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All-New: 2015 Arctic Cat Prowler XT Side-by-Side

(9/8/2014)

2015 Arctic Cat Prowler XT model. Posted by ArcticInsider.com

Arctic Cat released its 2015 ATV and ROV (side-by-side) line last night at its dealer show in Las Vegas. Not everything that happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, so here’s a Cliff’s Notes version of all that’s new:

There are 15 new models, most notably a new XR ATV line, new Prowler XT models and a new 60-in. Wildcat Sport that slots in between the original Wildcat and Trail models.

Here’s the skinny on the new Prowler 1000, 700 and 550 XT models, which get all-new, automotive-inspired bodywork, plus myriad improvements in rider comfort:

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Minnesota Quadna Mud Nationals

(6/6/2014)

Mike Poolman, Arctic Cat ATV engineer and mud bogger (left)

Mike Poolman, Arctic Cat ATV engineer and mud bogger

The 2014 Minnesota Mud Nationals take place today through Sunday at Quadna Mountain in Hill City, Minn.

It's an event tailored to anyone who loves ATVs, ROVs, riding, mud and libations.

Last year Arctic Cat ATV engineer Mike Poolman (left in top, above) snatched a class victory aboard his modified TBX. He'll try to defend his title this year, as well as pilot an Arctic Cat Wildcat in the RUV class.

Best of luck to Poolman and all the other Arctic Cat riders this weekend! Stay dirty.

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Ride Report: New 50-in. Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail

(11/25/2013)

2014 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail. The new 50-in. wide UTV. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Last week I spent a day railing, thrashing, crawling and otherwise trying to beat the pulp out of the just-announced 50-in. wide 2014 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail.

The result: I surrender... the Wildcat Trail won my heart and mind.

Click for fifty inches of description.

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Just Announced for 2014: Arctic Cat Wildcat X Limited

(11/18/2013)

Arctic Cat Wildcat X Limited

Arctic Cat just announced a new 2014 Wildcat X Limited that combines the X-model performance upgrades with additional limited-edition component spec, including:

*Elka Stage 5 Shocks with high and low speed compression dampening and rebound adjustment;

*Full-aluminum doors

*Sleek molded roof

*True aluminum beadlock wheels

*27-in. ITP Black Water Evolution Tires

Click for more info.

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Season Wrap: Alex Fortune Recounts His Season of Wildcat Racing

(9/19/2013)

Alex Fortune and his Arctic Cat Wildcat X

Team Arctic's Alex Fortune checks in with his account of racing a Wildcat X in the final UTV BeaterCross event at ERX Motorsports in Elk River, Minn.

Click for the details, pix and video.

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2014 Arctic Cat ATVs and Side-by-Sides

(8/13/2013)

2014 Arctic Cat ATV & Side-by-Side Intro, photo by ArcticInsider.com

Arctic Cat recently pulled the wraps off of most of its 2014 line of ATVs and side-by-sides.

Click to read the highlights, a few ride impressions and see some cool pix.

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Catching Up With Curt Asche and His 51,000-Mile Arctic Cat ATV

(7/22/2013)

Curt Asche and his 2007 Arctic Cat TRV ATV with 50,000 miles.

This is Curt Asche and his 2007 Arctic Cat TRV 650 H1.

Nothing too unusual here, except that Curt's logged nearly 50,000 miles on the machine!

Click to read a bit more about the pair.

 

 

 

 

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First Time: Alex Fortune's First-Ever Race in His Arctic Cat Wildcat

(7/16/2013)

Alex Fortune races his Arctic Cat Wildcat at ERX

Alex Fortune of Cresco, Iowa, recently competed in his first-ever UTV race at ERX MotorSports Park aboard his Arctic Cat Wildcat X.

Here's his first-person account of the experience.

 

 

 

 

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Just the Beginning: 4-second/88-mph Wildcat in 300 ft. of Sand

(6/24/2013)

Glenn Hall sand dragging his Arctic Cat Wildcat UTV

What is a 4.061-second, 87.98-mph blast in just 300 feet of sand?

For Team Arctic racer Glenn Hall and this STM-modified Arctic Cat Wildcat UTV, it's just the beginning.

Click to see video and some more pix/info.

 

 

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Available!: Speedwerx Supercharger Kit for Arctic Cat Wildcat

(5/8/2013)

Speedwerx Supercharger kit for Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000i HO

Speedwerx, the purveyors of extra horsepower for all things Arctic Cat, just announced the availability of their Supercharger kit for the Wildcat 1000i H.O. ROV side-by-side.

Crucial numbers: 130-140 hp... 90-plus mph... and $6,500 U.S.

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Arctic Cat Announces new 50-in. wide Wildcat

(2/26/2013)

Arctic Cat Wildcat

Wow has Arctic Cat been busy with new product R&D!

Add to today's announcement the addition of a 50-in. wide Wildcat.

That's 14-in. narrower than the regular Wildcat, which makes it legal in most trail systems.

It will be shipped in the company's 2014 fiscal fourth quarter (essentially a year from now).

Click to read the short-on-details release (sorry, there's no photo yet either... photo at left is of a regular Wildcat).

 

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New 2013.5 Arctic Cat Wildcat X Model and Other Sweet Updates

(1/15/2013)

2013.5 Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000Arctic Cat has again added to its Wildcat 1000 mode mix. Some of the highlights:

*90-plus hp on the new Wildcat 1000 X model

*New drive and driven clutch that puts WAY more power to the ground

*FOX Podium shocks

*Swaybar

Click for more info.

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All-New Arctic Cat Wildcat 4-Seater UTV

(12/4/2012)

2013 Arctic Cat Wildcat 4 1000 UTV

Arctic Cat just released news on the 2013 Wildcat 4 1000 4-seater.

In addition to making it possible for four people to rail through whoops at 60 mph, the newest Wildcat has a few component upgrades that suggest what's to come on the other Wildcat models.

Click to read.

 

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Arctic Cat Wildcat Holiday 2012-13 Test Rides at Glamis

(11/20/2012)

Arctic Cat Wildcat

Make the most out of this Holiday seasonw by test-riding a new Arctic Cat Wildcat at the Glamis sand dunes in Southern Calif.

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Arctic Cat Wildcat Pix at the 2012 Baja 1000

(11/18/2012)

Arctic Cat Wildcat at Baja 1000 by UTVUnderground

UTVUnderground has some sweet pix of a few Arctic Cat Wildcats from the starting line of the SCORE Baja 1000.

Click to see the pix.

And congrats to the Dave Broome, Eric Pucelik and John Grinder for finishing (third-place in a mostly-stock machine)!

 

 

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What's New: The 2013 Arctic Cat ATV and Side-by-Side Line

(8/9/2012)

2013 Arctic Cat Wildcat Limited

Arctic Cat released information on its 2013 line of ATVs and side-by-sides.

There's a Wildcat Limited, new 400, 450 and 500 models; and swaybars on several existing models.

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Class 5 Rally (to TRF): 400 Miles of Awesomeness

(7/31/2012)

Arctic Cat Wildcat Class 5 Rally to TRF

 

The Class 5 Rally from St. Cloud, Minn., to Thief River Falls is complete!

While there were no checkered flags, crashes or even competitors, there were plenty of pit stops and course infractions.

Click to read about the adventure.

 

 

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Class 5 Rally: The Preview

(7/22/2012)

Arctic Cat Wildcat for the Class 5 Rally to TRF

For the next couple days I'm going to ride in this Arctic Cat Wildcat on a 400 mile trip to Thief River Falls.

Wish me luck.

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Arctic Cat Wildcats in Moab's Rally on the Rocks

(5/24/2012)

Rally on the Rocks and Arctic Cat Wildcat UTV

The Annual Rally on the Rocks event took place last week in Moab, Utah.

Lots of Arctic Cat Wildcats there to experience the amazing adventure and trails.

Click to see some pix.

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat Wildcat is the King of Hammers

(2/15/2012)

Arctic Cat Wildcat wins King of Hammers race

In the hands of D&P Performance, the new Arctic Cat Wildcat won the King of Hammers off-road endurance race.

Click to read the press release.

Photos: UTVUnderground.

 

 

 

 

 

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