BRP's 2013 Can-Am lineup: power steering, new models

Publish Date: 
Jun 14, 2012

For 2013, BRP offers power steering for both its Can-Am ATVs and Commander side-by-sides. Also new is the next-generation Outlander Max family. All-new are the Outlander 1000 X mr ATV and the Outlander 500 and 650 ATV lineups.

BRP upgraded the engine calibration of the Outlander 500 for a claimed 15 percent power increase over last year’s model. The Outlander 500 DPS model also features BRP’s new Dynamic Power Steering package.

“This year’s updates to the Can-Am ATV lineup are not only about bringing more technology and advancements to the industry, but more about bringing more value to the consumer,” says Yves Leduc, vice president and general manager, North America division. “With updated models and packages like the Can-Am Outlander 500 DPS model, more than ever, BRP gives consumers even more reason to visit a Can-Am ATV dealer and test-ride a machine.”

The Outlander Max line consists of four Rotax engine packages (1000, 800R, 650 and 500), and all models now feature the second-generation Surrounding Spar Technology (SST G2) frame. The Max platform also received an entirely redesigned passenger seat system for additional comfort, convenience and improved ergonomics. A Pearl White painted finish is new on the Max Limited model.

The mud-specific Can-Am Outlander 1000 X mr is also based on the new Max chassis. Available in either its trademark yellow-and-black X-Package theme or an all-new Next G-1 Vista camouflage finish, the Outlander X mr features a larger, relocated radiator, ITP wheels, larger, restyled analog/digital gauge package, rider-adjustable air-controlled suspension and other refinements.

Many of the remaining Can-Am ATV models also receive the updated SST G2 frame and suspension changes, as well as the integration of the DPS system. A DPS package model, which includes DPS with Visco-Lok QE (quicker engaging) and cast-aluminum wheels, will be offered as a price point ATV in all four (500cc-plus) Outlander ATV segments.

BRP also introduced the sport-touring-themed XT-P packages for both the 800R and 1000 one-rider Can-Am Outlander and two-rider Outlander Max configurations. Both the 800R and Outlander 1000 XT-P get the new analog/digital gauge package, but also have a full Fox suspension system, 12-inch aluminum beadlock wheels, racing-inspired handlebars and an exclusive color scheme. The DS 450 ATV also returns for 2013 with Fox Float X EVOL piggyback shocks standard on the front of the DS 450 X mx model.

Can-Am Commander
BRP has enhanced the Can-Am Commander side-by-side lineup for 2013 with the addition of DPS and two color schemes for both its Commander 1000 X and 1000 Limited packages.

Can-Am offers the side-by-sides in two engine options and five overall platforms, including the DPS package.

“The addition of DPS was a logical progression that blends well with our longstanding belief to offer vehicles that appeal to the end user’s brand enthusiasm and also produce the most powerful, capable and comfortable products in the industry,” says Leduc.

This new Can-Am Commander DPS package takes the base Commander and adds the power steering system with Visco-Lok QE, and 27-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires on 14-inch cast aluminum wheels. Returning for 2013 are the XT and Limited packages, adding such features like a 4,000 lb. Warn winch, half-windshield, premium wheels and tires and an entertainment system with integrated Garmin touchscreen GPS.

BRP offers two Rotax V-Twin EFI engines: 800R or 1000. Consumer-friendly features like the exclusive Dual-Level cargo box, comfortable seats and ample room for two adult passengers complete the package.

Posted by Arlo Redwine

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