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We'd like to welcome any new Can-Am Commander owners to UTVBOARD! If you are a member alreday and just bought one of these fine machines, congrats on the new toy!


In 2011, BRP completes its side-by-side lineup with the Can-Am® Commander™ 800R and Commander 800R XT™. As with the Commander 1000 family, BRP’s Can-Am engineers and designers worked hard to create a side-by-side vehicle that sets a new industry benchmark in performance, handling, comfort and convenience.

Each model features the powerful 71-HP Rotax® 800 EFI V-Twin powerplant, which is only bested in power by the Rotax 1000 EFI V-Twin engine, meaning the Commander 800R is the most powerful* side-by-side under 1000 cc. Each of the Commander 800R models brings a host of innovative features to the industry, like: Dual-Level™ cargo bed; throttle-by-wire Intelligent Throttle Control system (iTC™), a 2-inch diameter, high-strength steel cage that is ROPS approved; Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI) rear suspension design, removable, free-standing full-bolster driver and passenger seats; a driver seat that requires no tools to adjust; quick-attach side nets and more. The Commander 800R line also features sleek styling with a strong Can-Am DNA presence.

2011 Commander 800R Family Highlights

» 71 HP Rotax 800 EFI V-Twin engine

» Industry-leading fuel mileage

» Dual-level cargo box

» Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC)

» Visco-Lok front differential

» TTI rear suspension

» Double A-arm front suspension with dive-control geometry

» 2-inch diameter, high strength steel, ROPS-approved cage

» 1 928 cubic inches (31.6 litres) cockpit storage

» 240-watt lighting

» Quick-attach side nets

» 10-gallon (38 litres) gas tank

» Standard & Performance D.E.S.S.™ Keys (w/ an optional third work key)

» 3-point seatbelts with anti-cinch

» 11-inch (35 cm) of total ground clearance

» 214mm disc brakes with twin-piston calipers

» 26-inch Carlisle‡ Black Rock radial tires on 12” wheels (base model)

» 1,500 lbs (680 kg) 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 cup holders

» 650-watt magneto

» Easy-to-use maintenance centre

» Base model available in yellow

Can-Am Commander 800R XT Package Includes

» 4,000-pound winch

» 26-inch Maxxis‡ Bighorn 2.0 tires

» 14-inch Cast aluminum wheels

» Analog/digital gauge

» Heavy-duty front bumper

» Rugged bed rails

» Mud guards

» Leather steering wheel

» Available in yellow or an industry-exclusive NEXT‡ G-1 Vista camouflage.

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I am a professional photographer and need a MUV to access remote areas. I really got excited about this line of MUVs and love the styling, Montana GPS, dual level storage etc. The one thing that I didn't like was the loudness of the engine. The noise seems to be mechanical rather than exhaust. I am not the typical user in that I just need to proceed slowly into remote areas without alarming the wildlife that I am there to photograph. I am still undecided about the Can Am due only to the noise level. I otherwise love this machine.

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