2013 Commander 1000 Family

The Can-Am Commander 1000 family is designed from the ground up to be the most innovative and versatile rec-utility side-by-side in the industry. The Commander 1000 is available in four optional packages to match the varying demands of side-by-side buyers. Whether it’s work, play or a little of both, the Commander 1000 side-by-side is the perfect backwoods companion, jobsite foreman or trail-busting stallion. For the new model year, the Commander 1000 will now wear red plastic and 12-inch carbon-color painted steel wheels as standard equipment. The XT package will include four color choices, while the Commander 1000 X and Commander 1000 Limited also come in new colors. The X-Package model has an updated racing-inspired yellow, black and white finish or the new stealthy Carbon Black skin. Painted White Pearl joins Pure Magnesium for the Limited package’s color options this year.

And the big-bore Can-Am side-by-side’s comfort, handling and performance abilities have all improved thanks to the addition of BRP’s Dynamic Power Steering. DPS is standard on the 1000 DPS, 1000 XT, 1000 X and 1000 Limited models. All Commander DPS models will come with Can-Am yellow plastic. DPS features a progressive level of steering assistance that is mated to a Visco-Lok‡ QE (quicker engaging) front differential. The 2013 Commander 1000 models have improved efficiency and skill sets in slow-speed and demanding terrain such as a choppy field, rutted trail or slow-speed rock crawl. DPS works at any speed, offering more assist as slow speeds and less assist at high speeds.

Powering the Commander 1000 family is the reputable-and-strong Rotax 1000 EFI V-Twin powerplant that is the most powerful* rec-utility side-by-side engine in the industry. A strategically designed exterior gives the Commander side-by-side unique look, while an innovative and purpose-built performance package rewards owners with unmatched, comfort, convenience and safety. The versatile and innovative cargo bed offers a Dual Level™ bed that features a secondary storage box below the main cargo area. Removable, freestanding bolster seats, an adjustable steering wheel and driver’s seat and rider-inspired ergonomics provide a user-friendly cockpit.

Commander 1000 Family Highlights

  • Rotax 1000 EFI V-Twin engine
  • Dual-level cargo box
  • Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC)
  • Double A-arm front suspension with dive-control geometry
  • TTI rear suspension
  • Visco-Lok front differential
  • 14 -inch (35cm) of total ground clearance
  • 214mm disc brakes with twin-piston calipers
  • 27-inch (68.6cm) Carlisle Black Rock radial tires
  • 12-inch (30.5cm) painted carbon-colored steel wheels (base model)
  • Red plastic (base model)
  • 1,928 cubic inches (31.6 liters) cockpit storage
  • 1,500 lbs towing capacity
  • 2-inch rear hitch receiver
  • Low-noise cockpit
  • Comfort seats with sit-in fore / aft driver adjustment
  • Adjustable-tilt steering
  • Passenger handhold and grab bar
  • Dual, off-road cup holders
  • 240-watt lighting
  • 10-gallon (38 litres) gas tank
  • 625-watt magneto
  • Easy-to-use maintenance centre
  • 2-inch diameter, high strength steel, ROPS-approved cage
  • Quick-attach side nets
  • Standard & Performance D.E.S.S. Keys

Can-Am Commander 1000 DPS Includes

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

Can-Am Commander 1000 XT Package Includes

  • Fully adjustable front and rear Fox Racing Shox HPG piggyback shocks
  • Front sway bar
  • 12-inch (30.5cm) aluminum beadlock wheels
  • 27-inch (68.6cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
  • Updated gauge
  • Heavy-duty front bumper
  • Rock sliders
  • Leather steering wheel
  • X-package seat trim and graphics
  • Mudguards
  • Available in all-new Carbon Black finish or a new black-and-yellow finish with white accents

Commander 1000 DPS Package

New for 2013, the Commander 1000 DPS model features BRP’s exclusive Visco-Lok QE front differential. This model will be available in Can-Am yellow and also wear 14-inch tires and wheels.

Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
Calibrated specifically for use in the Commander side-by-side, BRP’s DPS system offers variable steering assistance and is designed to offer less assist at high speed and more assist at low speed. This technology also 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.

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.

27-inch (60.6cm) 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 1000 DPS will be outfitted with yellow plastic for 2013.

Commander 1000 XT Package

The Can-Am Commander 1000 XT features factory-installed parts that enhance both its look and functionality. Hard-working equipment like a 4,000-pound Warn winch, 27-inch Maxxis tires, heavy-duty XT front bumper, along with DPS create the feel of a custom-built side-by-side without the custom-built price. Three color choices (yellow, Pure Magnesium painted plastic and camouflage) also let consumers pick a color that best suits their needs.

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 compliment the Commander 800R XT and handle heavy-duty loads when at the work site and on the trail.

27-inch (60.6cm) 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 1000 XT its own look. The camouflage model’s cast aluminum wheels feature a unique painted black finish.

Upgraded Gauge
The gauge on the XT features state-of-the-art instrumentation with an analog tachometer and speedometer combined withan advanced digital information center and is upgraded over the standard Commander 1000.

Heavy-Duty Front Bumper
The Can-Am Commander 1000 XT features a front bumper that is installed at the factory and is completely covered by thefactory warranty. The added protection gives peace of mind in rugged conditions.

Rugged 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 run on the wheel wells to complete the premium look of the Can-Am Commander 1000 XT and give the driver and passenger further protection from the mud.

Leather Steering Wheel
A premium leather-wrapped steering wheel is standard on the Commander 1000 XT.

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

2013 Can Am Commander 1000 Specifications