2019 Can-Am Renegade Family
The manufacturers haven’t paid much attention to Sport ATVs in recent years, so we were thrilled to hear that the 2019 Can-Am Renegade family was on the receiving end of a number of upgrades.
The biggest change for the 2019 Can-Am Renegade is the new 976cc Rotax V-Twin engine that powers the Renegade 1000R. Can-Am boasts that this is the most powerful factory produced ATV engine in history – pushing out an arm-stretching 91 horsepower. This new engine features Intelligent Throttle Control and three operating modes (Sport, Standard and Work). Sport mode delivers maximum horsepower, torque and throttle response, while the other two modes are “calibrated to smooth throttle control even more in working situations or navigating challenging terrain.”
Two other engine options are available for the Renegade, including the 78-horsepower 854cc V-Twin (Renegade 850) and 48-horsepower Rotax 570 V-Twin (Renegade 570).
Beyond power, Can-Am gave the Renegade’s suspension a significant overhaul for 2019. A new Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI) rear suspension is designed to eliminate scrub and camber changes when the suspension works up and down. The rear suspension also benefits from motion-control shocks, which control 9.9 inches of travel. As well, Can-Am says it offers “lower pivot points for geometric squatting,” which is designed to improve traction and power transfer.
Also new is the arched double A-arm front suspension with dive control geometry. This setup includes an integrated sway bar to improve handling while maintaining comfort.
“The arched A-arms improve the vehicle’s off-road abilities when crossing obstacles, while the sway bar was added to enhance cornering,” Can-Am says in a release.
2019 Can-Am Renegade Models
2019 Can-Am Renegade 570
The 2019 Can-Am Renegade lineup features seven different models, including the aforementioned Renegade 1000R ($11,249), Renegade 850 ($10,199) and Renegade 570 ($8,349) – each offered in Sunburst Yellow.
If you are looking to take the Renegade to the next level of sport performance, you can also choose from two different 2019 Can-Am Renegade X xc models. Both the Renegade X xc 1000R ($13,749) and Renegade X xc 850 ($12,699) are race-bred machines ready to do battle on the race course or your local trails.
2019 Can-Am Renegade X xc 1000R Triple Black
These models feature the same upgrades as the regular Renegades, but offer additional features like FOX Performance Series 1.5 Podium RC2 piggyback adjustable shocks, 12-inch aluminum beadlock wheels, aluminum skid plate, Visco-Lok QE front differential, aluminum taper-profile handlebars, handlebar wind deflectors and Renegade X xc graphics and seat cover. Both models are available in a new Black, Grey & Sunburst Yellow finish, but you can also get the Renegade X xc 1000R in Triple Black.
For those of you who prefer to dominate in the mud, there are a pair of 2019 Can-Am Renegade X mr models available – the X mr 1000R ($15,149) and X mr 570 ($10,899).
These mud-specific ATVs offer the same upgrades as the rest of the Renegade family. The X mr 1000R also features a CVT with lower L gear, relocated engine and CVT intake and outlet system, large radiator, dual-room air filtration system, FOX 1.5 Podium QS3 piggyback shocks, 14-inch cast aluminum wheels (1000R only), 30-inch ITP Cryptid mud tires, Visco-Lok QE front differential, 3000-pound WARN winch, front bumper and rear push bar, mudguards, 625-watt magneto and more. The Renegade X mr 1000R is available in either painted Gold, Black & Can-Am Red or Carbon Black & Sunburst Yellow.
2019 Can-Am Renegade X mr 570
The 2019 Can-Am Renegade X mr 570 features a relocated engine and CVT outlet system, Visco-Lok QE front differential, 12-inch beadlock wheels, 28-inch ITP Mega Mayhem tires, FOX Podium 1.5 shocks, front bumper and rear push bar, mudguards and more. It comes standard in Black, Grey & Sunburst Yellow.
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