures and high RPMs. They require excellent bearings and consistent lubrication to remain reliable.

Wanted: Oldest Active Certified Rotax Aircraft Engine

Gunskirchen, Austria, April 15, 2015 – BRP launches a contest to find the oldest active certified Rotax aircraft engine in operation to celebrate 40 years of Rotax aircraft engines.  “We are proud of 40 successful years of Rotax aircraft engines, which leadtheultra-light and lightsport aircraft market worldwide. Our customers are brand ambassadors and an important part of our success story,” said Thomas Uhr, vice-president BRP-Powertrain and general manager BRP-Powertrain GmbH & Co KG. “To thank them for their loyalty, we decided to open the doors to where over 175,000 Rotax aircraft engines have been produced.”

Can-Am X-Team Racers Dominate Big Buck GNCC

Riders Earn 4x4 Pro and Side-By-Side Podium Sweeps In South Carolina
Valcourt, Québec, April 13, 2015 – Can-Am X-Team ATV and side-by-side vehicle racers swept both the 4x4 Pro and UTV XC1 Pro class podiums at the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) race held in Union, S.C. Can-Am also scored two podium finishes this past weekend in the Lucas Oil Regional Racing Series in Arizona. “Defending national champions Bryan Buckhannon, on the Renegade, and Maverick 1000R racer Kyle Chaney, did not disappoint in South Carolina, earning significant victories in their chase to repeat,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “Buckhannon regained the class points lead and Chaney is now second overall to Can-Am Maverick pilot Treavis Poynter in the UTV XC1 Pro class standings. In fact, Can-Am racers own the points lead in several classes with four rounds in the books, so we’re off to a good start in 2015.” 

Brp Proposes Nationwide Can-Am Spyder Demo Tour

Valcourt, Quebec, April 10, 2015 – BRP (TSX: DOO) is offering free demo rides across North America. The Can-Am Spyder demo tour will stop in over 150 cities across North America from now through August, providing participants with a free opportunity to test ride 2015 Can-Am Spyder models, including the new Spyder F3. Demo rides are free and pre-registration is available. Once on site, riders will receive a formal product introduction, followed by a 30-minute demo experience. For a calendar of tour stops and to pre-register for a test ride, visit The 2015 Can-Am Spyder demo tour gives consumers the opportunity to experience the thrill of open-air riding. The new Can-Am Spyder F3, the latest model in the Can-Am Spyder line-up is for those who are looking for a lower riding position and centre of gravity, and a muscular design usually found in the cruiser segment. Riders will also be introduced to the first UFit system in the industry. The system provides an innovative way to adjust the riding position to fit the profile, size and preferences of the rider.

BRP’s Can-Am Maverick Max X DS Turbo Wins the Legendary Mint 400 on its First Attempt
Valcourt, Québec, March 17, 2015 – S3 Power Sports’ Dustin Jones and Shane Dowden win, on their first attempt, one of the toughest races in North America, the legendary Mint 400, on BRP’s Can-Am Maverick MAX X ds Turbo side-by-side vehicle.  The S3 Power Sports team traveled from Louisiana to Las Vegas, NV last weekend to compete in the 2015 Best In the Desert Mint 400 with very little experience racing in the desert. With nearly 50 side-by-side pro class entries, S3 Power Sports overcame the odds to win one of the most prestigious and historic desert races in North America on its Can-Am Maverick MAX X ds Turbo. 

BRP’s 2016 Lynx Snowmobiles Offer The Ultimate Winter Adventures In Europe And Russia

Rovaniemi, Finland, March 9, 2015 – BRP introduces 2016 Lynx snowmobiles developed for ultimate adventures, and the ultimate gear to ride them. The Lynx Commander Touratech sled was developed in co-operation with Touratech AG, a world-leading motorcycle adventure gear manufacturer. This cooperation provided the basis for an adventure snowmobile that can be personalized from a wide selection of Touratech winter adventure accessories. It is based on the popular Lynx Commander 800R E-TEC crossover sled, designed for long-haul trips in varying conditions and comes with special equipment and cargo space requirements.

BRP Offers nearly $1 Million In Can-AM Contingency For 2015 Racing season
Valcourt, Québec, March 3, 2015 – BRP will support its Can-Am ATV and Side-By-Side Racing Contingency program for 2015 with nearly US $1 million. Regional and national racers are eligible for a cash payout through the program for the 2015 season by competing with Can-Am ATVs and side-by-side vehicles in the United States and Canada.“Racing plays an integral role in the makeup of the Can-Am DNA. Our contingency and amateur support programs, creates incentive for Can-Am owners who compete on BRP’s line of Can-Am products,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “We designed these racer-influenced programs as a way to reward consumers for their loyalty to Can-Am and to also assist them in a pursuit of a successful racing season.”

BRP Continues Can-Am Amateur Racer Support Program

Factory Rebates and Contingency for Certain Can-Am Vehicles
Valcourt, Québec, March 3, 2015 – BRP will continue its Can-Am Amateur Racer Support program for 2015. Owners with eligible, 2012 or newer, Can-Am ATV or side-by-side vehicles may apply for the program. The amateur support program compliments BRP’s industry-leading Can-Am X-Team ATV and Side-By-Side Racing contingency program.“BRP realizes the level of commitment required to compete for off-road racing championships. By offering our Can-Am Amateur Racer Support and having devoted nearly a million dollars to the Can-Am X-Team contingency program, we can essentially reward Can-Am racers for their efforts,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “The support program allows performance enthusiasts in North America to compete with certain designated Can-Am vehicles, both ATVs and side-by-side vehicles, at select, authorizes events. The bottom line is, win or lose, our programs exist to support racers who support the Can-Am brand.”

BRP Announces 2015 Can-AM ATV and Side-By-Side Vehicle Racing Team
Valcourt, Québec, March 3, 2015 – BRP has announced its team of ATV and side-by-side vehicle racers for the 2015 season. After the most successful off-road racing season in history, which saw Can-Am racers earn premier class championships with both ATVs and side-by-side vehicles all across North America, BRP remains dedicated to off-road racing, with its Can-Am X-team and Can-Am racing contingency and amateur support programs.“We had the most successful Can-Am off-road racing season ever in 2014, which was highlighted by championships in SCORE International (Class 19), the GNCC SxS XC1 and SxS XC2 class titles and all four 4x4 classes. We captured numerous championships in several different racing disciplines, from motocross to hare scrambles to endurance events and want to continue this level excellence with our 2015 team,” said Jeff Leclerc, Racing Project Leader, Can-Am. “The Can-Am team is full of dedicated and highly skilled off-road racers who strive to be the best in their respective series and sport.”


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