Originally created as a motorcycle brand in 1971, Bombardier’s Can-Am division was a joint effort between Canadian and American technicians using parts from Bombardier’s Rotax subsidiary. With product input and an endorsement by former motocross world champion Jeff Smith, Can-Am motorcycles officially went into production in 1973. Can-Am motorcycles enjoyed a string of victories and league championships throughout the next 14 years but the sales numbers didn’t justify the brand’s existence and in 1987, the Can-Am brand went out of production. During the 1990s, BRP’s (Bombardier Recreational Products) engineers went to work in developing a new line of all-terrain vehicles that utilized the TTI rear suspension (torsional trailing arm independent rear suspension) for superior comfort and control. The BRP Traxter ATV was the result of these developments and it was an award-winning design. The Traxter ATV led to the creation of the DS650 sport ATV and Traxter XL, the first utility-based ATV by BRP with a dumping box-bed. In 2005, BRP went off-road racing in the world’s most dangerous event, the Dakar Rally. Antoine Morel won the Dakar Rally in a BRP DS650X in January of that year and in late October, BRP won the GNCC Racing Series Championship with the Outlander 800. This ultimately led to the resurrection of the Can-Am brand name in 2006 as a way to market the company’s newest line of ATVs that were developed and engineered using the experiences learned on the off-road racing circuit. Today, Can-Am makes the Maverick Sport and Maverick X3 ATVs as well as the Defender, Maverick Trail, Renegade, and Commander side-by-side vehicle.
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