Arctic Cat 500 4×4 — Test Ride & Review — ATV Rider

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Arctic Cat 500

#7 Arctic Cat 500 4×4

We’ve had a of other experiences with Cat ATVs in multiquad comparisons, and always seem to be the odd man out. As that are designed to work—in conditions—first and trail ride Cats feature a number of design characteristics that them a less fun trail Many of the peccadilloes can be traced to a statistic: The full-sized Arctic Cat and 500) chassis has a whopping 12 of ground clearance and 10 inches of travel at all ends.

For your Cat buyer, this translates to anywhere without the need for or tow rope. Yet this astounding of travel has its drawbacks.

The first is height and the accompanying center of gravity. A tall riding on long suspension want to do funny things in taken at speed, and this one is no Arctic Cat realized this to counteract this tendency, in a wide track for better stability.

This caused problems. The Arctic Cat 500 and Bombardier were the champions at picking up attractions. Following the ruts of was a recipe for a quick trip to the hotel; more than any quad here, tagging a root or stone with the tire’s sidewall pulled the in the direction of the obstacle and perpendicular to the of travel.

The Bombardier, on the other hand, away from the hit—and in a far dramatic fashion.

Why the big pull, you One of the workaday features built this quad is nonprogressive In other words, the amount you the bar is how much wheel movement you without any gain toward the of steering lock. This is a much appreciated in a work as predictable steering is an important to those using a quad for

Arctic Cat 500

In a recreational trail-riding setting, reduced leverage over the end makes for increased leverage of the end over you. Several complained of having the bar ripped out of hands on the 500 on our first day of riding in the Carolina woods. The ruts on the Big GNCC course, coupled a plethora of tree roots and made for slow going on the machine.

The remaining days of the found the 500 4×4 in slightly country. While still of roots and rocks, the trails in the Carolina Smokies are less and wider, allowing the pilot to his own flight path. Even in environment, to keep up with the meant a lot for work for the Cat rider, the heavy-steering mount away obstacles that might it or over others and muscling it turns while its fellows slide by.

Unlike its peers, the Cat is not a machine you can hop on from another and make nuance adjustments in your You have to start with a sheet of paper to truly its core competencies: If your buddies get to a deep mud hole much of that in these they’ll be waiting around for you to get to tow them out.

Perhaps the most important with the Arctic Cat is to pick lines through tricky sections. If there’s a rock, or stump on one side that been avoiding, aim at it and climb over it. On tricky trails and country excursions, the 500 is almost at the right pace.

Pure use aside, if you’re a wanderer, an a camper but not a racer, this be your quad. We never to get that type as testers.

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