We got our first chance to take the all-new Can-Am Maverick Trail for a spin today in northern Utah and for a side-by-side that takes its job seriously, it sure was a lot of fun to drive today.
The trails around Bear River Lodge near Christmas Meadows threw a lot of things at us today, including roots, mud, dirt, water crossings and even a fair amount of snow and lots and lots and lots of rocks and the Maverick Trail took it all and had plenty of spunk and horsepower left after the day’s ride. Even at elevation (Bear River Lodge sits at about 8,400 and all our riding went up from there), the Maverick Trail 1000 had impressive power. The 800 understandably has less power but still managed to traverse the trails at a pretty good clip.
We did try four different models of the Maverick Trail today, from the base all the way up to the accessorized to the max models. The base does not have power steering and that once again reminded us—fairly quickly on the rock-littered, 50-inch Wolverine Trail—why we appreciate power steering so much.
Perhaps one feature that really stuck out today—and it’s not even one that’s new this year or exclusive to the Maverick Trail—is Can-Am’s iTc or throttle by wire, which really shined on the rocky trails today.
There are a lot of things to like about the Maverick Trail and we’ll have a full report in the December issue of Dirt Toys Magazine.