Hot off the press is news directly from our friends at BRP!

The 2018 Maverick X3 has been officially bumped to 172hp for the 2018 model year along with a cheaper introductory turbo model priced at $19,999 with a turbo and only 120hp…… what?

Let’s start with what makes sense first:

2018 X3 Turbo R (the R is a big deal now) models have been bumped to 172hp and BRP claims at 0-60 of 4.4 seconds. That’s quick as HELL! Also it may be a hint that Polaris could be coming with more fire for their 2018 model year side by sides. We’ll know soon! Suspension and most other specs remain unchanged from the 2017 model year except for a new color called “Platinum Satin” which we find pretty damn sexy.

The 2018 Maverick X3 “Turbo” non-R is an entry level priced (under 20k) non-intercooled 120hp version base model. It features a new color scheme and a bare bones set of specs with a MSRP of $19,999. We assume BRP is aiming this model to compete with other companies naturally aspirated offerings such as the Polaris RZR XP1000 and Yamaha YXZ1000R. We wonder what it would do with a tune and an intercooler?!

 

BRP appears to be stepping their game up for 2018 and we can’t wait to see what else is on the table for other companies. So far it’s pretty clear that the X3 is the baddest sport side by side on the market… and hopefully these bumps for the 2018 model year will make the price drop for the 2017 stuff…

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