more snap just for the fun of it, but
smooth power keeps you on the trail
and is less tiring on long rides.
Get into the throttle hard and the
500’s wilder side comes out. It revs
freely and gets up and goes. Parts of
the trail that call for plenty of power are
not a problem.
WHAT KIND OF SUSPENSION DOES IT
Double A-arms up front and trailing
HOW DOES THE SUSPENSION WORK?
arms out back, just like the more
expensive Outlanders. There’s 9 inches
of front travel and 8. 8 in the rear. A rear
sway bar limits body roll.
It’s excellent. The suspension drinks
HOW DOES IT HANDLE?
up small impacts to deliver a smooth
ride in rocky, rutted terrain, and the
power steering calms the jolts bumps
would normally send through the
steering. There’s also enough well-
controlled travel to handle big hits
at high speeds. There’s nothing low
budget about the way the Outlander
L’s suspension performs; quite the
opposite is true. The feel is similar to
the suspension on other Outlanders.
The Outlander’s handling is one
of our favorite parts of this machine.
This quad’s easy, precise steering and
stable cornering make riding relaxed
and fun. Hard, treacherous trails or high
speeds don’t unsettle the Can-Am; it’s
one of the more well-balanced 4x4s
Plenty of power, traction
and ground clearance
make deep crossings a
blast on the Outlander L.
A double A-arm front end and power steering give the Outlander L
500 DPS a smooth ride and secure cornering.
The trailing-arm rear suspension is the same fine setup other
Outlanders come with.