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What Is the Top Speed of a Can-Am Maverick X3?

Can-am Maverick X3 parked on the rocky and dirty trail

The Can-Am Maverick X3 family has three main sub-models, rocking over 15 unique trim styles among them. Every Can-Am Maverick X3 is rigged with an electronic speed limiter that prevents them from going faster than a certain limit. While the specific models and their top speed may vary from year to year, the top speed of a Can-Am Maverick X3 is around 80 mph.

In this blog post, we will compare the top speeds of the different Can-Am Maverick X3 models, check out the top speed of popular models, show you how they rank among the fastest side-by-side available, and more!

Without any further ado, read on and find out now!

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2 Maverick X3 parked in the desert

To provide you with a visual representation of the top speeds of the different Can-Am Maverick X3 models, we have created a chart that shows the top speed of each Can-Am Maverick X3 sub-model in stock condition: 


Speed Range (mph)

Speed Range (km/h)


86 - 89 mph

138 - 143 km/h

Turbo R

92 - 95 mph

148 - 153 km/h     

Turbo RR

97 - 100 mph

156 - 161 km/h

These speeds are impressive, but they are not the fastest among the side-by-sides available. For comparison, the Polaris RZR XP Turbo S has a top speed of 85 mph (137 km/h) without a speed limiter and can reach up to 110 mph (177 km/h) with modifications. However, the Can-Am Maverick X3 models have better acceleration and handling than the Polaris RZR models.

Real-life conditions like the kind of terrain you're tackling, whether it's hot or cold, how much you weigh, tire pressure, and even how well you keep up with your ride's maintenance—all of that stuff can make a difference in how fast you can actually go. So, keep those factors in mind when you're out there pushing the limits.

Top Speed of Popular Maverick X3 Models

a red Maverick X3

1. 2024 Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo RR Top Speed

The 2024 Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo RR can reach impressive speeds on any terrain. According to the manufacturer, the X3 Turbo RR has a top speed of 62 mph (100 km/h) on a flat surface and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) in just 4.4 seconds. 

The X3 Turbo RR has a 195-horsepower Rotax ACE engine, a CVT transmission with high airflow, and a four-link TTX suspension with up to 20 inches of travel. It also features a spacious cockpit, a digital dashboard, and a smart-Lok differential system that adapts to the driving conditions. 

2. Can-Am Maverick X3 XMR Top Speed

If you're chasing after the thrill of breakneck speeds, the Can-Am Maverick X3 XMR might not quite scratch that itch for velocity. Its rugged, knobby tires put a leash on the beast, capping even the 195hp model at a modest 67mph due to an electronic nanny known as the ECM speed governor. 

Nevertheless, don't sweat it if you've got a need for speed – there's a workaround. 

Take the 2020 version of the Maverick X3 XMR for a spin, you can simply disconnect the speed sensor. Sure, your dash will stop showing accurate speeds, but strap on a GPS and you'll have hard evidence that you've kicked the factory-imposed speed limits to the curb and are flying faster than before by cutting that technological tether.

Another trick up your sleeve – you just need to find a friendly tech wizard from the service bay at your neighborhood Can-Am castle. Convince them to give your ride's brain, the ECU, a little digital makeover, swapping its identity with that of its speedier sibling, the XRS. If they work their magic just right, you might just see the speedometer needle flirt with a sizzling 90 mph.

One last thing: when you start pushing those limits, don't forget about your drive belt. The stock one isn't made to handle that extra oomph. But here at Kemimoto, we've got top-notch, wear-resistant drive belts for the Maverick X3 that'll hold up nice and tight, even when you're gunning it to max speed!

Kemimoto’s Can-Am Maverick X3 drive belt for high-speed riding

3. 2024 Can-Am Maverick X3 XMR Turbo RR

The 'MR' series is dialed in for folks who get a kick out of mud-riding. These bad boys are decked out with snorkels, beefy tires, and a winch that mean business when you're knee-deep in the muck.

So, about the 2024 Can-Am Maverick X3 XMR Turbo RR – this beast tops out at 62 miles per hour (100 km/h). And just so you know, both the R and RR editions of the Can-Am Maverick X3 come with factory-installed speed and rev limiters to keep things in check when you're tearing it up.

4. 2024 Can-Am Maverick R Top Speed

The 2024 Can-Am Maverick R has a top speed of almost 100 mph. It's packing a 999cc one-liter turbocharged engine with a 54-millimeter turbo, all working together to crank out 240 horsepower. 

But it's not just about speed – this thing has 26 inches of wheel travel and 17 inches of ground clearance. Plus, it comes with all sorts of tweaks and customizations for the suspension, engine, and steering modes. Basically, it's ready to conquer whatever you throw at it.

5. Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo Top Speed

The top speed of the base model Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo can reach up to around 85 miles per hour (mph).

If you live for the adrenaline rush and love getting down and dirty outdoors, this ride's a dream. It's got that turbocharged Rotax ACE engine under the hood, which means power and acceleration are off the charts. No wonder it's a hit with UTV lovers everywhere.

When you're out there chasing that speed high, make sure you keep it safe. Don't forget to gear up with the right safety gear! Speaking of gear, don't forget a pair of Kemimoto's protective glasses. They are tailor-made for driving, so you can focus on the thrill. 

Safety first, right? Then full throttle all the way!

Kemimoto’s safety gear glasses for riding Can-am Maverick X3 at top speed

6. Can-Am Maverick R Top Speed

The Can-Am Maverick R can reach impressive speeds on various terrains. The top speed of the Maverick R is 90 mph (145 km/h) on paved roads and 80 mph (129 km/h) on dirt roads. 

7. Can-Am Maverick X3 X DS Turbo RR Top Speed

The 2022 Can-Am Maverick X3 X ds Turbo RR is an even more performance-focused variant of the Maverick lineup, boasting a robust 200 horsepower from its turbocharged Rotax ACE engine. Compared to the other models in the lineup, this extra oomph means you're in for one heck of a wild ride with some seriously snappy acceleration.

When it comes to top speed, the Maverick X3 X ds Turbo RR is capable of reaching speeds of up to around 85 miles per hour (mph). 

Increase the Top Speed With Modifications

Alright, if you're itching to increase the top speed on your Can-Am Maverick X3 and leave everyone else in the dust, you've got some tricks up your sleeve. 

As mentioned, you can do so by bypassing the speed limiter and making some modifications to your vehicle. Once you've shown the speed limiter the door, it's time to tinker with your beast a bit. 

Here's the lowdown on some mods that'll give your X3 some extra zip:

  • Installing a larger turbocharger or supercharger

  • Upgrading your exhaust system, install a blowoff valve for example.

  • Replacing your air filter

  • Replace the drive belt

Kemimoto’s drive belt for can-am Maverick X3
  • Changing your gear ratio

  • Upgrade to bigger or lighter tires

  • Reducing your vehicle's weight

  • Run high-octane fuel

Modding might seem all fun and games, but you should always mind the risks involved. Modifying your vehicle may void your warranty, guzzle more gas, bump up your emissions, and even mess up your engine or other parts – including that stock drive belt we’ve talked about. And you could violate the regulations as well. 

So when you're hitting those high speeds, keep it safe! 

Final Thoughts

a Can-Am Maverick X3 parked on the floor

So, here’s the thing!

We hope this blog post has given you some useful information about the top speed of the different Can-Am Maverick X3 models and tricks to increase their top speed. Have questions or looking to trick out your ride with some safety gear and cool add-ons? Swing by for all the nitty-gritty details and more!

Read more: 

Can-Am Maverick Sport Max vs. Polaris RZR 4 1000: Which is better?

Can A Side-By-Side Be Street-Legal?


Is a Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo Street-Legal?

The Can-Am Maverick X3 is not street-legal. Many states are against UTVs on the road. If you drive a Can-Am Maverick on the street rashly, you could get tickets or have your vehicle confiscated, even if you're following local road rules. 

To drive a Can-Am Maverick on public roads, you need to make sure it meets the safety standards specified by your state's DMV.

What Is the Can-Am X3 Turbo Horsepower?

The 2023 Can-Am Maverick X3 DS Turbo RR has 200 horsepower. The 2024 Can-Am Maverick X3 has a 200-horsepower Rotax ACE Turbo RR engine. 

What Is the Fastest Can-Am Side-By-Side?

The 2024 Can-Am Maverick R is considered the fastest SXS racing vehicle. It has a 240-horsepower turbocharged engine and more horsepower per liter than any other side-by-side on the market. 

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