New for 2013, the Commander 800R
DPS model features BRP’s exclusive Visco-Lok
QE front differential. This model will be available
in Can-Am yellow and also wear 14-inch tires
2013 BRP Can-Am Commander
800R DPS Package
Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
Calibrated specifically for use in the Commander
side-by-side, BRP’s DPS system offers
variable steering assistance and is designed
to offer less assist at high speed and more
assist at low speed. This technology also includes
Direct Link setup
that uses advanced magnetic field sensors for
faster response to steering input than competitive
technology, which then minimizes steering lag.
Less kickback and more trail feedback is supplied
to the operator because of the 50:1 final gear
ratio, which is the largest in the industry.
A high-capacity 50-amp motor means the DPS will
never fade with heavy use and all DPS-equipped
models also come with the Visco-Lok QE.
All DPS-equipped models come with the Visco-Lok
QE calibration giving an even quicker engagement
of the front differential. It progressively
transfers power from a slipping front wheel
to the gripping one – automatically with
no buttons to push or levers to pull. Plus,
there’s no wheel hop or driveline wind-up
so the system is totally transparent to the
driver and extremely easy to steer. Can lock
up to 100 percent with no rev or speed limiter.
This differential, unlike some competitor’s
differentials, does not have a speed or rev
limiter. DPS and Visco-Lok QE, when, combined,
improve handling and performance in slow-speed
27-inch (60.6cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0
Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires feature a rugged six-ply
radial construction, yet are lightweight to
cut down on unsprung weight. The non-directional
tires absorb the terrain for a smooth ride and
provide predictable cornering. They’re
also very capable climbing and clawing across
roots, rocks and other tough terrain.
14-inch (35cm) cast aluminum wheels
Strong-yet-lightweight and fashionable larger
14-inch, cast-aluminum wheels give the Commander
800R with DPS a unique look over stock.
The Commander DPS will be outfitted with yellow
plastic for 2013.