Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 H2
2015 Arctic Cat Prowler 1000
Latest Prowler 1000 News:
2015 Arctic Cat Prowler 1000:
Boasting all-new, automotive inspired features and
convenience, the 2015 Arctic Cat
Prowler 1000 XT EPS steps up
when other machines step aside. It’s the ultimate in side-by-side
power, performance and passenger comfort, with new-for-2015 bodywork and
The new body design features an automotive style hood with a
3.0-cu.-ft. box capable of holding 25 lbs. of payload. Matching the premium
Surlyn bodywork is a new dash and console layout featuring a large glovebox,
center cubby and dash-mounted shift lever.
The whole design is accented with a new LED/halogen headlight system that
provides improved lighting options and pioneering style points.
With improved occupant comfort a primary goal for the redesigned Prowler XT
line, Arctic Cat delivered enriched ergonomics and expanded occupant
space throughout the machine. All-new low-profile shoulder and
foot restraints ease vehicle entry and exit while providing 3.125 in.
of additional shoulder space for both occupants. A new fully variable tilt
steering wheel provides an additional 3.0 in. of usable clearance for the
driver’s legs, while more ergonomically friendly gas and brake pedals
enhance driving comfort.
The Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 is powered by the burliest
engine in its class: the H2 V-Twin featuring EFI and a new
closed-loop engine management system with improved performance and mileage.
That class-leading power and torque feed the Duramatic Automatic
transmission, which offers High/Low/Reverse/Park and dynamic engine
breaking. The front locking 4WD differential is activated with an all-in
one 2WD/4WD/Differential rocker switch button for quick and simple shifts.
Thanks to its driver-friendly Variable Assist Electronic Power Steering
(EPS) the hard-working Prowler changes direction easily and with confidence,
whether it’s with a cargo box loaded with 600 lbs. of rock, plowing snow
or navigating tough obstacles like rocks, deep mud or logs. The result is a
light steering input effort, but with enough feedback so the driver senses
the tire contact patch in relation to the terrain.
The Prowler XT chassis includes fully-independent, double
A-arm front and rear suspensions boasting 10 in. of travel, 10 in. of ground
clearance, and a rear mounted swaybar for enhanced ride quality. A rugged,
composite tilting cargo box offering 600 lbs. of payload capacity and a
pickup style tailgate backs up a ROPS-certified and Wildcat-inspired
round tube canopy.
New for 2015 Arctic Cat Prowler
- All-new hood, bodywork and console for improved styling, greater
usability and better ergonomics.
- New automotive-style hood features a new, more usable
3.0-cu.-ft. under-hood storage space (compared to 2.5-cu.-ft. for
the previous space); an auto-style latch; integrated prop for
keeping the hood open; weather-resistant sealing; and simplified
access to the headlight adjusters, brake reservoir and radiator.
- All body panels are now made from Surlyn, a premium quality
plastic with molded-in color that maintains a higher quality finish.
- New fully variable tilt steering mechanism offers greater
overall range, infinite adjustability and increased room for driver
entry and exit. The new design provides 3 in. additional legroom in
the fullup position when compared to the previous model.
- New headlight system features a combination of LED and halogen
bulbs for increased lighting options and improved light output. A
four-position switch offers Off; LED Accent; Low Beam with LED
Accent; and High beam with LED Accent.
- New dash layout features larger, 539-cu.-in. glovebox (compared
to 234-cu.-in. for the previous box) plus an additional
center-located, cubby space for small items such as electronic
- New occupant restraint system features lower-profile metal
shoulder and foot restraints that ease vehicle entry/exit, with
greater overall comfort. The new shoulder restraints provide 3.125
in. of additional space for each occupant.
- New side-restraints feature a handle-lock (instead of a
seatbelt-style buckle) for simplified access.
- New dash-mounted shift lever provides a more ergonomically
friendly shift motion, delivering surer shifts.
- New closed-loop EFI system with catalyst exhaust provides 25
percent improved fuel economy and lower CO emissions for optimal
performance in all conditions.
- New gas and brake pedals provide more comfortable heel
- The fuse box and been relocated under the dash console (instead
of under the seat) for easier and simplified access.
- New 3-point seat belts are more comfortable and simplify
- Revised, softer shock calibration improves overall riding
- New digital gauge
2012 Prowler 1000i XTZ:
1000i XTZ – Orange Metallic painted bodywork, 14-in.
aluminum heavy-duty wheels
2011 Prowler 1000 Changes:
The Baja race-winning XTZ returns for 2011with an all-new
race-inspired round tube canopy, Electronic Power Steering (EPS), new
steering wheel, digital gauge and heavy-duty 14-in. aluminum wheels.
Electronic Power Steering – new to the Prowler XTZ for
2011 – enhance the 1000’s industry-leading handling.
Arctic Cat’s Variable Assist EPS allows steering
assistance to the XTZ before it even starts to move at
idle. This is a huge benefit to conserving the rider’s
input energy when in 4WD, especially when the
differential lock is engaged. Arctic Cat EPS reduces the
torque necessary to steer the XTZ when changing
direction with a loaded cargo box or navigating tough
obstacles like rocks, deep mud or logs.
- COLORS: Metallic White or Viper Blue
- SHOCKS: High-Performance Ryde FX gas shocks
- SPORT CANOPY: ROPS compliant, Baja-inspired
round tube canopy
- GAUGES AND STEERING WHEEL: Digital gauge
redesign with seat belt indicator light and new
- THROTTLE: Redesigned foot throttle with lighter
- PARKING BRAKE: Console-mounted automotive style
Arctic Cat has upped the ante in the UTV world by stuffing
their fuel-injected 950cc v-twin Thundercat engine in the 2009 Prowler. The
950cc v-twin hemi puts down some serious torque that completely blows away
other sport side x side vehicles that are currently available by Yamaha,
Polaris and Kawasaki.
Although the big bore power is the most exciting news for
the 2009 Prowler XTZ H2, the new Prowler side by side also sports a
completely new chassis that lowers the ride height, improves strength and
This is groundbreaking news for those that thought the big
manufacturers were to scared of lawsuits to give consumers the power they
want. Let's hope that this trend continues with other manufacturers.
The H2 revolution of hemi-producing power will soon open a
new dimension in power to the ROV class. As you can imagine, the 1000 H2 EFI
has a potently powerful 951cc, SOHC, V-twin, liquid-cooled engine, designed
for a wide torque curve with the smoothest power via Electronic Fuel
Injection. Cold weather starting and changes in elevation are no longer an
Keeping true to Arctic Cat ATV heritage, the Prowler was designed to conquer
any job when it comes to storage and hauling capacities. Lift the hood on
any Prowler XTZ and you will find a storage compartment that can hold 25lbs
of hunting supplies, tools, and can double as a cooler to store ice. The
composite cargo bed has a brand new box latch for easier box dumping so you
can throw in 600lbs. of the harshest payloads and the Prowler won’t even
Other amenities of the Prowler XTZ include a sport bumper and fascia,
all-new cast aluminum 14” wheels with black painted inlays with 26x9R14
Maxxis RAZR front tires and 26x11R14 Maxxis RAZRs in the rear for the
ultimate in offroad traction. Arctic Cat accessories come standard in the
form of nerf bars, box rails, rear view mirror, hood scoop and Pro Grip
steering wheel. All this packaged in Sunset Orange Metallic automotive paint
that can be buffed and waxed.
I had the Prowler 1000 up to 65 mph before lifting. I can easily
believe that it can hit 75 mph. With a stock roll cage and nothing but a
shoulder harness, 65 mph was fast enough for me.
The heart of the new Prowler XTZ 1000 is a fuel-injected , 90-degree twin
cylinder, hemispherical combustion chamber, single overhead cam (SOHC), with four
valves per cylinder. Displacement is 950 cc, which makes it the
current king of UTV engines. The engine gurus at Arctic Cat developed it for
maximum torque with two valves per cam lobe and forked rocker arms.
Arctic Cat claims 188 ft. lb. at the crankshaft. and a rumored 70+
horsepower. The 90-degree angle of the cylinders is an ideal balance to
minimize vibration since each cylinder offsets the other. Parallel twin
designs like what you find in the Polaris RZR need extra counter-balancing
for their twin cylinder 760cc.
There is more good news. This engine is not new. Arctic Cat
put it in their Thundercat 1000 ATV in 2007.
The cylinder head design on the H2 engine (Prowler 1000) is
the same as the H1 (Prowler 700).
950cc, EFI, SOHC 4-stroke, 4-valve, V-Twin, liquid-cooled engine.
H2 Hemi Power -
The “H” stands for Hemi. The hemispherical-shaped heads create more
complete, more efficient combustion for performance-winning power.
Arctic Cat-Built -
An Arctic Cat produced performance engine built in the state-of-the-art
St. Cloud manufacturing facility.
Electronic Fuel Injection aids in perfect starting no matter what
altitude or temperature changes.
Liquid cooling system with high-capacity radiator and
thermostatically-controlled cooling fan provides consistent engine
The Duramatic Automatic Transmission has a long-life
maintenance-free belt that withstands the harshest of conditions.
Suspension & Ground Clearance:
The Prowler XTZ leads the way with 10” of ground clearance and 10” of
suspension travel front and rear. Performance-minded front and rear gas
charged shocks with monotube design, soak up every bit of terrain thrown at
The stance and suspension were race-bred and performance-calibrated with
additional ride-in. What is ride-in? The Prowler XTZ will squat roughly 2
inches (depending on driver/passenger sizes) while providing 10” of ground
clearance and 10” of suspension travel. The lower ride height and center of
gravity inspire riding confidence in aggressive cornering and high speed
handling. All that new found horsepower needs to be harnessed, so the
engineering staff, improved the suspension geometry and added gas charged
monotube shocks for higher performance and less fade.
The Prowler XTZ also has a seat height that is 2 1/2" lower than the
Prowler XTX, but a ground clearance that has dropped to 10".
Left to right: Prowler 700, Prowler 550, Prowler 1000
Ground Clearance - Prowler 1000 = 10", Prowler 700 = 12"
The radiator and oil cooler on the Prowler 1000 are larger than the
Digital Instrument Pod:
Displays up to 14 critical operation information
indicators including: clock/hour meter, fuel level, mode button, set/reset
button, odometer/trip, gear position, speedometer/tachometer, needle
display, differential lock, drive select, high beam, battery condition,
temperature and oil pressure.
Other New Stuff:
The XTZ 1000 sports an all new chassis. A-arms and roll cage from a
Prowler 700 will not bolt up to a Prowler 1000.
Air intake system has been rerouted and re-engineered to the forward
compartment which helps keep noise levels down, and helps keep the filter
cleaner. The XTZ will have a pre-filter to help filter out some of the
big stuff before hitting the normal air filter.
Parking brake is now operated by a hand lever instead of foot pedal.
Axle half shafts are larger.
Roll cage is now ROPS certified.
New clutch calibration – different rollers and weights for increased
Brand new outboard-mounted rear disk brakes provide positive stopping
performance while the hand-operated parking brake located on the center
console keeps you planted while parked.
To handle the 1000 H2’s enormous power output, Arctic Cat has engineered
a rear differential to deliver maximum power to the tires with minimum
driveline wear. Arctic Cat integrated what it refers
to as a "spike load dampener" into the rear differential. Essentially what
that does is limit the amount of torque put on the rear axle by allowing the
differential to slip at peak torque output rather than disintegrating.
The Prowler XTZ has a front locking 4wd differential with a new,
all-in-one 2wd/4wd/Diff Lock rocker switch button for quick engagement
shifting and rear mounted swaybar for improved trail driving.
Keeping true to Arctic Cat ATV heritage, the Prowler was designed to
conquer any job when it comes to storage and hauling capacities. Lift the
hood on any Prowler and you will find a storage compartment that can hold
25lbs of hunting supplies, tools, and can double as a cooler to store ice.
The composite cargo bed has a brand new box latch for easier box dumping so
you can throw in 600lbs. of the harshest payloads and the Prowler won’t even
The Prowler 1000 XTZ will be outfitted with a new seat belt that includes
a shoulder belt. The XTZ is the only Prowler that will have the
shoulder belt for 2009.
Arctic Cat XTZ 1000 Specifications:
- Engine: V-twin, SOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valve
- Bore x Stroke: 92MM x 71.6 mm
- Displacement: 950cc
- Liquid Cooled high-capacity radiator with fan
and separate air-ventilated oil cooler.
- Auto CVT w/EBS, Hi-Lo- Reverse
- Duramatic Automatic Transmission with long life maintenance-free belt
- 2/4WD with Electric Diff Lock
- 60 inches wide, 75 inches tall, 118.5 inches long
- 10" wheel travel front and rear
- 10" Ground Clearance
- Front and rear hydraulic disc brakes
- Front Tires - 26x9R14 Maxxis RAZR
- Rear tires - 26x11R14 Maxxis RAZR
- 4/115 Wheel Bolt Pattern
- A rack and pinion steering system provides easy turning in 2- and
4-wheel drive applications
- 8.2 gallons fuel capacity
- Bed capacity 600lbs.
- 25 lbs. under hood cap
- 1500 lbs. Towing capacity
- Analog/Digital Gauges
- Roll Cage is fully ROPS Certified
- Engine braking
- Dual bucket seats with center console allow you easy access to the
conveniently located dual plug 12V accessory outlets in the dashboard,
glovebox with storage door, or molded tool kit, located underneath the
passenger seat. Prowler floors sit higher to protect riders feet from the
elements when forging water crossings or muddy terrain
- The armrests, or side canopy supports have a large radius for ease of
entry and departure of vehicle, while the seat belts have large button for
easier passenger and driver removal
- 2-inch automotive style receiver hitch allows the consumer to remove the
hitch from their 2” automotive receiver and install it into the Prowler’s
receiver hitch located on the front and the rear of the vehicle
- Color: Sunset Orange Metallic Paint
- MSRP: $13,999
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Arctic Cat Inc.
601 Brooks Avenue South
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
About Arctic Cat:
Arctic Cat Inc., based in Thief River Falls, Minn., designs, engineers,
manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and snowmobiles under
the Arctic Cat® brand name, as well as related parts, garments and
accessories. Its common stock is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under
the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products
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