2012 Arctic Cat 550i H1 EFI 4x4

2012 Arctic Cat 550i 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
550i H1 EFI 4x4
Year
2012
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
350
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
5 reviews
  • 2012 Arctic Cat 550i EFI 4x4
    By John Anderson (I am an Owner) on Jul 23, 2017

    I have now owned a 550 for a few years and it has done very well. I mainly use the 550 for towing trailers, pulling logs, checking fence and trails around the property. It pulls heavy loaded trailers great in low and is quick on the go in high. 4x4 is great and is easy to use with the flip of the ...

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  • Questionable
    By Jeremy in GA (I am an Owner) on Dec 27, 2015

    Baught a new cat in '12, ran great with no issues until late '15.

    6" of Water/mud(nothing new or extreme) and the damned thing starts making a nasty noise at idle. As long as it's balls out, it's good but won't idle. Doesn't like to come out of gear either.

    I've buried it to the seat ...

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  • Excellent Quad
    By 1896884271 () on Apr 16, 2013

    This is my first quad and I could not be more happy. It has plenty of power and rides very nice. I have only owned it for about a month but so far no quality issues at all.

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  • cat used up 6 of its 9 lives
    By Doug Charboneau (I am a Writer) on Aug 07, 2012

    As a previous cat owner I thought it was time for a new one so I bought a 2012 550i wow great or so I thought. Brought the bike home the first night and the nightmare began.

    No 1 wiring harness had a break in it.

    No 2 flywheel drive actuator went.

    No 3 clutch bearing went.

    No ...

    No 5 belt went.

    No 6 while clutch assembly replaced.

    All of this happened within 6 months and 312 kms. Did I get a lemon or what.

    Disheartened Doug

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  • 2012 Arctic Cat 550i
    By Matthew Schwab (I am an Owner) on Dec 08, 2011

    Very impressed with the machine thus far, the 550 has plenty of power and handles great. The fuel injection offers smooth starting however does not have a pull start in case the battery dies. I look forward to many of years of riding this machine.

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