Arctic Cat Introduces the All-New, High Horsepower Wildcat 1000 X Pure Sport Side-by-Side

  Arctic Cat Introduces the All-New, High Horsepower Wildcat 1000 X Pure Sport

                 A pure sport hot rod in an off-road vehicle;

    Wildcat 1000 X’s powerful engine offers 90-plus horsepower, delivering
                    impressive acceleration and handling;

                    Shipments to dealers begin March 2013

Business Wire

MINNEAPOLIS -- January 15, 2013

Arctic Cat Inc. (NASDAQ: ACAT) introduced today the Wildcat™ 1000 X, an
all-new model in its pure sport Wildcat line of side-by-side vehicles. The
Wildcat 1000 X combines 90-plus horsepower with new, advanced drive and
handling technologies to provide off-road enthusiasts with an unrivaled
experience. Arctic Cat will begin shipping the new Wildcat 1000 X to dealers
in March 2013. The company’s fiscal 2013 full-year guidance includes the
anticipated impact from the sale of these units.

“The Wildcat 1000 X reflects our strategy to enter new growth segments,” said
Claude Jordan, chairman and chief executive officer of Arctic Cat. “With its
90-plus horsepower, industry leading 18 inches of rear travel suspension and
13 inches of ground clearance, the Wildcat X offers even greater acceleration
and maneuverability to those seeking the best balance of power, suspension and
handling in an off-road vehicle.”

Powering the Wildcat 1000 X is a V-Twin, SOHC, liquid-cooled, 951cc,
electronic fuel injection engine built to provide massive torque and maximum
acceleration. Arctic Cat’s Wildcat 1000 X also features a new drive and driven
clutch, created in partnership with Team Industries. In addition, the Wildcat
1000 X utilizes Arctic Cat’s new sway bar for stability, in conjunction with
new, heavy duty FOX Podium shocks and Maxxis Bighorn tires.

The automatic transmission has a park-in-gear shifter with reverse, neutral,
high and low gears, and easily shifts from two-wheel to four-wheel drive,
using a dashboard switch. The variable assist electronic power steering is
designed to maintain a light steering input effort, with an infinitely
adjustable tilt steering wheel.

The Wildcat 1000 X provides an industry leading 18-inches of rear suspension
travel and 13-inches of ground clearance. Its full perimeter exoskeleton
chassis offers best-in-class comfort and leg room for users. The interior has
a locking glove box and cup holders, color matched bucket seats with
three-point seat belts, tube-frame doors with integrated nets, and front and
rear sport bumpers.

The Wildcat 1000 X is available in Team Arctic Green and Vibrant Red Metallic

Arctic Cat Inc. designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain
vehicles (ATVs), side-by-sides and snowmobiles under the Arctic Cat^® brand
name, as well as related parts, garments and accessories. Its common stock is
traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More
information about Arctic Cat and its products is available at


Arctic Cat Inc.
Timothy C. Delmore, 763-354-1800
Chief Financial Officer
Padilla Speer Beardsley Inc.
Shawn Brumbaugh, 612-455-1754
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