A Look at this year's Arctic Cat ATV Range Up

Cat engineers built more machines for two-passenger riding, and at the same time expanded options for younger riders. All totaled, Arctic Cat eliminated 9 machines for 2009, including the 700 Diesel, 400 4x4, two DVX models (400 & 250) and two TRVs (650 & 500), while creating 13 new models. New machines include:

o Two new Prowlers, headlined by the Prowler XTZ 1000, featuring the 951cc liquid-cooled twin introduced in last year's Thundercat, plus a Prowler 550 flatbed, featuring the new 545cc single and a flatbed rear.

o Three new TRV (Two Rider Vehicle) models, including a full-featured TRV 1000 Cruiser, plus a TRV 550 and TRV 400.

o An exciting, custom-made-for-mudding 700 MudPro, featuring huge tires, a snorkel and 14 inches of ground clearance.

o Two other new kids quads, 50cc and 90cc utility machines.

For traditional ATV riders, Cat is expanding its TRV Cruiser line while tweaking the engine options on the standard TRVs.

There are two Cruiser models - a TRV 1000 H2 EFI Cruiser featuring the Thundercat's big 90-degree twin, and the TRV 700 H1 EFI Cruiser featuring Cat's 700-class fuel injected single - and both are glorious. The other two 2-up ATVs are the TRV 550, featuring Cat's new engine, and a TRV 400, featuring a 366 air-cooled single. Like the TRVs, the side-by-side Prowler UTVs benefit from two of Cat's newest powerplants - the 1000 and the 550.

Cat engineers redesigned the suspension systems on the Prowler 1000, lowering the ride height. Dual A-arm front and rear suspensions each offer 10 inches of travel.

The popular Prowler XTX 700 H1 EFI and Prowler XT 600 HI return largely unchanged. Custom Build For Muddy Bob

Starting from the ground up, it rides on giant, 28-inch High Lifter Outlaw MST tires mounted on 12-inch machined aluminum wheels. They attach to a raked suspension that features 14 inches of ground clearance.

The clutching and 4.0 gearing on the machine are specifically set up for mudding, Cat officials said. A New Class For Emerging Riders

Cat's other class-breaker is the all-new 150 2x4. The first model released for them is Cat's 150.

The DVX lineup changed significantly. Cat officials dumped both the Suzuki-based DVX 400 and the KYMCO-based DVX 250 and settled on a DVX 300. At 44.7 inches, it's 3 inches wider than last year's 250 but an inch narrower than the 400. Cat also expanded its kids quad lineup. That eliminated the need for a 70, so Cat launched utility and sport quads. The 90s feature reverse gear - a rare feature for kids quads.

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