Introducing the 2012 Renegade 1000

Featuring a 976cc V-Twin power plant, next-generation chassis, improved suspension and a redesigned air box, BRP’s Can-Am Renegade 1000 is now, even more so, the undisputed king of the sport 4×4 category. The machine’s unique blend of sport and utility trail manners, along with its superb power-to-weight ratio and acceleration, makes it the most impressive 4×4 ATV on the planet.

The 82-horsepower, 80º 976cc V-twin engine is the most powerful ATV engine in the industry, plain and simple. With an unprecedented power-to-weight ratio, electronic fuel injection (EFI) and progressive throttle control, the Rotax engine is powerful, efficient and smooth in any situation. And EFI means the 1000 engine always operates at its peak, regardless of temperature or altitude.

The Renegade 1000 uses the industry-exclusive Surrounding Spar Technology (SST) chassis from Can-Am. The new welded-steel G2 frame offers riders increased structural integrity, improved durability and precision handling. The SST design also increases strength, provides a lower center of gravity, improves handling and requires far less components, materials and welds than a traditional tube frame. For 2012, the G2 chassis has fewer parts, but is more durable and offers increased torsional stiffness to more properly meets the high expectations of riders, no matter the situation.

The Renegade retains its popular race-tested double A-arm setup, but its suspension travel increased to 9 inches (22.8 cm) for 2012. The updated setup inspires confidence, reducing kickback to the operator by locating the knuckle in the wheel.

Unique to Can-Am, the proven Torsional Trailering arm Independent (TTI) rear suspension has been reconfigured to offer increased rigidity and improved suspension travel at 9.3 inches (23.6 cm). The TTI, which offers 75 percent less moving parts than competitive systems, was designed to eliminate scrub and camber changes when the suspension moves up and down and keep the quad in a straight line.

The standard Renegade 1000 comes equipped with preload-adjustable high-pressure gas (HPG) FOX Racing shocks, front and rear, with a specific calibration to soak up both high- and low-speed bumps and keep the ride smooth.

The Renegade 1000 air box is placed at a higher and more centralized location for filtering and processing air. Along with the relocated air box the air intake is also higher in the frame to improve the machine’s capabilities in the mud and water. Accessing the filter for maintenance and inspection only requires the removal of the seat, console plastic and exterior push plate. The air filter is securely attached to the air box housing with a new screw-on system and push plate that work in tandem to create a tight seal.

The Race-Inspired Renegade 1000 X xc

Building on the success and experience of the Can-Am GNCC racing program, BRP engineers picked the brains of the top 4×4 woods racers in the world to develop the Renegade 1000 X xc. Along with all the updated features, benefits and performance levels of the base Renegade 1000, the X xc also gets added components, making it stand out even more.

The Renegade 1000 X xc is the only sport-oriented ATV with power steering available on the market. Calibrated specifically for aggressive trail riding and racing, the 1000 X xc Tri-mode DPS system features three modes (MIN, MED and MAX) which let riders select the desired amount of steering assist for the terrain and conditions.

Front and back, the Renegade 1000 X xc features premium, race-proven FOX Racing Shox Podium X piggyback shocks with high- and low-speed compression adjustability, rebound and preload adjustment. Front and rear travel is identical at 9.3 inches (23.6 cm).

Finally, BRP outfits the Can-Am Renegade 1000 X xc with a wild, black-and-yellow graphics package that looks like it belongs on the racetrack. Add in the premium, embroidered gripper seat cover and it truly looks ready to race.

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  1. Mario Paiva

    I’m Outlander 800 and I do want to buy a Renegade 1000 X xc or a Outlander 1000 X xc…

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