Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000

Arctic Cat Wildcat V-Twin 1000 H.O.

New for 2015 Wildcat

  • JRi ECX-1 piggyback gas shocks feature 2.5-in. bodies and reservoirs, plus full compression adjustability, for fade-free suspension performance in all terrain conditions.
  • New closed-loop EFI system with catalyst exhaust provides 25 percent improved fuel economy and lower CO emissions for optimal performance in all conditions.
  • Half doors have new paddle-style latches for easier entry/exit.
  • Arctic Cat Variable Electronic Power Steering has new 20% increase in assist at low-speeds

2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat
2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat

A Race-Inspired, Pure-Sport ROV That’s Made in America

Inspired by the unforgiving terrain of the Baja 1000, engineered to at-tack 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 1000 H.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 re-served for off-road race vehicles.

“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 vehicle.”

SUSPENSION – Ultimate Long Travel

Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000 double-wishbone front suspensionThe 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-point multi-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-point multi-link minimizes 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 life-time 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 preload adjustment. 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.

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CHASSIS Full-Perimeter Exoskeleton

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 class.
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.
Arctic Cat Wildcat - 1000 H.O engineThe 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 combo.
Built in the USA by Arctic Cat, the 951cc V-Twin, SOHC 4-stroke with 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 50mm throttle bodies, a new 2-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 cockpit noise.
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 gears. Likewise, a dash-mounted switch activates 2- or 4-wheel drive with differential lock. Four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes provide strong, enhanced braking.

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 above inputs. The result: Light steering input effort at speed while maintaining the right amount of driver feedback to feel the limits of traction and control. 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 or mud.

INTERIOR – Comfortable and Controlled

Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000 InteriorArctic Cat engineers designed the Wildcat’s interior for optimal occupant comfort, control and visibility. 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 steering preferences. 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 Green Metallic. 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 durability.

ACCESSORIES – Simple Customization

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.

Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000 Overview and Competitive Analysis


  • ENGINE TYPE V-Twin, SOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valve
  • FUEL SYSTEM Electronic Fuel Injection
  • DRIVE SYSTEM Electric 2/4 WD w/ 4WD Lock
  • DRY WEIGHT – 1305 lbs.
  • 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
  • WHEELS Aluminum
  • BED BOX DIMENSIONS (IN./CM LxWxH) 35.8 x 21 x 8.4 in.,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
  • INSTRUMENTATION Digital Gauge, Analog Speedometer, Odometer,Tachometer, Trip meter, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge,AWD Indicator, Hi-Temp/Low-Batt Lights, DC Outlet
  • MSRP – $16,599

Wildcat Accessories:

Wildcat Front Steel Bumper (P/N 1436-716)Wildcat Aluminum Rear Bumper (P/N 1436-719)Wildcat Aluminum Front Bumper (P/N 1436-718)
Front Steel Bumper (P/N 1436-716), Aluminum Rear Bumper (P/N 1436-719), Aluminum Front Bumper (P/N 1436-718)

Rear Trunk Bag (P/N 1436-737)
Rear Trunk Bag (P/N 1436-737)

Spare Tire Carrier (P/N 1436-733)
Spare Tire Carrier (P/N 1436-733)

Half Windshield (P/N 1436-740)
Half Windshield (P/N 1436-740)

Soft Cab Kit (P/N 1436-729)
Soft Cab Kit (P/N 1436-729, $649.95 U.S.)

Wildcat Aluminum Light Bar (P/N 1436-724)
Wildcat Aluminum Light Bar (P/N 1436-724, $229.95 U.S.)

Arctic Cat 12 LED Light (P/N 1436-615)
Arctic Cat 12 LED Light (P/N 1436-615, $399.95 U.S.)

Flip-Up Windshield (P/N 1436-739)
Flip-Up Windshield (P/N 1436-739, $399.95 U.S.)

Wilcat Winch Mount
UTV Inc. Winch Mount

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Manufacturer Info:

Arctic Cat Inc.
601 Brooks Avenue South
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Website:  www.arcticcat.com

Phone: 218-681-8558

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 on the Internet atwww.arctic-cat.com

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