2014 Commander 800R Family

2014 Commander 800R

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BASE model comes with…

PERFORMANCE

  • Rotax 800 EFI V-Twin engine
  • EPA / CARB compliant design
  • Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™)
  • New ECO mode
  • CVT transmission

HANDLING

  • Double A-arm front suspension with dive-control geometry
  • TTI rear suspension
  • 11-inch (27.9 cm) ground clearance
  • Visco-Lok front differential Not QE (QE=Quick Engage)
  • 214mm disc brakes with twin-piston calipers
  • 27-inch (68.6cm) Carlisle Black Rock radial tires
  • 12-inch (30.5cm) painted steel wheels

Driver-Focused Design

  • Reduced heat in cockpit
  • Dual-level™ cargo box
  • 1,928 cubic inches (31.6 liters) cockpit storage
  • 1,500 lbs towing capacity
  • 2-inch rear hitch receiver
  • Comfort seats with sit-in fore / aft driver adjustment
  • Removable, freestanding seats
  • Adjustable-tilt steering
  • Passenger handhold and grab bar
  • Dual, off-road cup holders
  • 240-watt lighting
  • 10-gallon (38 litres) fuel tank
  • 625-watt magneto
  • Easy-to-use maintenance center
  • 2-inch diameter, high-strength steel, ROPS-approved cage
  • Quick-attach side nets
  • 3-point seatbelts with anti-cinch
  • Standard & Performance D.E.S.S. Keys
  • Red plastic (base model)

2014 Commander 800R DPS

Commander 800R DPS

BASE model Plus:

  • Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering
  • Visco-Lok QE
  • 27-inch (68.6cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
  • 14-inch (35cm) cast aluminum wheels
  • Yellow plastic

2014 Commander 800R XT

Commander 800R XT

BASE model Plus:

  • Updated 3-D analog / digital gauge package
  • Tri-Mode DPS
  • Visco-Lok QE
  • 4,000-pound winch w/ wired remote
  • 27-inch (68.6cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
  • 14-inch (35cm) cast-aluminum wheels
  • 14-inch (35cm) painted black cast aluminum wheels (camo)
  • Heavy-duty XT front bumper
  • Cargo bed rails
  • Mud guards
  • XT steering wheel
  • Available in yellow,painted Pure Magnesium and an optional industry-exclusive NEXT G-1 Vista camouflage.

Want more info?  Here’s the juicy details:

ALL Commander 800R’s Come With:

Rotax 800 V-Twin engine

The liquid-cooled, single overhead cam powerplant is powerful and efficient. It has four valves per cylinder and is fed by a 54mm throttle body and two VDO Siemens fuel injectors. The sophisticated electronic fuel injection system automatically keeps the engine’s performance at its peak, regardless of temperature or altitude. The progressive throttle ensures power is manageable whether in precise rock crawling or opening it up on the straights.

EPA / CARB compliant design

Located within the side-by-side vehicle’s muffler, a new catalyst and lambda sensor is EPA and CARB compliant.

Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC)

The throttle-by-wire system teams with the 54mm Bosch throttle body to produce smooth throttle delivery even if the driver’s foot is bouncing due to the terrain. The iTC system can detect unwanted bounces and then filter the input, resulting in more throttle accuracy, especially at low speed. This system also reduces the number of moving parts in the vehicle; requires no maintenance; has no cables to adjust, lubricate, or replace; and the system has an increased life span.

ECO mode

The Commander side-by-side offers selectable Sport mode, which offers a more linear throttle control for performance driving, and the new ECO mode for driving under normal use situations.

CVT transmission

Continuously Variable Transmission featuring high, low, park, neutral & reverse. Standard engine braking.

New rear differential

A new spiral bevel gear rear differential was added to the Commander side-by-side to reduce noise.

Double A-arm front suspension with dive-control geometry

The Double A-arm suspension uses front dive-control geometry, which works to eliminate diving under heavy braking and rough terrain. By controlling vehicle dive, the Can-Am Commander handling is more precise in all situations and terrain types. The front end, which features 10 inches of travel (25cm), has the largest diameter front, five-way preload-adjustable gas shocks in the industry (36mm or 1.4 inches) for overall durability and better fade resistance.

Trailing Torsional Independent (TTI) rear suspension

Inspired from the world of top-level, off-road trophy trucks, this trailing arm design provides excellent control and stability, especially in rough terrain by eliminating scrub. Wheels move rearward as they move up and down producing a smoother ride than the competition, and the side-by-side does not waver down the trail. TTI reduces tire wear and has 75 percent fewer parts than competitive designs. The durable rear end features 10 inches of travel (25 cm) and the largest diameter rear, five-way preload-adjustable gas shocks in the industry for reduced fading.

11-inch (27.9cm) ground clearance

Offers a whopping 11 inches (27.9 cm) of total ground clearance for maximum performance for conquering challenging terrain.  We built sag right in to the suspension, which lets the system work in its travel “sweet spot.”

Visco-Lok front differential

Progressively and automatically transfers power from a slipping front wheel to the one with traction. Visco-Lok has no buttons to push or levers to pull. Plus, there’s no wheel hop or driveline wind-up so the system is totally transparent to the driver and extremely easy to steer. Up to 100 percent lock up with no rev or speed limiter.

214mm disc brakes with twin-piston calipers

Front and rear outboard disc brakes with 214mm discs and twin-piston calipers.

27-inch (68.6cm) Carlisle Black Rock radial tires

Purpose-built, six-ply Carlisle Black Rock radial tires provide a versatile tread pattern and proven durability.

12-inch (30.5cm) painted steel wheels

The base model wears 12-inch carbon-colored, painted steel wheels.

Reduced cockpit heat

Can-Am engineers added more heat shield foil to four areas of the Commander to reduce the amount of heat reaching the cockpit.

Dual-level cargo box

The Commander 800R features the industry’s first cargo box with two levels separated by a removable, watertight panel. It offers the possibility to have an upper and a lower bed with and independent tailgate. Carrying capacity of the box is 600 lbs. total capacity. (400 lbs. upper, 200 lbs. lower) and has the most volume capacity in the market. The tilt-assist dumpbox can be easily activated from both sides. The heavy-duty, high-strength cargo box is resistant to rust and dents. Easily removable tail gates (upper and lower), no-tools needed with single latch, truck-like, upper and lower tail gate with four tie down hooks located in corners. Integrated vertical grooves for plywood dividers and the Can-Am An optional trunk lock is available to secure the lower level.

1,928 cubic inches (31.6 liters) cockpit storage

The Can-Am Commander 800R family features the same cockpit storage as the larger Commander 1000 models. That means it also leads the industry with almost 2,000 cubic inches of storage in three separate compartments. There are more than 1,050 cubic inches of storage in the glove box and another 799 cubic inches of storage under the fully adjustable driver’s seat. And, in the center console, there’s another 79 cubic inches if space that can be accessed by either occupant.

1,500 lbs (680kg) towing capacity

An impressive 1,500 lbs. of towing capacity lets the Commander 800R family tow heavy loads.

2-inch rear hitch receiver

A standard two-inch hitch receiver allows a standard vehicle towing bar and ball to be used with the Commander 800R family.

Comfort seats with sit-in fore / aft driver adjustment

Our full bolster seats offer unmatched comfort levels and refine the side-by-side experience with lumbar and shoulder support.  Both seats are designed to allow easy entry and exit of the machine. Adjustable fore and aft without the need of tools, the automotive-like driver’s seat offers 6.3 inches (16 cm) of total adjustment.

Removable, freestanding seats

Freestanding, removable seats mean you’ll enjoy remain comfortable whether it’s inside the cab or sitting in our seats around the campfire at the end of a long day.

Adjustable tilt steering

The steering wheel adjusts (a total range of 30.5 degrees) without the need of tools. Can-Am engineers and designers designed the gauge to pivot with the steering wheel for enhanced visibility.

Passenger handhold and grab bar

The Commander line of side-by-side machines feature two passenger handhold locations for supreme comfort and convenience. Located immediately in front of the passenger, the grab bar is designed with ergonomic bends for multiple and comfortable hand positions. The additional left-hand grip bar on the center console provides the passenger and additional handhold.

Dual, off-road cup holders

Twin cup holders, located in the center console, have rubber flaps for off-road use.

240-watt lighting system

The Can-Am Commander 800R family of side-by-side vehicles features the industry’s best lighting system at 240 watts.  Automotive-style projectors, on each side, run at 120 watts in low beam and 240 watts in high-beam mode.

10-gallon (38 liters) fuel tank

The largest fuel tank (10 gallons; 38 liters) in the side-by-side industry provides maximum range out on the trail and at the work site. That’s also 11 percent more capacity than the nearest competitor.

625-watt magneto

The Commander 800R electrical system can dedicate up to 300 free watts to power accessories thanks to the industry’s largest magneto.

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.

2-inch diameter, high strength steel, ROPS and ROHVA-approved cage

Our engineers used the Roll-over Protective Structures (ROPS) industry standard when designing the Can-Am Commander family of side-by-side’s two-inch-diameter, high-strength steel cage. The 2014 Commander side-by-side is also compliant with the Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association (ROHVA) standards with side nets, side shoulder bars and cage modifications.

Quick-attach side nets

Easy to open and close using one-hand, one-click, the side nets are standard on both side of the Commander 800R. Specifically designed to keep a clear field of vision for driver and passenger.

Three-point seatbelts with anti-cinch

Occupants have peace of mind and comfort with the Commander side-by-side’s three-point seatbelt with anti-cinch a warning alert if the driver’s belt is not fastened properly.

Standard & Performance D.E.S.S. Keys

D.E.S.S. is the industry’s first standard anti-theft device. Electronic code in key must match code in ECU to start. The Commander 1000 family comes with two different keys. One is standard key, which limits top speed to 43.5 mph (70 km/h). The second key is the performance key that has no limitation on speed or power.

Base color option

The Commander 800R base color is red for 2014.

 

DETAILS – Commander 800R DPS Comes with:

BASE Model Plus:

Tri-mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)

Calibrated specifically for use in the Commander line of side-by-side vehicles, BRP’s Tri-Mode DPS system offers variable steering assistance and is designed to offer less assist at high speed and more assist at low speed. It also allows the driver to dial in his or her preference with three modes (Hi, Med, Lo).

Visco-Lok QE (QE = Quick Engaging)

All DPS-equipped models come with the Visco-Lok QE calibration giving an even quicker engagement of the front differential.  It progressively transfers power from a slipping front wheel to the gripping one – automatically with no buttons to push or levers to pull. Plus, there’s no wheel hop or driveline wind-up so the system is totally transparent to the driver and extremely  easy to steer. Can lock up to 100 percent with no rev or speed limiter. This differential, unlike some competitor’s differentials, does not have a speed or rev limiter. DPS and Visco-Lok QE, when, combined, improve handling and performance in slowspeed technical terrain

27-inch (68.6cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires

Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires feature a rugged six-ply radial construction, yet are lightweight to cut down on unsprung weight.  The non-directional tires absorb the terrain for a smooth ride and provide predictable cornering. They’re also very capable climbing and clawing across roots, rocks and other tough terrain.

14-inch (35cm) Cast aluminum wheels

Strong-yet-lightweight and fashionable larger 14-inch, cast-aluminum wheels give the Commander 800R with DPS a unique look over stock.

Color Option

The Commander DPS wears yellow plastic.

DETAILS – Commander 800R XT Comes with:

BASE Model Plus:

Updated 3-D analog / digital gauge package

The updated 3-D analog / digital gauge package has been upgraded over the base model to include high-grade instrumentation and more visual clarity. This includes an analog tachometer and speedometer combined with an advanced digital information center.

Tri-mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)

Calibrated specifically for use in the Commander line of side-by-side vehicles, BRP’s Tri-Mode DPS system offers variable steering assistance and is designed to offer less assist at high speed and more assist at low speed. It also allows the driver to dial in his or her preference with three modes (Hi, Med, Lo).

Visco-Lok QE

All DPS-equipped models come with the Visco-Lok QE calibration giving an even quicker engagement of the front differential.  It progressively transfers power from a slipping front wheel to the gripping one – automatically with no buttons to push or levers to pull. Plus, there’s no wheel hop or driveline wind-up so the system is totally transparent to the driver and extremely easy to steer. Can lock up to 100 percent with no rev or speed limiter. This differential, unlike some competitor’s differentials, does not have a speed or rev limiter. DPS and Visco-Lok QE, when, combined, improve handling and performance in slow-speed technical terrain.

4,000-pound (1,814kg) winch

A 4,000-pound WARN winch kit includes a roller fairlead, wired remote control and integrated remote storage. The winch is designed to complement the Commander 800R XT and handle heavy-duty loads when at the work site and on the trail.

27-inch (68.6cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires

Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires feature a rugged six-ply radial construction, yet are lightweight to cut down on unsprung weight.  The non-directional tires absorb the terrain for a smooth ride and provide predictable cornering. They’re also very capable climbing and clawing across roots, rocks and other tough terrain.

14-inch (35cm) Cast aluminum wheels

Attractive, sturdy and lightweight, 14-inch, XT-specific cast-aluminum wheels give the Commander 800R XT its own look.

Heavy-duty front bumper

The Can-Am Commander 800R XT features a front bumper that is installed at the factory and is completely covered by the factory warranty. The added protection gives peace of mind in rugged conditions.

Cargo bed rails

Bed rails installed on the Dual-Level cargo box give the XT a rugged look and add more tie-down points for cargo carrying.

Mudguards

Mudguards run on the wheel wells to complete the premium look of the Can-Am Commander 800R XT and give the driver and passenger further protection from the mud.

Custom Steering Wheel

A premium custom steering wheel is standard on the Commander 800R XT.

XT color options

All XT models come in yellow, red, painted Pure Magnesium or the industry-exclusive NEXT G-1 Vista camouflage.