Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 H2
2011 Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000
Latest Prowler 1000 News:
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 Prowler 1000 Resources:
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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