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There seems to be a lot of confusion as to which Prowler engines use Suzuki engines and which use Arctic Cat. Does anyone know the answer to this? I've been told that the 700 was made by both companies. I'm fairly certain that the new XTZ twin is Arctic Cat, but I would like to hear from those that know when the transition came, and in what models.
 

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The Prowlers have never had anything but Arctic Cat Engines. The first 700 AC had in an ATV was Suzuki but that changed with MY 08 when the 700H1 came out. So yes AC had a 700 engine from both companies that year, but only AC engines have been used in the prowler and nothing else. The way to tell is it is an AC engine is if the engine has the H1 or H2 decal. The H stands for Hemi and the Suzuki motor doesn't have that.
 

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I think arctic cat copied the suzukis design and changed the dome in the head to call it the H1 Hemi...
They may look the same externally but it is different on the insides. The transmission gearing and other internals are a lot better design that has less gear transitions.
 

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They may look the same externally but it is different on the insides. The transmission gearing and other internals are a lot better design that has less gear transitions.
Ive never looked at them real closely but Im sure they changed up a few of the parts so they didnt totally infringe on suzuki. But they did use the suzuki base motors to copy huh.
 

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Ive never looked at them real closely but Im sure they changed up a few of the parts so they didnt totally infringe on suzuki. But they did use the suzuki base motors to copy huh.
Well, when you consider that AC engineers helped out in the design of that engine and designed the Suzuki CVT transmission there would be a lot of similarities. The King Quad Engine that AC had in some atvs was designed by suzuki without the Cat engineers and you can see a ton of difference in that motor and even the smaller Suzuki engines. My mechanics would rather work on an H1 motor over a 500 motor any day because of how much more simple it is.
 
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