We’re back with another chapter in our Ride with Us series! If you’re just tuning in, this is the series where we take a look at two SuperATV employees who have similar machines built in totally different ways. It’s a great way to show what we do when we’re not hard at work designing products that make your ride better.
This series also serves as a reminder that a few (or several) SuperATV parts can totally transform your ride! Whatever the application and wherever you ride, you’re guaranteed to find everything you need at SuperATV.
Today we’re using a 2019 and 2020 Can-Am Defender as an example. Read on to see how SuperATV employees Caitlynn and Chuck made these machines their own with a little help from yours truly.
Meet Caitlynn! She takes care of back orders and out-of-stock products here at SuperATV. Caitlynn has been riding since she was seven years old, when she would race flat drags on a Polaris Outlaw 50. Today, Caitlynn spends most of her time behind the wheel of her 2019 Can-Am Defender HD8 MAX DPS. Riding is a family affair—you can usually find them cruising back roads, participating in local poker runs, or riding around the farm. And when she’s not home, Caitlynn loves hitting up the hills of Tennessee.
Because she spends so much time on the trails and covering hilly terrain, Caitlynn knew she needed to get some extra ground clearance under her Defender. She started with our front and rear high-clearance A-arms and, after a trip to Ride Royal Blue in Tennessee, decided a 3” lift was in order as well.
Here’s a complete list of the aftermarket parts on Caitlynn’s machine:
Wheels and Tires
Let’s take a closer look at another build. This 2020 Can-Am Defender 6×6 is owned by Chuck Hensler, SuperATV’s Director of US Operations. Like Caitlynn, Chuck has been riding since he was a kid. He spends a lot of time riding his Defender around his farm, and it goes on hunting trips with him as well.
Chuck wanted to make sure his Defender was prepared to cover any terrain and bulldoze through any obstacle—that’s why he went with our front bumper. And as for that winch? According to Chuck, that’s for those times when he tries to bulldoze a little more than he should!
Check out the other SuperATV parts that have been added to Chuck’s Defender:
Wheels and Tires
We don’t know about you, but we think it’s pretty cool how you can take two nearly-identical machines and, with the help of SuperATV, build them into two totally unique rides. It’s pretty solid proof that we have something for every rider!
For any other Defender owners out there, we want to see what you did with your rig! Drop a picture in the comments below.
And if you missed the first installment of our Ride with Us series, be sure to check it out to see what two other SuperATV employees did with their 2014 Polaris RZR XP 1000s.
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