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2010 Arctic Cat ATV Electronic Power Steering
2010 Arctic Cat Electronic Power Steering ATV Test Ride Review
Review By: Nick Nelson - Photos By: Enrico Pavia

2010 Arctic Cat ATV Electronic Power Steering
Arctic Cat Announces Variable Assist Electronic Power Steering for 6 utility ATV Models for 2010
Moab, Utah (1/22/2010) - New for 2010, Arctic Cat has finally unveiled their new Electronic Power Steering system (EPS). While many of the other manufactures have already released their own power steering equipped ATV's, Arctic Cat has been sitting back quietly, testing and perfecting their own system for the last three years, aiming to be the best instead of the first.

For 2010 Arctic Cat is releasing six new S utility ATV models equipped with Arctic Cat's Variable Assist EPS. This variable assist EPS is designed to provide steering assistance even when the bike is idling and not moving. This is especially important to help conserve rider energy when in 4wd or even differential lock. This EPS system will effectively reduce the input necessary to steer the ATV, even if the racks are loaded down or when conquering mud, rocks, etc.

Arctic Cat's power steering is designed to maintain a light steering input, yet provide enough feel to keep you feeling what the tires are doing beneath you. The Arctic Cat Variable Assist EPS is designed to allow the rider to still have a “feel” for the trail beneath them. This “feel” can often times be lost on the some of the competitors units after extended riding periods.

2010 Arctic Cat ATV Electronic Power Steering
2010 Arctic Cat ATV Electronic Power Steering
An electronic unit provides assistance to the steering column through a sealed, brushless electric motor, which measures steering input force versus tire resistance and vehicle speed. Four different inputs (MPH, RPM, handlebars and wheels) and 36 foot-pounds of torque

Arctic Cat's variable assist system is controlled by an ECU that measures steering input force against tire resistance, vehicle speed, and RPM, then provides the correct amount of assistance to the steering column through an electric motor. This sealed, brushless electric motor provides up to 36 foot pounds of torque(3X the competition)and with higher assist speed than any previous system, all while remaining virtually maintenance free by design.

2010 Arctic Cat ATV Electronic Power Steering
2010 Arctic Cat 550H1 EFI S
Arctic Cat is offering this Variable Assist EPS on six utility ATV models for 2010. The first model in the line up to feature the new EPS is the all new 550H1 EFI S. This is the smaller mill, single seat do all utility offering that while coming with EPS, will still offer the customer a lower price point of $8349 by skimping out on features like cast aluminum wheels and a winch. The next unit to feature EPS will be the 550 H1 EFI S LE, this unit features the EPS and the same 550cc mill, but comes factory with upgrades like trick cast wheels, a pre mounted winch, a gnarly grill guard, and killer looking Tungsten Metallic bodywork for a mere $900 dollars more. The third 550 Arctic Cat to feature the new EPS is the TRV 550 H1 EFI S. This is the small bore version, touring ATV designed for two passengers. At $9349 this go anywhere 2-up ATV is offered in Viper Blue, includes the cast aluminum wheel upgrade but leaves the factory winch as an available accessory.

2010 Arctic Cat ATV Electronic Power Steering
2010 Arctic Cat ATV Electronic Power Steering
2010 Arctic Cat 550H1 EFI S LE
2010 Arctic Cat TRV 550H1 EFI S
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