HOW FAST IS THE TRAIL CAT?
It’s cat-like quick. The Team Rapid
Response clutch and closed-loop EFI
are tuned for cat-like reflexes, so it
springs into action quickly yet smoothly.
It accelerates quicker than the Wildcat
Sport (tested in February) because it’s
71 pounds lighter and has 25-inch tires
instead of the Sport’s 26-inch meats.
It’s quick from turn to turn, and the
60-horsepower engine has a 40mm EFI
throttle body. It rips.
HOW IS THE CVT DELIVERY?
Smooth and silky. The Rapid
HOW TRAIL-WORTHY IS THE HANDLING?
Response CVT clutch has a roller
design instead of sliding elements
for quicker engagement and higher
performance, and it’s mated well with
the engine’s EFI and ECU mapping. It’s
very easy to modulate in tense rock-
crawling situations, and the front diff
locks fully for maximum traction. It does
everything well, but we did sometimes
have trouble engaging low range for
It’s black-diamond good. Front and
rear torsion bars fight body roll in turns,
RETURN OF THE
50-INCH TRAIL CAT
WITH EPS ON THE LTD