The Outlander 800XT
is Can-Amís flagship sport utility 4x4. What is powering this 4x4 is a
monstrous, SOHC, four-valve per cylinder, liquid-cooled, V-Twin,
four-stroke engine. That engine is cradled by a frame that is unique
in the ATV industry. Can-Am uses this rectangular shaped, single
spar cage for all of their utility machines and the Renegade sport 4x4ís.
The steel frame basically is a large circle around the engine and
provides mounting points for the suspension components and bodywork.
Equally as unique is the rear suspension system. Out back, you will find
single trailing arms on each side carrying the wheel hub, shock and drive
axle. The front portion of each steel arm is connected to the frame via a
suspension cross member and links together with the other arm through a
This setup is very similar to what is found on high-dollar off road race
buggies and sand cars. Up front, dual A-arms, with the top being
aluminum, are used at each corner, carrying coil shocks. This machine
comes with a 3000-pound WARN winch, cast aluminum wheels, large front and
rear bumpers, and a windshield with built-in hand guards.