2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 500 TRV

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2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 500 TRV
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2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 500 TRV Specifications

Model Type  Utility
BASE MSRP(US)  $8,499.00
Dealers Arctic Cat Dealers
Warranty  6
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)  89 / 3.5
Stroke (mm/in)  71.2 / 2.8
Displacement (cc/ci)  443 / 27
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 & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Steel
Front Tire Diameter (in)  25
Rear Tire Diameter (in)  25
Chromed  No
Tire Brand  Carlisle
Front Tire Width  8
Front Wheel Diameter  10
Rear Tire Width  10
Rear Wheel Diameter  10
Front Tire (Full Spec)  Carlisle Trail Pro 25 X 8-10
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  Carlisle Trail Pro 25 X 10-10
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
Rear Stabilizer Bar  Yes
Air Adjustable  No
Steering Type  Manual
Steering Control  Handlebar
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  7.59
Width (in/mm)  47.8 / 1214.1
Height (in/mm)  57.4 / 1458
Wheelbase (in/mm)  58 / 1473
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  11 / 279
Length (ft/ft)  7
Length (ft/in)  7.1
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  725 / 328.9
Towing Capacity (lbs/kgs)  1050 / 476.3
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  5.3 / 20.1
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  0.61
Seat Type  Two-Piece
Adjustable  No
Seat Material  Vinyl
Seat Location  Driver and Passenger
Folding  No
Number Of Seats  2
Detachable Passenger Seat  Standard
Backrest Logo Plate  No
Backrest Type  Detachable
Backrest Location  Passenger
Lumbar Adjustment  No
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Frame  Steel
Body Material  Plastic
Floor Board Location  Driver and Passenger
Hand Grips  Standard
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
Tachometer  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Warranty (Condition)  Limited
Destination Charge  400
Battery Warranty (Months)  0
Generic Type (Primary)  Utility
Manufacturer Country  USA
Introduction Year  2017
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
Parent Company  Arctic Cat
Display Name  Alterra TRV 500
Photo Gallery  Standard
Tool Bag Mount  Standard
Drive Line:  
Driveline Type  Selectable 4X2 / 4X4
Number Of Driveline Modes  2
Rear Unlocking Differential  No
Rear Solid Axle  No
Differential Lock Location  Front
Towing & Hauling:  
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
Type  Halogen
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No

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By Paul Fitzgerald(Owner), Jan. 25, 2020
I am disappointed in the performance of the bike and sales team for arctic cat. I purchased the alterra trv 500 in the spring of 2016 which is the legal 2 up. I was offered the upgrade of bigger tires for a reasonable price which I took. 2 years later I purchased a plow for the bike from the same... Read Full Review


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Not very durable
By Steve White (Owner), Jan. 27, 2021
After 100 hours of riding the heat shield broke. The dealership replaced and within 50 hours it broke again. This time the only fix was to wrap the exhaust in heat tape. Now my leg is always hot. I noticed that my belt drive case is always very hot. I don't think the belt get enough air intake. Afte... Read Full Review


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Nice machine
By Steve White(Owner), Apr. 25, 2020
I have had the 500 for 3 years now and think I can give a honest review. Price with the comparables was at least 3k cheaper. I ride with all different brands and it never fails to keep up with them. I have had issues with exhaust heat shield breaking. The dealer replaced it twice and it broke again.... Read Full Review


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