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All-day comfort is a necessity because the Can-Am is so much fun you won't want to get off any time soon.
Motorcycle USA tests the 2009 Can-Am Outlander and Outlander MAX ATVs in multiple displacement options during two days of trail riding in West Virginia. Read the full story in our
2009 Can-Am Outlander ATV Review
The 2009 Can-Am Outlander 800R EFI is the baddest standard sport utility ATV the company has to offer. Unless, of course, you order it with an upgrade kit.
Can-Am uses new cast-aluminum wheels to help keep down weight and mounts 26-inch Carlisle radial tires.
Easy to use and brutishly powerful, the Rotax motor outshines its smaller siblings.
In the mellow stuff, it was comfortable for the long haul with a relaxed riding position and plush seat. When the terrain was rough, it didn’t wear me out at all
Both models come with skid plates and we abused them about the same, the MAX because it high-centers more easily and the Outlander because the added mobility urged us to look for trouble.
Engineers revamped the suspension geometry on the front end to help make steering lighter.
That do-anything capacity stems from the Outlander’s muscular 71-horsepower motor (claimed), independent suspension and a continuously variable transmission with intelligent 4WD
All of our riders commented on the machine’s comfort, and handling was suitable for everyone.
Engineers placed the pivot point for the A-arms in front of the wheel, which limits side-to-side movement and allows for the wheels to travel only up and down.
The dual A-arm setup in front and independent TTI suspension out back were notable for their stability.
Can-Am's 800cc V-Twin motor is quite the package. The Rotax design is used in the Outlander, Outlander MAX and Renegade models, and it impresses us everywhere we find it.
Put this ATV in 4WD and you can probably go anywhere this side of an avalanche and be unstoppable.
With a 46mm throttle body and two Siemens fuel injectors dispensing fuel, the 800 reacts instantly, smoothly and with as much aggression as your thumb wants to dish out.
The Outlander 800R EFI with XT-P package.
The Outlander has enough grunt to get out of any situation.
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