Textron Specialized Vehicles has announced new Textron Off Road ATVs for the 2019 model year, led by the new Alterra 570 ATV. The 2019 lineup also includes an updated Alterra 700 line powered by the new Textron Motors 700 engine for greater power and performance.
“We are committed to growing our Textron Off Road lineup of powerful, precision-engineered ATVs,” said John Collins, Vice President of Consumer for Textron Specialized Vehicles. “These new vehicles, led by our new Alterra 570 ATV, include several features that provide operators with more power, a more comfortable ride, and the performance to take on tough trails and get a hard day’s work done well.”
The Alterra 570, 570 EPS, and 570 XT are perfect for trail riding, farm work, and everything in between. The vehicles are similar to their higher-powered family member, the Alterra 700, offering the same attractive styling and class-leading suspension travel. Powering the Alterra 570 models is a 545cc, single-cylinder, closed-loop EFI engine that offers plenty of power to cruise down the trails and get tough jobs done. The Alterra 570’s class-leading 10 inches of front and rear suspension travel, 11 inches of ground clearance, and five-position adjustable front and rear springs provide exceptional ride quality, comfort, and ergonomics.
Operators also will appreciate the Rapid Traction System (RTS) on the 570 Base and EPS models, and the Electronic Locking 4WD (EL4) on the 570 XT model. Located on the right handlebar for easy use, the RTS and EL4 technologies enable the rider to activate 4WD while the vehicle is in motion. The systems enable operators to easily switch from 2WD to 4WD while keeping both hands on the handlebars. In addition, the XT model’s EL4 system is electronically controlled, giving the operator the ability to switch on the fly between 2WD, 4WD, and 4WD lock, for ultimate versatility in all different types of driving conditions.
For towing and hauling, the models are equipped with a 2-inch receiver hitch and rugged steel racks with unlimited tie-down locations. To ensure reliable operation, the battery is located under the seat for protection from mud and debris.
The 2019 Alterra 700 vehicle lineup now boasts an updated Textron Motors 700 engine that is 1.7 inches narrower and 12.4 pounds lighter than previous models, so the vehicles can accelerate harder, stop faster, corner better, land smoother, and climb quicker. This was accomplished by reducing the engine’s rotational mass by 30 percent. The reduced rotational mass provides a better throttle response and a faster-revving engine for quicker acceleration. The addition of a new camshaft grind improves throttle response, stability, and emissions while idling, and provides increased low/midrange torque for better overall performance. A newly designed, patented CVT cover not only reduces weight, but also improves drivebelt cooling and provides less heat and sound transfer for a more comfortable rider experience.
To get the engine’s power to the ground more efficiently, the Alterra 700 vehicle lineup has a new direct-driven clutch with improved clutch calibration for faster back shifting on acceleration. With no wet clutch friction materials to contaminate engine oil, the new driveline offers better performance and more durability.
Further rounding out Textron Off Road’s 2019 ATV line in the 700 class is the reimagined Alterra TRV 700. Designed and tested for tandem riding, the new two-person Alterra TRV 700 has an extended frame, longer wheelbase, and heavy-duty sway bar, so it can comfortably accommodate two people. Hand holds in four unique locations ensure passenger stability and confidence in different riding situations. For added versatility, the vehicle features a quickly removable seat and optional dump box.