Sure, the Can-Am Defender was built for the off-road, but that doesn’t mean you need to limit the time you enjoy with it to mud holes and sand dunes. Most people only think about the off-road riding they’ll get to do when purchasing a Can-Am Defender, but being able to cruise down neighborhood streets and country roads can be one of the Can-Am Defender’s most enjoyable features. While the Can-Am Defender isn’t street legal in its stock form, making it street legal is surprisingly simple. With a Can-Am Defender street legal kit, you can enjoy the best of both worlds with your UTV.
In some states, making your Can-Am Defender street legal is as easy as going to the DMV, paying for a $40 Class 1 tag, and staying off of controlled access highways, or for those in west coast states like California, interstates and freeways. In other places, the process to make a Can-Am Defender street legal can be more of a hassle. In some parts of the country, street legal UTV accessories must be installed on the Can-Am Defender before you can take it out on the streets. Without the right Can-Am Defender street legal accessories in these states, you won’t be able to ride on public roads even if you have the right tags and paperwork.
Some of the UTV street legal accessories your state may require to make your Can-Am Defender street legal are horn kits, street legal UTV rear and side mirrors, turn signal kits, license plate holders, and street legal tires. So what street legal UTV accessories do you need to order to make your Can-Am Defender street legal? In some states like North Dakota, there aren’t any laws stating that you need to equip your Can-Am Defender with street legal turn signal indicators, but you do need to pay the registration fee, get your Can-Am Defender insured, and install a lighted license plate holder. Other states have state-wide rules on street legal UTVs, while in some states, the rules can vary county by county. Whatever the case may be for your specific state or county, here at Everything Can-Am Offroad, we’ve got any and all of the accessories you may need to make your Can-Am Defender street legal.
As long as you go slow and obey the local traffic laws, some small towns might not care if you ride your Can-Am Defender around the streets, as long as you are respectful and don’t draw too much attention to yourself. In some towns, getting away with riding a non-street legal Can-Am Defender or other UTV may just be a matter of knowing the right people or authorities. To stay on the safe side though, it’s best to just go ahead and install the required accessories to make your Can-Am Defender street legal like side mirrors, turn signal indicators, and lighted license plate holders. After all, the cost of ordering Can-Am Defender street legal accessories or a street legal kit and having them installed is probably cheaper than the traffic ticket you would have to pay should you get caught. Be it fully integrated street legal turn signal kits for your Can-Am Defender XMR or some street legal side mirrors to clamp onto the roll cage of your Can-Am Defender XT HD10, when it comes to getting what you need to make a Can-Am Defender street legal for the roads, there’s no better place than Everything Can-Am Offroad.
Don’t make street legalizing your Can-Am Defender harder than it needs to be. Some riders can’t be bothered to hunt down and order every individual UTV street legal accessory they need for their Can-Am Defender, but with complete Can-Am Defender UTV street legal kits there’s really no excuse. For instance, the Can-Am Defender Street Legal Kit by ATV TEK is one of our most popular choices. This particular Can-Am Defender street legal kit comes with blinkers, a horn button, indicators, and everything else you need to bring your Can-Am Defender up to your state regulator's street legal requirements. If your state or county requires you to display a registration number on your Can-Am Defender, we’ve got you covered for that as well. We have adhesive Can-Am Defender lettering and number stickers in a multitude of colors to match your ride.
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