FUSE RENEGADE RACKS
The Can-Am Renegade 800 is outrageous. It makes crazy power, it goes incredibly fast and it sounds so sexy it can make married men feel oddly unfaithful. It’s the most extreme 4×4 ATV on the market, and we love it.
Fuse Motorsports is company based in Minnesota with a solution for our dilemma. This company makes a number of things that increase the hauling capability of ATVs, like rack extensions, drop boxes and winch accessories. The products that interested us in this case were the front and rear racks for the Renegade.
We’re leary of most aftermarket racks. When you put big platforms on a quad that wasn’t designed to have them, you can have bad results. They can damage the vehicle with poor design and have limited capacity. That wasn’t the case with Fuse’s stuff. The front rack was the most elaborate, because it had to have a special bracket mounted underneath the bodywork. It actually connects right to the top shock mounts, so there’s no issue crushing bodywork that wasn’t made to support the weight. The rack itself isn’t very big. Clearly Fuse didn’t want to mess up the sporty appearance of the machine, but the capacity is rated at 60 pounds, which is a conservative estimate; we carried more without trouble. We mounted it in about 30 minutes. Everything lined up and fit within a margin that we consider acceptable.
When mounted up, the front rack looks like original equipment. It’s even somewhat stylish, as you might expect on something like the Renegade.
SPORT UTILITY AT LAST
With both racks in place, the Renegade becomes much more versatile. You can take it camping or it can carry a toolbox, but it’s no Outlander. Aside from the smallish size, the racks are bare bones, with no provisions for tie-downs or bungees. The front rack isn’t even level. Fuse gave it an angle in the interest of style.
Still, we wouldn’t have it any other way. The Renegade wouldn’t be a Renegade if it was burdened with heavy luggage. With the Fuse products, it still keeps its personality as the king of 4x4s.
The front rack sells for $129.95 and the rear is $114.95. You can learn more at www.fuse-powersports.com, or by calling (763) 689-4800.