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Grandma's Wildcat: The Story of Alex Fortune's Custom Arctic Cat Wildcat

(8/20/2015)

Alex Fortune's custom Arctic Cat Wildcat for 2015. Photo by Iflyphotography.

Alex Fortune is a Team Arctic racer, snowmobiler and fantastic builder of custom sleds/Wildcats.

His original plan for racing a Wildcat this summer took on a new, deeper meaning after his grandma died from Cancer last February.

Here's the story and a description of this awesome Wildcat, as told by Alex:

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SandBlast: Test Riding Arctic Cat Wildcats at 2015 Dunefest

(8/13/2015)

Arctic Cat was at the recent Dunefest in Winchester Bay, OR, where it offered demo rides on a fleet of Wildcats.

Hear what some of the riders had to say.

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Product Spotlight: Wildcat Flip-Up Windshield from Arctic Cat

(8/11/2015)

Flip-Up Windshield for Arctic Cat Wildcat models.

Want to eliminate the blast of wind on your face during your next Wildcat ride?

Then flip-out over the new Flip-Up Windshield from Arctic Cat.

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Product Spotlight: Rack Extensions for Arctic Cat XR ATVs

(7/1/2015)

Arctic Cat XR ATV Rack Extension posted by ArcticInsider.com

How to maximize the gear-carrying capability of an Arctic Cat XR ATV?

Consider a new 3-in. or 6-in. Rack Extension.

Click for raise your awareness.

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1-2-3 for Team Arctic Wildcat Sports in WORCS

(5/26/2015)

Team Arctic Offroad L-to-R: Stacey Pike, Dean Bulloch and Karl Munford

With just a few days to prep their stock Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport Limiteds, Team Arctic/D&P Performance racers Karl Munford (R), Stacey Pike (L) and Dean Bulluch captured 1st, 2nd and 3rd in their respective classes at the the WORCS off-road race in Lake Havasu, Ariz.

Click to read the dirty facts.

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Ready For Primetime: All-New 2016 Arctic Cat Prowler HDX 700 XT

(3/16/2015)

2016 Arctic Cat Prowler HDX 700 XT EPS

On the heals of introducing a slew of new Prowler, ATV and Wildcat models last fall, Arctic Cat recently unveiled the new 2016 Prowler HDX 700 XT EPS.

New plastic, more storage, reduced sound, improved ergo's...there's a lot of new stuff to like about this utility machine.

Yes it's a 2016 model and yes, it's available now at your local dealer.

Click for the details.

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Ride Report & Comparison: 2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport (and its Siblings)

(11/20/2014)

Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport UTV side-by-side. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Last month I spent two days riding the new 2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport models near the Bryce Canyon area of Utah.

Click to read a report on this new midsized UTV, and how it compares with the Wildcat Trail and original Wildcat models.

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Alex Fortune's 2014 Wildcat Racing Season Recap

(11/19/2014)

Alex Fortune, Team Arctic Wildcat racer.

Racing is tough business.

While the limelight typically shines on the winners and thrill of victory, it's the ups and downs that happen in the trenches that characterize most racers' experience.

Arctic Cat Wildcat racer Alex Fortune is a perfect example. His first-person recap of the 2014 season is an example of the joy and frustration that all racers experience.

Click to read his story.

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The 'Tweener: All-New 60-in. Wide 2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport Models

(9/8/2014)

2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport models. Posted by ArcticInsider.com

2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport models. Posted by ArcticInsider.com

In its largest wheeled new-model release that I can remember, Arctic Cat unveiled 15 news new 2015 ATV and ROV (side-by-side) machines last night at its dealer show in Las Vegas!

In addition to its new XR ATV line and Prowler XT models, the big news is this all-new 60-in. Wildcat Sport.

Slotting in between the original Wildcat (64-in. wide) and the new-this-season Trail (50-in.), the trio of Sport models hit a sweet spot of performance and maneuverability. Each is powered by the  60-plus HP 700 Kymco engine.

Click for the highlights and specifications.

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New-for-2015: Arctic Cat XR Model ATVs

(9/8/2014)

2015 Arctic Cat XR model ATVs. Photo 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.

There are 15 new models, most notably a new XR ATV line, new Prowler XT models and a new 60-in. Wildcat Sport.

Click for the quick download of all the new features on the XR 700 (all three packages), XR 550 (three packages) and XR 500 ATVs.

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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.

Click for more pix and info.

 

 

 

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