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Well I just got the brochure with the new Prowler being unveiled, and it's going to disappoint a lot of you because it is not a sporty one, in fact it's more heavy duty. Its a neat machine, a good direction for the utility side of things, but they need to unveil their sporty one. This one is a 700 with a bench seat, power steering, Fox float shocks that enable you to adjust air pressure for different loads, 10" longer wheelbase, 10" longer completely, a larger dump bed with the ability to remove the sides and make a flatbed, and storage boxes under the bed in front of the rear tire. They have also put safety nets on the entry points.
 

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Yea we just got the info to, they will sell great for us because most of our customers are farmers and they all buy popos, just hope they don't cost $14,000.00. Now just got to get rid of the 550s!!
 

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When are they going to put it on their website?

Pictures?

Thanks for sharing
 

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Not sure when it will be on the website. I am afraid they will price them too high because the popo with power steering is 12,599 and we should not be higher then them or we will have trouble selling them. I have had a lot of people wanting bench seat so that will be good.
 

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My source told me something way different. The total 2011 unveiling is going to be in August, but the sporty version will not be ready. He said they have some pretty good prototypes that blow the rzr away. All he said is it should be ready within a year. my bet would be a January unveiling from what he said, but I hope Airdam is right we need the sporty one SOON.
 

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Could someone post a pic of the HDX?
 

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i know for a fact they have the prototypes built, and have had them for over a year, and they are wicked fast and crazy with awesome suspension. i've heard rumors from my guys that they have something coming out in a few weeks, but it could be a sport bike, and not the sport prowler. i am unsure but i know the RZR killer has been in the works for well over a year, and we should have something to see son i hope.
 

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All I can say is I heard the same as Airdam from a guy that has a good amount of seat time in it and I hope the get this thing out to the public.
 

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my source said they have two different motor options, both are V-twins though!!! a 740ish cc v=-twin and the Tcat 1000cc V-twin. i was told the smaller twin wound up super quick and made almost as much power as the T-cat motor did!!! i'm excited and as long as they keep the same style clutches and put 3.1 gears in the differentials i can still make them do 100mph!!!! i want one BADLY!!!!
 

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the HDX sounds great to me, basically what i have done with my flat bed and i would have really liked the bench seat i could do without the power steering just something else to break and the longer wheelbase could make it a little more tippy but as a whole i would have looked real hard at it.
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Scanned photo of the HDX...




And, a scanned photo of the new Prowler 550 XT...



Can't say I'm too thrilled with either. I spent the last week with several Arctic Cat Reps at Rally On The Rocks and they didn't have much more to say. But lets hope that the sport model gets here soon, Can Am is releasing their machine soon and I see more market share going bye-bye... seems to be the consensus of every dealer I've talked to...
 

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Interesting, I haven't seen anything on the 550 xt I thought you were just hoking when I saw that. The bench seat should help out my regular prowler sales as long as the price is good, but I am worried about the extra 10". But we all know what would help the most is the sport prowler and the clocks ticking against Arctic Cat.
 

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Interesting, I haven't seen anything on the 550 xt I thought you were just hoking when I saw that. The bench seat should help out my regular prowler sales as long as the price is good, but I am worried about the extra 10". But we all know what would help the most is the sport prowler and the clocks ticking against Arctic Cat.
Our dealer rep just sent me all the info on the new season. I understand that your dealer rep is out on personal leave so you might be lagging in release info. I'll see what I can do to help you out...
 

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Yes, my rep is gone, but appears to be permanent as they have posted the job looking for a new rep, so now we are working with the Regional rep until a new district rep is hired.
 

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Interesting, I haven't seen anything on the 550 xt I thought you were just hoking when I saw that. The bench seat should help out my regular prowler sales as long as the price is good, but I am worried about the extra 10". But we all know what would help the most is the sport prowler and the clocks ticking against Arctic Cat.

Emails sent Chris. Hope these help you.
 

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It does, but the pricing doesn't. The 550s new roll cage may not be the best route, it's almost like they tried to make the cage look too sporty.
 

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I see in the flyer they went with Rhino type tailgate latches.

Also not a fan of the safety net set up, looks like a pain to get in and out of the machine with the one on the front floor and then again up around your shoulder.

Guess I'll have to see one in real life to be sure but from the pics it looks like a PITA
 

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It's all got to do with new regulations and having to make sure people don't stick their feet out in an accident the Tyrex has similar ones.
 
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