550i XT

If you want to know the one thing that makes Arctic Cat ATVs great, it’s everything —everything working together in perfect harmony. From the riding position to engine power to ground clearance and suspension travel, Arctic Cat riders around the world covet their wheelers for the freedom and abilities their wheelers give them. There’s no shortage of ATVs to choose from. One thing is for sure: There’s no mistaking an Arctic Cat. From the moment you turn the key, everything we ever imagined these machines could be roars to life. What happens from then on is the stuff of adventures. 

The XT package adds a few more goodies to the list of standard features. Like electronic power steering, rear swaybar,  aluminum rims and automotive-style paint. All big bore modells has on-the-fly 2WD/4WD with front differential lock, front and rear SpeedRacks, a 3.000 lbs. winch and a hitch with a 50mm ball. 




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Traction ATV

When you need to go places, over places and through places – traction is paramount. And Arctic Cat ATVs give you plenty of it. Articulation keeps all four wheels in constant contact with the ground. Even over rocks, logs and other big stuff you may encounter. Four wheels on the ground means better traction and an overall better ride. Hit the on-the-fly 2WD/4WD switch when you need to get out of nasty places. When you’re in even nastier places, push the switch up again and that engages the front differential lock

On-The-Fly 2WD/4WD


Power is delivered to both the rear and front tires via the open front differential. This allows the front tires to spin at different speeds, maintaining easy steering.


Power is distributed equally to all four tires, providing maximum traction to get through all types of challenging terrain..

Transmission Automatic Duramatic

Our Duramatic™ automatic transmission is as bulletproof as they come. It’s made of a centrifugal clutch with primary and driven belt clutches. As RPMs rise, the centrifugal clutch engages, allowing the primary clutch to be engaged with the belt at all times, reducing belt wear and extending belt life.

Tech Specs



  • Bore & Stroke (mm)92 x 82
  • Engine TypeSOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valve EFI
  • Engine displacement (cc)545
  • Gas / DieselGas
  • PS / KW (L7e)20,4 / 15
  • PS / KW (off Road)39,4 / 29
  • Cooling SystemLiquid with fan


  • Overall length (cm/in.)215,4 / 84,8
  • Overall width (cm/in.)120,7 / 47,5
  • Overall height (cm/in.)121,9 / 48
  • Wheelbase (cm/in.)127 / 50
  • Wheelbase (Short/Long)Short Wheel Base
  • Ground Clearance (cm/in.)27,9 / 11
  • Dry weight334,3 / 737


  • TransmissionAutomatic CVT with EBS
  • Gear SelectionL / H / N / R
  • Drive System2/4 WD + Electric Diff. Lock
  • Front brakesHydraulic Disc
  • Rear brakesHydraulic Disc


  • Front SuspensionDouble A-Arm
  • Suspension Travel - Front (cm/in.)25,4 / 10
  • Rear SuspensionDouble A-Arm
  • Suspension Travel - Rear (cm/in.)25,4 / 10

Type Approval

  • Type ApprovalsL7e / LOF / T3S / T3C
  • Number of Seats2

Towing / Hauling

  • Rack Capacity - Front (kg/lbs.)45,4 / 100
  • Rack/Box Capacity - Rear (kg/lbs.)90,8 / 200
  • L7e [kg]161
  • LOF [kg] braked840
  • LOF [kg] unbraked161
  • T3S [kg] braked978
  • T3S [kg] unbraked489
  • T3C [kg] braked978
  • T3C [kg] unbraked489

Additional Specs

  • Alternator Capacity (amps)25
  • Fuel Capacity (lt./gal.)21,6 / 5,7
  • SpeedometerDigital
  • OdometerDigital
  • Tire Front25x8-12
  • Tire Rear25x10-12
  • Featuresadjustable suspension
    alum. rims
    automotive-style paint
    front mounted 3.000 lbs. / 1.360 kg winch
    fully independent suspension
    rear hitch w. 50mm ball (no electric wiring)
    rear swaybar
    On-the-fly 2WD/4WD
    Front differential lock
    Front and rear SpeedRacks
    Electronic fuel injection (EFI)

Parts & Accessories

Tire Chains

- Gives maximum traction on snow and ice
- Made from hardened steel with a grippy V-bar design
- Easy-attach, secure, solid fit
- Two sizes available
- Sold in pairs; for use on rear tires only


0436-026: Size B (fits most-24-in. & 25-in. rear tires)

0436-027: Size C (fits most-25-in. & 26-in. rear tires)

Deluxe Handle Bar/Thumb Warmers - ATV

- All the features of the Standard Handlebar/ Thumb Warmers plus a od-mounted, three‑position rocker switch and easy-install wiring
- Requires Grip-It Glue (0441-510)


1436-271: ATV 350 - 1000 FIS & TRV

Bucket Hugger - ATV

- Contoured to securely hold two 19 lt. / 5-gallon buckets (not included)
- Convenient tool space between buckets
- Rugged, dual-walled polypropylene construction
- Rear SpeedRack mount only

0436-651: '05-'13 Speedrack Models (rear mount only)


Illustraded Parts Manual

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Formulated for You and Your Cat

Arctic Cat ATV oils are wet clutch certified - formulated specifically for ATV use, UNLIKE automotive motor oils.