2018 Havoc X: The All-New American Muscle Side-By-Side

October 2017 Feature

The all-new 2018 Havoc X from Textron Off Road is a high-performance side-by-side flexing a hardcore work ethic and hair-raising wild streak. An all-conquering crossover, it blends class-leading suspension and ground clearance with enormous payload and towing capacities, all reinforced by the smile-inducing glory of 100 horsepower and 67-ft.-lbs. of torque.

In short: a Havoc side-by-side will conquer the backcountry as comfortably as it will handle the back forty. It will tame the trails and transport trophy game.

This machine bullies its way to the top of the crossover category with a class-leading double A-arm suspension package delivering 12.8 and 12.9 inches of front and rear suspension travel. Premium 2.5-inch aluminum King shocks provide race-proven features like piggyback reservoirs and 30-position compression adjustability for maximum performance, whether it’s crawling over rocks or pounding through bumps. Front and rear sway bars reduce body roll and keep handling smooth and predictable.

The bump-swallowing suspension performance is matched by the 13 inches of class leading ground clearance. Fully-loaded, it boasts upwards of 18 percent more ground clearance than the competition, with 9.5/8.375 inches of front/rear clearance to ride over anything in its way.

When duty calls, a Havoc UTV gets the job done with a 600-lb. capacity rear dump bed that’s aided by the quick and simple Fast-N-Latch bed accessory storage system. Its signature extended cab contributes to the nearly 24-cu.-ft. of added storage that’s easily accessed and substantially useful. A 2,000-lb. towing capacity adds even greater versatility for any job.

Yet there’s no mistaking that a Havoc side-by-side is engineered to deliver heart-pounding thrills with 100 hp on tap whenever it’s playtime. That power comes fast and furious thanks to the 957cc SOHC twin-cylinder, liquid-cooled EFI engine that is designed and built by Textron. It feeds its 100 horsepower and 67-ft.-lbs. of torque to a smooth and durable CVT system.

The selectable on-demand AWD system puts the power exactly where it’s needed, while four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes with 9-inch rotors and dual piston calipers deliver enhanced braking performance. Tough 14-inch cast aluminum wheels are matched by burly 28-inch ITP Ultracross tires for outstanding traction and performance.

A Havoc UTV is especially impressive when it comes to occupant comfort, with two-tone bucket seats that offer 4 inches of adjustability and that are easily accessed via full impact- and corrosion-resistant doors boasting a large 10-sq.-ft. opening. The cab is equally spacious, with a full 40 inches between the ROPS cage and the seat for wide and unobstructed views, with 31 inches between the instrument panel and the seatback for maximum comfort. The dash features an industry-leading 5.25 x 3.25-in. LCD display with adjustable backlighting. And high power LED headlights deliver optimum visibility, with LED accent lights for a touch of custom style.

Additional features include Electronic Power Steering (EPS), the extra range of 9.5 gallons of fuel capacity, standard 2-inch receiver hitch; a 4,000-lb. WARN winch; 12v and USB accessory outlets; passenger grab handle; glove box; steel front brush guard; and adjustable tilt steering.

Every Havoc side-by-side comes in Dynamic Grey and boasts a 12-month warranty. It’s proudly built in Thief River Falls, MN, and will be available at Textron Off Road dealerships beginning in December.

Key Features

- 100 hp EFI Engine

- 67 ft-lb of torque

- Best-in-class loaded ground clearance

- Best-in-class 12.8-inch front suspension travel

- King 2.5-inch piggyback shocks

- On-demand AWD

- Standard electronic power steering

- Standard full doors

- Four-wheel double A-arm suspension

- Front and rear sway bars

- Class-leading 24 cubic-ft. of storage with extended cab

- 2,000-lb of towing and a 600-lb. capacity tilt bed

- Two-tone bucket seats

- Standard 4,000-lb WARN winch

- Fast-N-Latch bed storage system

- 14-inch cast aluminum wheels

- 28 x 10-14, ITP Ultracross Tires

2018 Havoc X Specs

Engine & Drivetrain

Battery Single 12V Starter

Engine Type Liquid-Cooled 4-Stroke, Twin Cylinder Single Overhead Cam, Gas Engine

Horsepower 100 hp

Displacement 957cc

Transmission CVT

Drive System On-Demand AWD

Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection

Gear Selection Dash-Mounted Cable Shifter (H,L,N,R,P)

Front Differential Automatic Locking Overrunning Clutch

Rear Differential Spool


Total Capacity 1,200 lb (544 kg)

Bed Load Capacity 600 lb (272 kg)

Towing Capacity 2,000 lb (907 kg)

Steering & Suspension

Steering Rack & Pinion, Tilt Steering Wheel, Electronic Power Steering

Front Suspension Double A-arm with 12.8 inches travel

Rear Suspension Double A-arm with 12.9 inches travel

Shock Absorbers King 2.5-inch Piggyback Reservoir shocks

Brake System 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes with 9-inch (22.9 cm) Rotors, Dual Piston Calipers

Parking Brake Park in Transmission

Front Tires 28 x 10-14, ITP Ultracross Tires

Rear Tires 28 x 10-14, ITP Ultracross Tires

Wheels Cast Aluminum


Overall Length 126 in (320 cm)

Overall Width 64 in (162.6 cm)

Overall Height 77 in (195.6 cm) (w/o Roof)/78.5 in (199.4 cm) (w/ Roof)

Overall Weight 1,755 lb (796.1 kg) (Dry)/1,850 lb (839.1 kg) (Curb)

Wheelbase 85.2 in (216 cm)

Ground Clearance 13 in (33 cm)

Storage Capacity 24 cu-ft

Fuel Capacity 9.5 gal (36 L)

Hitch Standard/2-inch (5 cm) Receiver

Color Options & Frame

Frame Structurally-Welded High Strength Steel

Standard Colors Dynamic Grey


Instrumentation Adjustable Backlit LCD, 12V DC Outlet, USB

Headlights Low/High Beam LED with LED Accent Lights

Seating Two-Tone Bucket Seats

Storage Components Cargo Dump Bed, Extended Cab Storage Space, Glove Box

Safety 3-Point Seat Belts, Seat Belt Rev Limiter, Standard Full Doors, Steel Tube ROPS, Front-Mounted Steel Brush Guard, Passenger Grab Handle, Headlights, Brake Light, Customizable Speed Controller, 4000-lb WARN Winch

2018 Havoc X Technology

High/Low/Reverse/Park With Electronic On-Demand AWD

The rugged transaxle system on the drivetrain features High range, Low range, Neutral, Reverse and Park. Electronically selectable on-the-fly 2- and 4-wheel-drive is bolstered by selectable 4WD differential locking to achieve the desired traction and drive control in varying conditions.

1000 Engine

Designed and built by Textron Motors GmbH, the twin-cylinder 957cc SOHC engine produces 100 hp and 67-ft.-lbs. of torque. It boasts important technology and features, including an Electronic Fuel Injection system for quick throttle response and improved fuel economy; a dry-sump oil system that creates lower oil temperatures, less friction and increased oil life; and a forged crankshaft, camshaft and connecting rods for added durability. It’s liquid-cooled with an auxiliary fan for consistent performance in all conditions.

Electronic Power Steering (EPS)

Electronic Power Steering provides varying electronic steering assist depending upon conditions, effort and speed. An Electronic Control Unit measures steering input force in relation to vehicle speed and tire resistance in order to provide the appropriate assist to the steering column via an electronic brushless motor. The varying levels of assist translate into a light steering input effort, especially when in 4WD with a locked differential, but with optimal feedback so that the rider senses the tire contact with the terrain.

Four-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Dual-piston hydraulic disc brakes with 9.5-inch steel rotors on each wheel deliver enhanced braking performance and feel, effectively controlling all four wheels during deceleration.

Double A-arm Suspensions

Double A-arm front and rear suspension deliver premium comfort and control in a full-range of terrain conditions via optimized geometry and 12.8 inches of front and 12.9 inches of rear travel. Front and rear sway bars enhance positive cornering.

King Gas Shocks

King gas shocks come with a world-class off-road racing pedigree. They feature 2.5-inch hard anodized aluminum bodies and piggyback reservoirs for fade-free performance that dissipates heat in the most demanding conditions. Spring preload and 30-position compression adjustability deliver excellent suspension performance and tuneability for all riders and conditions.

600-lb. Capacity Tilt Bed

A versatile tilting rear cargo bed offers 600 lbs. of gear-carrying capacity and versatility, with integrated Fast-N-Latch System for added ease when securing items.

2-Inch Rear Receiver

A rugged, automotive-style 2-inch rear receiver hitch simplifies towing applications when utilizing the 2,000-lb. towing capacity.

Extended Cab

The one-of-a-kind extended cab provides additional space to load and secure gear that you want to keep separate from the cargo bed box. Drop-down access panels ease loading/unloading gear.

LED Headlights

Powerful LED headlights deliver optimal visibility, while LED accent lighting provides distinguished styling.

Full-Sized Doors

Large, automotive-style doors offer a 10-sq.-ft. opening, easing getting into and out of the Havoc’s spacious cab. Impact and corrosion-resistant, they’re built safe, durable and easy to clean.

Two-Tone Bucket Seats

Contoured two-tone bucket seats with 4 inches of adjustability provide a comfortable and customizable seating position for the driver and passenger.

Class-Leading Ground Clearance

Havoc offers 13 inches of unloaded ground clearance, plus 9.5/8.375 inches of clearance when fully loaded—the most in its class.

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