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BRP has expanded its line of Can-Am all-terrain vehicles, including its ATVs and side-by-side models

Can-Am 2015 Vehicle Lineup

New ATVs, engine choices and enhancements to the side-by-side models
By Michael Sommer | May 2, 2014



On the first day of May, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) announced it’s new lineup of Can-Am vehicles for the 2015 model year, and you’ll be interested to learn they’ve made some enhancements to its side-by-side line as well as introducing some new ATVs that worthy of the dunes and trail riding fun.
BRP has expanded its line of Can-Am all-terrain vehicles with the new category-challenging 2015 Outlander L and Outlander L MAX models, the Outlander 6x6 ATV and the reintroduced Outlander 800R X mr model. Along with the new models, the Can-Am ATV and side-by-side vehicle lineups also feature vibrant color choices and other refinements.
The most interesting updates for sand duning enthusiasts are the six new colors and other enhancements that highlight the 2015 Can-Am Commander and Maverick side-by-side lineups. The Maverick 1000R X mr side-by-side vehicle is outfitted with fully adjustable FOX piggyback shocks and the new lower L-gear for improved CVT precision. A 4,500-pound Warn ProVantage winch is now standard on all XT-package side-by-sides. New cast-aluminum wheels were redesigned on both the Commander DPS and Commander XT platforms, while the Commander XT-P platform has updated bead lock wheels.
Highlights of the Maverick 1000R include the 976cc Rotax EFI V-Twin engine, intelligent throttle control (iTC) system, CVT transmission with PBO belt (wear-resistant Zylon material and a cool-engineering design to keep belt temperatures lower in extreme conditions), and a 10 gallon fuel tank for extended range during your off-road excursions. The vehicle’s precision engineered suspension system is unchanged, offering 14 inches of wheel travel and excellent handling characteristics. However, FOX 2.0 Podium X fully adjustable shocks are now standard equipment on the Maverick.
The Commander 1000 family of side-by-sides get new color options for 2015, as well as updated bead lock wheels and the liquid-cooled Rotax 800 800 V-Twin engine. The Commander is also said to get a spiral bevel gear in the rear differential which reduces noise. These vehicles still feature the double A-arm front suspension (offering 10 inches of wheel travel) with dive control geometry, as well as the Trailing Torsional Independent (TTI) rear suspension that was inspired by Trophy Trucks, providing excellent control and stability through the 10 inches of wheel travel range. Both the Maverick and Commander feature Can-Am’s Tri-Mode power steering which offers variable steering assistance (more assist at low speeds and less at higher speed), and it also give the driver the ability to dial-in their preference with three different modes.
The new 2015 Outlander L 450 and L 500 ATVs — also available in the MAX platform — include the key Can-Am DNA essentials of industry-leading performance, precision-engineered handling and a rider-focused design, but also represent the most affordable SST G2 Can-Am ATVs to date. The Outlander L models come with either a purpose-built, new 38hp liquid-cooled, single-cylinder Rotax 450 four-stroke or the established 46hp liquid-cooled, SOHC Rotax V-Twin 500 engine.
The 2015 an-Am Outlander is an exciting vehicle that’s engineered to work like a beast, as well as take into any remote out-of-the-way area regardless of the terrain. It takes traction and performance to a new level with an additional set of rear wheels, and it offers both 4x6 and 6x6 traction with its Visco-Lok QE system. The system intelligently transfers power from the slipping front wheel to the opposing wheel with traction and is not hampered by speed or rev limiters. BRP offers two Rotax V-Twin engine choices (650 and 1000) for the Outlander 6x6 vehicles, delivering consumer-friendly features like selectable six-wheel-drive, multipurpose dump box, 750-kg (1,650-lb) towing capacity, Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with new lower L-gear, Double Torsional Trailing Arm Independent (TTI2) rear suspension, Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering and Visco-Lok QE which create a versatile, convenient package.
Making a return to the Can-Am ATV lineup is the revamped Outlander 800R X mr model that features the one-up SST G2 chassis and the proven tire-and-wheel package from the flagship Outlander 1000 X mr model. Along with the new ATVs, BRP also introduced five new optional color schemes for the 2015 lineup. The Outlander still gets its power from a 71hp Rotax V-Twin 799cc engine, coupled to a CVT transmission that features high, low, park, neutral and reverse.
Today’s ATVs and side-by-side vehicles are packed with modern technology, robust features that improve ride quality and the ability to tackle a variety of terrain with style and comfort. To learn more details about the entire Can-Am lineup, as well as technical specifications, optional equipment and color choices, be sure to visit the Can-Am website at www.can-am.brp.com .

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