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Can-Am

2008 Can-Am Outlander 500 H.O. EFI

Outlander 500 MAX Red
Outlander 500 MAX Red

Outlander 500 XT Red
Outlander 500 XT Red

Outlander 500 Yellow
Outlander 500 Yellow

The recreation-utility category is a crowded one, but the Can-Am® Outlander™ stands out with more standard adrenaline than any other competitor. That’s because each Outlander model features the most powerful engine in its class, race-bred suspensions, the exclusive Visco-Lok front differential and other trick features.

Only the Outlander 500 H.O. EFI gives the 500cc-class rider the fun-factor and throaty signature sound of a V-twin engine. It’s more than the sound; it’s the only V-twin in its class Outlander MAX model – Outlander MAX models are designed specifically for riding with a passenger. The longer vehicle wheelbase not only delivers rocksolid stability and super predictable handling with a passenger, but one-up, too. Ability to swap seat and rack extension box without tools makes the MAX model extremely versatile.

Outlander XT model – The Outlander XT models include popular aftermarket additions, including winch with remote control and cast aluminium wheels. Carlisle ACT radial tires, bumpers and more are installed at the factory. Buyers opting for the XT model save more than $2,500 over purchasing and installing all these features separately. Plus, these items are covered by the factory warranty.

NEW for 2008

  • Visco-Lok features a new quicker engagement
  • New multi-function full digital gauge
  • Restyled painted steel rims
  • Rear fascia, taillight and regulator cover
  • Redesigned CVT compartment for better sealing against water
  • More comfortable handgrips
  • 500 lbs. (227 kg) additional winch capacity (now 3,000 lbs/1,361 kg) on XT models

OutlanderTM 500 H.O. EFI Highlights

  • Race-proven with GNCC and Baja 1000 championships
  • Sophisticated 500cc Rotax® EFI V-twin engine – the only V-twin in the class
  • Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI™) rear suspension with no scrub, 75% fewer moving parts
  • Automatic progressively locking Visco-Lok‡ front differential
  • MacPherson Strut front suspension for plush ride
  • Get-on-and-go continuously variable transmission (CVT)

Outlander 500 H.O. EFI Key Features

Rotax 500 H.O. V-Twin engine – The most powerful engine in the ATV industry. Features an 80º V-twin engine electronic fuel injected, liquid-cooled with single overhead cam, and four valves per cylinder. Downdraft 46 mm throttle body with progression system ensure precise control at low speeds, like when rock crawling. EFI system optimizes performance, including easy starts with no choke and automatic adjustments for altitude and air temperature.

Visco-Lok Front Differential – Progressively transfers power from a slipping front wheel to the gripping one – automatically with no buttons to push or levers to pull. Plus, there’s no wheel hop or driveline wind-up so the system is totally transparent to the driver and extremely easy to steer. Can lock up to 100% with no rev or speed limiter. New calibration for V-twin models engages sooner. Can-Am exclusive.

Trailing Torsional Independent (TTI) Rear Suspension – Trailing arm design provides more control and stability, especially in rough terrain, by eliminating scrub. Wheels move rearward as they move up and down producing a smoother ride than the competition, and does not steer from the rear. Plus, TTI has 75% fewer parts than competitive designs and significantly decreases tire wear

MacPherson strut front suspension – Compact design is lightweight, and provides precise handling and a plush ride.

Surrounding Spar Technology (SST) frame – Rather than the common tubular box, the SST frame is a single spar that is lightweight, yet strong. It contributes to the Outlander’s benchmark power-to-weight ratio and low centre of gravity. And the unique design enables the ATV to “ski” over obstacles.

NEW! Multi-function digital gauge – New gauge is easy to read with even more functions, including:

  • Digital speedometer
  • Digital tachometer
  • Bar graph RPM
  • Numerical RPM
  • Odometer
  • Trip meter
  • Diagnostic center
  • Gear position
  • Hour meter
  • Engine hour meter
  • 4x4 indicator
  • Temperature/Engine lights
  • Electronic fuel gauge
  • Low fuel light
  • Auto shut off after 15 minutes
  • High/low beam indicator

NEW! Painted steel rims – for a more high-tech style 25-inch (63cm) Ohtsu H-track tire – Lightweight, great handling on base model 500 and 400

NEW! Rear fascia, tail light and regulator cover – For a more finished appearance; protects rear wire harness, connectors Inboard disc brake – Unique design reduces unsprung weight and helps centralize masses for more responsive handling. Also better protects against mud and debris.

Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.) – Industry’s first standard anti-theft device. Electronic code in key must match code in ECU to start.

Front and rear steel racks – 100-pound (45 kg) capacity in front, 200 pounds (90 kg) in back.

Outlander MAX Features

Longer vehicle wheelbase – The passenger rides well in front of the rear axle for rock-solid stability and super predictable handling.

Stadium-style seating – The passenger rides above the driver, stadium-style, so they can see down the trail.

Passenger comfort features – A well-padded active backrest moves with rider. Raised footrests and multi-position handholds add comfort.

Convertible Rack System (CRS) – The passenger seat can be removed and replaced with a rack-extension/totable cargo box in just seconds, without tools. BRP offers several accessories, such as a cargo box and touring box that interface seamlessly with the CRS system.

Outlander XT Model features

NEW! BRP XL 3000 winch manufactured by Warn. At 3,000 pounds (1.360 kg) capacity, 500 more pounds (227 kg) than 2007 model. Roller fairlead. Remote control stows in front storage compartment.

Cast aluminum wheels – Lightweight and a premium look

Carlisle ACT radial tires – Great lightweight traction

Steel front and rear bumpers – Heavy duty and a tough look

Handguards – Premium look and protection from brush, cold

NEW! Now available with all four colors; Green and Camouflage only available as XT models

VALUE! The difference between standard and XT model’s MSRP is $900 USD. Savings over adding these items after the sale is more than $2,500! Plus, XT features are factory-designed, built to factory quality standards, factory-installed, and backed by the factory warranty.

Outlander 500 H.O. EFI Specifications


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