Im pretty excited about the all-new Alterra 600 EPS 4×4 models. Ive said this on the snow side, but Im happy to see Arctic Cat engineering new product. Seeing this new Alterra gets me fired up about the brand, and makes me want to throw a leg over one…RIGHT NOW!
Below is a first look at the All-New 600s. Next week Ill be sharing more info on these units as well as an interview with Trenton Munsell, Arctic Cat Director of Product Strategy, Dirt. We talk about the development of the new Alterra and Trenton sheds some light on the current ATV market. Anyway…
The all-new Alterra 600 ATVs have been rethought from the ground up to be one of the most formidable ATV offerings in the 2022 Arctic Cat line-up. The new chassis has been performance-engineered with a lower center of gravity and nod to narrow ergonomics so the rider can push the Alterra further than ever – easier. The Alterra gains speed and responsiveness via an entirely new 600cc single-cylinder, EFI engine backed by a new drivetrain and performance-spec clutching.
ALTERRA 600 IS MADE FOR YOU
If you’re looking for options in a top-of-the-line 4×4, with high-end styling and performance to match its impressive presence, the Alterra 600 has four trim levels. Choose from the Medium Green Base model with 12-inch stylized steel wheels and 25-inch tires, steel front and rear racks, dual-halogen headlights and Electronic Power Steering (EPS).
Or, jump up to the Phantom Grey XT which adds aluminum rims and a premium front bumper.
Crank up the standard luxury features with two premium models – The LTD with LED accents in the dual-halogen headlights, stylized over-molded front and rear racks with non-slip surface, 14-inch aluminum rims and 27-inch tires, premium front bumper and 3,000lb WARN winch.
The premium SE goes two steps further with front and rear rack extensions and Phantom Grey bodywork.
An all-new performance-engineered chassis, with lower center of gravity and near perfect weight-distribution, has revised double a-arm front and rear suspension geometry, boast 9-inches of travel, and are positioned on the chassis for precise handling and ultimate all-day ride comfort.
Class-leading power comes from an equally new, engine built at Arctic Cat’s world class facility in Minnesota. The 45-hp, 600cc, single-cylinder EFI engine has a lighter weight, more precisely balanced crankshaft to reduce vibration and quick engine response.
New CVTech TrailBloc clutches provide the smoothest take-offs for towing and hauling workloads, but when its playtime, the performance-spec clutching reacts quickly for pulse-racing throttle response, rivaling larger big-bore models.
Redesigned Alterra bodywork pays homage to the past, but challenges design innovation with narrow styling, enhanced bodylines and simplistic snap-fit body panels gain quick access to the engine compartment.
The lowered rider placement center of gravity evolves Arctic Cat’s trademark ride-in performance and leads the industry with 12.25-inches of ground clearance. Electronic power steering aids in mastering the corners with fatigue-free handlebar input. Bodywork and seat design are narrow where it counts throughout the cockpit – your knees, legs and hips will thank you after a full day of spirited riding. Spacious floorboards provide freedom for your feet to maneuver, and the single header exhaust is engineered down the center of the Alterra, exiting out the rear of the machine to direct heat away from the rider.
WHY TO BUY: Alterra 600 EPS 4×4
Arctic Cat took the time to performance-engineer a new Alterra built to satisfy the bulk of ATV owners. The all-new Alterra 600 has a sport performance riding nature, but isn’t afraid to work, and it won’t disappoint in either aspect.