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ARCTIC CAT PROWLER 550XT
With a 543cc H.O. motor, the 550XT
is part sport, part utility. It has bucket
seating for two people and a longer
wheelbase than the more work-ori-ented HDX series. It still has 10 inches
of ground clearance, 10 inches of suspension travel and double A-arms
all the way around. Four-wheel drive
and front diff-lock are available with
the push of a button. Available in any
color as long as it’s green.
ARCTIC CAT 700HDX LIMITED
This is the more utility-oriented
‘Cat, but it still features the 695cc
motor, 10 inches of suspension travel and 10 inches of ground clearance. The 700XDX has seating for
three across the front bench seat with
headrests for everyone, more storage space, and a larger tilting bed
that holds 1000 pounds and easily
converts to a flatbed. Power steering, paint and aluminum rims are
all standard. A camo version is $300
ARCTIC CAT PROWLER 500 HDX
Arctic Cat’s counteroffensive to the
Polaris 570 is the 500HDX. This has
a 443cc, single-cylinder motor, but
has seating for three and excellent
hauling credentials with a large tilting box that converts to flatbed and
dual hitch receivers. The word on the
street is that there’s a 50-inch-wide
version coming with a lower price.
The XT is $11,699 with power steering
and more. The Limited is $12,399.
CAN-AM MAVERICK MAX ($18,299)
Can-Am tags all of its jumbo-size,
multi-passenger vehicles with the
“Max” suffix, which is quite appropriate considering the Maverick Max is
20 inches longer than the standard
Mav and still a full 64 inches wide. It
comes standard with Fox shocks. The
basic Max does without power steering, while the X rs DPS version gets
that and custom seats, colors and
cockpit trim for $20,799.
CAN-AM MAVERICK ($16,299)
At the core of the Maverick is the
976cc Rotax V-twin, which is said
to produce 101 horsepower. Around
that, Can-Am has a very sporty package with Fox Podium shocks delivering 14 inches of suspension travel.
There are four different packages.
The X rs model ($17,799) gets you
beadlock wheels and sport trim. The
X rs DPS adds power steering at
$18,799. The 1000 X mr is $21,499 for
CAN-AM COMMANDER MAX
For those who want to keep peace
in the family, you can take them
along without being tempted to scare
them silly with Maverick-level speed.
The Commander Max still has four
comfortable seats and is powered
by the same 101-horsepower Rotax
V-twin motor. But, the chassis has
less suspension travel and less sport
potential. The Commander Max
comes standard with power steering.
The XT is $17,799.