2011 Can-Am Utility ATVs

Can-Am, Utility — on March 28, 2011 at 12:43 pm

The following ATV information was taken from the 2011 Buyer’s Guide Issue of ATV Reviews. For more information on any of the following models, please visit BRP/Can-Am’s website.

2011 Can-Am Outlander 800R – $9,449

2011 Can-Am Outlander 800R

2011 Can-Am Outlander 800R

This 71-horse four-wheeler features instant torque and will take you there fast. Unique Can-Am features include TTI rear suspension, Visco-Lok auto-locking front differential and a digitally encoded security system. An XT package ($10,949) sports dual-mode power steering, a winch, heavy-duty bumpers, aluminum wheels and hand guards. The XT-P ($11,449) steps up further with yellow/black paint and matching wheels. The exciting new X xc ($12,449) includes all that plus ITP Holeshot ATRs on beadlock wheels, highly adjustable shocks, tapered bars, skid plates, a sway bar and more. OUR TAKE: Addicting raw power and tracking!

Engine: 799.9cc V-twin

Suspension F/R (type, travel): Dual A-arm, 8 inches/TTI Independent, 9 inches

Rack Capacity (F/R): 100/200 pounds

Towing Capacity: 1,300 pounds

Dry Weight: 669 pounds

2011 Can-Am Outlander 800R X mr – $13,099

2011 Can-Am Outlander 800R X mr

2011 Can-Am Outlander 800R X mr

Can-Am’s big-bore, long wheelbase “Mud Racer” gets dressed up for the swamp with front and rear Air Control Suspension (ACS) and 30-inch Silverback mud tires on ITP aluminum wheels. An integrated snorkel system and radiator are relocated up high for splashing through the deepest mud holes. Dual-mode power steering makes simple work of the sludge via aluminum tapered handlebars mounted with hand guards. The “mr” also includes all of the Outlander basics like TTI rear suspension and Visco-Lok. OUR TAKE: The X mr is for those that take their mud bogging seriously.

Engine: 799.9cc V-twin

Suspension F/R (type, travel): Dual A-arm, 8 inches/TTI Independent, 9 inches

Rack Capacity (F/R): 100/200 pounds

Towing Capacity: 1,300 pounds

Dry Weight: 669 pounds

2011 Can-Am Outlander 650 – $8,599

2011 Can-Am Outlander 650

2011 Can-Am Outlander 650

This Outlander’s 60-horse Rotax 650 will actually wax some competitors’ big-bore machines. Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI) suspension is unique to Can-Am and virtually eliminates rear wheel swapping. The base 650 comes in Viper Red with the same features as the 800R. An XT upgrade ($10,099) includes dual-mode power steering, a winch, additional electrical output, heavy-duty bumpers,
aluminum wheels and hand guards. The XT-P ($10,699) is the premium model with yellow and black paint, matching wheels and mud guards. OUR TAKE: On the trail, the 650’s power is less
fatiguing than the 800R.

Engine: 649.6cc V-twin

Suspension F/R (type, travel): Dual A-arm, 8 inches/TTI Independent, 9 inches

Rack Capacity (F/R): 100/200 pounds

Towing Capacity: 1,300 pounds

Dry Weight: 669 pounds

2011 Can-Am Outlander 500 – $7,799

2011 Can-Am Outlander 500

2011 Can-Am Outlander 500

The Outlander 5 contains the only V-twin in the class and does so with a nasty snarl. Calling it a mid-size ATV only insults it. The 500 received most of the main features found on its bigger brothers, the only difference being the use of front
suspension struts rather than shocks. An XT upgrade ($9,299) can be had with dual-mode power steering, quicker Visco-Lok engagement, more electrical accessory power, a 3,000-pound winch, heavy duty bumpers, hand guards and Carlisle ACT
radials mounted on cast aluminum wheels. OUR TAKE: It packs class-leading power.

Engine: 499.6cc V-twin

Suspension F/R (type, travel): MacPherson strut, 7 inches/TTI Independent, 9 inches

Rack Capacity (F/R): 100/200 pounds

Towing Capacity: 1,300 pounds
Dry Weight: 654 pounds

2011 Can-Am Outlander 400 – $6,799

2011 Can-Am Outlander 400

2011 Can-Am Outlander 400

The 400 is the only single-cylinder engine in the Outlander clan, yet it still emits a meaty growl. It’s far from underpowered on any trail and can still carry and tow as much as the big boys. The 400 received the same basic Outlander features, the only difference being the use of front struts rather than shocks. The XT model ($7,849) includes 25-inch Carlisle ACT radials mounted on aluminum wheels, a wireless 3,000-pound winch, hand guards and heavy-duty front and rear bumpers. OUR TAKE: A strong contender for 400 class prospects.

Engine: 400cc single

Suspension F/R (type, travel): MacPherson strut, 7 inches/TTI Independent, 8 inches

Rack Capacity (F/R): 100/200 pounds

Towing Capacity: 1,100 pounds

Dry Weight: 669 pounds

2011 Can-Am Renegade 800R – $9,899

2011 Can-Am Renegade 800R

2011 Can-Am Renegade 800R

Consider the Renegade as the short wheelbase, sport version of the Outlander. The 800R packs the same V-twin engine and comes with Torsional Trailing arm Independent rear suspension, 4WD capability with a Visco-Lok locking front differential, full floorboards, a multi-function digital gauge and HPG shocks. A cross-country racing-focused, purpose-built X xc model ($12,399) comes decked out with dual-mode power steering, aluminum beadlock wheels, a front sway bar, dual speed
piggyback shocks, skid plate, tapered handlebars, X xc graphics — and more! OUR TAKE: An absolute riot in the woods.

Engine: 799.9cc V-twin

Suspension F/R (type, travel): Dual A-arm, 8.5 inches/TTI Independent, 9 inches

Rack Capacity: 35 pounds

Towing Capacity: 1,300 pounds
Dry Weight: 614 pounds

2011 Can-Am Renegade 500 – $8,049

2011 Can-Am Renegade 500

2011 Can-Am Renegade 500

The Renegade 500’s muscular 4×4 chassis has front and rear Motion Control shocks, 25-inch ITP Holeshot ATR tires, independent TTI rear suspension and a multi-function gauge. The exclusive Visco-Lok system automatically locks the front diff when more traction is needed. There isn’t an upgraded version, but the base comes with Holeshot ATR radials mounted on cast aluminum wheels. The 500 provides 11 inches of ground clearance. It’s pre-wired for a winch and comes with BRP’s digital encoded security system. OUR TAKE: It’s a sport quad and a 4×4 blended to perfection.

Engine: 499.6cc V-twin

Suspension F/R (type, travel): Dual A-arm, 8.5 inches/TTI Independent, 9 inches

Rack Capacity: 35 pounds

Towing Capacity: 1,300 pounds

Dry Weight: 614 pounds

2011 Can-Am Outlander Max 800R – $10,299

2011 Can-Am Outlander Max 800R

2011 Can-Am Outlander Max 800R

A 71-horsepower mill fed by an EFI means the Max can entertain you and a passenger. An ergonomically-sound passenger backrest, handgrips and raised floorboards improve 2-Up comfort. A convertible rear rack caters to singles. The ride is smooth thanks to the TTI rear setup and the Visco-Lok differential that keeps the wheels pulling even in the sloppiest of conditions. The LTD version ($13,649) is a luxurious cruiser. The XT ($11,799) or XT-P ($12,399) are beefier and include a winch and power
steering. OUR TAKE: This 2-Up has some giddyup!

Engine: 799.9cc V-twin
Suspension F/R (type, travel): Dual A-arm, 8 inches/TTI Independent, 9 inches
Rack Capacity (F/R): 100/200 pounds
Towing Capacity: 1,300 pounds
Dry Weight: 719 pounds

2011 Can-Am Outlander Max 650 – $9,449

2011 Can-Am Outlander Max 650

2011 Can-Am Outlander Max 650

The 650’s V-twin received a 7 percent boost in power for 2011 for class-leading power. In just 30 seconds, it converts from a purpose-built 2-Up to a single-ride ATV. The Max chassis puts the passenger in front of the rear axle for improved stability. Its cast aluminum wheels are as rugged as they are attractive. A tough 5mm center skid plate comes in handy in the gnarly stuff. Consider the XT ($10,949) or XT-P ($11,549) if you seek more features (power steering, quicker differential engagement, bigger magneto). OUR TAKE: A fun, hard-working 650 wearing the 800’s clothing.

Engine: 649.6cc V-twin
Suspension F/R (type, travel): Dual A-arm, 8 inches/TTI Independent, 9 inches
Rack Capacity (F/R): 100/200 pounds
Towing Capacity: 1,300 pounds
Dry Weight: 719 pounds

2011 Can-Am Outlander Max 500 – $8,649

2011 Can-Am Outlander Max 500

2011 Can-Am Outlander Max 500

Available in standard form or the power steering-equipped XT ($10,149), the Max 500’s V-twin puts out over 40 hp. This price point model wears MacPherson struts up front, but has the same industry-exclusive TTI rear suspension system. It features identical work numbers (300 combined rack capacity) as the more powerful Max quads and the convertible rear seat/rack design for two-rider exploration. Choose 2WD or 4WD with a flick of handlebar-mounted switch. Features a high-tech digital gauge and integrated key security system. OUR TAKE: More affordable 2-Up with big-bore features and class-leading pop.

Engine: 499.6cc V-twin
Suspension F/R (type, travel): MacPherson strut, 7 inches/TTI Independent, 9
inches

Rack Capacity (F/R): 100/200 pounds

Towing Capacity: 1,300 pounds

Dry Weight: 704 pounds

2011 Can-Am Outlander Max 400 – $7,649

2011 Can-Am Outlander Max 400

2011 Can-Am Outlander Max 400

Don’t overlook the base Max. Its 400cc powerplant offers class-leading 32 hp to go with its versatile design. Sure, it lacks the power of its siblings, but maintains the family’s reputation for 4×4 performance and suspension comfort. The rear passenger seat offers lumbar support for the driver. The 25-inch Carlisle tires do the job and look good with aluminum rims. Cleverly placed inboard disc brakes stay out of harm’s way, but dislike water. The yellow XT ($8,699) is loaded with value-added features. OUR TAKE: A good starter 4×4 (for two), but the XT turns heads.

Engine: 400cc single
Suspension F/R (type, travel): MacPherson strut, 7 inches/TTI
Independent, 8 inches
Rack Capacity (F/R): 100/200 pounds
Towing Capacity: 1,300 pounds
Dry Weight: 680 pounds

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