Local dealer in my area has the Can-Am HD 7 defender and HD 9 defender in stock. Going to take a look at them next week but wanted to get everyone’s opinion on Can-Am and to see if anybody has been in the new HD 7 yet? Thanks.
I've got a 2018 HD10XT and I can't say anything but good things about it. When I bought it I set out to buy a Ranger and there was no comparison. Also, was going to buy the HD8 but have had to wait 4-6 weeks for the 2019's to release so I took the 2018 HD10 for a few hundred bucks more than the 2019 HD8. It has about 3000 miles on it now and has been used strictly for hunting purposes. Only thing besides annual maintenance I have had to do to it was replace 1 clutch roller last year and that's because I don't put it in low gear when hauling heavy loads. Today we had a work day at the camp and I had 10 50# bags of protein pellets and 10 #50 bags of corn in the bed. Handles it like nothing. The rear end squats a good bit but it has plenty of power to haul whatever you can put in it or behind it. I can't say enough about mine. May replace mine soon with a cab model. Would be nice to be able to avoid the rain/dust/hot/cold etc etc. Good luck with you purchase.