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01-28-2018 07:18 PM
creed82
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Originally Posted by mac102004 View Post
Yeah I was a bit disappointed that they dropped the AC name on the ATV's and Side by Sides in favour of the Textron name, one that nobody has ever heard of....
I'm genuinely curious to see what comes of it. I know several folks around here who have 10 year old Arctic Cat quads with 6000+ miles and they rave about them.
01-28-2018 11:15 AM
mac102004 Yeah I was a bit disappointed that they dropped the AC name on the ATV's and Side by Sides in favour of the Textron name, one that nobody has ever heard of....
01-28-2018 09:03 AM
Trailfreak I found out recently that Artic Cat ATVs and side-by-sides became part of Textron. I kept seeing Textron ATVs for save, so I looked them up and thatís when I found out. Textron makes mostly military equipment, helicopters and planes. It could be that going forward the Artic Cats now Textrons become better ATVs with Textronís manufacturing systems. We will find out in a few years.

https://www.textronoffroad.com/about
01-28-2018 07:20 AM
mac102004 I've always had a soft spot for the 650H1/700H1/T-Cat, the 500 I could take it or leave it. They used the same engine as the Suzuki Vinson 500. TBH they were great bikes in their day, I think 09 would have been the last year for the 500, 550 would have replaced it.
01-28-2018 07:06 AM
creed82
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Originally Posted by XplicitRacing6 View Post
What do yall think of a 2009 Arctic Cat 500 EFI... My buddy is selling one... have you heard anything about them?? Never owned an Arctic Cat
I have a friend in Colorado with that very quad, and they've had good luck with it. Owned it since new.
12-31-2017 05:00 PM
creed82
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Originally Posted by retro View Post
The Arctic Cat ATVs are similar in low quality to Polaris ATVs, generally speaking... only they are made even chintzy-er than Polaris. Only china makes more useless junk in my opinion. Arctic Cat made some good sleds though, once upon a time... thanks to Suzuki & Yamaha motors in most of them.
I've seen that the 250cc-300cc "Arctic Cat" machines made by Kymco are actually VERY high build quality, and have proven reliable. Same machine under the skin as the Can Am DS250, and the Kawasaki Brute Force 300. Can't speak for the larger ones.
12-08-2017 06:36 AM
XplicitRacing6
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Originally Posted by retro View Post
The Arctic Cat ATVs are similar in low quality to Polaris ATVs, generally speaking... only they are made even chintzy-er than Polaris. Only china makes more useless junk in my opinion. Arctic Cat made some good sleds though, once upon a time... thanks to Suzuki & Yamaha motors in most of them.
I've rode it multiple times and it seems like it's really nice... motor runs amazing..... the suspension is like riding on a cloud... it doesn't seem crappy..... give it time and it will probably fall apart lol
12-07-2017 10:23 PM
retro The Arctic Cat ATVs are similar in low quality to Polaris ATVs, generally speaking... only they are made even chintzy-er than Polaris. Only china makes more useless junk in my opinion. Arctic Cat made some good sleds though, once upon a time... thanks to Suzuki & Yamaha motors in most of them.
12-07-2017 07:54 PM
XplicitRacing6 What do yall think of a 2009 Arctic Cat 500 EFI... My buddy is selling one... have you heard anything about them?? Never owned an Arctic Cat
12-07-2017 07:16 PM
fishfiles WS , the 700 does great in the mud , the pic of the blue one I posted is one that frequently rides with us
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