Arctic Cat Unveils-Scratch That, Unleashes 2013 Models With Several Highlights

All new 500 EFI just one of the offerings

Published online: Aug 01, 2012 Powersport News

Minnesota-based Arctic Cat has thrown the sheets off its 2013 ATV and side-by-side lineup and there are a few surprises, changes and even a new vehicle or two or three.

Here are the highlights:

Sport Side x Sides - Wildcat 1000 and Wildcat 1000 Limited

  • Wildcat 1000 available in black metallic, green metallic or orange metallic
  • Wildcat 1000 Limited available in white metallic or vibrant red metallic, color-matched seats and front and rear aluminum sport bumpers
  • New passenger hand hold
  • Exoskeleton chassis with 5-Link rear suspension and 18-inches of industry-leading travel
  • 951cc, V-twin, SOHC, liquid cooled with Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Electronic Power Steering
  • Walker Evans adjustable shocks and new 14-inch aluminum rims

Recreation/Utility Side x Sides - Prowler 1000 XTZ, 700 XTX, 700 HDX and 550 XT

  • Prowler 1000 XTZ available in Sunset Orange, EPS, Maxxis Bighorn tires, 14-inch aluminum rims, pro-grip steering wheel and 951cc, V-twin, SOHC, liquid-cooled with Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Prowler 700 XTX available in Steel Blue, Emerald Green Metallic or camo, EPS, tilt steering, 14-inch aluminum rims and 695cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC, single-cylinder with Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Prowler 700 HDX available in Emerald Green Metallic, steel blue and camo, EPS with tilt steering, 3-passenger seat, Fox Float coil-over shocks, 14-inch aluminum rims and 695cc, liquid-cooled, SOHC, single-cylinder with Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Prowler 550 XT available in Tungsten Metallic, 14-inch aluminum rims, bucket seats and 545cc, SOHC, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder with Electronic Fuel Injection

ATVs

Competition - MudPro 1000 Limited and MudPro 700 Limited

  • MudPro 1000 Limited available in Emerald Green Metallic, 14-inch aluminum rims, 28-inch Maxxis Zilla tires, snorkel air intake, 3,000 lb. winch and front/rear bumpers
  • MudPro 700 Limited available in green metallic and Arctic Green Metallic, 14-inch aluminum rims, 28-inch Maxxis Zilla tires, snorkel air intake, 3,000 lb. winch and front/rear bumpers

Recreation - 1000/700/550/500/450/400/300

  • Limited Package - top of the line with front and rear heavy-duty bumpers, 3,000 lb. winch, aluminum rims, new sway bar and ride-in suspension calibration, electronic power steering and automotive style paint
  • XT Package - Upgrade from the CORE model with electronic power steering, aluminum rims, new sway bar and ride-in suspension calibration and automotive style paint
  • CORE Package - Color matched bodywork, steel wheels and Ride-In suspension
  • 500 - At $6,399, a brand new model that tackles value with all the full features including EFI. Fully Independent Suspension and a 445cc, SOHC, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine

Recreation 2-Up - TRV 1000/700/550 Limited and TRV 700/550 XT and TRV 500/400 CORE

  • Limited Package - Heated driver handlebar and passenger handgrips, lockable travel case, 2-piece fairing and windshield, winch, electronic power steering, sway bar, automotive style paint and aluminum rims
  • XT Package - An upgrade from the CORE package with electronic power steering, sway bar, aluminum rims, front SpeedRack and automotive style paint
  • CORE Package - Color matched bodywork, steel wheels and front rack
Cat has introduced other features note mentioned above. Those include:

  • New 400 and 450 models
  • New 12- and 14-inch aluminum rim design
  • New Park gear in Transmission on select 700 and 1000 models

More information is available at www.arcticcat.com.