ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT TRAIL / XT 2014

| 26 November 2013

The big Wildcat news is actually something small. The Wildcat line-up just got wilder with two new models that are 50 inches wide; behold the Wildcat Trail that sets a new standard in power, ground clearance and suspension travel.

Modern technology brings you more horsepower, less weight, improved efficiency and long-lasting durability. The all-new Arctic Cat designed 700 parallel-twin features EFI, 4-valves per cylinder and liquid cooling. This next generation 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. The Wildcat Trail has the industry’s lowest power-to-weight ratio and will dust the competition in a head-to-head drag race.

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The Wildcat Trail frame features a 40-/60-percent front/rear weight distribution for optimal handling at any speed. The driver and passenger are located 3 inches lower than the com- petition so you are seated near the low center of gravity, leaving occupants less affected by the movements of the vehicle with greater confidence and control.

With industry-leading 10/10.5 inches of front/
rear suspension travel and 10 inches of ground clearance, both Wildcats are built to navigate over trail obstacles. The front and rear double A-arm suspensions have a swaybar, which keeps the tires planted while the suspension moves through its travel for unmatched traction and control. And something the competition doesn’t have to smooth out the trails is premium FOX nitrogen gas-charged shocks.

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 hand- hold and 3-point seat belts; plus an all-new easy-access hinged door 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 Jerry can of gas, a rear 2-inch receiver and 12-inch steel wheels with 4-ply Carlisle Trail Pro tires were designed exclusively for the Wildcat Trail. Available in Green, Lime or Red.

The Wildcat Trail XT adds color-matched bucket seats, machined cast-aluminum 12-inch wheels and auto- motive-style paint in Team Arctic Green Metallic or Matte Black to complete the package.

LEADING FEATURES

• 60+ horsepower 700 parallel-twin, EFI, 4-valve per cylinder liquid cooled engine
• TEAM® Rapid Response clutches
• High/Low/Reverse/Park with electronic 2WD/4WD/Differential Lock
• Premium FOX® Nitrogen Charged shocks
• Double A-arm front/rear suspension with 10/10.5 -in. of travel and front/rear swaybar
• Easy Hinge Doors with Automotive style handles/latches
• 2-inch rear Receiver
• Tilt steering wheel
• LED tail lights
• Four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes • 12-in. steel wheels
• 12-in. machined cast aluminum wheels (XT)
• 25-in 4-ply Carlisle Trail Pro tires
• 300-lb. rear cargo box capacity
• Automotive-style painted bodywork (XT) • Color-matched two-tone seats (XT)
• Available in Green, Lime and Red (Trail) or Team Arctic Green Metallic and Matte Black painted bodywork (XT)

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Mario Boriassi

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During one of my ATV rides several years ago is where I caught my first glimpse of a side-by-side. It was a barebones Polaris Ranger RZR 800 and my interest was immediately sparked. That interest rapidly grew into an obsession and ultimately resulted not only to the purchase of my first UTV but also gave birth to UTV Planet Magazine (www.utvplanet.ca). Today, UTV Planet Magazine is the first periodical published in Canada solely dedicated to the sport of UTV off-roading.