If you want a top
of the line ATV, you might have to get in line.
Performance-minded riders will love our new
700 H1 EFI SE. Throw a leg over this Silver
Metallic beauty and walking away from the competition
will be instant.
On paper the specs may look the same, but where
the motors are built and designed, completely
different. In 2006 Arctic Cat introduced the
first Arctic Cat-built and designed motor, the
650 H1. Since its introduction, the 650 H1 has
proven itself as a championship winning powerhouse
in the World Powersports Association Quad Terrain
racing series. This real world test showed the
world that this motor is durable in stock trim,
worthy of being deemed, “Race Ready”.
Fast forward to 2008 and the next H1 evolution
of hemi-producing power has arrived with EFI.
As you can imagine, the new 700 H1 EFI has a
powerful 695cc, SOHC, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled
engine, designed for a wide torque curve with
the smoothest power delivery via Electronic
Fuel Injection. Cold weather starting and altitude
changes are no longer questionable.
The H1’s Performance Chassis:
To start with, the seat has been redesigned
and lowered over an inch, combined with a new
handlebar design. These changes seem minimal,
but once you sit down, you definitely get the
feeling of riding “In” the machine
instead of “On” it.
The stance and suspension were addressed next
with additional ride-in calibration. What is
ride-in? When you sit on the 700 H1, it will
squat roughly 2 inches (depending on rider size)
while maintaining Arctic Cat’s class leading
12” of ground clearance and 10”
of suspension travel. The lowered ride height
and center of gravity aid in optimized cornering
and high speed handling.
Going from 2WD to 4WD is as simple as pressing
a shift button, while activating the full-lock
front differential requires only a flip of a
handlebar-mounted lever. A 2-in. “automotive
style” receiver hitch, long-range 6.5-gallon
fuel tank, digital instrument pod (MPH, odometer,
dual trip meters, hour meter, clock and fuel
level) and Start-In-Gear capability complete
From the front headlights to the rear brake
lights, the 700 H1 screams show as well as go.
Extra wide fenders add protection on muddy trails.
A latch on the seat allows quick access to the
handy tool tray below. Arctic Cat puts the power
to the trails with a fully-independent front
and rear double A-arm suspension. Equipped with
preload adjustable shocks and 10-inches of cushy
travel, the ground clearance is a best-in-class
12-inches which, coupled with a full-length
skid plate, gives riders the confidence needed
to venture almost anywhere, over any obstacle.
Other impressive specifications apply to the
aesthetics of the new 700 H1 EFI SE. One can’t
help but notice the vibrant new Silver Metallic
painted fenders that can be waxed and buffed.
Engine sound shields conceal both engines, direct
sound away from the machine and overall improve
the sight lines. The new SpeedRacks have a slimmer,
body-hugging appearance with 100/200-lb. rack
capacities front/rear. To cap off the entire
SE package, the new 700 H1 is rolling on 12”
aluminum wheels wrapped with aggressive 25”