Alterra 550 XT

YOU VS. ALL TERRAINS
An ATV is there to make your life easier and more enjoyable. The new Alterra™ brings benefits like no other machine out there. The SpeedRack II racks with an anti-slip overmolded composite surface are impact-, freeze-, and corrosion-resistant. The available quick attach accessories are a must, and the upright seating position and improved steering position allow for less rider fatigue.


FULL-SIZED, FULLY LOADED
Meet the new Alterra — the recreational ATV where Duramatic™ automatic transmission, on-the-fly 2WD/4WD with locking front differential, an Arctic Cat-built H1 engine for superior power, electronic fuel injection (EFI) and the whole LED lightning package with front and rear LED lights come standard. Not to mention the rear swaybar, a hitch and a 3.000 lbs. winch. The XT package boasts EPS, aluminum rims and a automotive-style paint. All-terrain vehicles should be built for all terrains, and that’s exactly why we built the Alterra.

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Features

Rear Storage Compartment

No one ever complained of too much storage. This 5,5 lt. / 1.44 gallon rear storage compartment is a much-appreciated addition. Plus it’s waterproofed. And of course you can open easily also when the licence plate is installed. For easy access the number plate is rotatable.

LED front lights

State of the Art. It combinates high quality materials with future technology. These LED headlamps light the trail when the sun goes off duty.

2WD/4WD FRONT DIFFERENTIAL LOCK

Arctic riders prefer to be in control with their on-the-fly 2WD/4WD. In 2WD, steering is light and nimble. Shift on the fly into 4WD and power is delivered to the front wheels. The front wheels spin at different speeds while the steering effort remains minimal. For the ultimate traction, activate the electronic front differential lock and power is sent to all four wheels, enabling you to crawl, climb and continue on with confidence.

Speedlock

SPEEDLOCK™
This durable, cast-aluminum drop-in system quickly attaches with easy-to-use SpeedLocks, and unlocks in one click for fast removal. Simply the fastest and strongest ATV accessory system in the industry.

ERGONOMICS AND TURNING RADIUS

The new Alterra chassis features a more upright sitting position, delivering improved ergonomics and reducing handling effort. These machines are indeed more maneuverable, with an improved turning radius, while requiring a shorter reach from the rider.

Power sport Digital gauge

The new design features an all-new instrument hood housing the Power Sport gauge borrowed from the Wildcat Trail. Functions include: RPMs, mph/kph, trip mileage, gear indicator, digital clock and fuel indicator.

RACK RUBBER COATING

THE INDUSTRY’S ONLY ANTI-SLIP RUBBERIZED SURFACE

The TPE rubber coating keeps objects from sliding around, so you can trust that your cargo is being hauled safely and securely as you muscle over the terrain.

Speedrack II System

SPEEDRACK® II
Constructed from high-grade rubberized, impact-resistant material on top of a layer of reinforced steel, you can pile heavy loads and freezing temperatures on it without it breaking down. It also features 14 SpeedLock attachment points for easy-on, easy-off accessories

Ride-In Suspension

Our Ride-In suspension features a lower center of gravity while rivaling the competition for best ground clearance and suspension travel. The double A-arms prevent deflections during cornering, resulting in ultra-responsive steering.

Transmission Automatic Duramatic

Our Duramatic™ automatic transmission is as bulletproof as they come. It’s made of a centrifugal clutch with primary and driven belt clutches. As RPMs rise, the centrifugal clutch engages, allowing the primary clutch to be engaged with the belt at all times, reducing belt wear and extending belt life.

Tech Specs

Engine

  • Bore & Stroke (mm)92 x 82
  • Engine TypeSOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valve EFI
  • Engine displacement (cc)545
  • Gas / DieselGas
  • Cooling SystemLiquid with fan

Dimensions

  • Overall length (cm/in.)212cm
  • Overall width (cm/in.)124cm
  • Overall height (cm/in.)127cm
  • Wheelbase (cm/in.)132,1cm
  • Wheelbase (Short/Long)Short Wheel Base
  • Ground Clearance (cm/in.)27,9cm
  • Dry weight340kg

Powertrain

  • TransmissionAutomatic CVT with EBS
  • Gear SelectionL / H / N / R / P
  • Drive System2/4 WD + Electric Diff. Lock
  • Front brakesHydraulic Disc
  • Rear brakesHydraulic Disc

Suspension

  • Front SuspensionDouble A-Arm
  • Suspension Travel - Front (cm/in.)25,4 / 10
  • Rear SuspensionDouble A-Arm
  • Suspension Travel - Rear (cm/in.)25,4 / 10

Type Approval

  • Type ApprovalsL7e / LOF / T3S
  • Number of Seats2

Towing / Hauling

  • Rack Capacity - Front (kg/lbs.)45,4 / 100
  • Rack/Box Capacity - Rear (kg/lbs.)90,8 / 200

Additional Specs

  • Alternator Capacity (amps)28
  • Fuel Capacity (lt./gal.)22,7/6
  • SpeedometerDigital
  • OdometerDigital
  • Tire Front25x8-12
  • Tire Rear25x10-12
  • Featuresadjustable suspension
    alum. rims
    automotive-style paint
    front mounted 3.000 lbs. / 1.360 kg winch
    fully independent suspension
    Electronic Power Steering (EPS)
    rear hitch w. 50mm ball (no electric wiring)
    rear swaybar
    On-the-fly 2WD/4WD
    Front differential lock
    Park in Gear
    Electronic fuel injection (EFI)
    Speedrack II
    Ride-In front and rear suspension
    Power-Sport digital gauge
    Rear storage compartment
    LED Headlights and Taillights