Arctic Cat 2015 Wildcat Series Expands

arcticDesigned to slot in between the popular original Wildcat and the Wildcat Trail, Arctic Cat’s new 2015 offering – the Wildcat Sport – delivers on useful features for power and performance, and keeps the Arctic Cat tradition of occupant comfort. This new two-seat performance ROV has a lot going for it.

Wildcat Sport has high-backed bucket seats with upper body supports, and rider and passenger positions are set a full 3 inches lower than competitive models to produce a low center of gravity: minimizing the effects of vehicle movement so the ride is comfortable, and vehicle handling is optimized. Thoughtful design and positioning is evident in Sport’s fully variable tilt steering, a center console sport shifter, easy-access hinged doors with automotive-style handles and latches, well-placed passenger hand-hold, 3-point seat belts, digital gauges, and premium quality halogen lights with LED taillights.

Powering this package of sporting fun is the 60-plus-hp, liquid-cooled 700 parallel twin engine that first made its appearance on the Wildcat Trail. It features a closed-loop EFI system and four valves per cylinder, the ideal combination of durability and a smooth ride. And riders get the precise performance they want as soon as they ask for it with the electronic-selectable 2WD/4WD with front differential lock. Enhanced braking performance is provided by dual-caliper hydraulic brakes. This Sport has a 300 pound payload in the rear cargo bed, a 2-inch receiver and 1500 pounds of towing capacity.

The chassis is performance engineered and compliments the bump-swallowing double A-Arm front and sway bar-equipped rear suspensions that offer 13 inches of ground clearance. 26-inch Carlisle Trail Pro tires add to driver control over the most inhospitable terrain.

The base model comes with steel 12-inch wheels, JRi ECX-1 shocks, and in a color choice of Lime or Red. Additional options and colors are available on the Sport XT and with the amped-up Sport Limited EPS package