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So it all started back in September when I filled out a questionaire on the Can Am offroad blog in regards to why I think I could be Can Am's True Maverick. Can Am was looking for someone who stands out in a crowd, a good dune rider, and has a outgoing personality to star in their own on-line show competing in challenges during the greatest time at Glamis Sand Dunes. . . Thanksgiving weekend! As to my surprise I was picked. From what I was told, during the days I would have to complete some challenges, unsure what they would involve, and upon completion of these challenges I would become a owner of a 2013 Can Am Maverick.

I was pretty stoked as I first walked up to the Maverick, happy because I was actually going to be able to drive it out in the dunes, but not in a guided demo group. When I sat in the cab I really noticed how the seats contoured to the body, unlike any other sxs oem seat. I'm 6 ft 3 and didn't feel cramped at all. There is plenty of cab room available, and never felt confined. Through the days I had noticed I preferred the gauge cluster on the XRS model over the standard model, the numbers were easier to read, and gave options as to what would be presented on the cluster. You do sit up a bit higher in the vehicle, but at no time did the vehicle ever feel top heavy, this was due to the wide 64" stance of the vehicle and how the low placement of the motor between the seats. The Maverick was very stable and tracked very well winding through the dunes at both big hills and small hills, slow technical turns and open fast open areas. With 13" of ground clearance and 14 " of travel it absorbed the terrain very well. I mostly drove a standard model and feel with some little personal adjustments of the shocks I truly believe this vehicle would be able to put more power to the ground. As a current sxs owner I have been looking into upgrading my current shocks. Can Am hit the nail on the head by offering the Fox Podium 2.5" shocks on the XRS with high and low speed compression, and rebound adjustments in addiction to the standard. At slower speeds I felt the suspension was slightly rough, but fully appreciated the compromise at higher speeds.

When running the motor has a very nice low rumble to it, the dual exhaust looks great too. I was most amazed with the power delivery, at 101 hp the Maverick pulls hard, and pulls all the way through the whole RPM range. I felt no lag form the throttle peddle to rev of the motor, it only took a little bit of time for the over aired bighorns to hook up. I can't wait to see this vehicle with the proper paddle setup. I didn't get to drive the Maverick as much as I had wanted, but I was able to take out to the dunes and see a glimpse what it is capable of.

My overall impression of the 2013 Can Am Maverick is . . . Wow! For a off the showroom floor vehicle this thing has so much potential involving little modifications or aftermarket items needed. Power, suspension, comfort, handling are all presented in this package, and even more elite with the XRS model. I truly cannot wait to see Maverick owners fine tuning their vehicles to get the most performance out of them.

On a final note I would like to thank my beautiful wife for the support of me going to Glamis. Thanks to Can Am for choosing me as the True Maverick, and the Maverick group at a Glamis for your cooperation and support. To my family and friends thanks for your support and good vibes sent my way. Last but not least everyone that was at Galmis Thanksgiving Weekend that helped me complete the challenges, and took time out of their day to check out the Maverick at the demo trailer, but especially to "Devs Wash 2 Camp" group for their hospitality. Drive hard , drive fast, but drive safe.
 

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At least you didn't put money down on a machine and can't get it. Tell your new buds at can am to get their shit together and get machines in the hands of people who put money up front!!!
 

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At least you didn't put money down on a machine and can't get it. Tell your new buds at can am to get their shit together and get machines in the hands of people who put money up front!!!
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Very cool.
 

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Hey True Maverick (Scott)
I camped with you that weekend. (Ragen Fifth Wheel) It was great to meet you and congrats again on your prize you will get soon. I bought one of the first ones that came to AZ largely based on the demo ride and your unfiltered experience with that weekend. I was out in Glamis this New Years with that same crowd and I can tell you, it is really an awesome experience. I have always shy'd away from Rzrs, largely because of previous experience with Polaris products. Hit me up if you ever come back down to glamis. Or if you want to go riding in AZ period.

Congrats again.

Tim
 

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Hey True Maverick (Scott)
I camped with you that weekend. (Ragen Fifth Wheel) It was great to meet you and congrats again on your prize you will get soon. I bought one of the first ones that came to AZ largely based on the demo ride and your unfiltered experience with that weekend. I was out in Glamis this New Years with that same crowd and I can tell you, it is really an awesome experience. I have always shy'd away from Rzrs, largely because of previous experience with Polaris products. Hit me up if you ever come back down to glamis. Or if you want to go riding in AZ period.

Congrats again.

Tim
Right on Tim, thanks for your hospitality, it was much appreciated. I guess the sand car thought is out the window, congrats on your new ride. I was super impressed with Glamis, the place is very impressive. I would go back in a heart beat, if I could. . Hopefully sooner than later. What model did You end up with. The standard or the XRS? I feel with all the SXS vehicles there are ups and downs for all, and all the vehicle are built for the general public in a recreational atmosphere. And it's up to the consumer to fine tune for their needs. Let the building begin and enjoy the new ride, would love to make my way down again, take care and be safe!

Scott
 

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Must be nice to win one of these machines!!
 

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Wow. I feel better, theres somebody getting screwed worse by Can Am than the customers who put deposits down and dont have thier machines. Sorry to hear, would have thought you would have your machine by now!!!
 

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If it makes you 2 feel better, I don't have it yet. . . .
Sorry to hear that but FREE means you need to have patience, which SUCKs but its still better than paying.
 
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