Columbia, SC -
For 2010, Can Am has
again brought some interesting changes to its model
line up. Offerings still abound for the MX and XC crowd
whether your intended riding consists of racing or trail
riding and what better place to host the press intro
then Carolina Adventure World located in South Carolina.
With MX tracks and miles of trails, we would get to
check out the updates and new additions to various models
that ranged from cosmetic to industry leading advancements.
Can-Am Outlander XT-P
Can-Am Renegade X XC
On the Utility line up, Can Am would bring forth
the industry’s first air controlled suspension
and a new power steering that is quite a bit different
then others on the market. Industry leading advancements
weren’t the only new additions for this model
year as new options were added to the companies “value
added” package program that allows one to almost
buy a race or serious trail ready ATV right off the
Outlander Max LTD's ACS adjusts the rear high-pressure
gas Fox Racing Shox-built suspension to six
The ACS (Air Controlled Suspension) would be one
of the first things I wanted to take a look at as
it can be a huge benefit to not only two up riders,
but to those of us who put our utility models to work
day in and day out. The 2010 Outlander MAX LTD line
features this system and works in conjunction with
new FOX Racing shocks that allow us to change to 6
selectable settings to dial in the needed level of
adjustment all from the handlebar mounted controls.
After some general riding, different settings were
employed to see just how well it works and I think
it could be a huge positive for those that find themselves
in the need for stiffer suspension especially when
loading the racks. For trail riding, it allows you
to fine tune the suspension to the conditions and
you could actually tell when you were to stiff and
I soon found myself playing with the settings just
for the added control it gave me during the rides.
I wasn’t able to test the unit with another
rider on board but have no doubt it will work well
for that crowd as well.
Outlander ACS air compressor also comes with
a hose that can be used to fill tires while
out on the trail
One benefit to the ACS system is that you now have
an onboard air supply to inflate tires while out working
or enjoying the trails. The ACS system is also available
on the Outlander MAX 550 LTD.
The ACS system wasn’t the only new treat we
would be privy to, as Can-Am now joins several other
manufactures with their Power Steering system. The
new system is designated as their DPS (Dynamic Power
Steering) and works as much as a steering stabilizer
as it does a power steering unit. With two settings,
Minimum and Maximum, the rider controls how much resistance
or amount of kick back to allow through the system.