2011 Arctic Cat 550 H1 EFI 4x4

2011 Arctic Cat 550 H1 EFI 4x4 pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
Model Type
Utility
MSRP
$7,799
Warranty
6
Insurance
Generic Type (Primary)
Utility
Manufacturer Country
USA
Introduction Year
2009
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age
16
Parent Company
Arctic Cat
Display Name
550 H1 EFI 4x4
Year
2011
Make
Arctic Cat
Engine Type
Single-Cylinder
Cylinders
1
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Cooling
Liquid / Air
Valves
4
Valves Per Cylinder
4
Valve Configuration
SOHC
Bore (mm/in)
92 / 3.62
Stroke (mm/in)
82 / 3.23
Displacement (cc/ci)
545 / 33.3
Starter
Electric / Pull
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Fuel Type
Gas
Fuel Injector
Yes
Carburetor
No
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Transmission Type
Continuously Variable (CVT)
Primary Drive (Front Wheel)
Shaft
Primary Drive (Engine / Transmission)
Belt
Reverse
Yes
Transmission Brand
Duramatic™
Hi / Low Range
Yes
Wheels Composition
Steel
Front Tire Diameter (in)
25
Rear Tire Diameter (in)
25
Chromed
No
Tire Brand
Goodyear®
Front Tire Width
8
Front Wheel Diameter
12
Rear Tire Width
10
Rear Wheel Diameter
12
Front Tire (Full Spec)
Goodyear® AT 25 X 8-12
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
Goodyear® AT 25 X 10-12
Front Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Linked Brake System Front to Rear
Standard
Engine Braking Brand Name
Engine Braking System
Front Suspension Type
Independent Double A-Arm
Front Travel (in/mm)
10 / 254
Front Adjustable Fork Pre-Load
Yes
Front Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Front Central Suspension Strut
No
Steering Damper
No
Front Stabilizer Bar
No
Rear Suspension Type
Independent Double A-Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)
10 / 254
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
Yes
Rear Adjustable Rebound Damping
No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
2
Air Adjustable
No
Steering Type
Manual
Steering Control
Handlebar
Length (ft)
7.07
Width (in/mm)
47.5 / 1206
Height (in/mm)
48 / 1219
Wheelbase (in/mm)
50 / 1270
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
11 / 279.4
Length (ft/ft)
7
Length (ft/in)
0.8
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
676 / 306.6
Towing Capacity (lbs/kgs)
1050 / 476.3
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
5.7 / 21.6
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
0.81
Seat Type
One-Piece
Adjustable
No
Seat Material
Vinyl
Seat Location
Driver
Folding
No
Number Of Seats
1
Frame
Steel
Body Material
Plastic
Floor Board Location
Driver
Hand Grips
Standard
Brush Guard
Yes
Radiator Guard
Yes
CV Boot Cover
Yes
Front Fender
Standard
Rear Fender
Standard
Handlebars
Standard
Front Bumper
Standard
Front Fender Flairs
Standard
Rear Fender Flairs
Standard
A-Arm Skid Plate (Front/Rear)
Yes / Yes
Bash Plate (Front)
Yes
Swing Arm Skid Plate
No
Full Length Skid Plate
Yes
Digital Instrumentation
Standard
Clock
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Trip Computer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Hour Meter
Standard
Temperature Warning Type
Gauge
Fuel Level Warning Type
Gauge
Service Reminder
Standard
Warranty (Condition)
Limited
Destination Charge
300
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Tool Bag Mount
Standard
Winch Mount
Standard
Driveline Type
Selectable 4X2 / 4X4
Number Of Driveline Modes
2
Rear Unlocking Differential
No
Rear Solid Axle
No
Differential Lock Location
Front
Size (in/cm)
2 / 5.1
Rear Hitch Type
Receiver
Tow Hook
Standard
Power Outlet
Standard
Underseat Storage
Standard
Capacity (lbs/kgs)
100 / 45.4
Glove Box / Dash Storage
Standard
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
Metallic
No
User Reviews
4 reviews
  • Road hard and put away wet (and muddy)
    By Jeremy (I am an Owner) on Apr 22, 2018

    I have beat the ever living crap out of this machine since day 1. I(TM)ve submerged it, burried it and rolled it and after a few parts and lots of oil changes she keeps kicking. To date I had to replace the 4 wheel drive module, ( from hammering it in 4WD lock). Lots of oil after sinking it. Air ...

    SNIRT!!

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  • Left me stranded
    By Ken from Kanada (I am an Owner) on Oct 10, 2011

    I bought mine new in August 2011. I've had it out maybe 7 times. Yesterday (Oct 8) I was out in the mountains in some fresh snow. The transmission gave a grinding noise and then gave out completely. I was stranded 10 miles from my truck, and had to walk in the snow. I now have no faith in Arctic ...

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  • Worthy Machine
    By Charles Elder (I am an Owner) on Feb 06, 2011

    I've rode a few machines like this one and feel very comfortable on this 550. The TRV bodies are all the same so performance it the only differing factor on what you buy. I would prefer a more ergonomic handle bar feeling like the CanAm's, but standing and sitting feel pretty comfortable while driving.

    This ...

    I do not like the perceived valve slap you hear from time to time. For this kind of money, this should not be. I don't believe the noise I hear is a significant concern and I can't be 100% certain of its origin so do not hold this to heart.

    I do like the soft ride it gives and the ease of use for the 4x4. The soft ride coupled with the high center of gravity could cause a problem so if you intend on riding hard corners I would set the shocks to stiff and loose the comfort.

    Honestly, if I had more money I would have bought a CanAm. Considering the same overall machine would have run about $2000 more, I can't say I am unpleased with my purchase.

    This is a beautiful machine and plows 12" of snow with a 60" blade like it is not even there. I plowed the road in front of my house during a recent major snow storm with the blade at an angle and it just pushed it away like nothing. So if you have a long driveway and want to plow it this thing will do it.

    The seating is very comfortable and I sat for long rides without getting fatigued in the hind end. The passenger seat is equally comfortable (I had my son give me a ride to see what it felt like and for the half hour he drove I was content).

    Lastly, the storage capacity sucks so plan on immediately buying rack bags if you intend on riding a long time in the woods. You will need this for all gear you may need encountering trouble and for food. The gas holds up well also, but I would still get a travel tank in case you get stuck and consume a lot of gas getting out. I got the winch for the plow so getting stuck is not often.

    Storage is a big concern for me. I like to carry clevises, ropes/straps, small plow anchor (for getting stuck in the middle of fields), rain gear, food and gas.

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  • Well done AC
    By Tony Crispino, Forest Ecosystem Management Tech. (I am an Enthusiast) on Jan 16, 2011

    What a blast to "grip it and rip it!". I know when I shop for a new utility sport quad, its going to start with the 550 H1 EFI. Arctic Cat continues to raise the bar with the H1 in terms of performance and low range towing capabilities. A long time friend of mine and I spent the day felling trees ...

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