Dayco Makes Extreme Mods to a Can-Am Maverick

The belt brand built a wild X3 to showcase its products and abilities.

Dayco’s modified Can-Am Maverick X3.Motorcycle & Powersports News

It’s always fun when powersports parts companies focus their energy and budget on custom builds. Jay Buckley, director of product management for drive-belt company Dayco, recently modified a Can-Am Maverick X3 with a slew of parts designed to improve its ability as an off-road race rig.

Buckley was an ATV racer before he pivoted to UTVs. His interest grew when he was named Dayco’s director of product management, Motorcycle & Powersports News reports. He picked up a fresh Can-Am Maverick X3 of his own from a local dealer, and turned the company’s attention to the machine to showcase how a beefed-up belt can improve reliability and durability. M&PN’s report tells us that Dayco developed a belt reinforced with carbon fiber and aramid that should drastically decrease the likelihood of a belt issue or failure.

In addition to the heavy-duty belts, Dayco threw an assortment of other parts at the X3. A one-piece door and a clutch cover from Hand Racing Technologies improve style and function. The company provided some of the suspension components for the build as well, with the rest of the suspension setup coming from Assault Industries. Shock Therapy and CA Technology Products helped round out the setup, completing a build that Buckley will race on “7,000 miles of trails throughout Michigan, along with short-course races and County Fair events across the Midwest.”