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SCORE Journal - March 2019

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THE LIGHT AND MIGHTY Can-Am delivers more performance with its 2019 Maverick Sport DPS 1000R The 2019 Can-Am Maverick Sport DPS 1000R is the company’s latest performance model that features a 60-inch track width to compete with Polaris’ RZR 1000. Unlike the Maverick X3, the smaller 60-inch width segment is gaining in popularity with side-by-side enthusiasts and racers because of its agility and potential for speed due to its lighter and more compact chassis. With an ability as a more nimble vehicle, the increased suspension width provides greater stability. To do this, Can-Am lengthened the A-arms and added a stabilizer bar, which the company believes will deliver a more stable ride in a variety of terrain conditions. Coupled with Fox 2.0 Podium shocks, the Maverick Sport DPS 1000R can offer 11.5 inches of front wheel travel and 12-inches of wheel travel at the rear. The vehicle comes equipped with Maxxis Bighorn 2.0, 27x9x12-inch diameter tires mounted on 12-inch cast aluminum wheels. With a 90.6-inch wheelbase, the DPS 1000R offers 12-inches of ground clearance, enough to take on Baja’s flat terrain and crawl over its rocky riverbeds with ease, especially with an auto front-locking differential. The 2019 R model (a DPS 1000 version is also available) is equipped with a 100 horsepower 976cc V-twin-cylinder engine that is electronically fuel injected and liquid-cooled. The DPS 1000 model’s engine cranks out 75 horsepower. The difference is in alterations to the air inlet and exhaust system, as well as upgrades to the CVT that allows the DPS 1000R motor to crank out 25 more horsepower. Inside the cockpit, the Maverick Sport DPS 1000R has adjustable seats in which the backrest and cushion are removable for easy cleaning. The vehicle also adds more driving comfort with a tilt steering wheel and the company’s Dynamic Power Steering system. A low seat-to-chassis position, something Can-Am is known for, provides greater comfort on longer rides. Full doors are also standard on the DPS 1000R which include interior door handles and sturdy construction. The DPS 1000R’s instrument cluster is basic but clear and easy to see. Can-Am also provided lots of storage space throughout the cab, in addition to a large glove box on the passenger side of the vehicle. For anyone wanting to get into UTV racing, the Can-Am Maverick Sport DPS 1000R makes for a great entry-level vehicle that is not only affordable but can provide the speed and agility to go out and win. SJ

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