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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…

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

-- 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 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 they offered up a…

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…

Wildcat XX: Ride Over Everything!

“Wildcat XX was inspired by the most extreme off-road racing vehicles, and is built to outperform the biggest side-by- side names in off-roading,” said John Collins, Vice President, Consumer for Textron Specialized Vehicles. “We like to say that Wildcat XX puts ride over everything. With Wildcat XX, you get an unbeatable ride and ultimately, a side-by- side that will conquer any rock, rut or ravine.”

CVT BELT BUYER’S GUIDE

-- For a wide number of the most popular and best-selling ATVs and UTVs, the heart of the power delivery system is the CVT belt. There are a few extreme ATV riders who are hard on the CVT belts, but time and mileage are the most common reasons to change an ATV’s CVT belt. UTVs are heavier, so they are harder on CVT belts, whether they are high-horsepower sport models or not. No matter what your CVT-motivated machine is, it will need a new belt sooner or later. We based our belt guide on the Polaris RZR XP 1000 model. It is a…

2018 TEXTRON OFF-ROAD ATVs & UTVs

-- Wildcats, Alterras, Stampedes & more, By the staff of Dirt Wheels -- 2018 Textron Line The 2018 Textron Off-Road lineup will consist of a mix of Stampede (formerly Bad Boy Off-Road) and a variety of quads and UTVs that were formerly Arctic Cat. On the ATV side, Textron will have the $4999 Alterra 500 4x4, $5999 Alterra VLX 700 and $6999 Alterra VLX 700 EPS, $9799 Alterra TBX 700 and $9999 Alterra MudPro 700 LTD. Dealers still have the following 2017 quads under…

NEW AMERICAN MUSCLE SIDE-BY-SIDE

TEXTRON Releases NEW Havoc X LABELS DON’T MATTER. PERFORMANCE DOES. We didn’t just create another side-by-side. We created Havoc, equipped with 100HP, class-leading suspension system with King Shocks, and 2,000-lb of towing capacity. Built to out muscle anything in its path, it defies all labels—and expectations. KEY FEATURES • 100 HP EFI Engine • 67 ft-lb of Torque • On-Demand AWD • Standard Electronic Power Steering • Standard Full Doors • Four-Wheel Double A-Arm Suspension • Front & Rear…

TEXTRON’S NEW ELECTRIC UTVs

-- The new 2018 Prowler EV and EV IS could be the silent machines hunters are looking for. Here is what Textron Off-Road has to say about their electric powered UTVs: STEALTHY OFF-ROAD PERFORMANCE Powerful, stealthy and eager to handle large loads and rugged off-road conditions, the new 2018 Prowler EV and Prowler EV iS from Textron Off Road deliver premium electric vehicle performance for a full range of riders. Each Prowler EV is powered by a 72V battery system comprised of six 12V heavy-duty deep-cycle…

SAVE $2,000 ON NEW STAMPEDES!

TEXTRON PRESS RELEASE: For a limited time only, take advantage of the Textron Off Road Factory Authorized Clearance event. Receive $2,000 off the purchase of a Stampede or Stampede XTR and up to $1,300 off other Textron Off Road models. Get to your local dealer now to cash in on this limited time offer. For more info> http://www.textronoffroad.com

NEW HAVOC X — special report:

-- Awhile back we reported that Textron was working on a sportier version of their Stampede UTV. It seems that they took notice on how well the Polaris General was doing and wanted to have something to compete with it. The Stampede Sport project has moved to the point that they have a new name for the machine. It's suppose to be called the Havoc X. At least, that is what's on the graphics of a pre-production model the Dirt Wheels spies were able to get photos of. The inside info we're getting is the Havoc X…

2018 TEXTRON OFF ROAD MODELS

-- 2018 TEXTRON PRESS RELEASE -- “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…