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2021 Can-Am Defender XT HD8
2021 Can-Am Defender XT HD8

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Can-Am
Can-Am
Model Year
2021
2021
Model
Defender XT HD8
Defender XT HD8
Model Code
8FMF
8FMF
Color
Oxford Blue
Oxford Blue

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 calipers

Technology - Brake holding mechanism

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

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

Technology - Brake holding mechanism

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
125.7 in. (319.4 cm)
125.7 in. (319.4 cm)
Height
78 in. (198.1 cm)
78 in. (198.1 cm)
Width
62 in. (157.5 cm)
62 in. (157.5 cm)
Weight
Dry - 1,585.1 lb. (719 kg)
Dry - 1,585.1 lb. (719 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 airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection, Extra-L / H / N / R / P
PRO-TORQ Transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection, Extra-L / H / N / R / P
Drive System
Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential
Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential

Electrical

Battery
12V (30 A/h)
12V (30 A/h)
Alternator
Magneto - 650 W
Magneto - 650 W
Instrumentation

Gauge - 4.5 in. (11.4 cm) wide digital display: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, ECO / ECO Off / Work modes, seat belt and 4 x 4 indicator, front and rear diff lock indicators, diagnostics, clock, battery voltage, engine temperature

Lighter type DC outlets in the console (10-A) and two lighted USB port in the dash storage (10-A)

Gauge - 4.5 in. (11.4 cm) wide digital display: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, ECO / ECO Off / Work modes, seat belt and 4 x 4 indicator, front and rear diff lock indicators, diagnostics, clock, battery voltage, engine temperature

Lighter type DC outlets in the console (10-A) and two lighted USB port in the dash storage (10-A)

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

Engine

Engine
Rotax®, V-twin
Rotax®, V-twin
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Horsepower
50 hp (50 lb. ft.)
50 hp (50 lb. ft.)
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 Capacity
10.6 gal. (40 l)
10.6 gal. (40 l)

Operational

Frame
Cage - ROPS approved, Profiled
Cage - ROPS approved, Profiled
Front Suspension

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

Shocks - Twin tube gas charged shocks

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

Shocks - Twin tube gas charged shocks

Rear Suspension

TTA with external sway bar / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Shocks - Twin tube gas charged shocks

TTA with external sway bar / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Shocks - Twin tube gas charged shocks

Steering

Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)

Wheel - Adjustable tilt

Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)

Wheel - Adjustable tilt

Seating

3 Person capacity

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

3 Person capacity

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

Other

Additional Colors

Oxford Blue

Boreal Green

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Triple Black

Oxford Blue

Boreal Green

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Triple Black

Cargo Box Length
38 in. (96.5 cm)
38 in. (96.5 cm)
Cargo Box Height
12 in. (30.5 cm)
12 in. (30.5 cm)
Cargo Box Width
54.5 in. (138.4 cm)
54.5 in. (138.4 cm)
Cargo Box Capacity
600 lb. (272.2 kg)
600 lb. (272.2 kg)
Load Capacity
Tailgate - 250 lb. (113.4 kg)
Tailgate - 250 lb. (113.4 kg)
Capacity

Payload - 1,500 lb. (680 kg)

Total - 16.2 gal. (61.3 l)

Under dash - 6 gal. (22.8 l)

Waterproof and removable box under passenger seat - 5.6 gal. (21 l)

Dash - 2 gal. (7.7 l)

Water-resistant and removable toolbox - 1.7 gal. (6.3 l)

Armrests and cup holders - 0.9 gal. (3.5 l)

Payload - 1,500 lb. (680 kg)

Total - 16.2 gal. (61.3 l)

Under dash - 6 gal. (22.8 l)

Waterproof and removable box under passenger seat - 5.6 gal. (21 l)

Dash - 2 gal. (7.7 l)

Water-resistant and removable toolbox - 1.7 gal. (6.3 l)

Armrests and cup holders - 0.9 gal. (3.5 l)

Towing Capacity
2,500 lb. (1,134 kg)
2,500 lb. (1,134 kg)
Hitch
2 in. hitch receiver
2 in. hitch receiver
Safety Features
XT front bumper, HMWPE full skid plate, Full hard roof
XT front bumper, HMWPE full skid plate, Full hard roof
Warranty

Factory - 1-year BRP limited

Extended Service Terms - B.E.S.T. terms available for up to 30 months

Factory - 1-year BRP limited

Extended Service Terms - B.E.S.T. terms available for up to 30 months

Features

Brake Holding Mechanism

  • MANUAL PARKING BRAKE: To ensure the Defender stays put no matter the incline, load, or terrain, a manual parking brake is now available.

Cargo Box Versatility

  • CARGO BOX VERSATILITY: Benefit from 4 x steel anchors / tie down points, 4 x 5 gallon (18.9 L) pail recesses, 14 x LinQ quick attach, 1 x 3 and plywood separators and bed extender ready, Sturdy removable tailgate allowing for 250 lb capacity, 4 integrated cup recesses and aruler in tailgate.

Hauling & Towing

  • INDUSTRY-LEADING TOWING CAPACITY: With engines, chassis, driving assistance work mode, and suspension all matched to work harder than any other side-by-side, the HD8 Defender can tow up to 2,500 lbs (1134 kg).

New Bench Seat With Bolsters

  • BENCH SEAT COMFORT FOR THE LONG HAUL: Support for people & all of their stuff: newly contoured seats, better side bolsters, reinforced seat trim and styling, and adjustible driver's seat. All with a flip-up bench, underseat storage and underside hooks. Choose between our 3 and 6-seaters.

Reliability That Works

  • ENHANCED FRAME & RIGIDITY: Our engineers pulled out all the stops and revised the Defender’s frame to be lighter where it could be—with more rigid for unsurpassed strength while carrying heavy payload off-road.

Torque on Demand

  • PRO-TORQ CVT TRANSMISSION AND ON-THE-FLY 4WD: Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential puts the power down on any terrain. The PRO-TORQ CVT on HD8 models provides improved cooling and electronic belt protection for more durability.

Truly Useful Displays

  • 4.5 IN DIGITAL DISPLAY WITH KEYPAD: Everything you need to control for the perfect ride. The 4.5 in. wide digital display options are readable in all conditions, with vehicle information and controls at your glovetips.

Brake Holding Mechanism

  • MANUAL PARKING BRAKE: To ensure the Defender stays put no matter the incline, load, or terrain, a manual parking brake is now available.

Cargo Box Versatility

  • CARGO BOX VERSATILITY: Benefit from 4 x steel anchors / tie down points, 4 x 5 gallon (18.9 L) pail recesses, 14 x LinQ quick attach, 1 x 3 and plywood separators and bed extender ready, Sturdy removable tailgate allowing for 250 lb capacity, 4 integrated cup recesses and aruler in tailgate.

Hauling & Towing

  • INDUSTRY-LEADING TOWING CAPACITY: With engines, chassis, driving assistance work mode, and suspension all matched to work harder than any other side-by-side, the HD8 Defender can tow up to 2,500 lbs (1134 kg).

New Bench Seat With Bolsters

  • BENCH SEAT COMFORT FOR THE LONG HAUL: Support for people & all of their stuff: newly contoured seats, better side bolsters, reinforced seat trim and styling, and adjustible driver's seat. All with a flip-up bench, underseat storage and underside hooks. Choose between our 3 and 6-seaters.

Reliability That Works

  • ENHANCED FRAME & RIGIDITY: Our engineers pulled out all the stops and revised the Defender’s frame to be lighter where it could be—with more rigid for unsurpassed strength while carrying heavy payload off-road.

Torque on Demand

  • PRO-TORQ CVT TRANSMISSION AND ON-THE-FLY 4WD: Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential puts the power down on any terrain. The PRO-TORQ CVT on HD8 models provides improved cooling and electronic belt protection for more durability.

Truly Useful Displays

  • 4.5 IN DIGITAL DISPLAY WITH KEYPAD: Everything you need to control for the perfect ride. The 4.5 in. wide digital display options are readable in all conditions, with vehicle information and controls at your glovetips.