When we took a look at the V-twin Can-Am Outlander L DPS 500 back in 2015, we were impressed by its price-to-performance ratio. That this and its current replacement, the Outlander 570, have proven to be the most popular ATVs in the Can-Am line-up is no surprise. It is, however, ATVs in the 400 to 499cc class that make up the bulk of working bike sales in the UK, so Can-Am is now seeking to boost its presence in this sector with not one but three Outlander 450 models

In an average year, around 1,000 ATVs of 500cc or more are sold as ‘working’ machines in the UK, with Can-Am claiming a decent share for its key Outlander 570 models. In the 400-499cc ATV class, however, where annual sales are around 4,000 units a year, Can-Am sales of its single-cylinder Outlander 450 are more modest.