5 Great Things About the Can-Am Outlander 1000R XT-P Hot
5 Great Things About the Can-Am Outlander 1000R XT-P
The more time I spend riding any given ATV, the more “things” come to the surface as to the good and bad of an ATV or side-by-side. This is the case of the Can-Am Outlander 1000R XT-P, after over a year of time across many different terrains. Below are five things that found to be great about the Can-Am Outlander 1000R XT-P.
1. Highly & Easily Adjustable Suspension
Can-Am truly improved the ride on all of the full-size big-bore Outlander lineup in 2019 with the suspension redesign including extending the width of the suspension to 48-inches. Those suspension improvements relegated the days of a rough ride on an Outlander into history. Take that a step further with the Outlander XT-P package which adds FOX Podium 1.5 QS3 shocks allowing the rider to adjust the shocks to one of three settings. It is super easy to go from a sport-like “Firm” ride, to a medium ride, or even a plush/soft ride by turning the dial on the shock. You can adjust the ride on all four shocks in about 30 seconds. If I am feeling like riding aggressively, then “Firm” it is. A nice gentle ride then “Plush” is the setting. Between the shock adjustments and suspension improvements, the ride is excellent no matter the terrain or riding style.
It is a wonderful thing to have a plethora of internal storage on an ATV without the need to add an external box of some kind. A large rear external storage compartment is available under the rear rack which holds a large amount of gear. A couple of waters, maybe a spare shirt, and a tire plug kit can all be on the menu without much trouble. That said, I wish there would be some front rack storage also…
3. Seat, Floorboards, Rider Protection
The rider area is just perfect. More specifically, the size of the rider area is perfect. Starting with the length and width of the cushy seat, then leading into the size of the large floorboards, and ending with the width of the hump between your legs, the size of the rider area is perfect. The Outlander is a full-size ATV offering space around the rider that just feels right, and this space includes protecting the rider from the trail debris and water.
4. Thumb Throttle Response Adjustment
Technology is one thing Can-Am is known for with Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) being a great example. iTC allows you to adjust the amount of throttle response to three different settings including Sport, Normal, and Work. Basically, the modes determine how quickly the throttle responds to thumb inputs. A better way to think about it would be how “sensitive” the throttle responds to your thumb. This really is a great piece of tech that has a place in the real world. When out for a nice ride, normal allows for a little bit of play in the throttle for the occasional bump or trail obstacle. Work mode allows for more fine control over the throttle by smoothing out throttle inputs particularly at slower speeds. Work mode also makes for a more pleasurable ride on really rocky terrain as your thumb bounces around on the throttle, but the throttle smooths these inputs out and responds slower. Sport mode means the throttle responds to every change of position instantly. The rider can change the setting with a button on top of the throttle while in motion making it super easy to change modes. I have really enjoyed this tech on the Outlander 1000R XT-P when riding different terrains or going between more aggressive riding to work or even rock crawling.
5. 1000R Engine
There is no surprise the V-twin 976cc 91 horsepower engine would make the list right? I am no speed demon or really even normally an aggressive rider, but sometimes the mood just hits me. When it does, it is so much fun to wield this kind of power, and a lot of power it is! The Outlander 1000R is draped in power in such a way that it brings a smile to my face every time I hit the throttle with some passion. When mood strikes, things get put into “Sport” mode and things get nuts in the best way. I would also say normally it is easy to tame this amount of raw power using the Throttle Control system. You will NEVER be disappointed in the power of a Can-Am and certainly not in the Outlander 1000R.
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There you have it. Five things I find “Great” about the Can-Am Outlander 1000 XT-P.
For more information about the Can-Am Outlander 1000 XT-P check out the Can-Am website https://can-am.brp.com/off-road/us/en/models/all-terrain-vehicles/outlander.html#max-xt-p