Can-am Defender 6x6 DPS 1000CC


Six wheels, unlimited potential. Get the most traction, load-carrying, power, and capability ever engineered into an off-road workhorse.


You’re looking at the most versatile off-road “long box”: easily remove the sides to create a flat bed, attach dozens of LinQ accessories, or use the platform for field repairs, hauling, or mounting equipment.

Can the Defender 6x6 haul it (whatever it is) wherever you want it (wherever that is)? Most likely. Equipped with a 6-ft bed and built to sit at the top of the Can-Am's hard-work lineup, you can plan on doing big things. Cargo Box dimensions 72 x 54.5 x 10 in. (180,3 x 138.4 x 25.4 cm)

Stand tall & clear natural obstacles with 13-in (33 cm) of ground clearance and the traction of true 6x6 performance. Even when loaded, the Defender 6x6 remains elevated for the ride home.

The best for work, play & the trails in between: our finest frame, most stout suspension, drivetrain—and a Rotax HD10 V-Twin engine with 82 horsepower. It’ll get you there and get it done with the industry best towing.

Get in & get working: the PRO-TORQ transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), revised ventilation and electronic belt protection ensure long-lived performance. The selectable 4WD / 6WD with Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential allows you put the power down on any terrain. Traditional P / R / N / H / Extra-Low* shift pattern for ease of use

The VERSA-PRO Bench Seat is engineered as a 40/20/40 bench seat, inspired by modern pick-up trucks. It can comfortably accommodate three adults and features “profiled” corners to improve entrance / exit of the cab as well as a sturdy vinyl cover for improved wear resistance. The passenger seats, complete with integrated hooks on their underside, also can be flipped up to improve onboard storage. Can-Am designers also added a foldable central console and armrest with two cup holders to allow more space in the cab.

The Defender has a total of up to 16.9 US gal (63.9 L) of storage—including a handy, removable and water-resistant 1.7 gal (6.3 L) toolbox, an industry exclusive—to carry tools and supplies exactly where they're needed. In addition, we include 6 gal (23 L) of under-dash storage with an enclosed pocket, under-seat storage, and enclosed storage above the gauges.

Driving and working with your side-by-side vehicle shouldn't be a chore—that's why Defender is engineered to be the most refined work vehicle in every respect. From its improved insulation to thicker firewall, redesigned exhaust, and CVT cover, Defender lets its work speak for itself. *NVH varies based on engine and standard or optional features fitted. Consult your dealer about specific NVH improvements and changes.

The spec sheet is one thing: reality is another. That's why the Defender HD10 has a revised suspension with front arched double A-Arms and rear arched TTA with sway bar that handles & hauls at higher grounds with confidence—no matter the load.

When you add it all up, a lower cost of ownership, easier maintenance, and 1-year warranty mean less downtime and more time behind the wheel. The Defender has an easy-to-service design and uses durable Rotax engines for a reason: they can handle the long haul.



Defender 6x6 DPS Specs

GROUND CLEARANCE Up to 13 in (33 cm)
WHEELBASE 115.5 in (294 cm)
LENGTH 153.3 in (389.6 cm)
WIDTH 64 in (162.5 cm)
HEIGHT Up to 77.5 in (196.8 cm)

Type 82 hp / 67 lb-ft, Rotax® 976 cc, V-twin, liquid cooled
Fuel Delivery System Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Transmission PRO-TORQ transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection Extra-L / H / N / R / P
Drive Train Selectable 4WD / 6WD with Visco-Lok QE auto-locking front differential
Driving Assistance Electronic Hill Descent Control ECO™ / ECO Off / Work modes
Power Steering Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)


Front Suspension Arched double A-arm / 11 in. (27.9 cm) travel
Front Shocks Twin tube gas charged shocks
Rear Suspension Arched TTA with external sway bar / 11 in. (27.9 cm) travel
Rear Shocks Twin tube gas charged shocks


Front Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Rear Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers


Front Tires Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)
Rear Tires Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 11 x 14 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Wheels 14-in. (35.6 cm) cast-aluminum


Gauge 4.5 in. (11.4 cm) wide digital display: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, ECO / ECO Off / Work modes, seat belt, diagnostics, clock, battery voltage, engine temperature
Battery 12 V (18 amp/h)
Magneto 650 W
Instrumentation Lighter type DC outlet in console (20-A)
Lighting 140 W lighting output from four 35-W reflectors ensuring a wide visiblity and LED tail lights
Winch N/A
Seat VERSA-PRO bench seat with passenger seats flipping up, underside hooks and contoured bench to improve entrance/exit of the cab
Protection Integrated front steel bumper, HMWPE central skid plate
Hitch Type 2-in. hitch receiver
Steering Wheel Adjustable tilt steering


L x W x H 153.4 X 64 X 78 in (389.6 X 162.5 X 198.1)
Wheelbase 115.5 in. (294 cm)
Ground Clearance 13 in. (33 cm)
Estimated Dry Weight 1,944.5 lb (882 kg)
Cage Profiled cage ROPS approved
Cargo Box Dimensions 72 x 54.5 x 10 in. (180,3 x 138,4 x 25,4 cm)
Cargo Box Capacity 1,000 lb (454 kg) / California only: 600 lb (272.2 kg
Tailgate Load Capacity 250 lb (113.4 kg)
Storage Capacity Total: 10.4 gal (39.5 L)
Under dash: 6 gal (22.8 L)
Dash: 1.8 gal (6.9 L)
Water-resistant and removable toolbox: 1.7 gal (6.3 L)
Armrests and cup holders: 0.9 gal (3.5 L)
Towing Capacity 3,000 lb (1,361 kg)
Payload Capacity 1,700 lb (771 kg)
Fuel Capacity 10.6 gal (40 L)
Person Capacity 3


Factory 1-year limited warranty
Extended Up to 30 months B.E.S.T. coverage

Accessories and Attachments


Quality & Seamless Integration. Accessories that fit in, fit right, look great, are made to last, and are the only ones that can transform any Can-Am into your Can-Am. Enjoy countless ways to combine & customize.

Top up your look

From racing and sport roofs, to bimini and convertible roofs, including mesh, soft and skylight roofs as well roll cage covers and sun visors to top it off, we’ve got you covered for protecting you in style.

End-to-end wind resistance

Shield yourself and your passenger from the elements without ever compromising optical clarity at the front, while blocking dust or rain from back-drafting through the rear even when riding in the harshest environments.

Load more, do more

Racks, rack extensions, gear rails, holders, gear grips, gun racks, spare tire holders, etc. – countless options for packing everything you need to bring along for the ride quickly and securely.

The terrain is tough, you’re tougher

Your vehicle will look fierce as it pushes back against obstacles with an entire legion of protective and reinforcement equipment that will never leave your side – and your front, and back, and under.

Graphic Kits

The exclusive graphic kits let you customize your side-by-side vehicle. You’re unique. Your ride should be too.


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36428 US HWY 69N Jacksonville Texas 75766
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17469 US 69, Tyler, Texas 75703
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