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2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat X

2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat X
2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat X – Team Arctic Green

“X” — The lone definition that these Wildcat 1000s have a race tuned 1000 H2 engine churning out 90+ horsepower and claim dominance at the top of the Wildcat performance chain.

From the beginning, the Arctic Cat Wildcat set a new standard in pure-sport ROV performance thanks to a chassis and suspension combo that was purpose-built to conquer all types of gnarly terrain.

For 2015 the Wildcat X is better than ever with JRi ECX-1 shocks. The upscale Wildcat X Limited adds full aluminum doors, a sleek molded roof, Elka Stage 5 shocks, aluminum beadlock wheels and 27-in. ITP Black Water Evolution Tires.

JRi ECX-1 shock
JRi ECX-1 shock

Inspired by desert race vehicles, the Wildcats’ exoskeleton frame features a 40-/60-percent front/ rear weight distribution for optimal handling at high speed. The driver and passenger are located near the low center of gravity, leaving them less affected by the movements of the vehicle with greater confidence and control.

With an industry-leading 17/18 inches of front/ rear suspension travel and 13 inches of ground clearance, both Wildcats deliver comfort and control in nearly every condition. The 5-link trailing arm rear suspension design keeps the rear tires planted while the suspension moves through its travel for unmatched traction and control.

For 2015 the Wildcat X gets JRi ECX-1 shocks featuring 70-position compression adjustments, spring preload adjustment and 2.5-in. piggyback reservoirs.

2015 Wildcat X Limited
2015 Wildcat X Limited

The race-ready X Limited sports Elka Stage 5 shocks with high and low speed compression dampening as well as rebound adjustment. Precise tuning makes these shocks smoother and more responsive, and are tough, rugged and ready for anything.

Elka Stage 5 shock
Elka Stage 5 shock

Powering the 90+ horsepower X models are the liquid-cooled 951cc Arctic Cat H2 V-Twin 4-stroke with

Electronic Fuel Injection. Delivering excellent torque and speed thanks to 2-into-1 ceramic-coated exhaust

and single 50mm throttle body. The privilege of getting all that grunt to the ground belongs to the TEAM Rapid Response clutches and electronic selectable 2WD/4WD and front differential lock.

Keeping the steering light and precise is the Variable Assist Electronic Power Steering (EPS) system that initiates at engine idle for reduced steering effort when in 4WD, especially when the differential lock is engaged. The result is a light steering input effort when negotiating tough obstacles like washouts, rocks and mud, but with enough feedback so the driver senses the tire contact patch in relation to the terrain. Other comfort-and-control features include high back bucket seats with upper body supports and 3-point seat belts; plus tube-frame doors with integrated nets to compliment the exterior lines.

2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat X - Viper Blue
2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat X – Viper Blue

Class-leading LED headlights and taillights shine extra-bright, while a 300-lb. payload rear compartment is large enough to carry a cooler and a Gerry can of gas. Machined, cast-aluminum wheels, automotive-style paint and tilt steering complete the package.

The X model offers underseat storage, glovebox, aluminum front and rear bumpers, bed-mounted tie-down hooks and Maxxis Bighorn tires.

The X Limited gets the same features as the X, plus full-aluminum doors, a sleek molded roof, Elka Stage 5 shocks, true aluminum beadlock wheels and ITP Black Water Evolution Tires.

Race-ready Wildcat X Limited with Elka Stage 5 shocks
Race-ready Wildcat X Limited with Elka Stage 5 shocks

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