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Published on July 11th, 2011 | by Joe


Can-Am Unveils Their New Outlander and Renegade 1000 Models for 2012

Text and Photos by: BRP

Outlander 1000, New from the Ground up.

New from the ground up, the 2012 Can-Am Outlander 1000 features an innovative ride quality and superlative comfort levels that not only make it a viable option for trail riders, but also furthers its appeal to hardcore off-road enthusiastsby enhancing its proven high-performance characteristics.

Using Computer-Aided Vehicle Dynamics (CAVD) software, BRP engineers took an innovative approach to all aspects of thechassis of this new-generation Outlander. The goal, bring the knowledge of new-wave geometries gained through yearsof testing that would challenge traditional thinking in the off-road world. The result are principles of design we call GeometricContact Control. This allows the chassis of the next-generation Outlander to deliver the hardcore performance the Can-Am brand is known for, yet enhance the overall comfort of the vehicle at all levels of riding.

The next generation Outlander maintains its unrivalled engine performance with a new 976cc Rotax V-Twin, industry leading horsepower and a stellar power-to-weight ratio, all of which are integral attributes for a modern rec-utility ATV. The stylish Outlander 1000 offers precision handling and point-and-shoot dynamics that mesh well with its new found comfort levels, revitalized ergonomics, improved conveniences and no-compromise makeup.

Can-Am Outlander 1000 Family Highlights

» New 82-HP Rotax V-Twin 1000
» Redesigned air box
» CVT transmission with improved cover
» New radiator
» New exhaust and silencer

» New from the ground up SST G2 frame
» Redesigned double A-arm front suspension with dive-control geometry
» Redesigned TTI rear suspension
» Visco-Lok front differential

» Redesigned 214mm disc brakes with twin-piston calipers
» 12-inch (30.5cm) cast-aluminum wheels with centre-less design
» 26-inch (66cm) tires
» Standard skid plate

» New styling
» High-strength, multi-function racks with innovative and industry-exclusive LinQ system
» Water-resistant rear storage box with best-in-class volume
» 1,300 lbs towing capacity
» Easy access to maintenance items
» Industry-leading 230-watt headlights
» New dual taillights
» Larger fuel tank
» Multi-function digital gauge
» D.E.S.S. (Digitally Encoded Security System)
» Comes ready to accept the entire line of BRP’s new LinQ accessory system
» Base model available in red

Can-Am Outlander 1000 XT package adds

The Outlander 1000 XT model is packed with additional features.

» Tri-mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
» Visco-Lok QE
» 3,000-pound WARN winch
» New 12-inch cast-aluminum wheels with centre-less design
» 26-inch Carlisle ACT Radial tires
» Heavy-duty front and rear bumpers
» 650-watt magneto
» Handlebar wind deflectors
» Colors available: yellow, black and camo (Camo production in November)
» A striking Pure Magnesium painted plastic also available

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