2012 Can-Am Outlander 1000 XT Testing
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
2012 Can-Am Outlander 1000 XT.
We just took delivery of the new 2012 Can-Am Outlander 1000 XT and will get our first ride on the bad boy tomorrow. Can-Am
prides itself on pure performance and the Outlanders and Renegade machines have always been heavy hitters. Now that the engines are bumped up to 976cc (also available as 800 models), BRP has a new flagship sport utility ATV.
The Outlander is a massive 4WD quad with 82-hp (claimed) Rotax V-Twin engine, double A-arm front and independent rear suspension, CVT transmission and a new Surrounding Spar Technology with Geometric Contact Control (SST G2) chassis. The XT package comes with extra features including Tri-mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) which allows the rider to switch between three levels of steering assist, Visco-Lok QE auto-locking front differential which engages quicker than the standard Visco-Lok, a 3000-pound Warn winch, cast aluminum wheels wrapped in 26-inch Carlisle ATC tires, hand guards, heavy-duty front and rear bumpers, upgraded 650W mageneto and special color schemes.
We nailed down the Pure Magnesium version and this is one burly looking ATV. It tipped the scales with a curb weight of 897 pounds! It also rips wheelies in High range from a dead stop without even blinking. Can’t wait to go riding tomorrow!
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