2013 Commander 800R Family

Since its introduction, the Can-Am Commander 800R has set the standard for a modern rec-utility side-by-side vehicle. It has also won the heart of off-road enthusiasts by combining a proven performance package, industry-leading innovation and user-driven functionality to create an unmatched composition. BRP’s Dynamic Power Steering has been added to the Commander 800R family, which consists of three total models. Combine DPS with the highly recognizable Can-Am DNA and BRP has raised the bar again. The Commander 800R is available in red while the Commander DPS model is yellow. The XT package is available in three colors this year.

A reputable and stout Rotax 800 EFI V-Twin powerplant, which only trails the Rotax 1000 EFI V-Twin engine in power in the rec-utility class, powers the Commander 800R side-by-side vehicles. DPS improves the Commander side-by-side’s already exceptional handling and comfort levels and is included in the DPS and XT packages. Innovative and user-inspired convenience features include the dual-level cargo bed, removable full bolster seats, adjustable driver’s seat and steering wheel. Passenger comfort includes ergonomically designed handholds for added stability while riding.

Commander 800R Family Highlights

  • Rotax 800 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 800R 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 800R 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 800R DPS Package

New for 2013, the Commander 800R 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 DPS will be outfitted with yellow plastic for 2013.

Commander 800R XT Package

The Can-Am Commander 800R 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 800R 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 800R.

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 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
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.

Leather Steering Wheel
A premium leather-wrapped steering wheel is standard on the Commander 800R 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 800R Specifications