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24 FARM WEEK
NOVEMBER 23 2017
FEATURE
BRP first manufacturer to offer ATV
models with ABS
B
RP has unveiled its 2018 Can-Am ATV
line-up equipped with the ABS (anti-lock
braking system), a first in the off-road vehicle
industry. The 2018 Can-Am Outlander (pictured)
and Renegade models are compliant with the
new EU regulations and therefore allow users to
make no compromise on the performance and
their riding experience.Approved under the new
European Union T3b
category, these new
ABS-equipped models
can reach a maximum
speed of 105km/h.
Vehicles not equipped
with ABS will be limited
to 60km/h.
The ABS technology installed on the new Can-Am
Outlander and Renegade models was developed
specifically for ATVs in partnership with Bosch,
a pioneer in this field. To ensure that it performs
optimally in the various uses of ATVs in Europe,
it has been tested through a comprehensive
engineering program that included more than
40,000 kilometres on a variety of surfaces,
including mud, snow, pavement, gravel and dirt.
Over the last three weeks, dealers, distributors
and media representatives from all over Europe
have discovered and tested the new ABS-equipped
Outlander and Renegade models. The extensive
line-up answers the needs of all users, from utilityoriented consumers to recreational and sport
riders.
Steve Pelletier, BRP’s vice-president and regional
general manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa
(EMEA), said: “With this new line-up, Can-Am once
again demonstrates its ingenuity and leadership
on the market. Dealers, distributors and all those
who have witnessed the vehicles in action have
been impressed by the performance and the riding
experience offered by the new ABS-equipped
Outlander and Renegade models.”
Renald Plante, director of engineering for Can-Am
ATV added: “The ABS technology applied to the
Can-Am ATVs not only maintains stability when
braking on slick surfaces, but gives consistent,
predictable responsiveness by preventing wheel
lock-up on any terrain. Furthermore, in 4WD mode
and during acceleration, Can-Am’s ABS also detects
loss of traction on the front tires and compensates.
Thanks to the brake torque control system, braking
is applied to the slipping wheel, automatically
transferring torque to the one with better grip until
forward traction is restored. The system also uses
drag torque control to manage engine braking and
improve the vehicle stability off-throttle, preventing
lock-ups on surfaces like ice.”
New Can-Am ATV models available January 2018.

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