Ken Block Unveils His Custom Can-Am Mavericks

Ken Block custom Can-Am Maverick MAX 9 photos
Photo: Hoonigan Racing Division
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Despite the fact that customization is generally perceived as being a bike or a car thing, the custom scene also includes ATVs and side-by-side machines, and sometimes, the resulting vehicles are spectacular. To prove this point, here are two Can-Am Maverick customized by the master of Gymkhana, Ken Block, and his Hoonigan Racing team.
At the end of December 2015, Ken Block and BRP started a new adventure, with the rally driver becoming a Can-Am brand ambassador. As a natural following to this agreement, Block added more vehicles to his collection, with the new Maverick family receiving special interest.

It was no secret that these SxSs would not remain in stock trim for too long, and now Ken and Hoonigan Racing are pulling the wraps off the Maverick X rs 1000R Turbo and the MAX version of the model.

The X two-seater became Ken's new favorite toy for desert scrambling and other adventures in the wilderness. He also favors the smaller Maverick because it feels "pretty much like a cross between two of my favorite vehicles: a dirt bike and a rally car."

The 131 hp Maverick X received a custom cage, a long travel kit and a brush guard from Lonestar Racing, while Dragonfire supplied the new doors and the race steering wheel. The build also involved installing Can-Am wide flares, Bear custom Ken Block seats, additional lights from Rigid Industries, and one-off fifteen52 Turbomac HD forged wheels with Toyo tires.

For the Maverick MAX RS Turbo, Ken chose another direction, transforming the SxS into a street-legal machine that can do off-road/trail and city rides just as well. Plowing through muddy terrain or scorching the asphalt, this MAX can even serve for running the kids to school or haul mountain bikes to remote areas, thanks to the North Shore bike rack.

A Can-Am genuine sport roof, doors, windscreen and wide flares matching the X were installed and embroidered Beard seats are also on the menu. Hoonigan added a Lonestar Racing brush guard, Rigid Industries R46 lights and the same fifteen52 wheels. A wacky camo paint went into the big picture for both Mavericks, too.

"I'm super stoked on how these two builds turned out," said Block. "Can-Am has such an amazing platform from which to build with these things. The fact that they come turbo from the factory is a huge plus to me since it means I don't have to mess around with a ton of aftermarket engine stuff to have the speed and power that I want right out of the box. My team did a great job upgrading these though. I just wrapped a fun holiday down in Swingarm City, Utah, with my wife and kids and we all had a blast ripping around in the dirt with these. My kids in particular absolutely love getting some air time with me in the four-door MAX RS Turbo!" Ken concludes.
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