The 2018 Can-Am Outlander 570 Mossy Oak edition and Kymco MXU 700i LE Hunter edition are a pair of middleweight hunting-focused ATVs. Let’s see how they compare…by the numbers.
It’s not a secret that hunters and outdoor enthusiasts are drawn to using ATVs as both a tool for completing tasks, as well as transportation back into the wooded places where the wild things live. It makes perfect sense, as an ATV can haul more, and go places with less effort than we can go on our own. It’s a big market, too. The manufacturers know this and offer special hunting editions of select ATVs that package popular accessories with custom color options at what often ends up being a savings for the buyer. Can-Am offers several under partnership with Mossy Oak camo. However, smaller companies offer these types of machine packages too, like the MXU 700i LE Hunter from Kymco. Let’s see how it stacks up against the Can-Am Outlander 570 Mossy Oak Hunting Edition.
|2018 Can-Am Outlander 570 Mossy Oak Edition||2018 Kymco MXU 700i LE Hunte Edition|
|Engine||Rotax 570 cc V-Twin||695cc liquid-cooled Single|
|Driveline/Differential||Selectable 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok‡ QE auto-locking front differential||On demand 2WD/4WD W/Selectable Front Differential Lock|
|Transmission||CVT, P / R / N / H / L, standard engine braking||CVT Automatic H-L-N-R-P W/ Engine Braking|
|Wheelbase||51 in||51.1 in|
|Length x Width x Height||83 x 46 x 49 in||87 x 48 x 49.8 in|
|Weight||704 lbs (dry weight)||786 lbs (dry weight)|
|Front Tires||26 x 8-12 Carlisle ACT HD||26 x 9-14 Maxxis Bighorn|
|Rear Tires||26 x 10-12 Carlisle ACT HD||26 x 11-14 Maxxis Bighorn|
|Ground Clearance||11.5 in||NA|
|Fuel Capacity||5.4 gal||4.4 gal|
|Front Suspension||Double A-arm 9 in. travel||Dual A-Arm; 5-position adjustable oil dampened shocks with dual rate springs|
|Rear Suspension||Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI) 8.8 in. travel||Dual A-Arm with sway bar; 5-position adjustable oil dampened shocks with dual rate springs|
|Front Brakes||Dual 214 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers||Hydraulic Dual Disc|
|Rear Brakes||Single 214 mm ventilated disc brake with hydraulic twin-piston caliper||Shaft Mounted Hydraulic Disc|
|Rack Capacity||120 lbs front / 240 lbs rear||NA|
|Towing Capacity||1,300 lbs||1,050 lbs|
Seems Fishy, Derrek.
I know what you’re thinking. How can a 570 compare to a 700-class engine size? Keep in mind, this isn’t exactly like the days of old. Smaller engines are making more horsepower than ever before. In this case, the Kymco MXU 700i LE Hunter edition is powered by a 695cc single-cylinder four-stroke that produces a claimed 45 horsepower. It is fed through a throttle-body electronic fuel injection system.
The 2018 Can-Am Outlander 570 Mossy Oak edition runs a 570cc Rotax V-Twin four-stroke that thumps out a respectable 48 horsepower, also fed via EFI. The old saying went that there was no replacement for displacement, so obviously the bigger engine should have more power. Not anymore. It might have more torque, thanks to just the overall physics of a big single piston churning up and down in the jug, but on straight horsepower, things can be pretty even.
Shocking Stuff for the Hunter
Kymco’s Hunter package adds an upgraded front brush guard and a rear cargo box mounted to the rear rack. It also has a factory-installed 3,000-pound rated NuJet winch and black-painted 14-inch alloy wheels with 26-inch Maxxis Bighorn tires mounted. You’ll also notice a set of Kolpin Rhino grips and a cool-looking matte green finish on the plastics. Most of the time, these hunting accessory packages are all about convenience and helping to make the ATV more useful for the hunter. The Kymco adds something on the performance side, too, that is pretty cool. This machine has upgraded suspension with Elka Stage One shocks! Suspension is a very important part of any hunting rig and seeing a company add a premium suspension component like Elka shocks to a rig targeting the hunter is pretty cool.
The 2018 Can-Am Outlander 570 Mossy Oak edition is no slouch either. The Mossy Oak package starts off with a complete Mossy Oak Break Up Country camo finish on the plastics. From there, BRP added front and rear bumpers, heated grips, handguards and a full set of skid plates protecting the entire bottom of the machine, including the suspension system. There is also a Kolpin 6.0 Impact gun boot and a 3,000-pound Warn winch. Can-Am laced some 12-inch black allow wheels with aggressive 26-inch Carlisle ACT HD tires. These six-ply tires have a deep lug pattern that works in a wide range of terrains, and handles mud very well.
Both ATVs run on CVT automatic transmissions and have two-inch receiver hitches for towing. The Kymco is rated to tow 1,050 pounds and the Can-Am is rated for 1,300 pounds. The Kymco has a 4.4-gallon fuel tank, where the Can-Am has a 5.4-gallon tank. Additional information on the Kymco isn’t readily available. We can’t say what the suspension travel is, for example, because they don’t list it. (It’s 9.0 inches on all four corners for the Can-Am, by the way.)
The MXU 700i LE Hunter carries an MSRP of $8,499.99. Find out more here. The 2018 Can-Am Outlander 570 Mossy Oak Hunting Edition has an MSRP of $9,799. You can learn more about it here. As always, head to your local dealer and check these machines out in person, too.