Entering their second season as Arctic 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 swaybar-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-selectable 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.
New for 2016
New high-flow, ceramic-coated muffler adds 5 percent more horsepower, with a throatier and more robust sound.
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