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2012 Can-Am Outlander 500 XT
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2012 Can-Am Outlander 500 XT
2012 Can-Am Outlander 500 XT

2012 Can-Am Outlander 500 XT
2012 Can-Am Outlander 500 XT

2012 Can-Am Outlander 500 XT
2012 Can-Am Outlander 500 XT


- 2012 Can-Am Outlander 500 XT Review

2012 Can-Am Outlander 500 XT



The Outlander 500 XT adds improved handling and heavy-duty features to an ATV already boasting the most power and best power-to-weight ratio in its category. The new Tri-mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) lets you set the amount of assistance to your preference. Bumpers and a 3,000-lb winch mean you’re ready for anything.

The Outlander XT packages pack even more technology into them so you get boosted handling and additional control over the ATVs that still deliver the most power and best power-to-weight ratio in their class. Our new Tri-mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) allows the rider to have full control of the vehicle’s power steering*. Plus, there’s a heavy-duty winch, mud guards** and bumpers for those times when you really put your ATV to work.

* Available on the Outlander 650 and 500 only
** Available on the Outlander 650 only


 

2012 Can-Am Outlander 500 XT Key Features

The XT package offers all the standard Outlander 500 features, PLUS: Tri-mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)

Visco-Lok QE with quicker engagement point

3,000-lb WARN winch with roller fairlead, wired remote control and integrated winch remote storage

Heavy-duty front and rear bumpers

Carlisle 25-in. ACT radial tires

Cast-aluminum wheels



 

 

2012 Can-Am Outlander 500 XT Features and Benefits

40.4-hp Rotax 500 V-Twin, liquid-cooled EFI engine

This powerful 40.4-hp engine is liquid cooled with SOHC with 4 valves per cylinder and features 2 injectors for a precise fuel delivery and throttle response. The only V-Twin in its class.

Tri-mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS™)

The Tri-Mode DPS™ features three rider-selectable modes (MIN, MED and MAX) of steering depending on rider preference. The system is designed to offer less assist at high speed and more assist at low speed. This technology also includes a Direct Link setup that uses advanced magnetic field sensors for faster response to steering input than competitive technology, which then minimizes steering lag. Less kickback and more trail feedback is supplied to the operator because of the 50:1 final gear ratio, which is the largest in the industry. A high-capacity 50-amp motor means the DPS™ will never fade with heavy use and all DPS™-equipped models also come with the Visco-Lok† QE.

Torsional Trailing arm Independent rear suspension (TTI)

The only independent rear suspension that eliminates scrub and camber changes, meaning the wheels pivot up and down rather than in a butterfly motion like competitors' systems. This ensures the vehicle only moves in the direction you point it. With fewer moving parts than competitive systems. The proven TTI rear suspension has a suspension travel of 9 in. (229 mm) .

Visco-Lok† QE auto-locking front differential

All DPS-equipped models have the Visco-Lok† QE calibration up front, which has all the features and benefits of the standard quick-engagement Visco-Lok† differential, but with an even quicker engagement point. This differential, unlike some competitors' differentials, does not have a speed limiter.

MacPherson front suspension

This front suspension provides a plush and precise ride.

3,000-lb WARN8 winch with roller fairlead, wired remote control & integrated remote storage

This powerful 3,000-lb (1,361 kg) capacity factory-installed winch is equipped with a wired remote control that neatly stows in the underside of the ATV's front storage compartment cover.

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with engine braking

For ease of use, you can count on the CVT transmission that features engine braking to help slow you when going downhill.

Cast-aluminum wheels

Lightweight 4 twin-spoke design gives an aggressive and premium look.

Center skid plate

Center skid plate made of 5-mm thick injection-molded high-density polyethylene (HDPE). Offers better frame protection for riding in rough terrain.

25-in. Carlisle8 ACT radial tires

These 25-in., 3-ply tires feature a tread pattern that is aggressive enough to tackle the toughest terrain, yet provide a smooth ride in a lightweight package.

Multi-function digital gauge

Tells the rider everything in one easy glance. Our easy-to-read multi-function gauge is equipped with a digital information center including a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip meter, gear position, hour meter, engine hour meter, temperature and engine lights, fuel gauge and a clock function.

Heavy-duty front and rear bumpers

The front and rear bumpers are factory installed and are covered by a factory warranty. The added protection gives peace of mind in rugged conditions.

Steel racks with 300 lb (136 kg) capacity

Handlebar with wind deflectors

Premium look and protection from brush and cold.

D.E.S.S.™ (Digitally Encoded Security System)

Outlander models feature the exclusive D.E.S.S.™ anti-theft system. The ATV will not start unless a coded microchip in the key matches a code embedded in the engine control module. It means only you can start your vehicle.

650-W magneto

This package provides a more powerful magneto with 650 watts of power output.

 


 


 

 

2012 Can-Am Outlander 500 XT - USA Specifications / Technical Details
US MSRP: $9,299 USD

Engine
Type
499.6cc, V-twin, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 8-valve (4-valve/cyl)
Bore & Stroke
82 x 47 mm
EFI System / Carburetor
46 mm Throttle Body, 2 Siemens? VDO injectors
Starting System
Electric
Transmission
CVT, sub-transmission with high, low, park, neutral & reverse. Standard engine braking
Drive Train
Selectable 2w/4w shaft driven with Visco-Lok† front differential
Chassis
Frame
SST
Front Suspension Type/Shocks
MacPherson?
Front Suspension Travel
7 in (178 mm)
Rear Suspension Type/Shocks
Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI)
Rear Suspension Travel
9 in (229 mm)
Front Brakes
2 inboard hydraulic discs
Rear Brake
1 inboard hydraulic disc
Tires/Front
25 x 8 x 12 in
635 x 203 x 305 mm
Tires/Rear
25 x 11 x 12 in
635 x 279 x 305 mm
Wheels
Cast-aluminum
Dimensions
L x W x H (in)
86 x 46 x 45 in
L x W x H (mm)
2,184 x 1,168 x 1,143 mm
Wheelbase
51 in (1,295 mm)
Seat Height
34.5 in (877 mm)
Ground Clearance
11 in (279 mm)
Dry Weight
654 lb (297 kg)
Towing Capacity
1,300 lb (590 kg)
Rack Capacity
Front: 100 lb (45 kg)
Rear: 200 lb (90 kg)
Storage
Rear storage 5.3 US gal (20L)
Fuel Capacity
4.3 US gal (16.3L)
Features
Instrumentation
Multi-function digital LCD gauge: Speedometer, tachometer (bar graph RPM, bottom bar numerical RPM), odometer, trip & hour meters, diagnostic center, gear position, engine hour meter, 4x4 indicator, temperature and engine lights, fuel gauge, clock, auto shut off after 15 minutes
Anti-Theft
D.E.S.S.™ (Digitally Encoded Security System)
Electrical
Prewired for winch
Lighting
2 fender mounted headlamps (35W) with tail light/brake light
DC Outlet
Lighter type in console, standard connector in the back (15A)
Color(s) available
Black
Yellow
Camo
MSRP
$9,299
Warranty
Basic
6 months limited factory warranty
Extended
B.E.S.T. available from 12 to 36 months
Package
The XT package offers all the standard Outlander 500 features, PLUS:
" Tri-mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
" Visco-Lok QE with quicker engagement point
" 3,000-lb WARN winch with roller fairlead, wired remote control and integrated winch remote storage
" Heavy-duty front and rear bumpers
" Carlisle‡ 25-in. ACT radial tires
" Cast-aluminum wheels





 

2012 Can-Am Outlander 500 XT - Canada Specifications / Technical Details
Canadian MSRP: $10,149 CDN

Engine
Type
499.6cc, V-twin, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 8-valve (4-valve/cyl)
Bore & Stroke
82 x 47 mm
EFI System / Carburetor
46 mm Throttle Body, 2 Siemens? VDO injectors
Starting System
Electric
Transmission
CVT, sub-transmission with high, low, park, neutral & reverse. Standard engine braking
Drive Train
Selectable 2w/4w shaft driven with Visco-Lok† front differential
Chassis
Frame
SST
Front Suspension Type/Shocks
MacPherson?
Front Suspension Travel
7 in (178 mm)
Rear Suspension Type/Shocks
Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI)
Rear Suspension Travel
9 in (229 mm)
Front Brakes
2 inboard hydraulic discs
Rear Brake
1 inboard hydraulic disc
Tires/Front
25 x 8 x 12 in
635 x 203 x 305 mm
Tires/Rear
25 x 11 x 12 in
635 x 279 x 305 mm
Wheels
Cast-aluminum
Dimensions
L x W x H (in)
86 x 46 x 45 in
L x W x H (mm)
2,184 x 1,168 x 1,143 mm
Wheelbase
51 in (1,295 mm)
Seat Height
34.5 in (877 mm)
Ground Clearance
11 in (279 mm)
Dry Weight
654 lb (297 kg)
Towing Capacity
1,300 lb (590 kg)
Rack Capacity
Front: 100 lb (45 kg)
Rear: 200 lb (90 kg)
Storage
Rear storage 5.3 US gal (20L)
Fuel Capacity
4.3 US gal (16.3L)
Features
Instrumentation
Multi-function digital LCD gauge: Speedometer, tachometer (bar graph RPM, bottom bar numerical RPM), odometer, trip & hour meters, diagnostic center, gear position, engine hour meter, 4x4 indicator, temperature and engine lights, fuel gauge, clock, auto shut off after 15 minutes
Anti-Theft
D.E.S.S.™ (Digitally Encoded Security System)
Electrical
Prewired for winch
Lighting
2 fender mounted headlamps (35W) with tail light/brake light
DC Outlet
Lighter type in console, standard connector in the back (15A)
Color(s) available
Black
Yellow
Camo
MSRP
$10,149
(note for QC residents)
Warranty
Basic
6 months limited factory warranty
Extended
B.E.S.T. available from 12 to 36 months
Package
The XT package offers all the standard Outlander 500 features, PLUS:
" Tri-mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
" Visco-Lok QE with quicker engagement point
" 3,000-lb WARN winch with roller fairlead, wired remote control and integrated winch remote storage
" Heavy-duty front and rear bumpers
" Carlisle‡ 25-in. ACT radial tires
" Cast-aluminum wheels

 

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