For pure-sport ROV enthusiasts who desire to share their adventures with up to three passengers, the 2014 Arctic Cat Wildcat 4-seaters delivers ultimate off-road performance. Joining the Wildcat 4 and 4 Limited this season is the all-new Wildcat 4 X featuring the powered-up 90-plus-hp 1000 engine and 27-in. Maxxis Bighorn tires.
The Wildcat 4 models feature a stretched exoskeleton frame 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 leg room. 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 4 models are built to handle all kinds of terrain with unmatched comfort and control. The 5-point, multi-link 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. All three models feature FOX Podium gas shocks with compression adjustment.
Power comes from the torque-tuned, liquid-cooled 951cc Arctic Cat H2 V-Twin 4-stroke with Electronic Fuel Injection, with a powered-up 90+-hp version in the X model. All three get an automatic transmission with TEAM Rapid Response clutches and feature electronic selectable 2WD/4WD and front differential lock.
Braking performance has been enhanced on all three models for 2014, starting with a new brake pedal that features a new lever ratio for more aggressive feel of the four-wheel hydraulic brakes.
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 head- lights 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 Wildcat 4 Limited offers two-tone color-matched bucket seats; aluminum front and rear bumpers and bed- mounted tie-down hooks.
The Wildcat 4 X gets the same upgrades as the Limted, plus the powered-up 90-plus-hp H2 engine, 27-in. Maxxis Bighorn tires, and Vibrant Red Metallic and Viper Blue Metallic painted bodywork options.
For more information on the Arctic Cat Wildcat 4, visit the Arctic Cat Website