single-overhead-cam V-twin. It’s
actually 799.9cc, but who’s counting?
As if the 800 wasn’t powerful enough,
Can-Am added a new airbox and a
new exhaust system last year, which
bumps power to 71 horses. To keep
the hot-rod motor cool, the 800 uses
the same radiator as the Outlander
IS IT FAST?
Well, you’ve got the equivalent of two
400cc engines propelling one quad,
so it’s fast—very fast. If you want to let
A SHOWROOM-READY RACING 4X4?
Can-Am doesn’t make the XT-P
entirely for kicks. It’s a platform for
utility-class racing. Of course, you don’t
have to race the Outlander to have fun
HOW MUCH DOES THAT THING COST?
$13,049. That’s a lot of money.
You can find UTVs for less. That’s
okay. The XT-P has more power than
lots of UTVs. It isn’t an economy
quad, anyway. It’s a dream machine;
something you work your way up to—a
high-end big-bore 4x4 that’s built for
speed, style and serious riding, which
is why it comes with adjustable power
steering, a 3000-pound Warn winch
and big bumpers, in addition to the
other stuff we mentioned. Other high-
end 4x4s aren’t cheap, either, like the
$9999 Polaris Sportsman 850 EPS and
the $10,799 Arctic Cat 700 Limited.
You can get the base Outlander 800R
WHAT POWERS IT?
An 800cc, four-valve-per-cylinder,
Jumping. Not a good idea with most 4x4s—big fun with the XT-P.
Double A-arms with Fox Podium piggyback reservoir shocks give the
Outlander XT-P cross-country, race-worthy suspension, but you don’t
have to race to love it. The big bumper, the Warn winch and the
sweet black-painted bodywork are more nice XT-P package extras.
Trailing arms and Fox Podium piggyback reservoir shocks keep things
calm out back. The V-twin engine and the sport-bike-styled muffler
make beautiful music together