Today Arctic Cat announced another addition to its 2017 line of Alterra ATVs: the new mid-sized Alterra 300.
Here’s What’s New for 2017
*New sculpted bodywork maximizes ergonomics, durability and style, while delivering protection from mud and water spray.
*New dual halogen headlights and taillights offer excellent lighting performance and the distinctive Alterra style.
*New front and rear composite racks are impact-resistant and provide 75-lb./150-lb. front/ rear capacities.
*270cc 4-stroke SOHC, liquidcooled, single-cylinder engine
*Automatic CVT transmission with High/Low/Reverse
*Engine timing and carburetion calibrated for optimal warm and cold temperature starting
*Dual A-arm front suspension and swingarm-style rear suspension with 5 inches of travel
* 10-inches of ground clearance
Here’s what Arctic Cat says:
The all-new 2017 Alterra 300 offers riders entry into the newest line of fullfeatured Arctic Cat ATVs, with all-new bodywork and rack system matched by spirited, liquid-cooled 300 engine. The Alterra name says it all, with the promise of class-leading combination of suspension, load capacity, horsepower, comfort and quality for an overall experience that exceeds expectations for a two-wheel drive machine.
The new sculpted fenders, headlights and grille maximize ergonomics and durability, and are narrow enough to maneuver through the tight woods yet protect you from mud and water spray. New front and rear composite racks are impact-resistant and provide 75-lb./150- lb. front/rear capacities. Full-length composite floorboards enhance surefooted traction while the low seat height increases rider comfort and control.
The heart of the 300 is its spirited single-cylinder, liquid-cooled 270cc 4-stroke engine, which, combined with an automatic transmission and lightweight chassis, delivers an unstoppable force of fun. A backup engine fan delivers consistent cooling. And automatic CVT transmission provides High, Low and Reverse for maximum ease and usability.
The ultra-tough chassis is lightweight in comparison to its mid- and fullsized competition, which translates into rider-friendly handling. It features dual A-arm front suspension and a swingarmstyle rear, each boasting five inches of suspension travel. Ground clearance is 10 inches, which coupled with 22-in. front and rear Kenda Pathfinder tires on 10-in. rims, give riders the confidence to tackle any terrain.
Standard equipment includes a 500- lb. towing capacity; dual halogen headlights; hydraulic disc brakes; digital instrument pod and Start-In-Gear capability.