2015 Can-Am Outlander L 500 DPS Test

Riding the 2015 ATV of the Year!

The Outlander L is a capable work and play 4×4 ATV that we feel is slanted just a bit toward riders who want to have fun on a very capable work machine. If you are wondering what the L in Outlander L stands for, it stands for Lite. When associated with food and other products, the word Lite is often accompanied with a lack of flavor or features. After three days of riding the Outlander 500 Lite, the only thing that it seems to be lacking is retail price.

The Outlander L’s performance would put up a real fight against any ATV in its class. Built to go head-to-head with the Polaris Sportsman 570, we will have to let the two machines face off in a shootout to determine which is better at what as performance goes. We sincerely hope that its creation is a sign of a much-needed shift in the market, from who can build the largest, fastest ATV regardless of price, to who can build the most fun and reliable ATV, for a price that’s affordable for the masses.