Can-Am is pushing into the UK’s 10,760/year ATV and UTV market with uprated engines, a 6×6 model and more dealers.
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The latest versions of Can-Am’s Outlander offer a choice of single-cylinder 427cc 38hp and twin-cylinder 500cc 48hp engines. Rear suspensions are new, too, and five-step adjustable shock absorbers give a choice of softer or harder ride.
Big racks carry 109kg at the rear and 54kg at the front and there’s a quick-attach accessory system and a water-resistant storage compartment at the back.
Towing capacity is 590kg and the L is equipped with the firm’s DPS steering, two 35W front headlights, a 20.5 litre fuel tank and two years’ warranty. You can have them in red, light grey and yellow and prices start at £5,499 including VAT.
Outlander 6×6 XT
The striking-looking 1000XT was first shown to dealers last year. It’s not the first six-wheeler on the market but Can-Am has done a good job in making it a useful tool for farmers who need ultimate traction.
Power comes from an 82hp 1,000cc V-twin petrol engine also made by Rotax, so there shouldn’t be any lack of grunt. A switch changes from four- to six-wheel drive.
A 363kg dual-level tipping rear box means you can store far more than you would on a regular ATV and the front rack can support 45kg. The Farmer package includes a Warn rear winch, rack extension, cargo net, tailgate extension and full skid plate.
There’s also plans to offer a 650cc model that will be a cheaper model for farmers who want to keep the price down. Price is £12,500 for the current 1,000cc model.
Can-Am Commander 1000R UTV
Can-Am’s UTV range is better known in the recreational/country sports arena than in out-and-out farming.
However a utility version coming at the end of this year could boost those numbers.
Can-Am has 19 dealers and says it plans to push that to 50 over the next three years to gain 15% of the ATV utility market.
It is also making more of its coded key system which ensures it is all but impossible to start the machine even if it’s been carted away.