The year of 2023 is shaping up to be an exciting model year in the UTV market. Arctic Cat has updated the 2018 UTV of the Year with a long list of upgrades for the Wildcat XX Black Hills Edition. This will give you significantly better performance out on the trails, climbing hills, and generally enjoying the experience of driving one of Arctic Cat’s most popular and award-winning models.
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Released for the 2018 model year, the Wildcat XX continues to be one of the most powerful and unique naturally aspirated sport UTVs on the market. Powered by a 130 hp Yamaha triple cylinder engine with a dry sump oil system, Fox suspension, patented rear trailing arms, and 18 in of suspension travel front and rear. Rider needs change and Arctic Cat is answering some of those needs with the Black Hills Edition – Bigger Tires, lower gear ratios, preinstalled bumpers and a winch.
- Liquid-Cooled, 3 Cylinder 130 hp 998cc
- ADAPT CVT
- 2WD / 4WD Electric Actuation, with Selectable Front Diff Lock
- Electronic Power Steering
- Front Suspension – Double A-Arm with 18-in. (46 cm) Travel
- Rear Suspension – Trailing Arm with 18-in. (46 cm) Travel
- FOX 2.5 PODIUM QS3 with Compression Adjustment (Front) FOX 2.5 PODIUM QS3 with Compression Adjustment and Bottom-Out Control (Rear)
- 4 Wheel Hydraulic Disc, Dual Piston Caliper Front, Single Piston Caliper Rear
- Kenda Klever 32×10 R15 Tires
Black Hills Edition
Increasing the factory tire size from 30 in to 32 in brings the XX Black Hills Edition right in line with Arctic Cat’s top competitors but its not just the tires. Along with Arctic Cat’s ADAPT clutch system, the Black Hills Edition XX also receives a lower gear ratio in the transmission to help turn the larger tires and climb steeper grades.
This side-by-side does not play around. Designed for some hardcore riding, the Wildcat XX Black Hills Edition comes equipped with trail-oriented features that will enhance your experience. With a factory-installed Garmin Tread GPS with a long-range antenna, you can keep track of where you’ve explored, as well as your friends’ locations on the trails. Plus, with 32-inch trail tires and elevated ground clearance, you’ll be able to pass over more obstacles. And for more traction in your climbs, this side-by-side is equipped with an ALL-NEW lower gear ratio transaxle that helps you dig in. On top of all these features, you still get the power and suspension of a Wildcat XX side-by-side, so you’re set to take on some real challenges.
Partnership with Garmin
The Black Hills Edition is available to order now for an MSRP of $27,999. For additional information, see Arctic Cat Off-Road’s Website or visit your local dealer. What do you think of the Black Hills Edition Wildcat XX? Please let us know in the comments section below.
Enhance your ride with the dash-mounted Garmin Tread Off Road GPS. Garmin is an absolute necessity for any group ride, letting you view your routes, music and group members’ locations easily. The Garmin Tread fits seamlessly and comes factory installed on the Wildcat XX Black Hills Edition, so you can get out there and get started right away.