The Wicked Wildcat Weekend rally was held in Lead, South Dakota recently and one of Arctic Cat’s dealers shared photos of what is said to be a 2023 Wildcat XX Black Hills Edition that was shown there. The only info ArcticInsider knows is what the dealer, Dvorak Motorsports from Bismark, ND shared. (I like what Im seeing!) Word on the street, the 2023 Arctic Cat Offroad launch will happen some time towards the end of August. -Kale
Here’s what Dvorak wrote in their social media post:
“32 inch tires, lower low gear in transaxle, all new transaxle, all new front DIF, factory install Garmin, long range antenna for the Garmin, aluminum roof, winch front bumper with 3500 pound winch, rear bumper, rock sliders! Also all new clutch cover with better sealing and better airflow for lower belt temp! Get ready wildcat enthusiasts! More information coming soon!!!!”
Hopefully it’s only 62” wide since a lot of the trails in the Black Hills are only 62” or less. Also would be nice if it comes with blinkers since South Dakota allows Sxs to be street legal.
Thanks for sharing! Can’t wait to see the line up!
Is that baby carriage turbo or super charged? If not, it’ll get left in the dust by the ones who are. As usual for Textron these days. They have the runt of the sport utility litter with that small 600. Honda has a 680, Kawi has a 750 twin, Suzuki has a 750, Yami has a 700, and both Can Am and Polaris have the DEADLIEST 1000s ever shoehorned in a quad. I’d compare baby carriages, but I don’t like them or care about them.
Come on Dave, it’s a 1000 and it rips!
If it were in a quad, I’d say it would! Renegade and Scrambler 1000s would COWER in FEAR!
But compared to the turbo Maverick and whatever turbo 1000 Polaris has, it’s just not a threat.
Now a Black Hills edition XX does not need a turbo. But Arctic Cat needs a turbo model. Maybe call it the Glamis or Baja edition.
Best friend has a 22 and that thing is a beast! I see no reason for a Turbo but I live in the real world. My 600 Alterra has been perfect as well. Go cat Go!
Let’s line up this brand new 2023 Wildcat XX against my buddies old 2017 YXZ1000R, with Carrillo Rods, CP forged turbo pistons, ALBA cams, Kibblewhite valvetrain, Yamaha turbo kit, ALBA 1000cc injectors, and ALBA programming. The winner will soon be clear.
It is not a turbo! Not meant to compete there Kevin. Mod vs stock? Wow! No help can fix this.
When did ABBA get into the sxs tuning racket? Seems like they’d have plenty of money from album sales.
A long time ago, between albums.
“Take a Chance on Me” was really about testing a highly modified experimental engine and they were afraid it would blow up.
“Dancing Queen” was about an engine that had too soft of valve springs, and the valves danced on the tops of the pistons, causing catastrophic engine failure. Not pretty.
It’s to prove a POINT. To show the PERFORMANCE DIFFERENCE A TURBO MAKES.
You can Turbo the XX. Aftermarket!
The XX is the best NA machine. it is a shame that the E-Z-Go morons have let the platform wither on the vine, by not introducing a four seater, and a turbo variants. Their insistence that there is no market for them, whicj I heard with my own ears, is ridiculous, and provably wrong. Their ineptitude is only exceeded by their arrogance.
What about someone who WANTS it turbo’d with a FACTORY WARRANTY or doesn’t posses the TALENT to install the turbo THEMSELVES, or have a LOCAL DEALER to install the turbo?
Damn right Glad. They are fools of impeccable quality.
Warranty and turbo’d is a double edge sword. Personally, I would never warranty it. Dirt and Lubrication do not mix.
You really are that ignorant aren’t you…
The other manufactures have turbo machines with a warranty.
The head of TSV stood on the stage at the AC dealer show and said that they would be releasing 2 seat, 4 seat, 2 seat turbo, and 4 seat turbo XX machines.
I sat in the 4 seat version.
Unfortunately it looks like they have decided to let the XX die. Its been 4 years and there is no turbo, no 4 seater, no real changes to keep customers coming back or upgrading.
No trail or sport type machines to get new customers in an Arctic Cat.
Yes, sir, all BS and bravado from the E-Z-Go morons. I heard it, too. Not sure which “****head” you are referring to, but Collins was a real blowhard.
Then why the updates krommer? Sometimes janitor”s don’t know all.
Still clueless as ever..
They had to change the trans, front diff, and clutches after dumping Team Industries.
Coming from the guy who told me the only way I could put a winch on my Alterra 600 was to buy the kit from Cat, I will take it as a compliment because like usual, you were wrong. No kit needed. Hooked up no problem and works fantastic. Don’t you have some floors to clean? JK!
Who builds trans now?