This cool looking sport “crossover” is powered by the same 433cc EFI single as the Arctic Cat 425 sport-ute.
Power is filtered through a Duramatic CVT with built-in engine braking, selectable 4WD and even hi-lo range.
Because it’s designed to do different things than a sport-ute, the 450I is more stripped down in appearance, sans racks and much of the bodywork you’d see on most 4WD ATVs.
The stance is a bit wider and cool looking aluminum wheels come with the package. There’s a big bush bar on the front and ground clearance is a more than adequate 10-inches front and rear.
There’s also different gearing used here to produce power more in line with what sport ATV riders want.
Suspension duties are handled by dual A-arms front and rear and 5-way preload adjustable shocks.
We felt the ride quality was very good for an ATV in this price range and there’s lots of extra equipment like A-arm protectors, dual taillights and back-up lights and aggressive Maxxis tires for increased traction.
This ATV is a great competitor for 4WD Yamaha’s Wolverine and Can-Am’s 500 Renegade. Could be fun to compare them.
Check out arcticcat.com to find out more.