Cat's New Wildcat 1000 X Rocks The Desert - And Lots Of Other Places, Too

January 2013 Powersport News

News about Arctic Cat's newest performance side-by-side is out and that's good. We were itching to tell someone about the Wildcat 1000 X but were told by Cat that the embargo date was Jan. 21.

Was. The news release date got moved up to today and so we're able to tell you about it. We rode the new Wildcat 1000 X last week near Randsburg, CA, and this new vehicle is an amazing piece of machinery. It gobbled up the bumps and whoops and rocks and just about anything else we threw under it and did so with more horsepower than last year's Wildcat, thanks to a new powerplant.

We'll give you our full report in the first issue of Dirt Toys this season. For now, here is Cat's release on the new Wildcat 1000 X.

The Wildcat 1000 X is the all-new High Horsepower King of the Wildcat 2-seat family. The Wildcat X combines 90 plus horsepower with the industry's leading front and rear suspension, making it the best all-around pure sport ROV on the market.

High horsepower is only a number on paper if you can't get that power to the ground where it matters. That's why Arctic Cat engineers partnered with Team Industries to develop a new drive and driven clutch that delivers the arm stretching torque and horsepower of the 951cc V-twin engine.

The Wildcat X also features a new sway bar that has been designed to work harmoniously with the all new, 23-position, compression-adjustable Fox Podium shocks and Maxxis Bighorn tires to create an unrivalled pure sport ROV experience.

The Wildcat X has been tested in some of the roughest off-road areas in the world, including Barstow, CA, the expansive sand dunes in Glamis and rock climbing in Moab. Whatever trail you choose, the Wildcat X is for you.

  • 90 plus Horsepower, V-Twin, SOHC, liquid-cooled, 951cc, Electronic Fuel Injection built for massive torque and the utmost of acceleration
  • Industry-leading 5-Link rear suspension with 18 inches of suspension travel and 17 inches in the front and 13 inches of ground clearance
  • Full Perimeter Exoskeleton frame with a best-in-class ride-in comfort and leg room
  • Variable Assist Electronic Power Steering (EPS) designed to maintain a light steering input effort with an infinitely adjustable tilt steering wheel
  • Automatic transmission has a park-in-gear shifter with Reverse, Neutral, High and Low gears while the 2wd/4wd/Diff Lock switch is easy to locate on the dashboard
  • Interior has a locking glove box and cup holders, color-matched bucket seats with 3-point seat belts, tube-frame doors with integrated nets and front and rear sport bumpers
  • LED headlights and taillights utilize 50 percent less wattage
  • Available in Vibrant Red and Team Arctic Green

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