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March 31, 2015

2015 Arctic Cat XR 500 Preview

Much has been said and written about Arctic Cat's Wildcat series lately, but that doesn't mean we should overlook the rest of the lineup. In fact, the company launched 15 new ATV and side-by-side models for 2015 including a new XR series. [more]

February 16, 2015

2015 Arctic Cat ZR 6000 RR Preview

The current lineup of Arctic Cat performance snowmobiles encompasses no fewer than 25 models including a small number of race replica (RR) models. For 2015, however, the company substantially dialled back the settings of many components to deliver a more civilized ride in a superior trail sled that retains the look and features of a racer. [more]

February 09, 2015

2015 Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 XT EPS Preview

For Arctic Cat enthusiasts who want a competent side-by-side vehicle that offers a good mix of sportiness and utility, the redesigned Prowler is the way to go as it bridges the wide gap between the aggressive Wildcat models and the Prowler HDX workhorse. [more]

January 13, 2015

2015 Arctic Cat Pantera 7000 Preview

The Yamaha-Arctic Cat alliance has worked wonders so far for the Japanese manufacturer, but it is just as successful on the American side, especially when you look at the new 2015 Arctic Cat Pantera 7000. [more]

December 15, 2014

Top 10 Best Snowmobiles of 2015 presents the top 10 best snowmobiles of 2015. These purpose- built machines have all the necessary attributes to excel in their respective segments, and they naturally deliver above-average performance. [more]

December 03, 2014

2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport Preview

Not quite as performance-driven as the brand's X models, the all-new, 60" wide 2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport is still a very athletic side-by-side utility vehicle with outstanding attributes to master any terrain. It slots in between the original 64" Wildcat and the equally new, 50" Wildcat Trail. [more]

November 04, 2014

2015 Arctic Cat XR 550 Limited EPS Preview

Man, it's hard to keep track of all the name and model changes within the Arctic Cat family these days! The all-new 2015 Arctic Cat XR 550 Limited EPS is one of the most expensive (base MSRP $11,599) and better-equipped medium-displacement, full-size ATVs in the brand's reshuffled recreation lineup. [more]

October 14, 2014

Recall on 2008-2009 Arctic Cat ATVs

Arctic Cat is now recalling 8,318 ATVs in Canada because a weld securing the front differential cross pin can break, which could cause the front differential and front wheels to lock up. [more]

September 10, 2014

Recall on 2014 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail 50

Arctic Cat is recalling 1,431 Wildcat Trail 50 side-by-side ATVs from the 2014 model year in Canada because the engine oil cooler lines may leak or separate from the engine fitting. [more]

August 12, 2014

Arctic Cat recalls 3,262 new snowmobiles

There are reports that some Arctic Cat snowmobiles could leak fuel due to a loose or improperly positioned fuel filter clamp. In the presence of an ignition source, this could result in a fire, increasing the risk of injury and/or property damage. [more]

March 30, 2014

2014 Arctic Cat M 8000 Sno Pro Preview

The ProClimb-based 2014 Arctic Cat M 8000 Sno Pro (formerly known as M 800 Sno Pro) is now 18lb lighter and promises even more performance to mountain enthusiasts -- all in a tough, aggressively styled package. [more]

March 02, 2014

2014 Arctic Cat ZR 5000 LXR Preview

For 2014, the newly named ZR 5000 LXR is the most affordable member of Arctic Cat's performance sled family, although in reality it's more of a long-distance cruiser than a pure, aggressive trail shredder. [more]

January 26, 2014

2014 Arctic Cat XF 7000 CrossTour Preview

As part of the company's reshuffled snowmobile lineup and nomenclature for 2014, the crossover family gets a bunch of new names, yes, but also key upgrades and additions, as evidenced by the all-new 2014 Arctic Cat XF 7000 CrossTour. [more]

January 14, 2014

2014 Arctic Cat ZR 6000 El Tigre Preview

In typical Arctic Cat fashion, the brand's sportiest snowmobiles have once again changed monikers and now go by the "ZR" designation (as was the case from 1993-2004). For 2014, the ZR 6000 El Tigre arrives as a new entry-level member of Arctic Cat's performance sled family aimed at aggressive trail riding enthusiasts. [more]

October 06, 2013

2014 Arctic Cat TRV 500 Preview

Other than a longer chassis featuring a two-passenger seat with a backrest, passenger handles, and extra footrests, the 2014 Arctic Cat TRV 500 is basically identical to its single-seat twin, the Arctic Cat 500. [more]

October 01, 2013

2014 Arctic Cat Prowler 500 HDX Preview

Le Prowler 500 HDX 2014 est le véhicule côte-à-côte utilitaire d'Arctic Cat, alors il s'occupe sans problème des gros travaux. Et puisqu'une paire de bras additionnelle est parfois nécessaire, sa banquette peut asseoir 3 personnes. [more]

April 08, 2013

Arctic Cat recalls over 1,000 ATVs in Canada

Owners of 2009-2013 Arctic Cat 150 and 2011-2013 XC 450 ATVs in Canada should be aware of a recall that affects 1,152 units. [more]

February 19, 2013

2013 Arctic Cat 500 Core EFI Preview

Arctic Cat makes it rather confusing for ATV fans with many subtle name changes and additions from one model year to the next. One such example in the recreation lineup is the 2013 Arctic Cat 500 Core EFI, which features a familiar powertrain and chassis. [more]

October 30, 2012

2013 Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000 Preview

Hot on the heels of our 2013 Can-Am Maverick 1000R Preview, here's another sport-oriented side-by-side vehicle for riders who seek extra performance on the open field, winding trails and sand dunes. [more]

October 29, 2012

Arctic Cat recalls 439 snowmobiles

A total of 439 Bearcat 570 XT and Bearcat Z1 XT snowmobiles -- all 2013 models -- are being recalled after it's been discovered that the fuel tank may have been damaged during vehicle assembly. [more]

March 28, 2012

2013 Arctic Cat snowmobiles: what's new

The success of the Polaris 600 Switchback Adventure in the solo touring segment forced Arctic Cat executives to react. Meet the new XF 1100 Turbo Crosstour, XF 1100 Crosstour, and XF 800 Crosstour - three capable snowmobiles that are designed for long-distance rides. [more]

February 22, 2011

2011 Arctic Cat TRV 550 Cruiser Review

Arctic Cat, like all the other major ATV manufacturers, is keeping up with the times and offering ever more comfortable and well-equipped models. The 2011 TRV 550 Cruise is one of those new breeds of ATV, a high-end machine designed for two-up trail riding featuring power steering, a windshield, heated hand grips, aluminum wheels and a rear case that doubles as a passenger backrest. [more]

January 25, 2011

2011 Arctic Cat Bearcat Preview

The new Bearcat lineup represents one of the best surprises of the past few years. Since 2009, the machine built on the excellent Twin Spar chassis has emerged as Arctic Cat's most capable utility snowmobile ever. [more]

July 13, 2010

2011 Arctic Cat ATV Lineup Preview

The big news for 2011 at Arctic Cat is the launch of the all-new HDX 700, a longer, better equipped Prowler. The other major Arctic Cat product lines also benefit from upgrades in ergonomics, style, equipment and a new continuously variable transmission (CVT). [more]

November 26, 2009

2010 Arctic Cat's ATV Lineup Preview

For 2010, Arctic Cat is beefing up is utility ATV range with the launch of two new models designed for the muddiest trails, and a new 450cc utility machine in the medium-displacement segment (450 to 550 cc) that's becoming increasingly popular here. [more]

August 25, 2009

2009 Arctic Cat Prowler XTX 700 H1 EFI Review

Already a veritable phenomenon in the U.S., the Side X Side ATV trend has now reached the Canadian market thanks to an ever-increasing supply of models. Taking advantage of its know-how in the ATV class, Arctic Cat alone offers six Side X Side models ranging from 550 to 1000 cc. [more]

April 22, 2009

2009 Arctic Cat Prowler XT 700 H1 EFI First Impressions

Taking full advantage of its ATV expertise, Arctic Cat is producing more and more side-by-side utility machines -- as are other manufacturers in this increasingly popular segment in North America. [more]

April 09, 2009

2010 Arctic Cat Snowmobiles Preview

For 2010, Arctic Cat is offering its most diversified lineup ever, including two new variants of the Z1 Turbo as well as the amazing Sno Pro 500, a dream machine for riders who like to hit jumps and bumpy trails. [more]

April 04, 2009

2009 Snowmobile Show in Laval

The snowmobile industry is doing well despite the global recession, as evidenced by the attendance at 2009 snowmobile shows recently held in Western Canada. Here's what to look for at the 2009 Snowmobile Show at Place Forzani, in Laval, Quebec, which opens this Sunday, April 5 [more]

April 01, 2009

2009 Snowmobile Show, April 5 at Place Forzani

All 2010 models from the four manufacturers will be on display under one roof, a timely event coming at the end of an excellent season with great snow and riding conditions. Over 100 machines from Yamaha, Arctic Cat, Polaris and Ski-Doo will be on display, as will be the gamut of new accessories and clothing, with specialist on site to answer all your questions. [more]

March 25, 2009

Snowmobile Suspension Tuning, and Turbo Idiosyncrasies

Pascal Bastien, our resident snowmobile expert, recently rode two Arctic Cat machine, a Touring model with an atmospheric motor, and a sportier model with a turbo and 177hp. His impressions have already been published on Here are my comments about two key features of these machines: the adjustable suspension and the turbo on the Z1 Turbo Sno Pro model. [more]

March 18, 2009

2009 Arctic Cat BearCat Z1 XT First Impressions

The completely-redesigned BearCat Z1 XT is one of the biggest surprises from Arctic Cat for 2009. This polar bear is now built on the award-winning Twin Spar chassis and powered by a buttery-smooth, 4-stroke, twin-cylinder engine designed by Suzuki. Boy, we are really in for a treat! [more]

March 09, 2009

2009 Arctic Cat Z1 Turbo Sno Pro and Z1 LXR Review (video)

Since 2007, Arctic Cat performance and touring snowmobiles are using what is arguably the most innovative chassis of the decade. Called Twin Spar, it proves particularly effective on bumps and twisty trails. [more]

December 03, 2008

2009 Arctic Cat ATV Preview

Arctic Cat has updated its line-up of utility ATVs for 2009 by introducing an all-new engine destined for the most flourishing class in the industry: 550cc ATVs. The Thief River Falls manufacturer is extending its product line for 2009 with four new models, as well as coming out with a pleasant surprise for Side X Side enthusiasts. [more]

March 26, 2008

2008 Yamaha RS Venture GT vs 2008 Arctic Cat TZ1: Comparison Test (video)

The team at decided to pit two dual-seat, 4-stroke powered snowmobiles against each other. It's the Yamaha RS Venture GT versus the Arctic Cat TZ1; the queen of the class against the fresh newcomer. Both machines target about the same customer, one who looks for a premium dual-seat sled designed to swallow hundreds of kilometers day in, day out. [more]

January 15, 2008

2008 Arctic Cat F-Series Preview

For 2008, Arctic Cat's F-Series models are improved and better equipped than ever. Last year, engineers created the all-new Twin Spar Chassis, which shifts the rider's feet forward and offers a sportier riding position. This frame is 46-percent stiffer than the Firecat chassis thanks to new self-piercing rivets, forged shock towers and improved shock configuration. The American manufacturer offers a state-of-the-art chassis for comfortable yet dynamic trail riding. [more]

December 24, 2007

2008 Arctic Cat 700 TRV LE Trail Test

Last year, multi-rider and heavy-duty ATVs came back with a few notable improvements and a new Speedrack modular system. The latter makes the TRV chassis one of the most ergonomic and versatile in the entire industry. The rear section offers three different configurations: an easy-to-use "pin-pull" removal system lets you swap the passenger seat for a tubular rack or a sturdy cargo box with a tailgate that makes it easier to load sand, soil or even gravel. The box is light enough for one person to install in a flash. The company also offers a wide selection of SPEEDPoint accessories and attachments for work or camping -- all equally easy to install. [more]

July 06, 2007

2008 Arctic Cat 700 Diesel TRV Preview

Arctic Cat is introducing an all-new ATV with diesel engine. In fact, the 2008 700 Diesel TRV becomes the first large-displacement diesel-powered ATV in the industry. With this new vehicle, the company is looking to reduce the impact of ATVs on the environment. [more]