• 2015 Arctic Cat XR 500

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If you need a rugged, good looking and reliable ATV for tough jobs, then you should take a closer look at the Arctic Cat XR 500, as it has all it needs to impress even the most demanding adventurers.

The ATV is built around a 443 cc, SOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valve W/EFI engine which is mated an automatic CVT transmission with EBS Hi/Lo range, neutral, reverse and park.

The ride quality is assured by double A-Arms paired with a ride-In suspension which promises to deliver first class cornering abilities without sacrificing ground clearance or suspension travel.

The ATV also comes with a set of rugged Duro 3 Star Kaden Tires which are mounted on powder-coated steel wheels.

Other features that are worthy of being mentioned include front and rear speedRacks, 2/4 WD with Electric Front Differential Lock and dual rear LED taillights.

Hit the jump for more information on the Arctic Cat XR 500.

  • 2015 Arctic Cat XR 500
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Engine:
    SOHC, 4-Stroke, 4-Valve
  • Transmission:
    Automatic CVT
  • Energy:
    Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
  • Displacement:
    443 cc


2015 Arctic Cat XR 500 Exterior
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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.

2015 Arctic Cat XR 500 Key Features:

2015 Arctic Cat XR 500 Exterior
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500 H1 4-Stroke Engine with EFI

This potent 443cc, SOHC, liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine delivers smooth, consistent acceleration. Electronic fuel injection enables a wide torque curve and effortless power delivery by constantly tuning the engine for any temperature, elevation and humidity.

Ride-In Suspension

With a lower seating profile and improved ergonomics, our Ride-In suspension delivers sharper cornering without sacrificing ground clearance or suspension travel. Double A-arms optimize wheel motion translating into more responsive steering and better cornering.

Power Sport Digital Gauge

2015 Arctic Cat XR 500 Exterior
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This digital gauge features all the essential operation information indicators: RPMs, speedometer, trip mileage, gear indicator, digital clock and fuel indicator.

Duro 3 Star Kaden Tires with Powder-Coated Steel Wheels

A smooth-riding, all-terrain tire with excellent grip, the Duro 3 Star Kaden boasts a 3-ply rating, and comes standard with powder-coated steel wheels.

Dual Rear LED Taillights

2015 Arctic Cat XR 500 Exterior
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These LED taillights are not only bright, they will give people riding those other brands something cool to look at.

Large 1.44 Gallon Water-Resistant Rear Storage Compartment

2015 Arctic Cat XR 500 Exterior
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No one ever complained of too much storage. This 1.44 gallon rear storage compartment is a much-appreciated addition. Plus, it’s water-resistant.

Front and Rear SpeedRack II

New in 2015, Arctic Cat’s famed SpeedRack® II system is now constructed from high-grade plastic with reinforced steel underneath. The TPE rubber coating keeps objects from sliding around. Rated for 100 lbs. carrying capacity on the front and 200 lbs. on the rear.

2/4 WD with Electric Front Differential Lock

When the going gets aggressive, flip a switch and you’re in 4WD. For maximum traction, lock the front differential.


Engine Type SOHC, 4-Stroke, 4-Valve w/EFI
Displacement 443cc
Cooling System Liquid with Fan
Bore x Stroke 89x71.2 mm
Alternator Capacity 23 amps
Fuel Capacity 6 gal.
Transmission Automatic CVT with EBS Hi/Lo Range, Neutral, Reverse & Park
Drive System 2/4 WD + Electric Front Differential Lock
Brakes Front / Rear Hydraulic Disc
Front Suspension / Travel Double A-Arm / 10 in.
Rear Suspension / Travel Double A-Arm / 10 in.
Ground Clearance 11 in.
Front Tire / Size Duro Kaden / 25x8-12
Rear Tire / Size Duro Kaden / 25x10-12
Wheels Powder-Coated Steel
Overall Size LxWxH 83.4x48.5x49.5 in.
Wheelbase 52 in.
Dry Weight 704 lbs.
Front / Rear Rack Capacity 100 / 200 lbs.
Towing Capacity 1050 lbs.
Hitch Type Rear 2 in. Receiver
Instrumentation Digital
Lighting Dual Halogen Headlights / Dual Rear LED Taillights
Available Colors Green, Red
Additional Features Front & Rear SpeedRack II, Large 1.44 Gallon Water-Resistant Rear Storage Compartment, Sway Bar

"Improving rider comfort and ride quality informed many of the changes. The engine was moved forward in the chassis, giving the rider three additional inches of space in the footwell. A narrower design also puts a rider’s feet two inches closer together than on previous models. The chassis was stretched out two inches to achieve a 52-inch wheelbase and the geometry on the front and rear A-arm suspension set-ups has been changed, giving 10-inches of travel at all four corners. All six models come with rear sway bars as well. Changes to the steering head angle, which has been moved rearward by five degrees, is claimed to make cornering easier. " — 4wheeldirt

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