2014 Can-Am Outlander MAX 500

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The Can-AM Outlander MAX is a practical ATV that can convert between two-up and one-up configurations in a matter of seconds.

In terms of style, the ATV sports a rugged design language, with aggressive headlights and angular body lines. As far as practicality is concerned, the Can-AM Outlander MAX is fitted with multipurpose racks and offers 5.7-Gal (21.4 L) of rear storage.

It is also worthy of being mentioned that the Can-Am Outlander Max is fitted with an innovative SST G2 welded-steel frame with Geometric Contact Control which is significantly stiffer and more durable than the regular frames.

A set of nifty off road tires shoe the 12" wheels which are fitted with front and rear dual 214 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers.

The 2014 Can-AM Outlander Max 500 is propelled by a 499.6 cc, V-Twin, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 8-valve (4-valve / cyl) engine which is mated to a CVT transmission.

Hit the jump for more information on the Can-Am Outlander MAX 500.

Overview

Can-Am Outlander MAX 500

If you’re seeking versatility, this is your ride. A more comfortable two-up riding experience that simply and quickly converts to a one-up, powered by a reliable Rotax® V-Twin engine and loaded with standard features.

2014 Can-Am Outlander MAX Key Features:

Can-Am Outlander MAX 500

• Rotax V-Twin Engine Options

• Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

• Industry-Leading Power-to-Weight Ratio

• Large Radiator With Increased Cooling Capacity

• Dual-Room Air Box

• Large 5.4-Gal Fuel Tank

• Surrounding Spar Technology (SST) G2 Frame

• Torsional Trailing Arm Independent (TTI) Rear Suspension

• Double A-Arm Front Suspension With Dive-Control

• Vicso-Lok Auto-Locking Front Differential

• 214-MM Disc Brakes

• 26" Carlisle Badland Tires

• Passenger Comfort Features

• Multipurpose Racks With Linq Quick-Attach

• 5.7-Gal (21.4 L) Rear Storage

• 230-W Headlights

• Multi-Function Digital Gauge

• Convertible Rack/Seat System (CRS)

Performance:

Category-Leading Performance
Available in a 46-hp Rotax 500 or 62-hp Rotax 650 liquid-cooled V-Twin engine, with four valves per cylinder and single overhead camshafts, the signature Can-Am engine lineup offers unmatched power for a true performance edge.

Always in the Right Gear
Continuously Variable Transmission means the drive shaft is always in the right gear. For ease of use, you can count on the engine braking feature to help slow you down when going downhill.

Performance Edge
Every Can-Am is built with a Rotax® engine, featuring best-in-class power and industry leading power-to-weight ratio. Unmatched power provides a performance edge and delivers superior fuel efficiency.

Better Cooling Capacity
The larger, more efficient radiator offers almost double the cooling capacity, keeping the engine running cool for optimal performance. The radiator capacity has grown by 14 kW thanks to the latest engineering updates.

Large Capacity
Ride longer and get the job done with the large-capacity fuel tank.

Cleaner Air to the Engine
The new air box has been reconfigured and placed at a higher, more centralized location for filtering and processing air. The no-tools air box features a dual-room design, capturing dirty air in one portion of the box and clean air in the other before sending it to the engine.

Handling:

More Efficient Design
The next-generation, industry-exclusive SST G2 frame with Geometric Contact Control. The more efficient welded-steel frame incorporates new processes and updated geometry for increased structural integrity, improved durability and precision handling.

Eliminates Scrub and Camber Changes
The only independent rear suspension that eliminates scrub and camber changes, meaning the wheels pivot up and down rather than in a butterfly motion. This ensures the vehicle moves only in the direction you point it. Reconfigured for improved traction and optimal transfer of power to the ground.

Better Steering Feel
Includes dive-control geometry for better cornering and vehicle-braking dynamics. The use of a shortened spindle, along with anti-kickback geometry, provide a better steering feel. The 9-in suspension travel increases trail comfort and aggressive riding capability.

Better Control
Exclusive to Can-Am, Visco-Lok is a progressively and automatically locking front differential system. The system intelligently transfers power from a slipping front wheel to the opposing wheel with traction. No buttons to push or levers to pull. Get progressive lock-up with no rev or speed limiter.

Superior Stopping Power
The front and rear setup use large 214-mm disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers for superior stopping power.

Rugged Tires
Mounted on the steel black wheels are rugged 26-in. (66 cm) Carlisle Badland tires that offer industry-leading performance in a variety of conditions and terrain.

Design:

Can-Am Outlander MAX 500

Comfortable Riding
A redesigned backrest reduces kickback and has added flex. It’s also raised and angled to boost comfort and support. The passenger sits comfortably thanks to foot grip angles that create a natural resting position. Handholds flex to reduce impacts on the hands while riding.

Easy On, Easy Off
Redesigned cargo racks offer more convenience, durability, versatility, and cargo hauling capacity. Reinforced composite racks offer an integrated anti-skid surface and elevated ridge. Predetermined “cutouts” for use with Can-Am’s exclusive LinQ accessory system. Combined rack capacity of 300 lb.

Convenient Storage
A huge 5.7-gallon (21.4L) water-resistant 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.

Lighting the Way
The most lighting output of any ATV in the industry. Restyled headlights honor the Can-Am heritage while offering enhanced visibility for trail riding. On high beam, the twin 60-W projectors and dual 55-W reflectors give the Outlander 230 W of visual clarity.

Easy-to-Read 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 clock.

Convertible Passenger Seating
Takes the Outlander MAX from one-up to two-up in a matter of seconds. Gives you plenty of storage in one-up mode and unmatched comfort and convenience for your passenger when riding two-up.

Specifications

ENGINE VERSION500
ENGINE TYPEV-twin, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 8-valve (4-valve / cyl)
DISPLACEMENT499.6 cc
BORE & STROKE82 x 47 mm
EFI SYSTEM / CARBURETOR46 mm Throttle Body, 2 Siemens† VDO injectors
STARTING SYSTEMElectric
TRANSMISSIONCVT, sub-transmission with high, low, park, neutral & reverse. Standard engine braking
DRIVE TRAINSelectable 2WD / 4WD shaft driven with Visco-Lok‡ auto-locking front differential
FRAMESurrounding Spar Technology (SST) G2
FRONT SUSPENSION TYPE / SHOCKSDouble A-arm
FRONT SUSPENSION TRAVEL9 in. (22.9 cm)
REAR SUSPENSION TYPE / SHOCKSTorsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI)
REAR SUSPENSION TRAVEL9.3 in. (23.6 cm)
FRONT BRAKEDual 214 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
REAR BRAKESingle 214 mm ventilated disc brake with hydraulic twin-piston caliper
TIRES / FRONTCarlisle† Badland 26 x 8 x 12 in. (66 x 20.3 x 30.5 cm)
TIRES / REARCarlisle Badland 26 x 10 x 12 in. (66 x 25.4 x 30.5 cm)
WHEELSSteel Black
DRY WEIGHT777 lb (353 kg)
L X W X H (IN)94 x 46 x 44 in.
L X W X H (CM)238.8 x 116.8 x 111.8 cm
WHEELBASE59 in. (149.9 cm)
SEAT HEIGHT34.5 in. (87.7 cm)
GROUND CLEARANCE11 in. (27.9 cm)
TOWING CAPACITY1,300 lb (590 kg)
RACK CAPACITYFront: 100 lb (45 kg)
Rear200 lb (90 kg)
STORAGERear storage 5.7 gal (21.4 L) Convertible Rack System (CRS)
FUEL CAPACITY5.4 gal (20.5 L)
INSTRUMENTATIONMultifunction digital LCD gauge: Speedometer, tachometer (bar graph RPM, bottom bar numerical RPM), odometer, trip & hour meters, diagnostic center, gear position, engine hour meter, 4 x 4 indicator, temperature and engine lights, fuel gauge, clock, auto shut off
ANTI-THEFTSYSTEM Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.™)
ELECTRICALPrewired for winch
LIGHTING230-W from twin 60-W projectors and dual 55-W reflectors with tail light / brake light
DC OUTLETLighter type in console, standard connector in the back (15-A)
FACTORY WARRANTY6 months limited warranty
EXTENDED WARRANTYB.E.S.T. available from 12 to 36 months
BASE PRICE$7,649

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