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2012 Can-Am Commander 1000 Series Overview
The Can-Am Commander 1000 and Commander 1000 XT from BRP are in a class all their own. The big-bore Commander side-by-side established itself as the rec-utility-class benchmark in all-around performance, handling, comfort and convenience last year, and continues on that path for 2012.
Powering the Commander 1000 family is a proven Rotax 1000 EFI V-Twin powerplant, which is the most powerful* rec- utility side-by-side engine in the industry. The Can-Am Commander 1000 family also uses an innovative and purpose-built performance package to take side-by-side owners to a whole new level. The versatile and innovative cargo bed offers a dual-level bed that features a sub-box below the main cargo area.
Extreme comfort and convenience includes the Commander family’s freestanding, removable full bolster seats, which includes a fully adjustable driver’s seat. Passenger comfort is also improved with multiple, ergonomically designed handholds for added stability while riding. Sleek styling with strong Can-Am DNA is abundant with the Can-Am Commander 1000 family.
2012 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 on 12-inch (30.5cm) wheels (base model)
» 1,928 cubic inches (31.6 litres) cockpit storage
» 1,500 lbs towing capacity » 2-inch rear hitch receiver
» 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 litre) gas tank
» 650-watt magneto
» Easy-to-use maintenance centre
» 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
2012 CAN-AM COMMANDER 1000 XT PACKAGE INCLUDES
» 4,000-pound winch
» 27-inch (68.6cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
» 14-inch (35cm) cast-aluminum wheels
» Upgraded gauge
» Heavy-duty front bumper
» Rugged bed rails
» Mud guards
» Leather steering wheel
» Available in all-new Pure Magnesium, Yellow and an optional industry-exclusive NEXT G-1 Vista camouflage.
2012 CAN-AM COMMANDER 1000 X PACKAGE INCLUDES
CAN-AM COMMANDER 1000 FAMILY FEATURES AND BENEFITS
ROTAX 1000 EFI V-TWIN ENGINE
The Rotax 1000 80o V-twin is the most powerful rec-utility side-by-side engine in the industry*. The 85-horsepower, liquid-cooled, single overhead cam power plant features four valves per cylinder and is fed by a 54mm Bosch throttle body and two VDO Seimens fuel injectors. The sophisticated electronic fuel injection system automatically keeps the engine’s performance at its peak, regardless of temperature or altitude. A throttle-by-wire system that works in conjunction with the 54mm Bosch throttle body to produce smooth throttle delivery even if one’s foot is bouncing due to the terrain. The iTC system detects unwanted bounces and filters 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.
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, result- ing 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.
DUAL-LEVEL CARGO BOX
The Commander 1000 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 dump- box 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.
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-adjust- able 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 (36mm (1.4 inches) for reduced fading.
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% lock up with no rev or speed limiter.
14 INCHES (35CM) OF TOTAL GROUND CLEARANCE
Offers a whopping 14 inches (35 cm) of total ground clearance for maximum performance for conquering challenging ter- rain. We built sag right in to the suspension, which lets the system work in its travel “sweet spot”.
214MM DISC BRAKES WITH TWIN-PISTON CALIPERS
Front and rear outboard disc brakes with 214mm discs and twin-piston calipers.
27-INCH (60.6CM) CARLISLE BLACK ROCK RADIAL TIRES ON 12-INCH (30.5CM) WHEELS (BASE MODEL)
Purpose-built, six-ply Carlisle Black Rock radial tires mounted on 12-inch wheels provide great traction and control in a wide variety of conditions.
1,928 CUBIC INCHES (31.6 LITRES) COCKPIT STORAGE
The Can-Am Commander 1000 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 adjust- able 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 1000 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 1000 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, FREE-STANDING 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 1000 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 LITRES) GAS TANK
The largest fuel tank (10 gallons; 38 litres) 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.
The Commander 1000 electrical system can dedicate up to 300 free watts to power accessories thanks to the industry’s largest magneto. It’s a full 30-percent more than the nearest competitor.
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-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.
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 1000. 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 which has no limitation on speed or power.
BASE COLOR OPTION
The Commander 1000 base model is available in a signature yellow color.
COMMANDER 1000 XT PACKAGE
Starting with the stellar base model, the Can-Am Commander 1000 XT gets a bevy of factory-installed features that add even more value and function to the Commander 1000 platform. Hard-working equipment like a 4,000-pound Warn winch, 27-inch Maxxis tires, heavy-duty XT front bumper and build a custom-built side-by-side without the custom-built price. Add in the all-new, optional Pure Magnesium painted plastic and the XT is even more attractive.
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 1000 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 gauge on the XT features state-of-the-art instrumentation with an analog tachometer and speedometer combined with an 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 the factory 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 new Pure Magnesium, yellow or industry-exclusive NEXT G-1 Vista camouflage.
COMMANDER 1000 X PACKAGE
For the side-by-side rider who demands the best performance and features from their vehicle, BRP offers the Can-Am Commander 1000 X. Starting with the base Commander 1000, the X Package adds a host of features designed to bring performance-based features like high-end, piggyback Fox Racing Shox mounted both front and rear, a front sway bar, 12-inch aluminum beadlock wheels, rugged rock sliders on both the driver and passenger side and more. The X Package components, when combine together, build the ultimate side-by-side.
FRONT AND REAR FOX RACING SHOX HPG PIGGYBACK SHOCKS
Large-diameter 47-millimeter aluminum piggyback shocks built by Fox Racing Shox are fully adjustable with high- and low-speed compression, rebound and multi-position preload adjustment. Both front and rear shocks have 10 inches (25cm) of travel. With advanced high- and low-speed tuning available, one can dial in suspension performance to their preference. The large-diameter design and piggyback construction help dissipate heat.
FRONT SWAY BAR
The 5/8-inch front sway bar helps reduce body roll in aggressive cornering enhancing the handling of the Can-Am Commander 1000 X.
12-INCH (30.5CM) ALUMINUM BEADLOCK WHEELS
Aluminum beadlock wheels mean added performance under heavy acceleration and cornering. A Can-Am exclusive design clamps the tire bead securely to the Commander 1000 X wheel for the ultimate in performance.
27-INCH (60.6CM) MAXXIS BIGHORN 2.0 TIRES
These rugged tires feature six-ply radial construction, yet are lightweight to cut down on unsprung weight. They absorb the terrain for a smooth ride and have a non-directional pattern to provide predictable cornering and to claw across roots, rocks and other tough terrain for climbing confidence.
The gauge on the Commander 1000 X has an upgraded gauge on the base model. Featuring state-of-the-art instrumentation with an analog tachometer and speedometer combined with an advanced digital information center.
HEAVY-DUTY FRONT BUMPER
A sleek, heavy-duty front bumper adds rugged durability to the Can-Am Commander 1000 X and completes the X-Package look of the side-by-side vehicle.
Both sides of the vehicle feature rock sliders that allow the Commander 1000 X to slide against obstacles like rocks and trees in challenging terrain. This helps keep obstacles away from the body panels of the vehicle.
LEATHER STEERING WHEEL
A premium leather-wrapped steering wheel is standard on the Commander 1000 XT.
X PACKAGE SEAT TRIM AND GRAPHICS
The Can-Am Commander 1000 X features a premium X-Package look with an stunning black design with yellow accents. It is designed to look sleek and fast even when sitting still and will certainly impress.
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