2018’s best new ATVs for Canadian outdoor adventurers

Backwoods machines

Built to tackle the rigours of the outdoors, these ATVs are tops for bush-bound anglers and hunters

CAN-AM: Defender X mr

CAN-AM: Defender X mr

If you travel through a lot of wet, boggy territory to get to your fishing or hunting spots, this might be the machine for you. Taking cues from the mud-riding circuit in the U.S., the Defender X mr features snorkelled intakes, arched A-arms and Can-Am’s Smart-Lok technology, which translates into exceptional traction and torque when you need it. Available in eye-catching black and yellow or Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camo, it also sports a full lockable front differential, with electronically controlled automatic modes.

ENGINE: 976cc, liquid-cooled, V-twin Rotax

TRANSMISSION: CVT

BRAKING: Hydraulic disc

SUSPENSION: Double A-arm front, torsional trailing arm rear

FUEL CAPACITY: 40 litres

CARGO CAPACITY: 1,000 pounds

LEARN MORE: 1-888-272-9222; www.brp.ca

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