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Building A Monster Maverick X3

Part One

As the year comes to an end and a new one begins, top builders, race teams, and everyday Joes are assembling new UTVs and the 2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 seams to be a popular starting point. Two race teams in particular are doing complete ground up builds and they will both be flying the Monster Energy Drink colors. We were invited inside the Vendetta Motorsports shop to see the progress of Matt Burroughs new Best In the Desert build just before its first test day.

Building A Monster Maverick X3

Building A Monster Maverick X3

Matt Burroughs finished in second place four times in 2016 right behind the season champion Justin Lambert. Burroughs will contend for the Best In The Desert, UTV, Pro Turbo Championship as well as compete in the Score Baja 500 and 1000. He is the newest member of the Can-Am racing team joining the Murray Bros, Dustin Jones from S3 Powersports and Matt's Monster Energy Drink teammate Mark Burnett. Burroughs and the others will be fighting to give Can-Am their first major win in the new X3.

Can-Am

Building A Monster Maverick X3

Building A Monster Maverick X3

Vendetta Motorsports specializes in making products for the Polaris RZR, Can-Am, Yamaha, Arctic Cat Wildcat and other UTV accessories. From bumpers to rock sliders, and light mounts to plug and play LED light harnesses, they are 100% designed and manufactured in the USA.  All products come from first hand knowledge and vehicle testing.  They have a combined 30 years in off road experience, from desert racing to rock crawling, with wins in Baja 1000, Dakar, Australian Safari and countless other races across the world.  They manufacture all of their products in a 60,000sq ft production facility with CNC lasers and press brakes.  

Vendetta Motorsports

Building A Monster Maverick X3

Building A Monster Maverick X3

The build begins with by attaching the stock frame to a fixture table.

Vendetta Motorsports

Building A Monster Maverick X3

Building A Monster Maverick X3

This way everything added will be within exact stock specs.

Vendetta Motorsports

Building A Monster Maverick X3

Building A Monster Maverick X3

When complete this Monster Can-Am Maverick X3 will have Cognito A-arms and trailing arms with reworked stock Fox Shox.

Vendetta Motorsports

Building A Monster Maverick X3

Building A Monster Maverick X3

The shock mounts look like they could be found on a trophy truck.

Vendetta Motorsports

Building A Monster Maverick X3

Building A Monster Maverick X3

You can contact Vendetta Motorsports in California at (323) 881-4309 or www.vendettamotorsports.com. They can also put together a custom themed UTV and ship it to you, anywhere in the world.  

Vendetta Motorsports

Building A Monster Maverick X3

Building A Monster Maverick X3

PRP seats, belts and nets will be fitted and keep the passengers in total comfort for the long desert racing season. You can follow Monster Matt at www.facebook.com/matt.burroughs.33?fref=ts or at 1948monstermatt on Instagram.

Vendetta Motorsports

Building A Monster Maverick X3

Building A Monster Maverick X3

Smith Race Wire works out of the Vendetta shop and will be completely rewiring the Can-Am and outfitting with new instrumentation and a full complement of Rugged Radios.

Vendetta Motorsports

Building A Monster Maverick X3

Building A Monster Maverick X3

The stock Can-Am motor will be used and managed by Benchmark Performance.

Vendetta Motorsports

Building A Monster Maverick X3

Building A Monster Maverick X3

Stock length Summers Brothers axles front and rear will put power to the ground with Streamline braking components keeping it all in check.

Vendetta Motorsports

Building A Monster Maverick X3

Building A Monster Maverick X3

Massive 32 inch STI Chicane tires mounted on OMF wheels will fit on all four corners and above the turbo charged Rotax engine. Trinity will build a trick exhaust system for the triple cylinder powerplant.

Vendetta Motorsports

Building A Monster Maverick X3

Building A Monster Maverick X3

Vendetta Motorsports built the Baja wining Honda Ridgeline. When we asked about building any Honda UTV's they got real quiet.

Honda

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