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2011 CAN-AM OUTLANDER 400/400XT ($6799/$7849)This Outlander is built around a fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder motor that is said to produce 32 horsepower. It has a chassis similar to that of the 500, which uses MacPherson struts up front and Can-Am’s Torsional Trailing Arm Independent rear suspension. The XT version gets cast alloy wheels and a 3000-pound […]

2011 CAN-AM DS90X

2011 CAN-AM DS90X ($3349)Can-Am knows that most kids want a quad that looks just like what the big guys ride. That’s why the X version of the DS90 has styling just like John Natalie’s race quad. It starts off as a standard DS90, but it gets new bodywork, dual A-arms, upgraded HPG piggyback shocks with […]


2011 CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 800/650 ($10,299/$9449)Can-Am’s Max series allows you to go from single-seat to two-up seating in seconds. Both the 800 and the 650 are powered by big V-twin motors. The 800 makes a claimed 71 horsepower, and this year, the 650 is said to match most 750s in output. An additional $1500 gives […]

2011 CAN-AM DS90

2011 CAN-AM DS90 ($2499)The standard version of the Can-Am DS90 doesn’t have the racy styling of the X model, but it has the same motor and is priced almost $1000 less. The 89.5cc motor has a CV transmission, a built-in throttle stop and electric start with a backup kick lever. Rated Y-10, which means it’s […]

2011 CAN-AM DS250

2011 CAN-AM DS250 ($3699)There aren’t many quads in this class that offer liquid-cooling and a continuously variable transmission. The Can-Am DS250 isn’t a hardcore sport machine like the Raptor, but it sells for less and has a broad appeal for beginners, with reverse. The DS’s front suspension is a dual-wishbone design.


2011 CAN-AM OUTLANDER 800R ($9449-$13,099)Can-Am offers the powerful V-twin 800 in five different configurations, not counting color choices. All have 71 horsepower and a CV transmission. The X xc package borrows suspension technology from the Renegade line for cross-country riding. The X mr package has air-controled suspension and a snorkel for mud riding. Both have […]


2011 CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 500/400 ($8649/$7649)Can-Am’s smaller Outlanders are also available in the Max configuration for two-up riding. Both the 500 and 400 are based on the single-cylinder Rotax motor—about 8 horsepower separates the two sizes. Both use the MacPherson strut chassis, which is smaller than the double-A-arm chassis used on the 800 and 550. […]


2011 CAN-AM OUTLANDER 500/500XT ($7799/$9299)The Outlander 500 is based on the somewhat older Can-Am chassis and has MacPherson strut front suspension. The fuel-injected, EFI, V-twin motor produces over 40 horsepower. The XT model’s most significant upgrade is power steering, but it also gets a 3000-pound winch with remote control, cast alloy wheels, hand guards and […]

2011 CAN-AM DS450X XC

2011 CAN-AM DS450X XC ($8949)Can-Am built this model with the cross-country racer in mind, and Adam McGill has proven its effectiveness in the GNCC series. It comes in cross-country width, but with upgraded suspension and ITP Holeshot tires mounted on black aluminum ITP wheels. If you built this yourself, you would spend hundreds more. 2011 […]

2011 CAN-AM DS450

2011 CAN-AM DS450 ($7799)Can-Am doesn’t have just one 450 sport quad; it has a whole family, and they’re all based on this machine. The DS450 has the potential to be a good motocrosser and a good cross-country machine. In standard form, it’s set at trail width and is in a mild state of run. The […]

2011 CAN-AM DS450X MX

2011 CAN-AM DS450X MX ($9149)The machines that John Natalie and Chad Wienen took to national motocross victories in 2010 were based on this machine: the DS450X mx. It comes with a wider track, upgraded suspension, nerf bars and a number of other features that make it ready to race, just as delivered. It’s not perfect, […]

2011 CAN-AM RENEGADE 800/500

2011 CAN-AM RENEGADE 800/500 ($9899/$8049) Can-Am’s Renegades are the biggest, baddest sport ATVs ever offered. They’re loosely based on the Outlander utility quads, but stripped and ready for crossing 4×4 terrain in a hurry. Both the 800 and 500 have the V-twin EFI motor with CV transmission and swaybars. The 800 XXC model sells for […]