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2013 Can-Am Commander 800 DPS
2013 Can-Am Commander 800 DPS

2013 Can-Am Commander 800 DPS
2013 Can-Am Commander 800 DPS


- 2013 Can-Am Commander 800 DPS Review

2013 Can-Am Commander 800 DPS

Value with Versatility.

This NEW package adds Dynamic Power Steering to a great ride to give you even more value and comfort. And it includes our Visco-Lok QE front differential and cast-aluminum wheels. It’s also ideal for customizing with the added features that can truly make it yours.

These are the side-by-side vehicles that created a new industry standard – because they were built with Can-Am DNA. Every Commander features either the 85-hp Rotax 1000 or the 71-hp Rotax 800 DPS engine. That best-in-class power is controlled by precision-engineered handling and, new on 2013 models, Dynamic Power Steering (DPS). Consider, too, these vehicles include numerous features designed around the driver and passenger, plus that distinct Can-Am look. Ride one and you'll know why the Commander redefined the side-by-side industry.


 

2013 Can-Am Commander 800 DPS Key Features

Highlights : Commander DPS 1000 / 800r
NEW Dynamic Power Steering (DPS™)
Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential
14-in. cast-aluminum wheels with machined finish
27-in. Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
Rotax® V-Twin engine options



 

2013 Can-Am Commander 800 DPS Features and Benefits

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.

Rotax® V-Twin engine options

Available with a 71-hp Rotax 800R or 82-hp Rotax 1000 liquid-cooled V-Twin engines with four valves per cylinder and overhead camshafts. With twin fuel injectors that supply efficient fuel delivery into the combustion chamber for powerful, yet precise performance. The Rotax 800R and 1000 engines are the most fuel-efficient in the industry.

Motion Control Shocks

This suspension features five-way, pre-load-adjustable motion control shocks with 10 in. (254 mm) of travel and large diameter shock bodies (1.4 in./36 mm) for better durability and better resistance to fading.

214-mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic 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.

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.

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.”

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.


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.

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.

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.

2-in. rear hitch receiver

Descrption: 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.

Easy-to-use maintenance center

Easily accessible and out of the elements under the hood, a centralized maintenance area allows access to the air box, radiator and coolant overflow. Fuses and relays are also easily accessible.

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.

Cockpit storage

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

Adjustable driver seat and tilt steering

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

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.

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.

625-W magneto

This package provides a more powerful magneto with 625-W of power output.

2-in. diameter ROPS-approved cage

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

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.

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.

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.

240-W lighting

The Can-Am Commander family of side-by-side vehicles features the industry’s best lighting system at 240-W. Automotive-style projectors, on each side, run at 120-W in low beam and 240-W in high-beam mode.

Dual cup holders

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

Removable free-standing seats

The freestanding Commander seats can be removed from the machine without tools. Full bolster seats provide lumbar and shoulder support, and provide comfort in aggressive riding situations. Both seats are easily removable and come with an integrated stand offering a comfortable seating position when used outside of the vehicle.

27-in. Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires

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

Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential

All DPS-equipped models have the Visco-Lok† QE calibration up front, which has all the features and benefits of the standard quick-engagement Visco-Lok† differential, but with an even quicker engagement point. 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.

NEW Dynamic Power Steering (DPS™)

The DPS™ technology includes a Direct Link setup that uses advanced magnetic field sensors for faster response to steering input than competitive technology, which then minimizes steering lag. Less kickback and more trail feedback is supplied to the operator because of the 50:1 final gear ratio, which is the largest in the industry. A high-capacity 50-amp motor means the DPS™ will never fade with heavy use and all DPS™-equipped models also come with the Visco-Lok† QE.

 


 


2013 Can-Am Commander 800 DPS - United States of America Specifications / Technical Details
USA MSRP: See dealer for pricing in USD

ENGINE
Type
799.9cc, V-twin, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 8-valve (4-valve/cyl)
Bore & Stroke
91 x 61.5 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 11 x 12 in (686 x 279 x 305 mm)
Tires/Rear
Carlisle? Black Rock 27 x 11 x 12 in (686 x 279 x 305 mm)
Wheels
Steel Black
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
1,287 lb (584 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
Color(s) Available
Yellow
Instrumentation
Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, sport 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
4 60-watt projectors with tail lights/brake light
DC Outlet
Lighter type in console, standard connector in the back (15A)
Warranty
Basic
6 months limited factory warranty
Extended
B.E.S.T. available from 6 to 30 months
Package
" NEW Dynamic Power Steering (DPS™)
" Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential
" 14-in. cast-aluminum wheels with machined finish
" 27-in. Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
" Rotax® V-Twin engine options





2013 Can-Am Commander 800 DPS - Canada Specifications / Technical Details
Canadian MSRP: See dealer for pricing in CDN

ENGINE
Type
799.9cc, V-twin, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 8-valve (4-valve/cyl)
Bore & Stroke
91 x 61.5 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 11 x 12 in (686 x 279 x 305 mm)
Tires/Rear
Carlisle? Black Rock 27 x 11 x 12 in (686 x 279 x 305 mm)
Wheels
Steel Black
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
1,287 lb (584 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
Color(s) Available
Yellow
Instrumentation
Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, sport 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
4 60-watt projectors with tail lights/brake light
DC Outlet
Lighter type in console, standard connector in the back (15A)
Warranty
Basic
6 months limited factory warranty
Extended
B.E.S.T. available from 6 to 30 months
Package
" NEW Dynamic Power Steering (DPS™)
" Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential
" 14-in. cast-aluminum wheels with machined finish
" 27-in. Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
" Rotax® V-Twin engine options


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