together, as on cars and trucks, rather
than both sharing a common case,
as on the Wildcat 1000. The non-unit
design creates lots of possibilities for
interesting new engine and transmission
WHAT KIND OF TRANSMISSION DOES IT
A fully automatic, dual-range, belt-
type continuously variable transmission.
It’s the kind most UTVs use, but
the Wildcat Sport has some key
differences. Team Industries makes the
whole transmission and transaxle, and it
includes the Rapid Response clutch like
the Wildcat 1000s. Rollers on the clutch
fingers react much more quickly than
sliding components for faster response
to throttle and load changes.
WHAT KIND OF 4WD SYSTEM DOES IT
Selectable 2WD/4WD with a front
HOW FAST IS IT?
differential-lock mode. It’s a little
different than the automatic front
differential controls on Polaris RZRs and
Can-Am Maverick. All the systems work
well, but some drivers like to lock the
front differential themselves
Fast for a 700, but there are 60-inch
RZR 900 S’, RZR 1000 S’ and
Maverick 1000s out there. The Arctic
Cat weighs about 150 pounds less
than the larger-displacement machines,
which helps its power-to-weight ratio.
The Wildcat Sport’s top speed is similar
to the RZR 900 S’—about 70 mph—
but the larger-displacement machines
are faster in a drag race and from turn
HOW IS THE POWER ON THE TRAIL?
It’s ideal for woods work. The 700
WHAT KIND OF SUSPENSION DOES IT
is powerful enough for fast, fun blasts
on twisty trails, and it’s got more
than enough motor for open terrain.
The free-revving 700 twin and the
Team Industries transmission are
well matched, so you get quick, solid
throttle response for fast acceleration
when you want it, and it’s precise
without being abrupt. The Arctic Cat’s
predictable throttle and clutch response
helps in ugly, rocky traction-less climbs
too. We had no trouble climbing
difficult, technical hills right along with a
Wildcat 1000 X LTD.
Double A-arms front and rear with
fully adjustable Elka Stage 5 shocks.
There’s 12. 2 inches of travel up front
and 12. 6 in the rear, with a rear sway
bar to reduce body roll.
HOW DOES THE SUSPENSION WORK?
It has high-end feel and full
adjustability. Driving the Arctic Cat
With more suspension travel and stability than 50-inch trail-width machines and prices $3000 to $4000 less than 64-inch UTVs, 60-inch-
wide vehicles are great, affordable rides for aggressive driving.