ARCTIC CAT STAYS ON THE GAS WITH NEW 2016 ROV AND ATV INTRODUCTION
Seven All-New machines including Special Edition Models; Powered-Up Wildcat Sport Models; Plus a Full Line of SPEED High-Performance Accessories
Arctic Cat continues its foot-on-the-gas approach to new product development in its first wave of 2016 ROV and ATV models, with seven all-new machines as well as a power-up for its popular Wildcat Sport models. This first wave of 2016 model Arctic Cats will be available at dealerships beginning in September, along with an all-new full line of SPEED High Performance Accessories for Arctic Cat co-developed by Robby Gordon.
These are the highlights of the first-wave of 2016 Arctic Cat new model and technical innovations:
* Four Special Edition models built in Limited Quantities, each featuring a dash-mounted, numbered plaque. Those models are highlighted below:
* HDX 700 SE Hunter Special Edition featuring an electric bed lift; painted aluminum wheels; a 5,000-lb. winch; gun scabbard; and True Timber Camo livery
* Wildcat X Special Edition featuring aluminum bumpers; color-matched beadlock wheels; roof; and Desert Tan painted bodywork
* Wildcat Trail Special Edition featuring full doors; color-matched aluminum wheels; and an industry first color combo of True Timber Camo /Orange Metallic
* TRV 700 Special Edition featuring a 3,000-lb. winch; color-matched aluminum wheels; and the choice of True Timber Camo/Orange Metallic or Black Metallic
* Arctic Cat debuts the new Alterra name on its ATV models (formerly called XR), signifying that All-terrain vehicles should be built for All-terrains
* Alterra 400 and 450 models – Arctic Cat took the brand-new body style and endless capabilities of the full- sized Alterra, and adapted them for the more compact 400 and 450 mid-sized models. Featuring new bodywork, racks and headlights these Alterra models are part workhorse, part warrior and are more nimble, lightweight and versatile than the competition.
* The HDX XT is the ultimate working machine. To complement the 2016 HDX 700 XT an all-new 500 is ready to take on the tougher tasks with the bring-it-on body style and automotive-style hood. The payload is
the payoff, with an industry-leading, tilting 2-in-1 cargo box converting to a flatbed for 1,000lbs of carrying capacity, on top of rugged FOX FLOAT coil-over adjustable shocks (700 only). Side and underhood compartments store your work essentials, while tilt steering and the three-person bench seat are perfect for when your cargo includes a couple extra helping hands.
* Pound for pound, performance is what makes the Wildcat Sport models Purr in popularity. A 5% increase in engine power derives from an all-new free-flowing exhaust system. All Sport models feature a low center of gravity and high power-to-weight ratio, giving you better acceleration, climbing ability and top-end speed so you can ride in confidence.
* Wildcat X and 4X models stay true to their rugged roots delivering professional performance, but receive all- new Duro PowerGrip tires and an attractive, aggressive price point compared to the competition
* Arctic Cat and SPEED have partnered to bring enthusiasts a vision for the future with a full line of SPEED High Performance Accessories. These accessories are designed to take your passion for Arctic Cat vehicles off the beaten path and are co-developed with the legendary off-road racer, Robby Gordon.
Arctic Cat is offering 32 North American models in its first wave of introductions for 2016 that will be available in September at Arctic Cat dealerships. For more information on the full line of Arctic Cat 2016 ATV and ROV models, please visit www.arcticcat.com
X is the Badge of Ultimate Performance – Wildcat X
NEW FOR 2016
“X” — It’s the badge of ultimate off-road performance. It distinguishes the trio of 2016 Arctic Cat Wildcat EPS models as occupying the top of the ROV food chain. The Wildcat X EPS, Wildcat X Limited EPS and Wildcat X Special Edition EPS offer a full range of component selection and color choices.
From the beginning, the Arctic Cat Wildcat set a new standard in pure-sport ROV performance thanks to a chassis and suspension combo that was purpose-built to conquer all types of gnarly terrain. Inspired by desert race vehicles, the Wildcats’ exoskeleton chassis features a 40-/60-percent front/ rear weight distribution for optimal handling at high speed. The driver and passenger are located near the low center of gravity, leaving them less affected by the movements of the vehicle, enhancing confidence and control.
With an industry-leading 17/18 inches of front/ rear suspension travel and 13 inches of ground clearance, both Wildcats deliver comfort and control in nearly every condition. The 5-link trailing arm rear suspension design keeps the rear tires planted while the suspension moves through its travel for unmatched traction and control. The Wildcat X gets JRi ECX-1 shocks featuring 70-position compression adjustments, spring preload adjustment and 2.5-in. piggyback reservoirs. The race-ready X Limited sports Elka Stage 5 shocks with high and low speed compression dampening as well as rebound adjustment. Precise tuning makes these shocks smoother and more responsive, and are tough, rugged and ready for anything.
Powering the 90-plus horsepower X models is a liquid-cooled 951cc Arctic Cat H2 V-Twin 4-stroke with Electronic Fuel Injection, a 2-into-1 ceramic-coated exhaust and single 50mm throttle body. Feeding that power and torque to the ground are the TEAM Rapid Response clutches and electronic selectable 2WD/4WD and front differential lock.
Variable Assist Electronic Power Steering (EPS) system keeps the steering both light and precise. The EPS initiates at engine idle for reduced steering effort when in 4WD, especially when the differential lock is engaged. The result is a light steering input effort when negotiating tough obstacles like washouts, rocks and mud, but with enough feedback so the driver senses the tire contact patch in relation to the terrain.
Additional comfort-and-control features include high back bucket seats with upper body supports and 3-point seat belts; plus tube frame doors with integrated nets to compliment the exterior lines. Class-leading LED headlights and taillights shine extra-bright, while a 300-lb. payload rear compartment is large enough to carry a cooler and a Gerry can of gas. Machined, cast- aluminum wheels; automotive-style paint; under-seat storage; glove box, bed-mounted tie-down hooks; and tilt steering complete the package.
For 2016 the Wildcat X comes with JRi ECX-1 compression-adjustable shocks, new Duro PowerGrip tires; half doors; and three unique color combinations. The upscale Wildcat X Limited adds full aluminum doors; a sleek molded roof; premium Elka Stage 5 shocks; color-matched aluminum beadlock wheels; aluminum front and rear bumpers; and 27-in. ITP Blackwater Evolution Tires. It comes in Matte Black paint. The Wildcat X Special Edition gets the same features as the Limited, plus it features a special dash- mounted numbered plaque and is colored in military-like Desert Tan. It’s a truly limited-edition vehicle.
Four-Occupant ROV Performance￼ – Wildcat 4
NEW FOR 2016
If the goal is ultimate off-road performance for four occupants, then the 2016 Arctic Cat Wildcat 4X EPS hits the high marks in suspension, handling and fun-factor thanks to its 90-plus-hp V-Twin engine and class-leading suspension package. Built for four, the Wildcat 4X features a stretched exoskeleton chassis that’s 29 inches longer than the standard Wildcat to comfortably accommodate the two rear bucket seats with best-in-class passenger ride-in comfort and legroom.
All four high-back seats feature 3-point belts, with four tube-frame doors featuring integrated nets. Unlike competitive brand machines, the driver and passengers are located near the Wildcats’ low center of gravity, leaving them less affected by the movements of the vehicle with greater confidence and control. With an industry-leading 17/18 inches of front/rear suspension travel and 13 inches of ground clearance, the Wildcat 4X is built to handle all kinds of terrain with unmatched comfort and control. The 5-point, multilink trailing-arm rear suspension design keeps the rear tires planted while the suspension moves through its travel for unmatched traction and control, while the double A-arm front is renowned for its cornering and control. JRi ECX-1 shocks feature 70 position compression adjustments, spring preload adjustment and 2.5-in. piggy- back reservoirs.
Powering the 90-plus- horsepower X is the liquid-cooled 951cc Arctic Cat H2 V-Twin 4-stroke with Electronic Fuel Injection, which delivers excellent torque and speed thanks to 2-into-1 ceramic-coated exhaust and single 50mm throttle body. TEAM Rapid Response clutches put the power to the ground along with electronic selectable 2WD/4WD and front differential lock. The Wildcat’s Variable Assist Electronic Power Steering (EPS) delivers light steering input effort when negotiating tough obstacles like washouts, rocks and mud, but with enough feedback so the driver senses the tire contact patch in relation to the terrain.
Class-leading LED headlights and taillights shine extra-bright, while a 300 lb. payload rear compartment is large enough to carry a cooler and a Gerry can of gas. Machined, cast- aluminum wheels, automotive-style paint and tilt steering complete the package.
The Sweet Spot in Side-By-Side Performance – Wildcat Sport
NEW FOR 2016
Entering their second season as Arc-tic Cat’s popular mid-sized performance ROVs, the 2016 Wildcat models hit the dirt with more power, better sound and pedigree that includes wins and top finishes in the sport’s toughest race events. The Wildcat Sport, Wildcat Sport XT EPS and Wildcat Sport Limited EPS are class-leading, two-seat performance ROVs that slot in-between the original Wildcat and the Wildcat Trail.
The Sport’s chassis is 110.5 in. long and 60 in. wide, compared to the Trail’s 110.5 x 50-in. chassis and the original Wildcat’s 128 x 64-in. chassis. The rider and passenger positions are set a full 3 in. lower than competitive models to produce a low center-of-gravity, leaving the occupants less affected by vehicle movements while optimizing vehicle handling. A performance engineered chassis complements a bump-swallowing double A-Arm front and sway-bar equipped rear suspensions with 12.2 in. and 12.6 in. of travel, with 13 in. of rock-clearing ground clearance. Add 26-in. Carlisle Trail Pro tires to the mix and the result is driving confidence and control in even the gnarliest terrain.
Powering the latest Wildcat Sport is a liquid-cooled 700 parallel twin engine designed by Arctic Cat. Featuring a closed-loop EFI system and four valves per cylinder, this powerful engine earns its class-leading distinction for sporty fun, smoothness and durability. A new ceramic-coated muffler adds 5 percent more horsepower for 2016, giving the three Sport models a 60-plus-hp burst with every stomp on the gas. TEAM Rapid Response clutches maximize that horsepower and performance, while electronic-select- able 2WD/4WD (with front differential lock) provide the exact riding performance that riders want the moment they ask for it. And dual- piston caliper hydraulic brakes offer enhanced braking performance.
Occupant comfort is a hallmark of Arctic Cat Wildcats, and the Sport follows suit with high-back bucket seats (with upper body supports); fully-variable tilt steering; a sport shifter on the center console; easy-access hinged doors with automotive-style handles and latches; passenger hand-hold; 3-point seat belts; digital gauge; a 1.23-gallon sized glove- box; and premium halogen lights with LED taillights. Sport also delivers useful features like a 300-lb. payload in the rear cargo bed, a 2-in. receiver and 1500-lb. towing capacity. The base model Sport comes with steel 12-in. wheels; compression-adjust- able JRi ECX-1 shocks; and half doors. It’s available in Classic Red. The Sport XT EPS steps up with electronic power steering; cast-aluminum wheels; plus automotive-style paint and color-matched suspension arms. It’s available in Team Arctic Green.
The amped-up Sport Limited EPS package also features electronic power steering; full aluminum doors; and automotive-style paint and color-matched suspension arms. Plus it also comes with Elka Stage 5 shocks with Dual-Speed Compression and rebound adjustability, and a 3.2-gallon under hood storage box. It’s available in Black Metallic.
Experience Ultimate Adventures on a Trail
NEW FOR 2016
￼￼With an award-winning design and premium specifications, the 50-inch wide Wildcat Trail family continues to set the industry standard in handling, power to weight, suspension travel and pricing. For 2016 the Wildcat Trail and Wildcat Trail XT EPS are joined by the all-new Wildcat Trail Special Edition EPS for a triple-play in the popular category.
Modern technology brings you more horsepower, less weight, improved efficiency and long-lasting durability. The Arctic Cat designed 700 parallel-twin features EFI, 4-valves per cylinder and liquid cooling. This 60-plus horsepower engine was designed specifically for the Wildcat Trail chassis and the engine feeds into the TEAM Rapid Response clutches and electronic selectable 2WD/4WD with front differential lock. With 60-plus hp, the Wildcat Trail takes a backseat to nobody.
The Wildcat Trail chassis features a 40/60-percent front/rear weight distribution for optimal handling at high speed. The driver and passenger are located 3 inches lower than the competition so you are seated near the low center of gravity, leaving occupants less affected by the movements of the vehicle inspiring greater confidence and control. With industry-leading 10/10.5 inches of front/rear suspension travel and 10 inches of ground clearance, all Wildcat Trail models are built to deftly navigate trail obstacles. The front and rear double A-arm suspensions have a sway-bar that keeps the tires planted while the suspension moves through its travel for unmatched traction and control. Premium FOX nitrogen gas-charged shocks smooth the ride.
Other comfort-and-control features include high back bucket seats with upper body supports, tilt steering, center console sport shifter, digital gauge, rear LED taillights, passenger handhold and 3-point seat belts; plus easy-access hinged doors with industry- leading automotive style handles/latches to compliment the exterior lines.
A 300-lb. payload in the rear cargo bed is large enough to carry a cooler and a Gerry can of gas, while the rear 2-inch receiver and 4-ply Carlisle Trail Pro tires were designed exclusively for the Wildcat Trail. The base-level Wildcat Trail comes with 12-in. steel wheels and half doors, and is available in Lime Green or Classic Red. The Wildcat Trail XT EPS adds the steering ease of electronic power steering (EPS); machined cast-aluminum 12- inch wheels; color-matched suspension arms; and automotive-style paint in Team Arctic Green or Vibrant Red to complete the package.
The new-for-2016 Wildcat Trail Special Edition EPS includes the upgraded features found on XT EPS, plus comes with full doors; color-matched aluminum wheels; and a dash-mounted numbered plaque that highlights its limited availability. It’s available in True Timber Camo or Orange Metallic.