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.
- 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.
- 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.
- All-day comfort is a necessity because the Can-Am is so much fun you won't want to get off any time soon.
- The Outlander has enough grunt to get out of any situation.
- The Outlander 800R EFI with XT-P package.