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.
Cars with front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive with IRS (independent rear suspension) setups, or all-wheel drive and trucks and SUVs with similar driveline and suspension configurations use CV joints (constant-velocity joints) to transmit power to the wheels. ATVs also use CV joints but unlike regular cars and trucks, ATVs can be more susceptible to CV boot damage depending on how they are used and where they are ridden. If a CV boot is split, cut, punctured, ripped or rotten, the CV joint itself will wear out at an increased rate. Always inspect your ATV CV boots as part of every maintenance service and after every off-road ride. Race Driven CV boots are made to meet or exceed OEM and other aftermarket specifications and use high-quality rubber for extended life. Browse our online inventory and find Race Driven ATV CV boots for popular Can-Am models such as the Can-Am Outlander, Can-Am Outlander 1000, Maverick X3, Maverick MXR, and other famous ATV models from Honda, Polaris, Yamaha and others.