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Old 07-04-2012, 10:57 AM
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How fast is the new 1000 wildcat, the speedometer reads up to 120 but there ain't no way, I would think prolly 70-80, if any one knows I would appreciate the help
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Old 07-04-2012, 01:10 PM
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about 70 mph


the rzr reads 120 mph but only gets around 60.
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Old 07-04-2012, 02:22 PM
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That's what I was thinkn, I know its a 1000 but still, but I geusse if the right person got hold of it it wouldn't have no problem gettn 120
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:20 AM
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I think when you hit 110, a digital display pops up and asks "Is someone holding your beer, and is this being video taped".
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:06 AM
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Kickass, a badass machine thats fast AND asks about beer
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Old 08-14-2012, 10:08 AM
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Dirt Trax TV just did a side by side shootout between the WC and the RXR XP. They said the WC topped out close to 70 and the RZR at about 75. They said that the power throughout the power band and the steering while high speed cornering was superior on the RZR.

The WC had less power and under-steer issues when cornering fast. However, despite those issues, they preferred the suspension travel and power steering feature on the WC and gave it a slight nod over the RZR, given those creature comforts.

It will be interesting to see in the stock racing divisions if power and better steering versus better suspension and power steering bring which bike to the finish line first more often.

Arctic Cat did what Can Am didn't and brought a real challenger to the RZR in the marketplace.
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they claimed a rzr got 75 on top end? i would love to see that out of a stock configuration. i run with alot of guys that have the 800 and 900 rzr's and none of them get even close to that. i never rode a wildcat but i call bs on a rzr doing 75.
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they claimed a rzr got 75 on top end? i would love to see that out of a stock configuration. i run with alot of guys that have the 800 and 900 rzr's and none of them get even close to that. i never rode a wildcat but i call bs on a rzr doing 75.

I think the rzr can make it there, you have to floor it for like.... 2 miles ... really, it will keep on going!!
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I owned a 2012 Rzr XP 900 last year, and own a 2013 Wildcat 1000 this year.

Yes, a Rzr XP 900 will do 75 mph on a flat gravel road, and a Wildcat will do 71 to 72 mph in the same conditions. Who cares? About 0.1% of your time is spent running wide open on a gravel road.

The Rzr XP 900 has more power, but the Wildcat has plenty of power on its own. The Wildcat engine feels more torquey and feels like it has a bit more grunt down low.

The Rzr XP 900 does turn quicker, and works a little better in the tight twisty trails through the trees. The Wildcat is more stable at speed.

Suspension is much better on the Wildcat. The first thing I did after my first ride on the XP 900 was start trying to dial in the suspension, and I eventually bought Elka shocks for it. I've taken several rides with the Wildcat, and have yet to even touch an adjustment clicker on the shocks. It feels perfect right off the showroom floor. A stock suspension Wildcat has better suspension than a Rzr XP 900 with Elka shocks.

The Wildcat is more comfortable to drive. The cockpit is more roomy and the power steering really makes it easy to drive.

I don't consider myself brand loyal, or biased. I try to buy the best machine in its class, and one of my ATVs is a Polaris. Overall, I prefer the Wildcat to the Rzr XP 900 though.
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I owned a 2012 Rzr XP 900 last year, and own a 2013 Wildcat 1000 this year.

Yes, a Rzr XP 900 will do 75 mph on a flat gravel road, and a Wildcat will do 71 to 72 mph in the same conditions. Who cares? About 0.1% of your time is spent running wide open on a gravel road.

The Rzr XP 900 has more power, but the Wildcat has plenty of power on its own. The Wildcat engine feels more torquey and feels like it has a bit more grunt down low.

The Rzr XP 900 does turn quicker, and works a little better in the tight twisty trails through the trees. The Wildcat is more stable at speed.

Suspension is much better on the Wildcat. The first thing I did after my first ride on the XP 900 was start trying to dial in the suspension, and I eventually bought Elka shocks for it. I've taken several rides with the Wildcat, and have yet to even touch an adjustment clicker on the shocks. It feels perfect right off the showroom floor. A stock suspension Wildcat has better suspension than a Rzr XP 900 with Elka shocks.

The Wildcat is more comfortable to drive. The cockpit is more roomy and the power steering really makes it easy to drive.

I don't consider myself brand loyal, or biased. I try to buy the best machine in its class, and one of my ATVs is a Polaris. Overall, I prefer the Wildcat to the Rzr XP 900 though.



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