What's New In The 2012 Can-Am Off-Road Lineup

August 2011 Powersport News

Here is a brief overview of what is new in the 2012 lineup for Can-Am ATVs and side-by-sides. We'll go into more detail on these models and changes next week on www.dirttoysmag.com so stay tuned.



» New generation Outlander 1000 and 800R ATVs

New from the ground up, the 2012 Can-Am Outlander 1000 and Outlander 800R feature an innovative ride quality and superlative comfort. BRP engineers took an innovative approach to all aspects of the chassis of these new-generation Outlanders. The next generation Outlander maintains its unrivalled engine performance with a new 976cc Rotax V-Twin option, industry-leading horsepower and a stellar power-to-weight ratio, all of which are integral attributes for a modern rec-utility ATV.

» New generation Renegade 1000 and 800R ATVs

The next generation Renegade 1000 and 800R line of ATVs continue the path the original Renegade blazed and raise the performance bar even more. The new Renegade 1000 features an EFI-fed, 976cc V-Twin powerplant and both have the next-generation chassis, improved suspension and enhanced ergonomics. All combine to make the Can-Am Renegade 1000 and 800R the king of the sport 4x4 category. The machine's unique blend of sport and utility trail manners along with its superb power-to-weight ratio and acceleration makes it the most impressive 4x4 ATV on the planet.

» Outlander MAX 800R XT-P and Outlander MAX 650 XT-P package

Newly configured for 2012, the Outlander MAX 800R XT-P and the Outlander MAX 650 XT-P are the only sport-oriented two-up ATVs. It starts with Can-Am's signature Outlander MAX XT platform and two-up configuration and then adds ACS rear suspension, a striking painted Black/Flat Black and yellow color scheme and much more. The Tri-mode Dynamic Power Steering provides three levels of steering assist, plus controls kickback and trail feedback. Riders can select preloaded ACS settings on the fly to match the trail or load conditions.

» Tri-Mode DPS

The new tri-mode DPS system features three modes (MIN, MED and MAX) and lets riders select the desired amount of steering assist for the terrain and conditions. DPS offers variable steering assistance no matter what mode is selected. The system is designed to offer less assist at high speed and more assist at low speed.

» 12-inch (30.5cm) cast-aluminum wheels with inserts

Selected XT models now feature stylish black wheels with color-matched inserts.

» New Pure Magnesium paint option selected XT models

New for 2012 is the Pure Magnesium painted plastic. Not only does the color project pure refinement, but it also offers improved scratch resistance and a unique look.

» Fox Racing Shox Podium X suspension on Renegade X xc models

All Renegade X xc models now feature Fox Racing Shox Podium X piggyback shocks with high- and low-speed compression adjustability, rebound and preload adjustment.


Side-By-Side Vehicle

» Commander 1000 LTD package

The luxurious Can-Am Commander 1000 LTD offers the most style and prestige of any Can-Am side-by-side and any side-by-side in the industry. Add in the new, sophisticated Pure Magnesium or Orbital Blue painted plastic, 85-horsepower 976cc Rotax engine and other premium upgrades and this Commander is truly supreme. Can-Am also took comfort and convenience to the next level with the 1000 LTD by adding key accessories-Warn winch, Garmin GPS, Air-Control Fox Racing Shox-so your side-by-side not only looks good, but performs to your strict standards.

» New Pure Magnesium paint option on XT models

New for 2012 is the Pure Magnesium painted plastic. Not only does the color project pure refinement, but it also offers improved scratch resistance and a unique look.

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