Can-Am ATVs have been around since 1998 when the original Bombardier Traxter was introduced.
This move towards ATVs came decades after both Bombardier’s Ski-Doo models essentially created the snowmobile industry and and Sea-Doo models helped popularize personal watercraft.
Just one year later, the powerful and innovative Bombardier DS 650 Sport ATV made its debut.
Bombardier introduced the Outlander Utility ATV models in 2002 and they are still making them today. That same year, The Traxter MAX was unveiled as Bombardier’s first two-seat ATV – a category the company has focussed on for many years now.
Bombardier partnered with John Deere to build Deere-branded Utility ATVs in 2003 and in 2004 the BRP brand came into existence and with it, the Can-Am ATVs nameplate.
The lineup of Can-Am ATVs grew quickly and UTV models followed with the Commander in 2011, the Maverick in 2013, and the Defender Utility UTV in 2016.