2016 Can-Am Off-Road Lineup First Look

2016 Can-Am Off-Road Lineup First Look


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BRP is dedicated to continually finding new ways to help you enjoy the great outdoors. It aims to remain the performance leader of the off-road industry with the latest engine technologies and industry-leading power in all ATV segments and a more powerful Rotax 1000R Turbo engine in the Maverick, Maverick X ds and new X rs side-by-side vehicles. The flagship Can-Am Maverick X ds 1000R Turbo’s power output was pumped up to 131 hp. The turbo boost was increased and new fuel injectors were installed to produce the 10 extra horsepower up from last years 121hp. Maverick vehicles without a turbo provide a little over a 100. This is all great news for trail riders but we can’t help but be greatly disappointed in the fact that yet another manufacturer has stopped production of their 450 Sport ATVs.

Significant power and torque gains can also be expected from three new Rotax ATV engines: the 570, the 850 and the 1000R, meaning nearly every ATV engine used in the Can-Am off-road line has been optimized and upgraded, for you, the high-performance savvy ATV rider that BRP has gained a reputation to please. Also interesting to know is that improved maintenance break-in procedures across the entire Outlander, Renegade and side-by-side vehicle lines, reducing ownership costs. Each off-road vehicle’s maintenance procedure went from 300 km / 200 miles for a break-in inspection to 1,500 km/1000 miles. There are also lots of nice new colour mixtures and cool-looking graphics in the 2016 Can-Am line: Octane Blue, Light Grey, Matte Black, Hyper Silver are some of them. We’re still in love with the digital camo and Manta green on the Maverick and Outlander X-mr 1000R models introduced in 2015 and still available this year.

Replacing the 500 found in the Outlander L, Outlander and lowest priced Renegade, is an all-new 570 motor – the only V-Twin engine of its category – on the leading edge with best-in-class power at 48 hp. By increasing both the bore and stroke, they increased torque by 9% but retained its smooth power delivery for total control. The all-new liquid-cooled, eight-valve 570 Rotax got a power gain thanks to larger pistons, a longer stroke and a higher connecting rod. A new LE version of the Outlander L adds 12” cast aluminum wheels with 26” Carlisle ACT HD tires,

Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS), hand guards, heavy-duty front and rear bumpers, reinforced seat skin and Pearl White painted body. For a more affordable option, the 38-hp single-cylinder, liquid-cooled Rotax 450 remains available only on the base and DPS Outlander L models.

A revised 78 hp liquid-cooled V-Twin Rotax 850 – up 7 hp from the 800 of 2015, will become the new intermediate engine choice to power the Renegade and also replaces the 800 for the Outlander. The most powerful ATV engine in the Can-Am family leads the big-bore market in performance. For 2016, the flagship Rotax 1000R has an additional 7 horsepower (9% power increase). Can-Am engineers added new pistons, engine head and throttle body.

There are also new specialized models for the 2016 Can-Am off-road line-up. Can-Am has vastly expanded its off-road family. From the affordable, mud-specific Outlander L 570 X mr ATV and new Maverick 1000R Turbo, to the all-new Maverick X rs 1000R Turbo and Mossy Oak Hunting Edition Commander or Outlander L, everyone should find a model that suit their specific needs.

Key package features for the Mossy Oak Hunting Edition Outlander L are 12” cast aluminum wheels with 26” Carlisle ACT HD tires, front, center & footwell skid plates, a 3,000-lb (1,361 kg) WARN Winch with roller fairlead, Kolpin 6.0 impact gun boot and gear grips and the new water-dipped Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo.

The Mossy Oak Hunting Edition Commander comes with extras like Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering, an Xtreme front bumper, bed rails, mudguards and aluminum skid plate, a WARN winch and double Kolpin 6.0 Impact gun boots & holders in addition to its beautifully effective new Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo.

The new Outlander L X mr 570, based off of the Outlander L 570, adds specialty mud-ready components like 28-inch Maxxis Mudzilla tires, snorkel, relocated radiator and more to better conquer mud holes.

The Commander MAX line of side-by-side vehicles, including three choices: DPS, XT or Limited, comes standard with a CVT transmission with an all-new electronic drive belt protection. The integrated electronic drive belt protection offers belt-spotting protection for when a driver is in high gear, but should be in low gear. The vehicle will not move and a “LOW GEAR” message will appear on the gauge, alerting the driver. This system is available as optional equipment on other Can-Am side-by-side vehicles.

Side-by-Side fans will be the ones that get the greatest number of choices in 2016. There are 9 different Maverick two-seater models and 5 Maverick Max four-seater models to choose from. There’s 6 Commander and 3 Commander Max models available. That’s a grand total of 23 models! The most impressive and of course most expensive is the new turbocharged and tuned to meet the most demanding desert riding, Maverick X rs Turbo.

Sort of an X ds repackaged into a truly unique race ready Maverick; the X rs features a suspension calibration tuned in partnership with FOX to provide optimal results in fast-paced whoops and adds a 4-point harness, Yoshimura exhaust, rear bumper and it comes in a beautiful dipped Carbon Black / painted Can-Am Red color pattern. Like the X ds turbo it adds bolt-on mudguards and like both the turbo and non-turbo X ds models it has the front aluminum brush guard. All but the base, XC and X xc Maverick models are available in Max form, including this amazing new X rs.

For more information on the above mentioned models, please visit the Can-Am Off-Road Website

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