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2006 Outlander™ MAX:
Twice the Fun

2006 Outlander MAX model Highlights:

  • The first ATVs specifically designed for two riders
  • New Outlander MAX 800 H.O. EFI version
  • Modified chassis for unmatched stability and comfort
  • Improved active riding position and amenities for passenger comfort
  • New lumbar support for driver’s long-range comfort
  • Improved 1+1 seating concept with easier mechanism and more flexibility
  • New rack/totable storage box part of CRS

Some things are so enjoyable, you just have to share them. That’s the thinking behind the Bombardier* Outlander MAX series of two-rider ATVs. Outlander MAX ATVs were the world’s first ATVs designed specifically for riding with a partner – and with the innovative Convertible Rack/Seat System [CRS], they might just be the world’s most versatile ATVs, as well. CRS enables the rider to configure the 4-wheeler for two-riders or added cargo capacity.

For 2006, the MAX series adds a new member, and it’s a brawny one: the Outlander MAX 800 H.O. EFI, the most powerful ATV on the market. It’s built on a MAX version of the new Outlander 800 platform, with modified chassis and new double A-arm front suspension. The MAX version enables two enthusiasts to enjoy the exhilarating acceleration and capability of this new four-wheeler. The quick and nimble Outlander MAX 400 H.O. rounds out the MAX line.

All Outlander MAX models get upgraded comfort and versatility with a new seating system. The seats themselves are reshaped, with new more supportive backrest for the passenger and the addition of lumbar support for the driver. New multi-position handgrips give the passenger several ergonomic positions for secure hold over the longest rides.

An improved Convertible Rack/Seat System, where the rear seat can be removed and replaced with specially designed quick-attach storage options, adds unmatched functionality to the 2006 MAX models. Riding with a passenger? Pop in the second seat and backrest. Heading out solo with a load of gear? Insert the new rack that doubles as a totable storage box, the optional rear cargo box or the optional trunk box.

“Since we established the two-up concept, we’ve been refining it to add more comfort, capability and versatility,” said Pierre Arsenault, BRP Vice President and General Manager

Snowmobiles, Watercraft, ATV and Sport Boats “As recreational riding continues to grow, so does the appeal of sharing the ride with a companion. We’ll be there with the most appealing, most functional and highest performing two-rider ATVs.”

Outlander MAX ATVs are specifically designed for the comfort and stability of two riders. Core to this stability and comfort is that the passenger rides in front of the rear axle, thanks to a modified chassis.

To add to the enjoyment and comfort of the passenger are several specially designed features. Seating putting the passenger above the driver adds to visibility and raised footrests are ergonomically placed. New multi-position passenger handgrips add security and comfort when exploring rough terrain and a new active backrest for the passenger and a new lumbar support for the driver deliver comfort. The passenger seat has also been revised for more long-distance comfort.

Some riders may even find that Outlander MAX four-wheelers are most fun to drive solo, thanks to the extended wheelbase. For those times, the exclusive Convertible Seat/Rack system [CRS] ups the function-factor exponentially. After releasing the passenger seat with the improved latching mechanism, the MAX is now ready for one of several available accessories, including the new standard rack that doubles as a totable storage box, the optional rear cargo box or the optional trunk box. The new rack/totable storage box is big enough to carry real world items, and is ideal for taking indoors at lunch or for the night.

Other Key Outlander MAX Features:

Trailing Torsional Independent [TTI] Rear Suspension – The trailing arm design, with single pivots positioned ahead of the wheels on a torsion bar, allows the wheels to travel straight up and down, delivering constant, straightforward travel and better overall handling. Plus, it can decrease tire wear by as much as 90% versus conventional designs.

Surrounding Spar Technology [SST] frame – The unique extruded steel frame of the SST surrounds the engine, with less material, fewer welds and less weight than conventional ladder-type frames. Its narrow center spar provides ski-like slide-and-glide action for getting over obstacles more easily.

Visco-Lok Auto-Locking Front Differential – Delivers true all-wheel drive by monitoring speed at all times and progressively adjusts torque without having to push any buttons. It delivers all the needed traction when it’s needed, without compromising steering and handling.

Continuously Variable Transmission [CVT] – Quick engagement “get-on-and-go” capability and instant performance. Engine braking is standard for improved control on descents.

Double A-arm front suspension [on 800] – Reduces bump steer and steering effort. Aluminum upper arms and mounts reduce weight.
Inboard disc brakes – Front and rear disc brakes are located at the differential, inboard along the chassis axis. So they are protected, plus, there’s less unsprung weight at the wheel. Bottom line – more effective, fade-resistant braking when you need it.

New! Steel Racks – New steel racking system increases capacity by 10% [100 pounds [46 kg] in the front, and 200 pounds [92 kg] in back] and adds lashing versatility.

New! Multi-function electronic gauge [on 800] – Includes both an analog and digital display – the rider chooses whether the analog gauge displays RPM or speed. The other metric is shown in the digital info screen, which also features fuel gauge, gear selection, odometer, engine hour meter and resettable trip meters.

New! Digitally-Encoded Security System [D.E.S.S.] [on 800] – The industry’s first standard anti-theft system. The ATV won’t start unless the rider uses the correctly coded electronic key.

New! Digital gauge cluster [on 400] – In addition to indicator lights for many functions, a highly visible digital display shows critical information at a glance. The new gauge includes speedometer, gear position, 2x4 or 4x4 mode, trip meter, engine lights, and high/low beam indicator.

New! Front fascia – Restyled for a more sophisticated, yet aggressive look.

New! Clear lens headlamps – Sophisticated style and 35% brighter.

Subtransmission – Features high, low, neutral, reverse and park settings.

Transfer Case – Choose either two- or four-wheel drive to match performance to conditions.

400 Watt magneto – standard to drive a host of accessories.

Service centre – Accesses key service components easily through the front storage compartment.

Bombardier* MAX ATVs are available in either 400 H.O., 800 H.O EFI, 400 H.O. XT, and 800 H.O EFI XT configurations, and each with three color choices: green, red and yellow.

BRP is a world leader in design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of Ski-Doo® and Lynx™ snowmobiles, Sea-Doo® watercraft and sport boats, Johnson® and Evinrude® outboard engines, direct injection technologies such as Evinrude E-TEC™, Bombardier* all-terrain vehicles (ATV), Rotax® engines and karts.

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