Pure-Sport ROV That’s Made in America
Arctic Cat Wildcat V-Twin 1000H.O.
Inspired by the unforgiving terrain of the
Baja 1000, engineered to attack the gnarliest
obstacles with precision and control, and
crafted in America by a company dedicated to
performance and quality, the all-new Arctic Cat
Wildcat V-Twin 1000H.O. debuts as the most
potent pure-sport recreational off-road vehicle
(ROV) ever built.
With industry-leading suspension travel, 13
inches of ground clearance, a full-perimeter
frame and the largest displacement engine in its
class, the Wildcat is a full-production version
of what was previously reserved for off-road
“The Wildcat has no equal. Period,” said
Claude Jordan, Arctic Cat President and CEO.
“Our customers asked for a high-performance
side-by-side, and we happily responded with a
no-compromise, pure-sport hot rod that redefines
what's possible with a production off-road
Ultimate Long Travel
The Wildcat can effortlessly hammer through
whoops and dunes thanks to a front and rear
suspension combination that rivals those used on
off-road race buggies.
At the rear is an industry-first
5-pointmulti-link trailing arm suspension that
keeps the tires’ contact patches flat while the
suspension moves through its industry-leading 18
inches of travel. The unique
5-pointmulti-linkminimizes camber and axle
plunge to soak up the harshest terrain without
compromising handling and steering.
The double-wishbone front suspension boasts a
best-in-class 17 inches of travel, with geometry
that’s optimized for stability and control.
Both the front and rear suspensions are
dampened by Walker Evans Racing shocks. Designed
from a lifetime of off-road competition and
experience and also made in the USA, these
remote reservoir shocks are machined from billet
aluminum and feature 17-position compression
dampening adjustability, dual-rate springs and
They’re calibrated with ample ride-in to keep
the Wildcat's tires on the ground, with
consistent dampening for hours of hard riding.
The all-new Duro Kaden 14-in tires were
developed specifically for the Wildcat,
utilizing an elongated tread pattern designed to
extend to the tires shoulder, providing
excellent cornering, traction, performance and
durability in rough conditions.
The foundation for the Wildcat's suspension
is a full-perimeter frame that sets a new
standard in strength, rigidity and durability.
Usually found only in off-road race trucks, the
chassis is constructed from High Strength Low
Alloy (HSLA) steel with a full-perimeter
exoskeleton design that’s a first in the ROV
With a 40/60 front/rear weight distribution,
the Wildcat's front end remains light for
optimal handling when tackling gnarly terrain.
Occupants in the cockpit of the Wildcat are
positioned close to the low center-of-gravity
(CG), leaving them less affected by movements of
the suspension and chassis and producing a more
comfortable and confident ride.
1000 H.O. ENGINE
Built in St. Cloud, Minnesota
The 1000 H.O engine that powers the new
Wildcat is the largest displacement engine in
the Pure Sport category, and the ideal match for
the industry-leading suspensions and chassis
Built in the USA by Arctic Cat, the 951cc
V-Twin, SOHC 4-strokewith Electronic Fuel
Injection (EFI) has proven itself on the Prowler
XTZ. On the Wildcat, the 1000 H.O. has been
tuned to deliver even stronger acceleration
thanks to the extra torque and horsepower
provided by heavy breathing 50mmthrottle bodies,
a new2-into-1 ceramic-coated exhaust and an
all-new air intake system.
The close-coupled, mid-chassis engine
location neutralizes the Wildcat’s handling,
maximizes the rider/passenger volume and reduces
The engine transfers power to the driveshaft
via the Duramatic automatic CVT transmission.
The addition of the Spike Load Dampener (SLD)
allows the driveline to slip for a millisecond
under harsh spike loads, reducing the torque
load to the system for optimal durability.
A console-mounted shifter allows quicker gear
selection between Reverse, Neutral, High and Low
Likewise, a dash-mounted switch activates 2-
or 4-wheel drive with differential lock.
Four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes provide strong,
Electronic Power Steering
Yet another first-in-class technology, the
addition of Arctic Cat’s Variable Assist
Electronic Power Steering (EPS) on the Wildcat
delivers even greater steering control and ease.
The EPS system is a managed electronic
control unit (ECU) that measures steering input
force, tire resistance and vehicle speed, and
then provides the appropriate assist to the
steering column through an electric motor.
Steering assistance begins at idle, and varies
based on the
The result: Light steering input effort at
speed while maintaining the right amount of
driver feedback to feel the limits of traction
The power assist is particularly noticeable
at low speeds and when in 4WD (especially with
the differential locked),where its reduced
steering effort eases changing direction or
navigating tough obstacles like washouts, rocks
Comfortable and Controlled
Arctic Cat engineers designed the Wildcat’s
interior for optimal occupant comfort, control
Contoured, high-back bucket seats with upper
body supports deliver exceptional comfort and
body stability, and rival any aftermarket
suspension seat on the market. The cut and sewn
design cradles the Wildcat occupants to minimize
fatigue. A 3-point seat belt with an anti-cinch
design keeps you in place and comfortable
through the harshest terrain.
Getting in and out of the Wildcat is quick
and easy thanks to a tube-frame door with
integrated nets. Pivoting from the rear and
latching at the front via a simple one-latch
mechanism, the doors open quickly and easily,
swinging out of the way for hassle-free
entry/departure. An infinitely adjustable tilt
steering wheel allows you to adjust your
A new5-inch digital/analog round gauge
provides great readability with its mid-dash
location. It displays up to 14 critical
operations including: clock/hour meter, fuel
level, mode button, set/reset button,
odometer/trip, gear position,
speedometer/tachometer, differential lock, drive
select, high beam, battery condition,
temperature and oil pressure.
A locking glove box offers ample, convenient
storage, while two easy to-reach cup holders are
located where beverages won't interfere with
driving controls or arms.
The all-new Wildcat is rich with premium
features starting with two automotive-style
painted color choices: Black Metallic or Arctic
Class-leading LED headlights and taillights
project a light that’s clearer than an HID, with
two times brighter Lumens than a halogen
system(while utilizing 50 percent less wattage).
The Wildcat's rear cargo bed has the largest
capacity in its class with a 300 lb. payload to
carry a cooler and additional fuel containers.
A 12V accessory outlet is located in the
center console for GPS or cell phone adapters.
The alternator capacity has been increased for
accessory lights, radios or winches.
The underside of the Wildcat features
full-protection HDPE skid plates to glide over
protruding obstacles, while the chassis utilizes
maintenance-free bushings for hassle-free
Arctic Cat will offer more than 50
Wildcat-specific products for the ultimate in
customization. These easy-to install parts,
accessories and upgrades can be used to
personalize and compliment the lines of the
ultimate pure sport ROV.
An array of trick lightweight aluminum
protective accessories will be available, like
front and rear pre-runner bumpers, rock sliders,
A-arm guards and skid plates.
A contoured half windshield with a dust
management system will divert the wind up and
over the rider while the stylized T-top style
roof with integrated rear spoiler and built in
headliner has room to install your tunes.
Look for other items like a gas can holder,
spare tire carrier, cooler holder, fender flares
and a box cover to arrive shortly among a host
of other products.
WILDCAT 1000i H.O.
ENGINE DISPLACEMENT (CC) 951
ENGINE TYPE V-Twin, SOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valve
FUEL SYSTEM Electronic Fuel Injection
COOLING SYSTEM Liquid
TRANSMISSION/FINAL DRIVE Duramatic CVT
DRIVE SYSTEM Electric 2/4 WD w/ 4WD Lock
SUSPENSION TRAVEL FRONT (IN./CM) 17/43.2
SUSPENSION TRAVEL REAR (IN./CM) 18/45.7
GROUND CLEARANCE (IN./CM) 13/33
SUSPENSION TYPE - FRONT Double A-Arm
(compression adjustment & reservoir)
SUSPENSION TYPE - REAR 5-Link Trailing Arm,
(compression adjustment & reservoir)
FRONT/REAR BRAKES 4 Wheel Hydraulic Disc
PARKING BRAKE Park in Transmission
TIRE FRONT 26x9R-14
TIRE REAR 26x11R-14
FUEL CAPACITY (GAL./LITERS) 8.8/33.3
BED BOX DIMENSIONS (IN./CM LxWxH) 35.8 x 21 x
90.9 x 53.3 x 21.3 cm
BOX CAPACITY (LBS./KG) 300/136.1
PAYLOAD CAPACITY (LBS./KG) 740/335.6
LIGHTING FRONT White LED, High/Low
LIGHTING REAR LED, Tail - Brake
ADJUSTABLE STEERING Tilt Steering Wheel
ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING Yes
INSTRUMENTATION Digital Gauge, Analog
Tachometer, Trip meter, Gear Indicator, Fuel
AWD Indicator, Hi-Temp/Low-Batt Lights, DC
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 is available
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