Defenders HD8s are powered by a rear-mounted V-twin making 50 horsepower and 50 foot pounds of torque. The base HD8 has manual steering, unpainted bodywork and steel wheels. DPS models have power steering, painted bodywork and cast aluminum wheels. See UTV Action’s full test of a previous Defender model here: https://utvactionmag.com/can-am-defender-xt-hd8/
Motor type 799.9cc 8-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC V-twin
Transmission Dual-range CVT w/EBS & rev.
Drive system 1WD, 2WD, 4WD, 4WD w/diff-lock
Front Dual A-arm/10”
Rear TTA trailing arm/10”
Brakes: f/r Hydraulic discs/hydraulic discs
Fuel capacity 10.6 gal.
Towing capacity 2,000 lb.
Bed capacity 1000 lbs, CA 600 lb.
Tire sizes: f/r 27×8-12/27×10-12
Claimed dry weight 1,459.5 lb., DPS 1521.2 lb.
Colors Green; DPS, Green, Intense Red, MOBUC Camo
Price $11,799, DPS $14,299