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 affect- ed 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 com- pression adjustments, spring preload adjust- ment 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.
New for 2016
New 27-in. Duro PowerGrip tires deliver outstanding traction and durability in a variety of terrain conditions.
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