2017 ALTERRA 500



  • 450 H1 4-STROKE ENGINE WITH EFI: The 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 changes.
  • RIDE-IN SUSPENSION: This mid-sized machine provides big performance with 10 inches of ground clearance and seven inches of suspension travel. Trail bumps are what this machine eats for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  • DIGITAL GAUGE: The digital gauge features large critical operation information indicators: clock/hour meter, fuel level, mode button, set/reset button, odometer/trip, gear position, speedometer/tachometer, differential lock, high beam, temperature and oil pressure.
  • ON-THE-FLY 2WD/4WD: Arctic riders prefer to be in control with their on-the-fly 2WD/4WD. Go from 2WD to 4WD with the flick or a switch.
  • REAR 2-INCH RECEIVER: Hooking up to your boat trailer, utility trailer, SPEEDPointâ„¢ attachments or whatever you need to haul doesn't get much easier with this rugged, 2-inch rear receiver.
  • KENDA PATHFINDER TIRES WITH POWDER-COATED STEEL WHEELS: Directional and widely spaced lugs provide a smooth ride and the grip you want when spending the day on the trails.
  • FRONT AND REAR IMPACT-RESISTANT RACKS: Strong and durable. These impact-resistant racks are rated for 75 lbs. carrying capacity on the front and 150 lbs. on the rear.

General Information

Manufacturer Arctic Cat
Model Year 2017
Model Alterra 500
Model Code A2017KAK4CUSR
Color Red


Brakes Front and rear - Hydraulic disc

Front - Kenda Pathfinder 25 x 8-12

Rear - Kenda Pathfinder 25 x 10-12

Wheels Powder-coated steel


Length Overall - 84.3 in. (214.1 cm)
Height Overall - 46.8 in. (118.9 cm)
Width Overall - 45 in. (114.3 cm)
Weight Dry - 615 lbs. (279.1 kg)
Ground Clearance 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Wheelbase 48 in. (121.9 cm)


Transmission Automatic CVT with EBS, Hi / Lo range, neutral, reverse and park
Drive System 4x4
Drive 2/4WD electric


Alternator 23 amps
Instrumentation Digital


Engine SOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valve with EFI
Displacement 443 cc
Bore x Stroke 89 x 71.2 mm
Fuel Capacity 4.3 gal. (16.3 l)
Cooling Liquid with fan



Front and Rear - Double A-arm; 7 in. (17.8 cm) travel

Shocks - Coil-over

Load Capacity

Front Rack - 75 lbs. (34 kg)

Rear Rack - 150 lbs. (68 kg)

Towing Capacity

1,050 lbs. (476.3 kg)

Hitch type - Rear 2 in. receiver


Additional Colors Green
Lighting Dual halogen headlights / dual rear taillights

2017 Arctic Cat Alterra 500