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Published on September 26th, 2012 | by Joe


2013 Can-Am Outlander 650 X mr


Double A-arm Front Suspension with Dive-control Geometry

The front suspension features a dive-control and anti-kickback geometry that positions the pivot points in space instead of simply adding stiffer shocks and springs. The geometry also inspires confidence-reducing kickback to the operator by locating the knuckle in the wheel. The 2013 650 X mr ATV uses five-way preload adjustable, mud-specific shocks that supply comfort both in the bog and on the trail. Front-end suspension travel is 9.0 inches (22.9 cm).


Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI) rear suspension

Unique to Can-Am and inspired by trophy trucks, the proven Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI) rear suspension offers increased rigidity, improved suspension travel at 9.3 inches (23.6 cm) and includes a removable external sway bar.

The TTI, which offers up to 75 percent less moving parts than competitive systems, was designed to eliminate tire scrub and camber changes when the suspension moves up and down. This setup, which improves ride quality and suspension travel, keeps the ATV in a straight line and requires less steering adjustments than competitive models. Lower pivot points provide geometric squatting for improved traction and the transfer of power to the ground.

Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)

The Dynamic Power Steering system on the Outlander 650 X mr has three separate selectable levels of steering assistance: Minimum, Medium or Maximum. DPS provides variable steering assistance no matter what mode is selected and is designed to offer less assist at high speed and more assist at low speed. This technology also includes a Direct Link setup that uses advanced magnetic field sensors for faster response to steering input than competitive technology, which then minimizes steering lag. Less kickback and more trail feedback is supplied to the operator because of the 50:1 final gear ratio, which is the largest in the industry. A high-capacity 50-amp motor means the DPS will never fade with heavy use and all DPS-equipped models also come with the Visco-Lok QE.


Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential

The industry exclusive Visco-Lok QE progressively transfers power from a slipping front wheel to the gripping one – automatically with no buttons to push or levers to pull. The system also eliminates wheel hop and driveline wind-up so it remains transparent to the driver and extremely easy to steer. Visco-Lok QE can fully lock with no rev or speed limiter. All DPS-equipped models come with the Visco-Lok QE calibration giving an even quicker engagement of the front differential, which remains for vital for slow-speed, technical terrain.


214-mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers

The 2013 Outlander 650 X mr features outboard hydraulic disc brakes. The front setup uses large 214mm disc brakes with twin-piston calipers for superior stopping power. At the rear, the 650 X mr uses a single twin-piston caliper and 214mm hydraulic disc brake that is located in the right, rear wheel. Braking is controlled by a single hand brake (controls front and rear) on the left side of the handlebars and a rear foot brake in the right floorboard (controls rear only).


12-in. (30.5cm) cast-aluminum wheels with machined finish

The center-less design reduces unsprung weight and offers improved strength. Durability was increased in strategic areas while excess material was eliminated in other spots to save weight.


28-inch (71cm) Maxxis Mudzilla Tires

The 28-in. Maxxis Mudzilla 6-ply tires were selected for their exceptional mud-friendly characteristics. Large lugs and an aggressive tread pattern are design to give a maximum traction in the mud and a smooth ride to the next mud hole. Tire offers rim guard for improved wheel protection.


Stylish Design

The 2013 Outlander 650 X mr ATV mimics the larger Outlander 1000 and 800R models with its cutting-edge styling and aggressive and muscular sightlines. Specialty graphics and X package color scheme help the 650 X mr stand out in a crowd.


High-strength, multipurpose rear rack with LinQ quick-attach accessory system

The high-strength, reinforced composite rear rack has an integrated anti-skid surface and elevated ridges for improved cargo holding (rated at 200 pounds). Predetermined “cutouts” add versatility and are for use with the Can-Am exclusive LinQ quick-attach accessory system, which is adaptable and customizable for various uses and products.

5.7-gal (21.4L) rear storage compartment

Just because it’s made to perform in the mud, doesn’t mean the Outlander 650 X mr ATV isn’t versatile. A huge 5.7-gallon (21.4-liter) rear storage box offers industry-leading cargo capacity and is located beneath the rear cargo rack. This means you can place items in the water-resistant storage box even if the rear cargo rack is loaded.


Front Bumper

A large bumper protects the front plastic and lights of the Outlander 650 X mr and offers a more distinct look over stock.


1,300-lb (590 kg) towing capacity

The Outlander offers a 1,300-pound towing capacity and a 2-inch receiver hitch as standard equipment.

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