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2012 Can-Am Commander 1000 Limited
2012 Can-Am Commander 1000 Limited

2012 Can-Am Commander 1000 Limited
2012 Can-Am Commander 1000 Limited

2012 Can-Am Commander 1000 Limited
2012 Can-Am Commander 1000 Limited


- 2012 Can-Am Commander 1000 Limited Review

2012 Can-Am Commander 1000 Limited

You would expect the ultimate side-by-side to include a hulking 85-hp Rotax 1000 engine, plus numerous suspension and handling features for maximum control. But we packaged all that power and performance with the industry-first air control suspension (ACS), half windshield, touchscreen GPS, sound system with four integrated speakers and so much more. No other side-by-side offers this much luxury.


 

2012 Can-Am Commander 1000 Limited Key Features

The LIMITED package offers all the standard Commander 1000 features, PLUS:

Front and rear Air Control Suspension (ACS) with Fox Racing Shox shocks

Half windshield and premium roof

4,000-lb (1,814 kg) winch with roller fairlead, wired remote control and integrated remote storage

Two premium painted-plastic color options (Pure Magnesium and Orbital Blue)

Garmin® Montana 650t touchscreen GPS

Sound system with four integrated speakers




 

 

2012 Can-Am Commander 1000 Limited Features and Benefits

85-hp Rotax 1000 engine

Liquid-cooled, 8-valve Rotax 976cc 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 four valves per cylinder and is fed by a 54-mm Bosch‡ throttle body and two VDO Seimens‡ fuel injectors. The sophisticated electronic fuel injection system automatically keeps the engine's performance at its peak, regardless of temperature or altitude.*As per manufacturer's official MY11 declaration to the California Air Resources Board and based on mileage estimates from BRP internal testing.

Front and rear Air Control Suspension (ACS)

The ACS system uses FOX Racing Shox HPG piggyback shocks and an onboard compressor to allow the rider to choose on the fly from six preset preload levels. Front and rear can be adjusted independently. Includes a hose to fill tires or other items on the trail.

Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC)

iTC’s throttle-by-wire set up improves throttle response, smoothes power delivery and ensure precision throttle control even in the roughest of terrain. The Rotax engine uses a throttle-by-wire system for more accurate throttle response and a smooth power delivery. If the driver’s foot bounces on the gas pedal in rough terrain, iTC detects unwanted bounces and filters the input, resulting in more throttle accuracy, especially at low speed. It also reduces the number of moving parts in the vehicle; has no cable to adjust, lubricate, or replace; and the system has an increased life span.

4,000-lb WARN® winch with roller fairlead, wired remote control and integrated winch remote storage

BRP partnered with well-known off-road industry leader WARN to add its 4,000-lb winch to the Commander XT and LIMITED. BRP chose a premium WARN winch kit for the ultimate in performance and durability. Well respected in the off-road community, the WARN winch kit includes a roller fairlead, wired remote control and integrated winch remote storage.

Quick-ratio steering system (10.2:1)

A quicker steering ratio means more responsive handling with pinpoint accuracy and control. The steering ratio of the Can-Am Commander is 10.2:1. This translates to more accurate, responsive and precise control.

2-piece full hard roof

Two-piece roof comes standard with the Commander 1000 LIMITED model. Designed to be durable and attractive, our two-piece hard roof lets you customize your Commander LIMITED as you see fit. It also keeps you better protected from the elements and offers a unique look compared to stock.

Double A-arm front suspension with dive-control geometry

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 (25 cm) and five-way preload-adjustable motion-control shocks.

Half windshield

The Commander 1000 LIMITED’s half windshield offers stylish protection without the airflow restriction of a full windshield. The half windshield creates a more stunning overall appearance. It also reduces the amount of trail debris reaching the cab, yet lets more air reach the occupants.

Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI) rear suspension with external sway bar

Exclusive to Can-Am, TTI eliminates scrub and camber changes by using proprietary geometry that places the pivot points ahead of the rear wheels. The Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI) rear suspension is the only independent rear suspension that eliminates scrub and camber changes. Because the pivot points are ahead of the wheels, the rear wheels pivot up and down, which ensures that the vehicle only moves in the direction you point it. TTI has fewer parts than competitive designs and significantly decreases tire wear.

Rear net

The addition of rear net expands upon the Commander 1000 LIMITED’s exclusive looks. The rear net acts an open-air cover for the rear of the ROPS-approved cage and featured the Can-Am logo.

Visco-Lok† auto-locking differential

Visco-Lok automatically and progressively engages the front wheels for authentic 4x4 traction without the push of a button. The industry’s only progressive auto-locking front differential that engages all wheels at any speed. It constantly monitors front wheel speed, and if it detects one wheel spinning faster than its mate, it progressively sends more power to the wheel with better traction. All without the driver having to push buttons or pull levers.

14-in. cast-aluminum wheels with “LIMITED” finish

Lightweight design gives an aggressive and premium look to the Commander. Has a LIMITED-exclusive finish.

Adjustable driver seat and tilt steering

Automotive-type adjustments, that require no tools and offer the driver superb comfort levels.

Removable free-standing LIMITED seats

Same seating configuration and versatility as the standard Commander family with special finish reserved for the LIMITED model. The Can-Am Commander 1000 LIMITED has full-size seats with an integrated headrest, side padding and a design specific to only this side-by-side. The removable setup means you can always have comfortable seating, whether you’re in the cab or sitting around the campfire.

Industry’s exclusive Dual-level cargo box

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. Industry's first cargo box with two levels separated by a removable, water-resistant panel. It offers the possibility to have an upper and a lower bed with their independent tailgate. Carrying capacity of the box is 13.1 cu ft /372 l of total volume and 600 lb. The tilt-assist dump-bed can be easily activated from both sides. Its single latch upper and lower gates are easily removable and no tools are required. Made of high-strength, anti-rust, anti-dent composite. Also comes with an optional trunk lock as an accessory to secure lower level.

Garmin® Montana® 650t touch screen GPS

Can-Am partnered with leading GPS manufacturer Garmin to equip the Commander 1000 LIMITED with an integrated touch-screen Montana 650t GPS. Features 5 MP camera, preloaded topographic maps (USA and Canada), dual-oriented 4-in. display, barometric altimeter, 3-axis electronic compass, wireless data sharing, touch screen, high-sensitivity GPS receiver, color display, microSD™ card slot.

2-in. diameter ROPS-approved cage

ROPS-approved, 2-in. steel cage that is fully approved using the Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) industry standard.

Sound system with four integrated speakers, iPod®-iPhone® connector with gauge controls, USB port and auxiliary input

To further improve your off-road riding experience and give the Commander 1000 LIMITED another form of functionality, Can-Am engineers added a four-speaker sound system that’s compatible with iPod-iPhone, MP3 players and offers a USB port and an auxiliary input.

Quick-attach side nets

Located on both sides of the vehicle, side nets can be operated by one hand and won’t impair the occupants’ vision. Get in and out quickly with this simple one-hand and one-click system. Designed to maintain a clear field of vision for driver and passenger.

Painted plastics with pure magnesium metallic color option

Available on the Commander 1000 LIMITED, this high-grade, durable painted plastic finish adds to this elite models luxurious package. Available in eye-catching pure magnesium metallic painted plastic or orbital blue metallic. This method of production ensures the plastic retains its finish and is more scratch resistant.

240-W lighting

27-in. Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires

The lightweight radial tires offer a smoother ride, predictable cornering and optimum climbing confidence.

650-W magneto

With its 650-W Magneto, the Commander’s electrical system has up to 300 free W to power accessories.

Analog/digital gauge

State-of-the-art instrumentation including analog tachometer and speedometer, and a digital information center.

10-gal gas tank

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 industry’s largest gas tank (10 gal) supplies maximum range for work and play.

Heavy-duty front bumper

Beefier looks and functionality to enhance the fascia on the Commander.

Driver and passenger advanced ergonomics

The Can-Am Commander was designed with a more ergonomic seating and steering position than competitive side-by-sides. This provides an optimal seating position, automotive-like ergonomics, low hip position (H point), easier ingress / egress, optimal comfort when riding and more legroom.

Rugged bed rails

Rugged bed rails are included in the XT and LIMITED packages.Bed rails installed on the Dual-level™ cargo box add more tie-down points for cargo carrying.

Cockpit storage

The Can-Am Commander models feature 1,928 cu in of convenient and versatile cockpit storage space so you can take your essentials with you.

Mudguards

Added fender extensions or mudguards created an extra layer of mud protection for the occupants. Provide added protection in muddy conditions.

Passenger handhold and grab bar

The passenger handhold and grab bar provide a comfortable location for passenger’s to place their hands while riding off-road. Ergonomically designed passenger handholds are located immediately in front of the passenger and to their left-hand side.

Custom steering wheel with brushed aluminum center piece

Dual cup holders

Purpose-built for use off-road, twin cup holders feature integrated rubber flaps.

D.E.S.S.™ (Digitally Encoded Security System)

The industry’s first standard anti-theft device. The Can-Am Commander comes with two different keys. One that limits top speed to 44 mph (70 km/h). The second is the performance key with no limitation on speed or power. An optional third work key is available for purchase and limits top speed to 25 mph (40 km/h) for use on work sites.

11-in. of ground clearance

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. Its suspension also features integrated sag to let it work in its travel “sweet spot.”

214-mm disc brakes with twin-piston calipers

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

1,500-lb. towing capacity

Tow heavy loads of up to 1,500 lb with the Commander . Working with a Commander side-by-side vehicle is a snap with its ability to tow up to 1,500 lb.

2-in. rear hitch receiver

Standard 2-in. hitch receiver accommodates a tow vehicle’s towing bar. The Commander has a standard 2-in. rear receiver hitch that can work with a standard vehicle towing bar.

Fits in the bed of most full-size pickup trucks

The Commander family can fit in the bed of most full-size pickup trucks. Many full-size pick-up truck owners will be pleased to know the Commander will fit in the bed of their truck.

Easy-to-use maintenance center


 



2012 Can-Am Commander 1000 Limited - USA Specifications / Technical Details
US MSRP: $19,199 USD

Engine
Type
976cc, V-twin, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 8-valve (4-valve/cyl)
Bore & Stroke
91 x 75 mm
Fuel System
iTC™ with EFI and 54mm Throttle Body, 2 Siemens? VDO injectors
Starting System
Electric
Transmission
CVT, sub-transmission with high, low, park, neutral & reverse. Standard engine braking
Drive Train
Selectable 2WD/4WD shaft driven with Visco-Lok† front differential
Chassis
Frame
Steel
Cage type
2-inch 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
Front Suspension Travel
10-in. (254 mm)
Rear Suspension Type/Shocks
Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI) with external sway bar/ Motion Control shocks
Rear Suspension Travel
10-in. (254 mm)
Front Brakes
Dual 214-mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Rear Brake
Single 214-mm ventilated disc brake with hydraulic twin-piston caliper
Tires/Front
Carlisle? Black Rock
27 x 9 x 12 in
686 x 229 x 305 mm
Tires/Rear
Carlisle? Black Rock
27 x 9 x 12 in
686 x 229 x 305 mm
Wheels
Steel
Dimensions
L x W x H (in)
118.3 x 58.6 x 72 in
L x W x H (mm)
3,004 x 1,489 x 1,829 mm
Wheelbase
75.8-in. (1,924 mm)
Ground Clearance
11-in. (279 mm)
Dry Weight
1,295 lb (585 kg)
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)
Fuel Capacity
10 US gal (37.8 L)
Features
Instrumentation
Multi-function gauge: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, sport mode, seat belt and 4x4 indicator, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off
Anti-Theft
D.E.S.S.™ (Digitally Encoded Security System)
Electrical
Prewired for winch
Lighting
4 60-watt projectors with tail lights/brake light
DC Outlet
Lighter type in console, standard connector in the back (15A)
Color(s) available
Orbital Blue Metallic
Pure Magnesium Metallic
MSRP
$19,199
Warranty
Basic
6 months limited factory warranty
Extended
B.E.S.T. available from 6 to 18 months
Package
The LIMITED package offers all the standard Commander 1000 features, PLUS:
" Front and rear Air Control Suspension (ACS) with Fox Racing Shox shocks
" Half windshield and premium roof
" 4,000-lb (1,814 kg) winch with roller fairlead, wired remote control and integrated remote storage
" Two premium painted-plastic color options (Pure Magnesium and Orbital Blue)
" Garmin® Montana 650t touchscreen GPS
" Sound system with four integrated speakers




2012 Can-Am Commander 1000 Limited - Canada Specifications / Technical Details
Canadian MSRP: $21,499 CDN

Engine
Type
976cc, 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
Starting System
Electric
Transmission
CVT, sub-transmission with high, low, park, neutral & reverse. Standard engine braking
Drive Train
Selectable 2WD/4WD shaft driven with Visco-Lok† front differential
Chassis
Frame
Steel
Cage type
2-inch 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
Front Suspension Travel
10-in. (254 mm)
Rear Suspension Type/Shocks
Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI) with external sway bar/ Motion Control shocks
Rear Suspension Travel
10-in. (254 mm)
Front Brakes
Dual 214-mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Rear Brake
Single 214-mm ventilated disc brake with hydraulic twin-piston caliper
Tires/Front
Carlisle? Black Rock
27 x 9 x 12 in
686 x 229 x 305 mm
Tires/Rear
Carlisle? Black Rock
27 x 9 x 12 in
686 x 229 x 305 mm
Wheels
Steel
Dimensions
L x W x H (in)
118.3 x 58.6 x 72 in
L x W x H (mm)
3,004 x 1,489 x 1,829 mm
Wheelbase
75.8-in. (1,924 mm)
Ground Clearance
11-in. (279 mm)
Dry Weight
1,295 lb (585 kg)
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)
Fuel Capacity
10 US gal (37.8 L)
Features
Instrumentation
Multi-function gauge: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, sport mode, seat belt and 4x4 indicator, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off
Anti-Theft
D.E.S.S.™ (Digitally Encoded Security System)
Electrical
Prewired for winch
Lighting
4 60-watt projectors with tail lights/brake light
DC Outlet
Lighter type in console, standard connector in the back (15A)
Color(s) available
Orbital Blue Metallic
Pure Magnesium Metallic
MSRP
$21,499
Warranty
Basic
6 months limited factory warranty
Extended
B.E.S.T. available from 6 to 18 months
Package
The LIMITED package offers all the standard Commander 1000 features, PLUS:
" Front and rear Air Control Suspension (ACS) with Fox Racing Shox shocks
" Half windshield and premium roof
" 4,000-lb (1,814 kg) winch with roller fairlead, wired remote control and integrated remote storage
" Two premium painted-plastic color options (Pure Magnesium and Orbital Blue)
" Garmin® Montana 650t touchscreen GPS
" Sound system with four integrated speakers

 

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