Arctic Cat Expands The Wildcat Performance Class With New Sport Models

More dirt on Cat’s newest side-by-side

September 2014 Powersport News

Arctic Cat has expanded its popular Wildcat series for 2015 with the Wildcat Sport, a stunning new two-seat performance ROV that slots in-between the original Wildcat and the Wildcat Trail.

The Wildcat Sport’s chassis is 110.5 inches long and 60 inches wide, compared to the Trail’s 110.5x50-inch chassis and the original Wildcat’s 128x64-inch frame. The rider and passenger positions are set a full 3 inches lower than competitive models to produce a low center-of-gravity, leaving the occupants less affected by vehicle movements while optimizing vehicle handling.

The performance engineered chassis is complemented by its bump-swallowing double A-arm front and swaybar-equipped rear suspensions with 12.2 inches and 12.6 inches of travel, plus 13 inches of rock-clearing ground clearance. Add 26-inch Carlisle Trail Pro tires to the mix and the result is driving confidence and control in even the gnarliest terrain.

Powering the new Wildcat Sport is a 60-plus-hp, liquid-cooled 700 parallel twin engine that was designed by Arctic Cat (and that debuted on the Wildcat Trail). 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.

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; and premium halogen lights with LED taillights.

Built for sporting fun, the Wildcat Sport also delivers useful features like a 300-pound payload in the rear cargo bed, a 2-inch receiver and 1500-lb. towing capacity. The base model Sport comes with steel 12-inch wheels, JRi ECX-1 shocks and the option of Lime Green or Red.

The Sport XT offers cast-aluminum wheels, automotive-style paint and color-matched suspension arms. It’s available in Viper Blue or Vibrant Red Metallic.

The amped-up Sport Limited EPS package features electronic power steering; Elka Stage 5 shocks with Dual-Speed Compression and rebound adjustability; full aluminum doors; an underhood storage box; plus automotive-style paint and color-matched suspension arms. It’s available in White Metallic or Matte Black.

Here are some highlights of the new Wildcat Sport:

  • New 110.5-inch length x 60-inch width chassis dimension slots in-between the original Wildcat (120- x 64-in.) and the Wildcat Trail (110.5- x 50-in.).
  • Double A-arm front/rear suspensions with rear swaybar feature 12.2 inch/12.6 inch of travel, with 13 inches of ground clearance, for premium handling and comfort in all terrain conditions.
  • 60-plus-hp 700 parallel-twin 4-stroke engine with closed loop EFI, SOHC and liquid cooling provides class-leading performance, durability and excitement.
  • TEAM Rapid Response clutch system for optimal drivetrain performance and durability
  • High/Low/Reverse/Park h electronic 2WD/4WD/Differential Lock
  • Variable Assist Electronic Power Steering (EPS) (Limited)
  • JRi ECX-1 piggyback gas shocks feature 2.5-inch reservoirs, plus full compression adjustability, for fade-free suspension performance in all terrain conditions. (Sport and XT)
  • New Carlisle Trail Pro 26-inch tires provide optimal traction, durability and flat-protection in a wide range of trail conditions.
  • Elka Stage 5 aluminum piggyback gas shocks with Dual-Speed Compression and rebound adjustability for the ultimate adjustable, fade-free suspension performance. (Limited)
  • New fully variable tilt steering mechanism offers greater overall range, infinite adjustability and increased room for driver entry and exit.
  • 12-inch steel wheels
  • 12-inch machined cast-aluminum wheels (XT and Limited)
  • New dual-piston caliper hydraulic front brakes provide enhanced braking performance.
  • Easy-hinge doors with automotive-style handles and latching ease vehicle entry and exit.
  • 300-lb. rear cargo box capacity
  • 1500-lb. towing capacity and 2-inch rear receiver hitch
  • Underhood storage box (Limited)
  • Automotive-style painted bodywork (XT and Limited)
  • Color-matched suspension arms (XT and Limited)
  • Available in Lime Green and Red (Sport)
  • Available in Viper Blue and Vibrant Red Metallic (XT)
  • Available in White Metallic and Matte Black (Limited)


2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport XT Specs

ENGINE DISPLACEMENT (CC), ENGINE TYPE - 700, 4-Stroke, Twin Cylinder

COOLING SYSTEM - Liquid with Fan

BORE & STROKE (MM) - 76.9x75.3




TRANSMISSION - Rapid Response Clutch, Hi / Lo Range, Reverse & Park

DRIVE SYSTEM - 2/4 WD + Electronic Front Differential Lock

BRAKES FRONT/REAR - Hydraulic Disc with Dual Piston Caliper/Hydraulic Disc

FRONT SUSPENSION/TRAVEL IN. (CM) - Double A-arm/12.2 (31)

REAR SUSPENSION / TRAVEL IN. (CM)- Double A-arm / 12.6 (32)


FRONT TIRE/SIZE - Carlisle Trail Pro/26x8-12

REAR TIRE/SIZE - Carlisle Trail Pro/26x10-12

WHEELS - Aluminum

OVERALL SIZE LXWXH IN. (CM) - 110.5x60x64.3 (280.7x152.4.5x163.3)

WHEELBASE IN. (CM)  - -1054 (478.1)                                


TOWING CAPACITY LBS. (KG) - 1500 (680.4)

HITCH TYPE - Rear 2-inch Receiver


LIGHTING - Halogen Headlights/LED Brake Lights & Taillights

AVAILABLE COLORS - Viper Blue Paint, Vibrant Red Metallic Paint

ADDITIONAL FEATURES - 2 Bucket Seats, Automotive-Style Paint, Color-Matched Suspension Arms, Infinitely Adjustable Tilt Steering, JRi ECX-1 Compression Adjustable Shocks, Rear Sway Bar

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