2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 500

2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 500
2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 500ATV Rider

The new 2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 500 hits the dirt with the most complete combination of class-leading suspension, load capacity, horsepower and comfort, plus the added performance and consistency of a liquid-cooled engine. Matched by the impact-resistant bodywork and rack system that was introduced last year, it’s a machine that excels in every category of performance, usability and dependability.

2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 500
2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 500ATV Rider
2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 500
2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 500ATV Rider
2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 500
2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 500ATV Rider

The sculpted fenders, headlights and grille maximize ergonomics and durability, and are narrow enough to maneuver through the tight woods yet protect you from mud and water spray. Front and rear composite racks are impact-resistant and offer 75-lb./150-lb. front/rear capacities. Full-length composite floorboards enhance sure-footed traction while the low seat height increases rider comfort and control.

2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 500
2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 500ATV Rider

At its heart is a powerful liquid-cooled 443cc SOHC 4-stroke engine with Electronic Fuel Injection for easy-starting, do-it-all performance. Its Duramatic automatic transmission features Engine Braking System (EBS) and Hi/Lo range with neutral and reverse. Electronic selectable 2/4-wheel drive adds traction when you need it most.

2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 500
2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 500ATV Rider

The ultra-tough chassis is lightweight in comparison to its mid- and full-sized competition, which translates into rider-friendly handling. It features dual A-arm, fully independent rear suspension and double A-arm front, both with preload- adjustable shocks and seven inches of suspension travel. Ground clearance is 10 inches, which coupled with 25-in. front and rear Kenda Pathfinder tires on 12-in. rims, give riders the confidence to tackle any terrain.

2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 500
2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 500ATV Rider

Standard equipment includes a 2-in. “automotive style” receiver hitch, 1,050-lb. towing capacity, hydraulic disc brakes, digital instrument pod and Start- In-Gear capability.

2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 500
2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 500ATV Rider
SPECIFICATIONS: 2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 500
ENGINE
Type: SOHC, 4-stroke, 4-Valve
Displacement (cc): 443cc
Cooling System: Air/Oil Cooled
Bore & Stroke (mm): 81x71.2
Alternator Capacity (amps): 23
Fuel Capacity gal. (liters): 4.3 (16.3)
POWERTRAIN
Power Steering: NA
Transmission: Automatic CVT with EBS Hi/Lo Range, Neutral and Reverse
Drive System: 2/4 WD Electric
Brakes Front / Rear: Hydraulic Disc
SUSPENSION
Front Suspension / Travel in. (cm): Double A-Arm / 7 (17.8)
Rear Suspension / Travel in. (cm): Double A-Arm / 7 (17.8)
Ground Clearance in. (cm): 10 (25.4)
Shocks: Coil-Over
Front Tire / Size: Kenda Pathfinder / 25x8-12
Rear Tire / Size: Kenda Pathfinder / 25x10-12
Wheels: Powder-Coated Steel
DIMENSIONS
Overall Size LxWxH in. (cm): 84.3x45x46.8 (214.1x114.3x118.9)
Wheelbase in. (cm): 48 (121.9)
Dry Weight lbs. (kg): 616 (273.6)
Front/Rear Rack or Box Capacity lbs. (kg): 75 (34) / 150 (68)
Towing Capacity lbs. (kg): 1060 (476.3)
Hitch Type: Rear 2" Receiver
INSTRUMENTATION
Instrumentation: Digital
Lighting: Dual Halogen Headlights/Dual Rear Taillights
FEATURES
Bumpers: Accessory
Gun Scabbard with Mount: Accessory
Racks: Front and Rear Impact-Resistant
Safety Flag: Accessory
Seating: Single
Winch: Accessory
Available: Colors Green, Red
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