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2013 Can-Am Outlander 500 Family

A more powerful 46-horsepower Rotax engine and the G2 Surrounding Spar Technology (SST) frame and suspension updates make for a new-from-the ground-up 2013 Outlander 500 line of ATVs. The Outlander 500 is available in three trim levels in three colors for 2013. The Outlander 500 model includes 12-inch steel wheels. Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) with Visco-Lok QE and cast-aluminum wheels are available on the new, value-based Outlander 500 DPS package. The XT package offers the two standard colors or NEXT G-1 Vista camouflage plastic.

Using geometric principles of design we call Geometric Contact Control, Can-Am engineers designed the Surround Spar Technology (G2) chassis to be able to deliver the hardcore performance the Can-Am brand is known for, yet enhance the overall comfort of the vehicle at all levels of riding. The Outlander 500 maintains its unrivalled engine performance with a more powerful 46-horsepower 499cc Rotax VTwin, which represents a 15-percent increase in power from the previous Rotax 500 powerplant. The stylish Outlander 500 offers precision handling and point-and-shoot dynamics that blend well with its superior comfort, ergonomics and conveniences levels. The end result is a modern do-it-all ATV with a no-compromise makeup

Can-am Outlander 500 Family HigHligHts

» 46-HP Rotax V-Twin 500
» Dual-room, no-tools air box
» CVT transmission
» Large radiator
» Exhaust and silencer

» SST G2 frame with Geometric Contact Control
» Double A-arm front suspension with dive-control geometry
» TTI rear suspension
» Visco-Lok front differential
» 214mm disc brakes with twin-piston calipers
» 12-inch (30.5cm) steel wheels
» 26-inch (66cm) tires
» Standard skid plate

» High-strength, multi-function racks with innovative and industry-exclusive LinQ system
» Water-resistant rear storage box with best-in-class volume
» 1,300-lbs. towing capacity
» Easy access to maintenance items
» Industry-leading 230-watt headlights
» Dual integrated taillights
» Larger fuel tank
» Multi-function digital gauge
» D.E.S.S. (Digitally Encoded Security System)
» Comes ready to accept the entire line of BRP’s new LinQ accessory system
» Base model with DPS available in yellow

Can-Am Outlander 500 DPS
» Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
» Visco-Lok QE front differential
» 12-inch cast-aluminum wheels with a centre-less design

Can-Am Outlander 500 XT package adds
» 3,000-pound WARN winch
» 12-inch black, machined cast-aluminum wheels with centre-less design
» 26-inch Carlisle ACT Radial tires
» Heavy-duty front and rear bumpers
» Handlebar wind deflectors
» Colors available: yellow, red and NEXT G-1 Vista camo plastic
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Can-am Outlander 500 ATV Family Features and Benefits

Can-am Outlander 500 ATV Family Features and Benefits


Rotax V-Twin 500
A newly calibrated 499cc liquid-cooled Rotax V-Twin powerplant now produces 46 horsepower (up 15% from 2012) and more power than competitive models with much larger displacements. With an unmatched power-to-weight ratio and electronic fuel injection, the single overhead cam engine is as efficient and very capable of work and play. Regardless of temperature or altitude, EFI ensures optimal performance from the engine at all times. Despite its unprecedented performance levels, the eight-valve engine remains controllable and offers useable power for a wide array of riders and situations. Progressive throttle control means the power remains manageable in slow-speed circumstances or during a flat-out sprint.

Dual-Room, No-Tools Air Box
The Outlander 500 air box is placed at a higher and more centralized location for filtering and processing air. The no-tools air box features a dual-room design that improves the air filtration process and the quality of air by capturing dirty air in one portion of the box and clean air in another section before it sends the air to the engine. The air intake is also higher in the frame to improve the machine’s capabilities in the mud and water. Accessing the filter for maintenance and inspection only requires the removal of the seat, console plastic and exterior push plate. The air filter is securely attached to the air box housing with a screw-on system and push plate that work in tandem to create a tight seal.

CVT Transmission with Improved Cover
The CVT system was updated to improve the transmission performance in wet terrain and conditions. The cover now features a more secure 13-bolt system for an improved seal. A dedicated drain plug is built into the cover and easily accessible if the need ever arises to remove water from the CVT housing. The CVT intake was repositioned to a higher location in the chassis for optimal performance in wet riding conditions. Automatic transmission with standard engine braking featuring high, low, park, neutral and reverse is also included.

Large Radiator
The large, efficient radiator offers around 22 kW of cooling capacity to keep the engine running cool for optimal performance.

Exhaust and Silencer
The Outlander has a durable end cap/cover on its silencer to contribute to the exhaust’s upper-class appearance. The system remains true to the Can-Am tradition of producing a throaty and impressive exhaust note, yet adheres to strict dB and emissions standards.


SST G2 Frame
The Outlander 500 uses the next generation and industry-exclusive Surrounding Spar Technology (SST) G2 frame from Can-Am. Introduced in 2012, the welded-steel frame incorporated new processes and updated geometry for increased structural integrity, improved durability and precision handling. The more efficient SST design offers increased strength compared to a traditional tubular steel chassis, a lower center of gravity, better handling and requires far less components, materials and welds. Even with the sturdier frame, engineers incorporated almost 16 percent less parts on the frame than the frames used previous model-year Outlander 500 ATVs. The frame is more durable and can accept more than two times greater force and has twice the torsional stiffness as the original chassis. This frame, more properly meets the high expectations of the end user for both work and play.

Double A-Arm Front Suspension with Dive-Control Geometry
The front suspension features a dive-control and anti-kickback geometry that positions the pivot points in space instead of simply adding stiffer shocks and springs. The geometry also inspires confidence-reducing kickback to the operator by locating the knuckle in the wheel. This front suspension gives the Outlander improved ride quality and comfort without hampering handling. The 2013 model uses five-way preload shocks that offer two inches of additional suspension travel for both trail comfort and aggressive riding situations. Front-end suspension travel is 9.0 inches (22.9 cm).

Trailing Torsional Independent (TTI) Rear Suspension
Unique to Can-Am and inspired by trophy trucks, the proven Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI) rear suspension offers increased rigidity, improved suspension travel at 9.3 inches (23.6 cm) and includes a removable external sway bar. The TTI, which offers up to 75 percent less moving parts than competitive systems, was designed to eliminate tire scrub and camber changes when the suspension moves up and down. This setup improves ride quality and suspension travel, keeps the ATV in a straight line and requires less steering adjustments than competitive models. Lower pivot points provide geometric squatting for improved traction and the transfer of power to the ground as well as a slightly different feel compared to previous Outlanders.

Visco-Lok Front Differential
The Visco-Lok front differential system offers a progressive, auto-locking design that is unique to the ATV industry. Riders can simply focus on riding while letting the smart and fine-tuned Visco-Lok system handle the traction and four-wheeldrive differential lock duties. The innovative system constantly monitors front wheel speed and, if it detects one wheel spinning more quickly than the other, it progressively sends additional power to the wheel with better traction. It also eliminates wheel hop or driveline wind-up helping it to remain transparent to the operator. The system offers 100 percent locking without the need for a rev or speed limiter.

214mm Disc Brakes with Twin-Piston Calipers
Inspired by the durable braking setup on the Can-Am Renegade line of ATVs, the 2013 Outlander 500 family features outboard hydraulic disc brakes. The front setup uses large 214mm disc brakes with twin-piston calipers for superior stopping power. At the rear, the models use a single twin-piston caliper and 214mm hydraulic disc brake that is located in the right, rear wheel.

12-Inch (30.5 Cm) Steel Wheels
Can-Am designers equipped the base Outlander 500 with 12-inch steel wheels.

26-Inch (66Cm) Tires
Mated to the wheels are rugged 26-inch (66cm) Carlisle Badlands tires that offer superior performance in a variety of conditions and terrain.

Standard Skid Plate
The high-strength skid plate is made from proven materials and is designed for supreme protection and has the ability to slide over certain obstacles.

Innovative Design

Stylish Design
The 2013 Outlander 500 features modern, cutting-edge styling that was introduced on the larger Outlander 1000 and 800R models last year. Its sightlines signify its Can-Am brand DNA and its muscular facade includes a more seamless makeup. New low profile, multi-function cargo racks with a special anti-slide surface were also carried over from the larger Outlander ATVs.

High-Sstrength Multi-Function Racks with Innovative Linq System
The high-strength, reinforced composite racks feature an integrated anti-skid surface and elevated ridges for improved cargo holding. Versatility is enhanced with numerous edges and holes. Predetermined “cutouts” were also added for use with Can-Am’s exclusive LinQ quick-attach accessory system, which is adaptable and customizable for various uses and products. The new racks have a combined rack capacity of 300 pounds (100 front / 200 rear).

Water-Resistant Rear Storage Box
A huge 5.7-gallon (21.4-liter) rear storage box offers industry-leading cargo capacity and is located beneath the rear cargo rack. The more-convenient location means riders can access the water-resistant, sealed storage box even when the rear cargo rack is loaded.

1,300 lbs Towing Capacity
The Outlander offers a sizeable, 1,300-pound towing capacity and a 2-inch receiver hitch as standard equipment.

Easy Access for Maintenance
The Can-Am Outlander 500 has a maintenance-friendly design. The battery is beneath the seat to offer easier access and improved protection. The rear brake fluid reservoir, solenoid starter and relays are also conveniently located under the seat.

230-Watt Lighting From Headlights
On high beam, the twin 60-watt reflectors and dual 55-watt projectors give
the Outlander 230 watts of visual clarity. The Outlander 500 family offers the
same lighting output as the larger bore Outlander models.

Dual Taillights
The taillights offer a stylish design and increased visibility for trail riding.

Large Fuel Tank
The Outlander has a capacity of 5.4 gallons (20.5 liters), which means one can ride longer and work harder.

Multi-Function Digital Gauge
The LCD display provides the rider with a speedometer, tachometer (bar graph RPM, bottom bar numerical RPM), odometer, trip and hour meters, diagnostic center, gear position, engine hour meter, 4x4 indicator, temperature and engine lights, fuel gauge, clock and even an auto shut off after 15 minutes.

D.E.S.S. (Digitally Encoded Security System) Keys
D.E.S.S. is the ATV industry’s lone factory-installed anti-theft device. The system utilizes electronic key codes that are required to match each specific ATV’s ECM. The machine will not start unless the coded microchip in the key matches the code pre-installed in the engine control module. Two keys are included with each model. The performance key allows the ATV to operate at maximum performance. The Normal key limits acceleration and top speed.

Customization Ready
The Outlander ATVs are customization ready, offering a full line of Can-Am performance accessories and come pre-wired for a winch.
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Can-Am Outlander 500 DPS Highlights

Can-Am Outlander 500 DPS Highlights

Dressed in yellow for 2013, the Outlander 500 includes Tri-Mode DPS, Visco-Lok QE and cast-aluminum wheels to help it stand out in its family.

Tri-Mode DynamiC Power Steering (DPS)
The Can-Am DPS system is outfitted with three separate selectable levels of steering assistance: Minimum, Medium or Maximum. Dynamic Power Steering provides variable steering assistance no matter what mode the rider chooses for the terrain. 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.

Visco-Lok Qe
QE stands for quicker engagement. All DPS-equipped models come with the Visco-Lok QE calibration giving an even quicker engagement of the front differential. It progressively transfers power from a slipping front wheel to the gripping one – automatically with no buttons to push or levers to pull. Plus, there’s no wheel hop or driveline wind-up so the system is totally transparent to the driver and extremely easy to steer. Can lock up to 100 percent with no rev or speed limiter. This differential, unlike some competitor’s differentials, does not have a speed or rev limiter.

Cast-Aluminum Wheels
The 12-inch cast-aluminum wheels with a centre-less design are outfitted with 26-inch Carlisle Badlands tires give the 500 with DPS a different look than the base Outlander 500.
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Can-Am Outlander 500 XT Package Highlights

Can-Am Outlander 500 XT Package Highlights

The Can-Am Outlander 500 XT includes a host of value-added, performance-enhancing parts, along with DPS and ViscoLok QE, to give it a more menacing look and real-world functionality.

3,000-Pound Warn Winch
WARN is a highly respected name in the off-road industry. The Outlander XT has a 3,000-pound winch with roller fairlead, wired remote control and integrated remote storage in the rear cargo hold.

12-Inch (30.5 Cm) Black, Machined Cast-Aluminum Wheels
The exclusive 12-inch black, machined cast-aluminum wheels on the XT models have a unique, custom-like finish compared to the standard model. Computer-optimized configuration increases strength in critical areas while removing unnecessary weight from other sections of the wheels.

26-Inch (66Cm) Carlisle Act Radial Tires
Proven 26-inch ACT Radial tires from Carlisle provide a smoother ride and better shock absorption.

Heavy-Duty Front and Rear Bumpers
For an edgier and more rugged trim, the XT models include heavy-duty front and rear bumpers.

500-Watt Magneto
At 500 watts, the Outlander 500 XT uses the largest magneto in the industry and offers more amps for running accessories.

Handlebar Wind Deflectors
Wind deflectors provide improved protection from brush and cold weather and also offer a distinguished look.

Colors Available
The Can-Am Outlander 500 XT is available in signature yellow, red and the industry-exclusive, scratch-resistant NEXT G-1 Vista camo
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