Arctic Cat

Reviews, latest news, and videos about Arctic Cat ATVs, UTVs, and Side-x-Sides. 


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John Arens

Desert racing legends Robby Gordon and Todd Romano explained it best.

Textron Off Road Launch

Textron Inc. acquired Arctic Cat in March 2017, adding another powerful brand to its portfolio that includes Bell Helicopter®, Cessna® and Beechcraft® aircraft, Greenlee® professional tools, Jacobsen® professional turf-care equipment, and Dixie Chopper® zero-turn mowers, among many others. Most Arctic Cat side-by-sides and ATVs, including the popular Alterra™, Prowler™ and Wildcat™ product lines, will now carry the Textron Off Road brand name, joining the Textron Off Road Stampede™ side-by-side to form a robust 2018 model year lineup.
“With Textron Off Road, we are marrying Arctic Cat’s legacy of high performance, reliability and innovation to Textron’s powerful combination of engineering expertise, manufacturing know-how, and Fortune 200 resources,” said Kevin Holleran, president and CEO of Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. “Together as Textron Off Road, we are creating a new leader in off-road vehicle performance.”
The Arctic Cat brand name will remain on all snowmobile product lines.
Side-by-side and ATV production will continue in Thief River Falls, Minn., with the manufacture of Stampede models relocating there from Augusta, Ga. Production of the Textron Motors engines that power the Stampede will move from Germany to the company’s St. Cloud, Minn. production facility, which already produces several four-stroke off road engines for ATVs and side-by-sides, and two-stroke engines for Arctic Cat snowmobiles.
Some Alterra and XC ATVs, and HDX and Prowler side-by-side models, will retain the Arctic Cat brand while inventory lasts.
To avoid product overlap, the Textron Off Road Recoil® and Ambush® side-by-side product lines, as well as the Onslaught™ ATV, will be discontinued.

Textron Specialized Vehicles Outlines the Future with Arctic Cat at Dealer Event

Arctic Cat brand name changed to Textron Off Road for Side-by-Sides and ATVs; Important value opportunity with E-Z-GO vehicles
Augusta, Ga. (April 25, 2017) – Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, announcedto its dealer network its plan for growth as it incorporates Arctic Cat into the company, including its future powersports brand portfolio, and a tease of new and upcoming products across its snowmobile, side-by-side and ATV product lines

Textron Inc. Announces Acquisition of Arctic Cat Inc., a Leading Company in the Recreational Vehicle Industry

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—March 6, 2017-- Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Arctic Cat Inc. by means of a short-form merger under Minnesota law. As a result, Arctic Cat has become an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Textron. 

Ride & Rally - Rock On!

Arctic Cat goes Rock Climbing at Moab
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MOAB is a no-brainer location for off-roaders and any chance to ride the incredible scenery of Southern Utah is a welcome opportunity. Combine that with the annual Discount Tire Rally on the Rocks jamboree and a couple thousand new friends, and you’ve got a can’t-miss event. Attending a ride, rally, or jamboree is a great way to explore new terrain, make new friends, and to check out new parts from vendors. Think of it as the county fair for off-road lovers and you’ll get the idea.

Arctic Cat 360 SXS Trailer

Arctic Cat 360 SXS Trailer

           Virtual Reality Experience!

New Model Test - Year of the Cat

Riding Arctic Cat's New XR ATV Lineup
Written By: 
John Arens

Riding high into the majestic, red rock mountains just outside Moab, Utah is an experience like no other. It’s no wonder so many western movies have been shot here.

Arctic Cat Factory Display and Demo Rides at DuneFest July 29-August 2

DuneFest Attendees Can Enter To Win Off-Road Ride Kit
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 Arctic Cat is the Elite Sponsor of Dunefest 2015, that will take place July 29 – August 2nd in Winchester Bay, Oregon. Winchester Bay is the center of the fabulous Dunes Recreations area and has been dubbed, the ROV capital of the Pacific coast. 

New Model Preview - 15 for 2015

A Truckload of New Models for Arctic Cat
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The Arctic Cat product development team is on a roll! A few years back, they introduced the incredible Wildcat 1000 Side x Side, followed by a four-seat version, and last year they rolled out our favorite trail loving Side x Side, the Wildcat Trail. We wondered how they would top that for 2015, but as it turns out, they were just getting warmed up!

15 for 2015 – NEW ATVs and UTVs

For 2015 Arctic Cat has added new models to both their Side x Side and their ATV lineup. It’s a great time to be a ‘Cat lover!

First Ride - Arctic Cat's New Wildcat Trail

More Performance, Less Cost
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John Arens

Getting right to the point -this is a really fun machine! As much as we love the open desert, we have been anxious to try Arctic Cat’s long promised, 50 inch wide trail machine because, like everyone else living east of the Mississippi, tight woods and narrow, twisty trails are the domain in which we live and ride. Finally Arctic Cat was answering the call for a value conscious, dedicated trail machine designed for our neighborhood and we couldn’t wait to try it out.


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