Power Steering; All-new Colour Updates Introduced on Commander 1000 X and Limited Models

Valcourt, Québec, Canada, June 4, 2012 – BRP has enhanced its award-winning Can-Am Commander side-by-side vehicle line-up for 2013 with the addition of Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) and two striking colour schemes for both its Commander 1000 X and 1000 Limited packages. The Can-Am Commander side-by-side vehicles deliver even more on the Can-Am pledge to produce enthusiast-inspired vehicles with cutting-edge design and meaningful innovation by offering two proven engine options, five overall platforms, including a new DPS package*, and industry-leading versatility.

2013 Can-Am Commander 1000 DPS

“The addition of DPS was a logical progression that blends well with our long-standing belief to offer vehicles that appeal to the end user’s brand enthusiasm and also produce the most powerful, capable and comfortable products in the industry,” said Yves Leduc, vice-president and general manager, North America. “The new Can-Am Commander side-by-side vehicles with DPS, which continue to lead the industry in terms of overall innovation, appeal, convenience and versatility, have raised industry standards once again and will enable our dealers to better achieve overall customer satisfaction.”

This new Can-Am Commander DPS package* takes the base Commander and adds the Dynamic Power Steering system with Visco-Lok QE (quicker engaging), and 27-inch (68.5-cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires on 14-inch (35.5-cm) cast aluminum wheels. Returning for 2013 are the XT and LIMITED packages as well, adding such features like a 4,000-pound (1,814-kg) WARN winch, half-windshield, premium wheels and tires and an entertainment system with integrated Garmin touchscreen GPS.

2013 Can-Am Commander 1000 X


BRP offers two Rotax V-Twin EFI engines (800R or 1000), which give a key ingredient to the Can-Am Commander formula: power. It is, however, the consumer-friendly features like the exclusive Dual-Level cargo box, comfortable seats and ample room for two adult passengers that complete the overall package.

“Delivering a vehicle for the global market can be a challenge, but BRP meets this challenge head on with a revised Commander line-up that improves upon the Can-Am philosophy of ‘The Ride Says It All’,” said Chris Dawson, vice-president and general manager, International division. “With the addition of DPS to the vehicle, it makes the Can-Am Commander side-by-side vehicle even more the versatile choice in the market for the consumer.”

2013 Can-Am Commander 1000 Limited

Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately held company, is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of motorised recreational vehicles. Its portfolio of brands and products includes: Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea‑Doo watercraft and boats, Evinrude and Johnsonoutboard engines, Can-Am all‑terrain and side-by-side vehicles and roadsters, as well as Rotax engines. BRP products are distributed in more than 100 countries.

*Some models, equipment and accessories may not be available in all countries.

Sea-Doo, Ski-Doo, Lynx, Evinrude, Johnson, Can-Am, Rotax, Commander, DPS, Dual-Level and the BRP logo are trademarks of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. or its affiliates. Visco-Lok, Maxxis, WARN, Garmin and all other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


4 Comments (+Add Yours?)

  1. Ronald Wickline

    Love the new black, but would love a green even more. Whats the chance’s of a flex fuel model? Saving to purchase 1 now.

  2. Brock Anderson


  3. James Beightol

    I would love to see Can Am manufacture a 50 inch wide side by side. I presently own a Can Am Outlander and love the quality. I also own a 2012 RZR side x side and would trade it in for the Can Am if they made a 50 inch wide. The trails in Pa. are made by 4-wheelers and anything wider is not an option. A lot of Hatfield McCoy trails are also pretty narrow and wider machines struggle in places. Someone has to see the potential for this market, Polaris obviously has. Any chance Can Am might build a 50 inch machine?

  4. lloyd cramm

    just aquired mycan-am commander 4 months ago and loving it
    lots of trail riding areas here where i live lot of snow to going to get tracks in the new year.

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