2011 Can-Am Outlander™ 650 EFI XT
so far so goodBy mark a. chapman (I am an Owner) on Jun 12, 2011
so far great machine! I only have 7 hours on it, and I cant wait to get it break in serviced, so I can really see what its got! I am curios about putting a factory snorkel on it. not that im a serious mudder, but I would rather be safe than sorry! also wondering about the low gear. should I use it ... on steep long hillclimbs? what about momentum going uphill? the power is amazing! attenion to detail top notch!
Great MachineBy Brian Pratt (I am an Owner) on May 13, 2011
Highly recommend this machine. 60hp plenty of punch. The 2 up, if you want comfort the way to go. When riding 2 you don't even feel the other person back there. I go 220lbs. and on some work days I do have to ride 2 men on this machine. No problem. If you are riding solo on trails or making trails, ... I do recommend taking the seat off and putting on the cargo box that comes with the machine. wiping branches will put a hole in the seat. oops. The longer wheel base provides a comfortable ride. Going down hills without touching a switch, fantastic. I see other brands of atv's sliding down hills side ways. This machine will creep down the steepest of hills without loosing any control and without locking up any brakes, thats if you even need to use them. The higher foot pegs for a passenger works great for riding solo going through high water. It is a heavy machine, however lighter than some competition. The steering radius is a little wide but I got over quickly, with the advantages the machine has. I know the price tag is a little high but you get the machine with everything your going to add anyway. I put mud guards on it and full skid plates. Stock tires are good rarely have to take it out of two wheel on most rips. 300 miles on it have take it in for break-in adjustments can't wait to unleash it's full potential. I ride with a wide range of brand of atv's and got great feed back. I watched them take there machines back and fourth to the dealer for warranty repairs brand new. I feel that within a few years that wide range of atv's I ride with may be narrowed down a bit. The quality and durability of the machine is top notch. If there is any question about the four wheel dive visco-lock, have know fear it works great. If your gong to be in the mud and hitting branches, go camo. Hides mud and scratches. One down side is it could use more lighting. I ride in mud, mountains, rock, and steams. All in all whatever machine you do have or get, have fun be safe.