Today Textron Off Road (TOR) released information on several ATVs and UTVs for the 2019 model year. In its information sent to media, TOR called it a “First Wave Launch” which suggests additional wave(s).
For ATVs, thebig news for wave one is a new Alterra™ 570 ATV; a very-updated 700 engine/transmission in many of the Alterra 700 models; and a reprisal of several models that saw limited visibility over the past year.
Here’s what’s new on the ATVs:
New for 2019, the new Textron Off Road Alterra 570 ATV lineup introduces three new machines — Alterra 570, 570 EPS and 570 XT — into the 500 class that is the heart of the ATV sector.
They’re powered by a 545cc, single-cylinder, closed-loop EFI engine that offers plenty of power to cruise down the trails and get tough jobs done. The Alterra 570’s class-leading 10 inches of front and rear suspension travel, 11 inches of ground clearance, and five-position adjustable front and rear springs provide exceptional ride quality, comfort and ergonomics.
Two different 2/4WD activation systems highlight the new line: Rapid Traction System (RTS) on the 570 Base and EPS models, and the Electronic Locking 4WD (EL4) on the 570 XT model. Located on the right handlebar for easy use, the RTS and EL4 technologies enable the rider to activate 4WD while the vehicle is in motion. The EL4 system is electronically controlled, giving the operator the ability to switch on-the-fly between 2WD,4WD and 4WD lock, for ultimate versatility in all different types of driving conditions.
The Alterra 570 is available in Dynamic Gray, and the electronic power steering (EPS) version is available in Dynamic Charcoal and TrueTimber® Kanati Camo. The Alterra 570 XT is available in Fire Red and features EL4 and aluminum wheels.
The 2019 Alterra 700 vehicle lineup now boasts an updated Textron Motors 700 engine and transmission that add serious performance.
The engine gets 15 new components and 40 new subcomponents, including a new camshaft, cylinder, crankshaft, balancer shafts as well as new CVT and magneto covers. The result: an engine that’s 1.7 inches narrower 12.4 pounds lighter, and with a 30 percent reduction in rotating mass. It delivers improved throttle response, quicker acceleration and an overall improvement in vehicle handling.
It’s matched by a new direct drive primary clutch that’s attached directly to the engine crankshaft and spins at engine RPM, and engages the belt at the desired RPM. The system is 30 percent lighter than the previous centripetal clutch design, with more immediate and complete transfer of power from the engine to the drivetrain. The new direct drive primary is matched by a torque-sensing driven clutch and durable drive belt for an automatic CVT transmission that delivers efficient, consistent performance at all speeds and loads and (best of all) quicker back shifting and acceleration. A new, patented clutch cover improves drive belt cooling.
The new engine and CVT system is available in the Alterra 700, 700 XT and new Alterra 700 EPS. For 2019, the Alterra 700 is offered in Dynamic Gray; the Alterra 700 XT in Fire Red, and the new 700 EPS in Earth Blue and TrueTimber Kanati Camo.
TRV Returns, and More
The Alterra TRV returns for 2019, offering its widely praised extended frame, longer wheel base and heavy-duty sway bar for comfortable accommodation of two people.
Additional ATV models for 2019 include:
Alterra MudPro 700 LTD
Alterra TBX 700
Alterra DVX 90