2015 Wildcat Sport Limited EPS vs. 2015 RZR S 900 EPSPosted in Features on January 6, 2015
Well it seems that the manufacturers are at it again. Arctic Cat and Polaris have been going at it in the high-performance market and now it’s happening in the fun “Sport” long-travel arena. The manufacturers are getting their sport performance lineup revamped with all the updates to their old models so they can concentrate on building us, the performance consumer, more high-performance state-of-the-art UTVs.
Arctic Cat’s answer to the sport performance market is the new Wildcat Sport Limited EPS. This peppy little two-seater boosts a 700cc 60hp parallel twin with a closed-loop fuel injection system. For stopping chores it uses two-piston calipers at all four corners. Ground clearance is a whopping 13 inches with 12.2 inches for the front-wheel travel and 12.6 inches for the rear. Arctic Cat decided to put their newly revised EPS steering system on all the Limited models. To soak up all the whoops a new breed of Elka Stage 5 shocks with dual speed compression and single rebound adjustments. These great shocks have been added to all four corners. These were extremely tunable shocks when we were out testing. The body is partly from the Wildcat Trail with opening doors as standard. Lighting consists of LED all around. Under the front hood was some storage area for jumper cables, air compressor, goggles, and more. Colors are white metallic paint and black matte paint.
While Polaris came out with an all-new RZR S 900 EPS, this model was originally Polaris’ flagship. Dubbed the RZR S 800, in 2009 they upgraded it to a new Prostar motor boasting 875 cc and producing 75 hp. Four-wheel disc brakes with dual pistons up front and a single piston in the rear help slow down this UTV in the desert or dunes. Ground clearance is 12.5 inches and the front wheel travel is 12.25 inches with rear travel at 13.20 inches. To handle all the rough terrain Polaris uses Fox Podium X 2.0 piggyback shocks. It has both compression and preload adjustment for precise tuning. The huge battery has 44 amp hours of capacity with 575 cold-cranking amps. For accessories Polaris has added a 12-volt power block to help in adding lights, winches, and more. Colors are White Lightning, Havasu Red Pearl, Black Pearl, and Titanium Matte Metallic.