The Arctic Cat 500 XT is a tough off roader fitted with a comprehensive list of modern technologies which help it deliver superior ride and handling performances.
The Arctic Cat 500 TX is powered by a SOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valve W/EFI engine with a displacement of 545 Cc. The unit needs to deal with a gross weight of 676 Lbs. and is kept under control by an automatic CVT transmission.
Other features worthy of being mentioned include a rear 2-inch receiver, Duro 3 Star Kaden tires, powder-coated steel wheels and digital gauges.
The ATV also comes with a modern ride-in suspension which helps you deal great with any type of road.
Like any respectable ATV, the Arctic Cat 500 XT gives you the possibility to switch between 2WD and 4WD modes on the fly and thanks the looking front differential you can also significantly improve the traction.
Hit the jump for more information on the Arctic Cat 500 XT.
If you want to know the one thing that makes Arctic Cat ATVs great, it’s everything — everything working together in perfect harmony. From the riding position to engine power to ground clearance and suspension travel, Arctic Cat riders around the world covet their wheelers for the freedom and abilities their wheelers give them.
You’re here to see what these machines are made of. Arctic Cat can tell you that you’ll find a lot of good strong components and proven technology. The rest is in the details.
2014 Arctic Cat 550 Key Features:
550 H1 4-Stroke Engine with EFI
Pulling, accelerating and climbing. That’s what our engines are good at. And this one is no exception. The potent 550 H1 engine is a 545cc, SOHC, liquid-cooled single sporting electronic fuel injection.
To achieve better cornering we lowered the center of gravity. That’s the thinking behind our Ride-In suspension. To accomplish this we lowered the profile and seat design without sacrificing ground clearance and suspension travel. Double A-arms prevent deflections during cornering, resulting in ultra-responsive steering.
The digital gauge features 14 critical operation information indicators: clock/hour meter, fuel level, mode button, set/reset button, odometer/trip, gear position, speedometer/tachometer, needle display, differential lock, drive select, high beam, temperature and oil pressure.
Duro 3 Star Kaden Tires & Powder-Coated Steel Wheels
The Duro 3 Star Kaden tires boast a 3-ply rating. This is a smooth riding tire. The tread pattern provides excellent grip in all types of terrain.
On-The-Fly 2WD/4WD with Diff Lock
You’re in control. When the going gets aggressive, flip a switch and you’re in 4WD. For maximum traction, lock the front differential.
Rear 2-Inch Receiver
You’ll be using your ATV every chance you get. So we outfitted it with a stout 2-inch rear receiver, just like the one on your pickup. Gone are the days of multiple hitches. Hook up to your boat trailer, utility trailer, your SPEEDPoint™ attachments. And start racking up the accomplishments.
Front & Rear SpeedRacks
Our racks are steel, not plastic. They’re strong. They’re durable. What’s more, built-in entry points make it super easy to add attachments. Racks are rated for 100 lbs. carrying capacity on the front, and 200 lbs. on the rear.
A noteworthy feature on this model: Once in park there’s no need to engage the hand brake. But we recommend you do anyway, especially when parking on steeper grades.
|Engine Type||SOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valve w/EFI|
|Engine Displacement||545 cc|
|Cooling System||Liquid with Fan|
|Bore x Stroke||92x82 mm|
|Alternator Capacity||28 amps|
|Fuel Capacity||5.7 gal.|
|Transmission||Automatic CVT with EBS, Hi/Lo Range, Reverse & Park|
|Drive System||2/4 WD + Electric Front Differential Lock|
|Front Brakes||Hydraulic Disc|
|Rear Brakes||Hydraulic Disc|
|Front Suspension||Double A-Arm|
|Rear Suspension||Double A-Arm|
|Front Travel||10 in.|
|Rear Travel||10 in.|
|Overall Length||84.8 in.|
|Overall Width||47.5 in.|
|Overall Height||48 in.|
|Ground Clearance||11 in.|
|Dry Weight||676 lbs.|
|Front Rack Capacity||100 lbs.|
|Rear Rack / Box Storage Capacity||200 lbs.|
|Towing Capacity||1050 lbs.|
|Special Features||Powder-Coated Steel Wheels, Rear 2-Inch Receiver, Front & Rear SpeedRacks, Park, Duro 3 Star Kaden Tires|