2014 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail- Breakdown Hot
It has been a few years since Polaris introduced a 50-inch side-by-side in the RZR 800, and opened up a segment of side-by-side that can conquer 50-inch trails. The playing field of manufacturers offering a 50-inch side-by-side has not grown until the last month, with the introduction of the Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail. We could not be more excited to see another manufacturer jump into this market segment catering to the trail-exploring type, and fostering innovation to make this segment of machines even better. What is more American than competition! We hope to have the opportunity to drive one of these in the near future, but several of our friends have had the opportunity to ride the Wildcat Trail, and speak very highly of it. We have included a video from Dirt Trax TV going over the Wildcat Trail after they tested it, and UTVUnderground.com’s test.
The Arctic Cat Wildcat trail offers many class-leading features and innovations to pay attention to. First is the engine, of course, which is a brand new 700 twin cylinder with fuel injection, and which produces an alleged 60+ horsepower. Rumor has it you can feel the power in your seat, when you are behind the wheel. The suspension features class-leading 10 inches of front travel and 10.5 inches of travel in the rear, and offers a tight but comfortable ride. The A-Arms front and rear, coupled with Fox nitrogen gas shocks, help smooth out the ride, and the 10 inches of ground clearance help take you over trail obstacles with ease. Passengers also sit 3 inches lower than “the competition” keeping the center of gravity even lower. Of course the Wildcat Trail has the Arctic Cat 2WD, 4WD, and 4WD Diff Lock, operated with a switch on the dash.
The Wildcat Trail has a bed on it that will carry 300lbs, along with a 2 inch receiver hitch. The Wildcat Trail XT adds color-matched bucket seats, cast-aluminum 12” wheels, and automotive paint. With all of these trail-eating features, the Wildcat Trail will no doubt be a “Cat” to be reckoned with in the 50-inch market segment.