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2010 Can-Am Renegade 800R Xxc Review





















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Renegade 800R EFI X xc Features:

The Renegade X xc starts with all the performance-driven features of the base Renegade 800R EFI, and
adds several items for the serious trail rider or woods racer. Building on the success and experience of
the Can-Am GNCC racing program, BRP engineers consulted with the top 4x4 woods racers in the world
to improve on the already successful X™ package. In 2010, the serious trail rider or woods racer has his
perfect model. Can-Am also delivers the industry’s first front sway bar for added performance on the race
course and the trail.

Dual-mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
The Can-Am DPS system has two modes
meaning the rider can choose the amount of assist depending on the conditions. Each DPS-equipped
model with its dual-mode selectability for the ultimate in rider control depending on the conditions.

HPG high-performance suspension package
Up front, the Renegade 800R EFI X xc features HPG
(High-Pressure Gas) Piggyback shocks with high- and low-speed compression adjustability and preload adjustment.
Front travel is 8.5 inches. The rear also features HPG shocks with remote reservoirs and high-speed and
low-speed compression adjustment with preload adjustability. Rear suspension travel is nine inches.

Visco-Lok QE front differential
 The DPS-equipped Renegade X xc model comes with
the Visco-Lok QE calibration giving an even quicker engagement of the front differential. Progressively
transfers power from a slipping front wheel to the gripping one – automatically with no buttons to push
or levers to pull. Plus, there’s no wheel hop or driveline wind-up so the system is totally transparent to the
driver and extremely easy to steer. Can lock up to 100% with no rev or speed limiter.

12-Inch aluminum beadlock wheels
Aluminum beadlock wheels mean added performance
under heavy acceleration and cornering. A Can-Am exclusive design clamps the tire bead securely to the
Renegade X xc wheel for the ultimate in performance. All GNCC Renegade racers use beadlocks and this
is a feature coming directly from racer feedback.

1/2-inch diameter sway bar
 Front sway bar reduces body roll in aggressive cornering
conditions and will be an advantage for the performance trail rider or cross-country racer.

X xc-specific Renegade graphics
For 2010, Can-Am outfits the Renegade 800R EFI X xc
with a sleek black and yellow graphics scheme that looks fast even when sitting still. Premium, embroidered
seat cover and package-specific graphics add to the overall look.

More-powerful magneto
The X xc package comes with a more-powerful magneto with 650
watts of power output.

Aluminum skid plate
An aluminum skid plate provides extra protection in extreme XC-riding conditions.
Handlebar wind deflectors // Color-matched handlebar wind deflectors are a must-have item for
aggressive trail riding.

Aluminum taper-profile handlebar with square pad
An aluminum 6061-T6 taper-profile
handlebar with square racing pad completes the race-inspired look and feel of the Renegade X xc.

Click the link below to check out the specifications for the 2010 Renegade 800R from Can-Am.


Standard package features:

  • Rotax 799.9 cc V-twin EFI engine with 71 hp.
  • RS-type double A-arm front suspension with dive-control geometry and 8.5-inch (216 mm) travel.
  • RS-type TTI rear suspension with 9-inch (229 mm) travel.
  • Fade-resistant HPG shocks.
  • Visco-Lok auto-locking differential.
  • Lightweight center-cast-aluminum wheels with ITP Holeshot∞ ATR sport radial tires.
  • Separate front and rear brake controls.
  • Multi-purpose digital gauge.
  • Four 60W projector beam lights.
  • Full floorboards with kick-up aluminum pegs.



My Impressions:

Rotax 799.9 cc V-twin EFI engine with 71 hp.

Dual-mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS).

Visco-Lok QE front differential.

More-powerful magneto.

Aluminum skid plate.

1/2-inch diameter sway bar.

12-Inch aluminum beadlock wheels.

Not impressed with the smaller gas tank. Please bring back the larger gas tank so we can improve our driving range.

Bottom Line:
The first thing you notice when you ride the 2010 Can-Am Renegade 800R Xxc is the gobs of the power from the 71 horse power this engine produces this year. That coupled with the faster engaging front Visco-Lok front differential, make this machine's ability to pull stumps out on any launch.

The looks of this machine keep improving every year. Styling on this atv is very striking. First impressions are high on the Wow factor. Great graphics, bead lock wheels, new sway bar, chiseled design seat, along with all the other immensities make this atv one of the best looking on the market this year.

We know one thing this atv is the most powerful and the best handling 4 wheel drive atv available today.

I am a little disappointed that the size of the gas tank is reduced this year, but I am told that this issue is being addressed. My range has been reduced to roughly 80/100 miles per tank of gas. I would like to see that improve some, and a larger gas tank will fix that issue.

This has got to be the most versatile atv that I have ever had here over the years, and I know that if I had to have just one atv it would have to be the Can-Am Renegade 800R.

So far this machine continues to amaze me at how well it performs. The suspension seemingly sucks up the woops and bumps with ease. When I feel the need to hit the rough stuff, 4 wheel drive and power steering are there to make this task much easier on me.

The dual mode power steering is a must have. Once you ride an atv with power steering it is hard to go back to none. I am finding myself using the max setting for rock climbing and heaving mudding. The min setting works best for me on high speed trail riding.  When you use the min setting it almost feels like you have a steering stabilizer installed. This mode makes the steering feel at high speeds very well controlled, and there is minimal feed back from hitting roots or rocks. With the steering in max mode your steering effort is so easy you will think, why did atvs take so long to acquire power steering.

I am very impressed with the 2010 Can-Am Renegade 800R Xxc, and I would like to have this machine in my stable, as my number one atv to drive. If you want the best handling, the most powerful, and the most unique styled atv available now, then you need to take a look at what Can-Am has to offer you for 2010.


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To find your nearest authorized Can‑Am ATV dealer, visit the Bombardier Recreational Products Dealer Locator Link above, or call: 1-877-4-my-ride (1-877-469-7433)

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