2021 CAN-AM DEFENDER HD8/HD5
The 2021 Can-Am Defender HD8/HD5 three seat, 62 inch wide UTVs don’t have power steering but deliver much of the capablity and comfort of the Defender platfotm at affordable prices. The HD 8 has a 50 horsepower, 799cc V-twin. The HD 5 is powered by a 38 horsepower 427cc single. Both machines feature fully automatic transmissions with electronic belt protection and hill-descent control. Both machines have the Visco-Lok QE automatic locking front differential. The HD 8 also has an unlockable rear differential. Both models have 12 inch steel wheels. The HD 8 has 27 inch tires while the HD 5 has 25 inch tires.The HD 5 has 1,500 pounds of towing capacity; the HD 8 has 2,500.
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Motor type 799.9cc 8-valve, liquid cooled SOHC V-twin/427cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC single
Transmission Dual-range CVT w/rev.& EBS
Drive system 2WD/4WD/4WD front diff-lock
Front Dual A-arm/10”
Rear Trailing arm/10”
Brakes: f/r Dual disc/dual disc
Fuel capacity 10.4 gal.
Towing capacity 1,500 lb./2,500 lb.
Bed capacity 1000lb./600 lb.
Tire sizes: f/r 27×8-12/27×10-12/25×9-12/25×11-12
Claimed dry weight 1,460lb./1305lb.