ok I have 160+ miles on my 2 month old 2015 800 xmr. brake pads r just about down to the metal. I called my dealer and told them. he said that can-am has issued a different set of pads to be used on new units that have a longer life span. if my bike has the old pads currently, which he said I most likely have being they only have 160 miles on them then he is able to issue a warenty claim and have the pads changed to the new better pads.
with that being said, can-am knows there pads suck and finally are doing something about it. so if you have a new bike with the factory pads and they have worn put very fast contact your dealer.
There is only about 4mm of pad to wear on them and any mud sticks in there and really eats pads up fast. Sintered pads hold up the best, but they are also very abrasive on the rotors and will wear them out faster too.
im droping my bike off monday morning to get looked at. Would do it tomorrow but he isnt sure if he has the pads instock and i dont want to no be able to ride tomorow night. Since it wont cost me money ill let them do it other wise i would have gone with an aftermarket set and done the work my self. But i paid 12k for an atv and to have to replace pads after 5 rides is B.S
This complaint has been going on since day 1 when the outlander v twins came out. I personally didn't have much trouble with the oem ones. Had 7500 Kms on them when I changed them. Have ebc severe duty on now and they're holding up good. Had the cheaper ebc pads on for about 5500 Kms Nd they were shot so I got the severe duty ones and now they have about 5,500 Kms in them.