Monday, January 21, 2008

Arctic Cat quietly rolls out two new 50s


New for 2008, Arctic Cat 50 and 50 DVX mini ATVs were recently posted on the Arctic Cat website. Haven't seen this anywhere else, but I guess that is one of the reasons we started this blog!

Arctic Cat did have a sporty 2-stroke 50cc machine back in 2005 and upgraded to a 4-stroke in 2006 that looked a bit like the bigger utility Cats. It is that 4-stroke machine that is base for the two new 50s this year. While the standard 50 and 50 DVX are the same basic machine for 2008, the standard is made into a utility quad and adds front and rear racks. While the 10 and 15 pound ratings won't carry heavy loads, I bet they will carry a lot of weight with your little tike being able to be just like mom or dad!

By comparing specifications with the other 50s on the market, these don't appear to be a shared model wrapped in Arctic Cat plastic, but their own offerings. In fact, they have a very Arctic Cat-like weight (read heavy) at 260 pounds for the DVX and 265 for the utility 50.

The DVX is currently offered in black only, but with red or green graphics kits. According to some dealers, a pink version is coming soon, which is also the case for the 90 DVX.