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[SHOT Show 2017] Can-Am Introduces New Outlanders

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If off-roading is included in your weekend plans, you might want to take a look at what Can-Am is updating in 2017.

Here’s what they want you to know.

SHOT Show 2017: Can-Am Introduces New Outlanders

The Can-Am Outlander XT family includes many value-added, performance enhancing parts to that offer a functional purpose, benefits to the rider and an improved appearance. New tires and wheels as well as a revised D.E.S.S. key design highlight the Can-Am XT package updates for 2017. Three colors are available this year, including a new painted White & Black finish and the industry-exclusive Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camo.

2017 Outlander XT 1000R Brushed Aluminum

3 Rotax V-Twin engine options

The muscular 89-hp, 80º 976cc liquid-cooled eight-valve Rotax V-twin engine in the Outlander 1000R ATV leads its class in performance. The Outlander 850 family is powered by a 78-hp, liquid-cooled, 80º 854cc V-twin engine. Designed to compete and beat 700-class competitive ATVs, the Outlander 650 ATVs rules its class thanks to its hearty 650cc liquid-cooled Rotax V-Twin power plant that produces 62 horsepower.

Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
The Tri-Mode DPS system features three modes (MIN, MED and MAX) allowing riders to select the desired amount of steering assist to adjust to the terrain requirements and to his riding style. All modes offer less assist at high speed to keep maximum steering feel to the rider and more assist at low speed to reduce steering effort.

Visco-Lok QE front differential
All DPS-equipped models come with the Visco-Lok QE calibration giving an even quicker engagement of the front differential.

14-inch (35.6 cm) cast-aluminum wheels
Fourteen-inch (35.6 cm) cast-aluminum wheels with a unique design are new for 2017. The cast-aluminum 8-spoke wheels on the XT models have a unique, custom-like finish compared to the standard model and a ultra strong centreless design. The XT models will include an all-black wheel.

2017 Outlander XT 850 Pearl White

NEW 26-inch (66 cm) ITP TerraCross tires

NEW 26-inch (66 cm) ITP TerraCross tires supply versatile traction in both hardpack and softer terrain.
3,000-pound WARN† winch
WARN is a highly respected name in the off-road industry. The Outlander XT has a 3,000-pound (1,361 kg) winch with roller fairlead.
Heavy-duty front and rear bumpers
For an edgier and more rugged trim, the XT models include heavy-duty front and rear bumpers.
Handlebar wind deflectors
Wind deflectors provide improved protection from brush and cold weather and also offer a distinguished look.
625-W magneto
The most powerful magneto in the industry can be found on the Outlander XT. At 625 watts, it means more amps for running accessories.

Radio Frequency (RF) Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.)
The new RF D.E.S.S. has been improved and redesigned on all Outlander ATVs. Each ATV includes both a performance key and regular key. This revised setup also aligns with this current proven technology in other BRP brands. Can-Am is the only manufacturer to offer a factory-installed anti-theft device as standard equipment.
Colors available
The Outlander XT 1000R, 850 and 650 are offered in painted White & Black, water-dipped Brushed Aluminum and the industry-exclusive Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo finish.

About BRP in their own words.

BRP is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems. Its portfolio includes Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. BRP supports its line of products with a dedicated parts, accessories and clothing business. With annual sales of over CA$3.8 billion from over 100 countries, the Company employs approximately 7,900 people worldwide.

You can find them here on the web.


This has been a special SHOT Show installment of Industry News. It is not a review nor an endorsement.

What is the NSSF SHOT Show?

The NSSF SHOT Show (Shooting, Hunting, and Outdoor Trade Show) and Conference is an annual event held by the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Typically attended by thousands of people from all 50 states and over a hundred countries, it is (quite rightfully) described as the “…world's premier exposition of combined firearms, ammunition, law enforcement, cutlery, outdoor apparel, optics, and related products and services.
Imagine the Worlds' Fair, but packed with everything from mini-guns and every breed of body armor, bows and boots; from eye pro and ear pro to optics and ordnance, socks to swords…you get the idea. If you'd like to see a sampling of the companies who will be showing at this year's SHOT, there's a live map right here, though it doesn't reflect the organizations set up elsewhere, in hotel suites, etc
View imagery from our coverage of last year's SHOT Show here; 2015's is right here.
SHOT 2017 Schedule
January 15 — Special invite-only events; Veterans Training Fund/Wishes for Warriors at The Ranch, SIG Sauer Range Day, and others
January 16 — Media on the Range, Boulder City Rifle & Pistol Club
January 17 — 20, 2016
Sands Expo and Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada
Tuesday, January 17 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 18 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 19 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday, January 20 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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