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2008 Renegade 500 H.O. EFI

Renegade 500
Renegade 500

In 2007, the Can-Am® Renegade™ 800 H.O. EFI combined the performance and looks of a sport quad with the toughness and capability of a 4x4. For 2008, riders that want to carve trails or head into the backcountry where other sport ATVs don’t dare tread can now also choose a 500 H.O. EFI version. Just like its big brother, it features a powerful EFI V-twin engine, race proven suspension, ultra-capable Visco-Lok‡ front differential and aggressive styling.

NEW for 2008

  • New model for 2008
  • Front and rear brakes can be controlled independently for ultimate control
  • New Visco-Lok calibration engages front differential quicker
  • Redesigned CVT compartment for better sealing against moisture

Can-Am Renegade Highlights

  • Rotax® 500H.O. EFI V-Twin engine – the most powerful 500cc engine out there
  • Visco-Lok‡ 4x4 front differential
  •  RS-Type double A-arm front suspension with dive-control geometry RS-Type Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI™) rear suspension
  • Motion Control front and rear shocks with five-way preload adjustability
  • Full floorboards with aggressive, kick-up footpegs
  • Strong, lightweight Surrounding Spar Technology (SST™) frame
  • Convenient 1 gal. (3.7 L) storage compartment
  • Center-cast aluminum wheels with ITP‡ Holeshot‡ ATR tires
  • 35 pounds (16 kg) lighter than the Outlander 500H.O. EFI model

Renegade Key Features

Rotax 500H.O. V-Twin engine – This 80º V-twin engine is a technical tour-de-force, and the most powerful in 500cc class. The liquid-cooled, single overhead cam mill has four valves per cylinder and is fed by a fat 46mm throttle body and two VDO Siemens fuel injectors. The sophisticated electronic fuel injection system automatically keeps the 800H.O. engine’s performance at its peak regardless of temperature or altitude. And starting is a snap, with no choke required. The progressive throttle ensures the power is manageable whether in precise rock crawling or opening it up on the straights.

Improved Visco-Lok front differential – This Can-Am-exclusive technology progressively transfers power from a slipping front wheel to the gripping one – totally automatically. There are no buttons to push, no levers to pull, and makes the Renegade easy to steer when navigating nasty surfaces. No speed or rev limiter means it is true all-wheel drive. The engagement point is quicker for 2008.

RS-Type front suspension – Developed with top racers, this double A-arm set-up delivers precise handling and control in even the roughest stuff. 8.5 inches (21.6 cm) of travel means great ride quality. Dive-control geometry tightly controls the roll-center, especially entering corners. Aluminum upper A-arm and mounts reduce weight.

RS-Type TTI rear suspension – The simplest rear ATV suspension (75% fewer parts than competitive designs), with a trailing arm on a single pivot. TTI ensures zero scrub for a more stable ride, especially in bumpy terrain. 9 inches (22.9 cm) of race-developed travel and damping.

Motion Control Shocks – Gas shocks for a smooth ride with machine-specific calibration to soak up both high- and low-speed bumps.

Center-cast aluminum wheels – Rolled edge rims of rolled aluminum are mated with sharply-styled cast aluminum centres – the best of both worlds. Holeshot ATR Tires – Optimal grip, especially in corners, thanks to a cross-country pattern and six-ply sidewalls.

Multi-function digital gauge – Its compact size belies the large number of features. Easy to read.

NEW! Separated brakes – Just like on race bikes for improved control.

Quad 60W projector beam headlights – For exceptional nighttime visibility.

Renegade 500 H.O. EFI Specifications


  • Type: 500cc, 4-stroke, V-twin, liquid-cooled, 8-valve SOHC
  • Bore & Stroke: 91 x 62 mm/ 82 x 47 mm
  • Torque: 42 Nm @ 6,000 RPM
  • Carburation / EFI: 46mm Throttle Body, 2 Siemens VDO injectors
  • Starting System: Electric
  • Transmission: CVT, sub-transmission w/high, low, park, neutral & reverse
  • Drive train: Selectable 2w/4w shaft driven w/Viscolok†front differential


  • Frame SST
  • Front suspension type/ Travel: RS-Type Double A-arm, forged aluminum upper arm, MC 8.5 in (216 mm)
  • Rear suspension type/ Travel: RS-Type TTI independent, MC (500) 9 in. (228.6 mm)
  • Front brake: 2 hydraulic discs
  • Rear brake: 1 inboard hydraulic disc
  • Tires / Front: ITP Holeshot ATR 25 x 8 x 12 in 635 x 203 x 305 mm
  • Tires / Rear: ITP Holeshot ATR 25 x 10 x 12 in 635 x 254 x 305 mm
  • Wheels: Center Cast Aluminum


  • L x W x H (in): 86 x 46 x 45 in
  • L x W x H (mm): 2,184 x 1,168 x 1,143 mm
  • Wheelbase: 51 in (1,295 mm)
  • Seat height: 34.5 in (877 mm)
  • Dry weight: 607 lbs ( 275 kg)
  • Ground clearance: 12 in (305 mm)
  • Rack capacity: (front & rear) 35 lbs (16 kg)
  • Towing capacity: 1,300 lbs (590 kg)
  • Fuel capacity: 5.3 US gal (20L)


  • Multi function gauge:
  • Instrumentation: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hourmeters, fuel, gear position, 4x4 indicator, diagnostics, auto shut off.
  • Storage: Anti-theft D.E.S.S.
  • Electrical: (Digital Encoded Security System)
  • Lighting: Rear storage 1 US gal (3.7L)
  • DC outlet: Prewired for winch
  • Colors Available: Yellow

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