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2019 TEXTRON LINEUP

-- Havoc reigns, revised quads and more Wildcat XX power --  By the staff of Dirt Wheels When Textron Specialized Vehicles acquired Arctic Cat, both brands benefited. Arctic Cat’s quad and UTV lines got an injection of interest, backing and engineering capability, and Textron picked up an instant dealer network and a full, competitive line of machines. In the last year the combined brand has released the Wildcat XX as the first real project that melded the talents of both companies. We also saw the release of the…

NEW ATV & UTV CRANKSHAFTS FROM HOT RODS

-- Arctic Cat gets added to the list -- PRESS RELEASE: Building on the success of our high-quality OEM replacement rods, Hot Rods crankshafts have become the first choice for aftermarket OEM quality replacement cranks! These replacement crankshafts are regarded as the premiere alternative to costly options from the manufacturer. In addition to being a cost-effective alternative, Hot Rods crankshafts also bring a level of uncompromising quality, design and innovation not seen in its competitors. Hot Rods connecting rods…

2019 Wildcat XX Updates!

Key Features Three-cylinder 998cc DOHC naturally aspirated 4-stroke engine with EFI delivers 130-hp performance, ultra-quick response and maximum durability. • The wishbone-style, trailing arm rear suspension delivers race-proven performance throughout its 18 inches of travel, with an 80 percent reduction in track width change compared to other designs. • Double A-arm front suspension features unequal length A-arms for optimal wheel camber through the full 18-inch range of travel, resulting in maximum handling and…

MUD RACING IN THE MIDWEST

-- Second Annual Hay Days Mud Expo in Minnesota -- Midwest Championship Mud Racing (MCMR) was a big part of the recent Hay Days event and everyone enjoyed the wild mud-slinging action. The folks at Textron were proud to let us know that the Textron Mud Racing Team scored four first place finishes at the Mud Expo. Mike Poolman and his nitrous Mud Pro 1000 won the open class. Mike Poolman also won the RUV class in his Wildcat X. Kyle Kleinvachter and his Alterra 550 XT won the Youth 4x4 class. Scott Waldo and his…

2019 Textron Havoc Models!

KEY FEATURES 100-HP Twin Cylinder SOHC EFI Engine • 67-ft.-lbs. of Torque • FOX 2.5 Podium QS3 Shocks (X Model) • On-Demand AWD • Customizable Speed Controller • Standard Electronic Power Steering • Standard Full Doors • Four-Wheel Double-A-Arm Suspension • Front and Rear Sway Bars • Class-Leading 24-cu.-ft. of Storage with Extended Cab • 2,000-lb of Towing and a 600-lb Capacity Tilt Bed • Best-in-Class 13 inches of Ground Clearance • Fast-N-Latch Bed Storage System • 28-in ITP Ultracross Tires (X and…

$6,999 KODIAK 700 vs. $5,999 VLX 700

-- 4x4 ATV comparison -- Not everyone wants to spend 10 grand or more for a big 4x4 quad. For the more economy minded they automatically look at the lower-priced 500 - 550 4x4 quads in a manufacturer's line up. But then Yamaha said, "Hey, it costs us just about the same to make a 550 engine as a 700 engine, so why not just offer a basic 700 with no bells and whistles for the price of a 550." And so, the Kodiak 700 was born. It sells for $6,999. The guys at Textron and Arctic Cat saw the logic in that approach, so…

2019 TEXTRON QUADS ARE HERE

-- ALL-NEW 570 & REVAMPED 700 -- PRESS RELEASE: New Alterra 570 Headlines Textron Off Road’s 2019 ATV Model Lineup and it includes an updated Alterra 700 line powered by the new Textron Motors 700 engine for greater power and performance. “We are committed to growing our Textron Off Road lineup of powerful, precision-engineered ATVs,” said John Collins, Vice President, Consumer for Textron Specialized Vehicles. “These new vehicles, led by our new Alterra 570 ATV, include several features that provide operators with…

TEXTRON’S ALL-NEW PROWLER PRO

-- With new whisper-quiet 3-cylinder engine -- Textron Off Road Press Release: Introducing the all-new, pure-utility 2019 Prowler Pro and Prowler Pro XT. Built in Thief River Falls, Minn. by the company known for precision engineering that fuels adventurers and hard workers all over the world, both models deliver quiet gas power and unmatched reliability for tackling the toughest jobs and handling the most-extreme hunts. “Textron Off Road focused on the driver experience when developing the new Prowler Pro,” said…

2018 TEXTRON OFF-ROAD WILDCAT XX

-- FIRST RIDE: This Cat likes it rough! -- By the staff of Dirt Wheels Suspension has been a point of pride for Wildcat X models. When the X was first released, the 18 inches of rear-wheel travel and the 17 inches of front-wheel travel set the bar very high for the competition. Now, with Arctic Cat absorbed by Textron Off Road, comes the Wildcat XX—the first truly new high-performance Wildcat in far too long. While the Wildcat shares some residual DNA from the Wildcat X, the XX is a truly new machine built with a…

WILDCAT XX RACES TO THE FRONT

-- Team Wildcat’s Ray Bulloch Steers Wildcat™ XX to First Win -- TEXTRON PRESS RELEASE: Earlier this year, Textron Specialized Vehicles introduced a game-changing, high performance vehicle, the all-new Textron Off Road Wildcat XX. Two months later, Team Wildcat Racer Ray Bulloch took it to the top of the SxS Pro Stock podium and took the Overall at WORCS Racing’s Round 5 in Hurricane, Utah! The Wildcat XX’s DNA is from racing so its early arrival on the podium over higher-powered turbo vehicles is no surprise. Designed…

UTV GO-BAG: Everything you should take with you on the trail

-- For decades American Express has used the slogan “Don’t leave home without it.” While a credit card and some cash are among the things we should always carry on UTV adventures, they will not be enough in the boonies. A satisfying UTV adventure has a beginning, some great fun and a triumphant return to your starting point. Having to walk back to camp puts a hurt on the fun factor. The answer is in that bag in the back of your machine, or it should be. If you’re going farther than you want to walk home, be prepared in…

NEW TEXTRON HAVOC — taking a closer look

-- The Textron Havoc is a new model for 2018. It has similarities to last year's Stampede, which they still sell in 2018, but the Havoc is more performance version of the Stampede. It is basically in the same category as the Polaris General, which is a step up in performance from their Ranger models. The engine is designed and built by Textron and is rated at 100 horsepower from the 957cc, twin-cylinder, SOHC, liquid-cooled unit with fuel-injection. The crankshaft, connecting rods and camshaft are forged steel for…