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Arctic Cat

2009 Arctic Cat 500 4x4 Manual
Top Rated Muscle at Bottom Dollar

500 4x4 Manual Red
500 4x4 Manual Red

500 4x4 Manual Top
500 4x4 Manual Top

The formidable Arctic Cat 500 4x4 has been a longstanding choice from the work to recreational rider. Equipped with all the performance, styling and low-maintenance features of the rest of the Arctic Cat FIS models, the affordable 500 is the answer for anyone that wants a top-rated machine but places a premium on value.

Leading the charge is body styling with wide fenders for increased protection from water and mud spray, “Cat-Eye” headlights, full plastic floorboards that are integrated with body plastic and a large, centrally-located storage compartment. A wide seat adds comfort and features an easy-to-use latch for seat removal and provides access to the tool tray.

Getting more traction out of the 500 models is as easy as flipping a switch. The full-lock front differential is easily activated from a handlebar mounted lever to quickly engage/disengage the front wheels. It complements the electronic 2WD/4WD switch for convenient power delivery options and riding ease.

Like most of the Arctic Cat models, the 500’s come standard with a slimline SpeedRack front and rear, reducing weight while adding unmatched versatility with a large selection of accessory attachments. A rear-mounted 6.5-gallon fuel tank offers outstanding range, and the sealed air intake is located near the front of the machine assuring a quiet ride. The hydraulic foot rear brake system with remote reservoir is matched with floating calipers for added value.

500-class consumers have their choice of a Duramatic Automatic Transmission, which features engine braking, or the auto clutch five-speed manual transmission (with Hi/Lo range). A one-piece, toe shifter is standard on all Manual 2009 models.

Powering the 500 is the rugged Suzuki, 499cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine that maintains consistent performance in any condition.

Best-in-class features on the 500’s include 12 inches of ground clearance, 10 inches of suspension travel, 100/200-lb. front/rear rack capacities, 1,050-lb. towing capacity, standard 2-in. “automotive style” receiver hitch and maintenance-free suspension bushings.

Adding comfort and convenience are features like Auto Electronic Choke for quick, one-touch starting, a digital instrument pod with 14 different display indicators like MPH, odometer, dual trip meters, hour meter, clock and fuel level, and a five-position spring preload adjustment on the front and rear shocks, and single lever, hand-operated hydraulic disc brakes.

Key Buying Points

  1. Suzuki power has been a
    standing ingredient of
    the 500 class. As you
    can imagine, the 500
    has a powerful 493cc,
    SOHC, single-cylinder,
    liquid-cooled engine,
    designed for a wide
    torque curve with the
    smoothest power
  2. 500-class consumers
    have their choice of a
    Duramatic Automatic
    Transmission, which
    features engine braking,
    or the auto clutch
    five-speed manual
    transmission (with Hi/Lo
    range). A one-piece, toe
    shifter is standard on all
    Manual 2009 models.
    Powering the 500 is the
    rugged Suzuki, 499cc,
    liquid-cooled, four-stroke
    engine that maintains
    consistent performance
    in any condition.
  3.  Best-in-class features on
    the 500’s include 12
    inches of ground
    clearance, 10 inches of
    suspension travel,
    100/200-lb. front/rear
    rack capacities,
    1,050-lb. towing
    capacity, standard 2-in.
    “automotive style”
    receiver hitch and
    maintenance-free
    suspension bushings.
  4. Adding comfort and
    convenience are features
    like Auto Electronic
    Choke for quick,
    one-touch starting, a
    digital instrument pod
    with 14 different display
    indicators like MPH,
    odometer, dual trip
    meters, hour meter,
    clock and fuel level, and
    a five-position spring
    preload adjustment on
    the front and rear
    shocks, and single lever,
    hand-operated hydraulic
    disc brakes.

Features & Benefits

New for 2009
Key Features:
Digital Instrument Pod
• Displays up to 14 critical operation information indicators including: clock/hour meter, fuel level, mode button, set/reset button,
odometer/trip, gear position, speedometer/tachometer, needle display, differential lock, drive select, high beam, battery condition,
temperature and oil pressure.
Protection and Low-Maintenance
• Wide fenders for increased water and mud protection, a high-density durable plastic skidplate that doesn’t rip or rust, “Stick Stoppers”
protect CV boots and ATVs are outfitted with Zero-maintenance suspension bushings, sealed drive shafts (front and rear), and
constant-velocity (CV) joints
Standard Tools
• Seat latch allows for easy installation and removal to gain access to the integrated, organized tool tray underneath the seat
Tires
• Goodyear MTR (25x8-12 front, 25x10-12 rear)
Exhaust system
• Large diameter, stainless steel header pipe allows engine to breathe easier and resists possible corrosion
Manual Shifter
• One-piece toe shifter (manual transmissions) for optimal manual shifting performance that can be converted to heel-toe shifter. All
conversion parts included with unit
Automatic Transmission
• With Hi/Lo-Range allows responsive acceleration and engine braking. Transmission also features start-in-gear to get you going faster.
Engine Features:
Engine
• 493cc 4-stroke, single-cylinder, liquid cooled engine
Carburetor
• 36mm Keihin carburetor with automatic electronic choke
Cooling
• Liquid cooling system with high-capacity radiator and thermostatically-controlled cooling fan provides consistent engine operating
temperatures
Transmission
• Duramatic Automatic Transmission, with long life maintenance free belt
Chassis/Suspension:
Fully Independent Suspension (FIS) How it works with or without a swaybar
• Arctic Cat ATVs have an optional sway bar available as an accessory purchase through your authorized dealer. Similar to any off-road
4x4 vehicle, eliminating the sway bar, lets the 10” of front or rear Fully Independent Suspension articulate through the full range of
suspension travel. This increased articulation provides full tire contact in all types of off-camber terrain. The addition of the sway bar will
impact the traction capabilities; however, it will enhance flatter cornering in aggressive trail riding
Industry Leading Ground Clearance
• 12” of ground clearance enhances the ability to navigate through mud or over large rocks, logs, and other objects encountered in rough
terrain
Adjustable Preload Shocks
• Set the spring preload (5 rear positions, 5 front positions) on the shocks to tailor the ride to individual riding styles, terrains and loads
On-The-Fly Electric Shift 2-to 4-Wheel Drive with Front Locking Differential
• Full-lock front differential transfers engine torque to both front wheels when selected for added traction with a flip of the switch.
4x4/2x4 switch is located on right-side handlebar for quick, convenient shifting in-and-out of four-wheel drive
Large Capacity SpeedRacks
• Industry leading weight capacity and overall cargo carrying surface area allows 100 lb carrying capacity on the front rack and 200 lbs.
on the rear
SpeedRack Technology
• Allows very quick installation and removal of a wide variety of Arctic Cat exclusive accessories without the need for tools, bloody
knuckles or swearing
• SpeedRack and its accessories add value to the machine and also enhance the efficiency of your hunting, fishing, farming or utility
chores
2-Inch Automotive Style Receiver Hitch
• This feature allows the consumer to remove the hitch from their 2” automotive receiver and install it into the ATV’s receiver hitch
Floating Hydraulic Disc Brakes
• Low maintenance, positive stopping power in either dry or wet conditions
Color Options
• Green, Red
AVAILABLE ACCESSORIES:
Please log on to www.arcticcat.com or browse the 2009 Arcticwear and Accessories brochure at you nearest Arctic Cat dealer.

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