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2009 Can-Am Outlander ATV Review Photo Gallery

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.

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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.
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Can-Am uses new cast-aluminum wheels to help keep down weight and mounts 26-inch Carlisle radial tires.
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Easy to use and brutishly powerful, the Rotax motor outshines its smaller siblings.
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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
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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.
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Engineers revamped the suspension geometry on the front end to help make steering lighter.
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That do-anything capacity stems from the Outlander’s muscular 71-horsepower motor (claimed), independent suspension and a continuously variable transmission with intelligent 4WD
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All of our riders commented on the machine’s comfort, and handling was suitable for everyone.
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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.
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The dual A-arm setup in front and independent TTI suspension out back were notable for their stability.
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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.
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Put this ATV in 4WD and you can probably go anywhere this side of an avalanche and be unstoppable.
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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.
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The Outlander 800R EFI with XT-P package.
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The Outlander has enough grunt to get out of any situation.