We’ve never seen anything quite like it! Not much will keep this baby from going forward with no worries about what’s under it. Simply said but not easily done, the Cat team basically took a 700 H1 EFI and slapped on some extra technology they thought would make it conqueror of the most treacherous terrain you can think of. If your area’s trails seem extra challenging, even for such a powerful machine, Arctic Cat has you more than covered with their all new 2009 Arctic Cat Mud Pro 700.
The trail up ahead is too muddy, wet and seemingly impossible to get across? Not with this monster! Some who even come to enjoy such extra challenging trail conditions, crave extra grip, extra power and most importantly clean air to breathe at all times. To appease such appetites, the MudPro’s innovative flip-up snorkel design, permits one to plunge in the deepest mud holes and even across streams that wet elbows, without worrying about water infiltration in the engine. The elevated intake and clutch snorkel keeps the CVT belt dry and cool, even with water up over the fenders. Specific EFI calibrations take in account increased intake from the snorkel design to provide maximum horsepower.
It is graced with the same powerful engine that has led Team Arctic racers to two consecutive championships in the World Powersports Association (WPSA) Quad Terrain races. An Arctic Cat built 695cc single-cylinder SOHC, liquid-cooled 4-stroke engine built at their new and state-of-the-art St. Cloud manufacturing facility; designed for a wide torque curve and extra smooth power delivery.
Other than the snorkel giving this ATV a very unique look, are the MudPro’s huge and aggressive Highlifter Outlaw MST tires, which prop up this new beast to an industry leading 14 inches of ground clearance. These tires have huge 2.2 cm (one inch) high threads which also protrude down the sidewalls for optimal grip.
For good rider position in accordance with the higher stance caused by the huge tires, the seat has been lifted an inch higher than a basic 700 Cat. This combined with a new handlebar design, makes for better mud riding ergonomics. The MudPro’s seat height is a big 9.5 cm higher than the basic 700 EFI.
In addition to other important changes such as 4.0 gears, clutching was specifically tuned for low end torque and a suspension tailored to competition, with spring and shock valving and preload changes specifically tuned for the MudPro’s big grippers. An optional sway bar is available as an accessory.
The Competition Green Metallic coloured 2009 Arctic Cat Mud Pro 700 is one very mean machine, for experienced riders only. Not everyone will enjoy its almost exaggerated size which could be, in many situations, too much for nothing. This is no quad for regular long trail rides on perfectly groomed trails with a bunch of tight turns through the trees; it can get tiring and be a handful to control there. A quick glance at this beast is enough to get an idea of what it is capable but also how it can be tough to throw around where you want it to go. This baby truly shines where all others sink to doom, in a huge mud hole.
For more information on the above mentioned models, please visit the Arctic Cat Website