1000 XT

MY 2016

The 1000 XT is revered for its 951cc, Arctic Cat-built H2 EFI engine’s performance, as well as its durability and proven trail record. To beef up an already impressive list of features, these machines come standard with electronic power steering (EPS), ride-in front and rear suspension, an on-machine SpeedRack and easy-access storage. You also get a 3.000 lbs. winch, rear hitch, sway bar and aluminum rims, which pair nicely with the toughness of that automotive-style paint.

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Arctic riders prefer to be in control with their on-the-fly 2WD/4WD. In 2WD, steering is light and nimble. Shift on the fly into 4WD and power is delivered to the front wheels. The front wheels spin at different speeds while the steering effort remains minimal. For the ultimate traction, activate the electronic front differential lock and power is sent to all four wheels, enabling you to crawl, climb and continue on with confidence.

Ride-In Suspension

Our Ride-In suspension features a lower center of gravity while rivaling the competition for best ground clearance and suspension travel. The double A-arms prevent deflections during cornering, resulting in ultra-responsive steering.

Electronic power steering / tilt steering

EPS delivers a true variable assist system by measuring not only vehicle speed, but also steering torque at both the handlebars and wheels. The electronic control unit measures steering input forces, resistance and speed, instructing the motor to deliver turning forces at predetermined levels. And let’s not forget tilt steering, allowing you to adjust the steering wheel higher or lower, however you want.

Tech Specs



  • Bore & Stroke (mm)92 x 71,6
  • Engine TypeV-Twin SOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valve EFI
  • Engine displacement (cc)951
  • Gas / DieselGas
  • PS / KW (L7e)20,4 / 15
  • PS / KW (off Road)70 / 52,2
  • Cooling SystemLiquid with fan


  • Overall length (cm/in.)215,4cm
  • Overall width (cm/in.)120,7cm
  • Overall height (cm/in.)120cm
  • Wheelbase (cm/in.)132,1 / 52,5
  • Wheelbase (Short/Long)Short Wheel Base
  • Ground Clearance (cm/in.)27,9 / 11
  • Dry weight350,2 / 772


  • TransmissionAutomatic CVT with EBS
  • Gear SelectionL / H / N / R
  • Drive System2/4 WD + Electric Diff. Lock
  • Front brakesHydraulic Disc
  • Rear brakesHydraulic Disc


  • Front SuspensionDouble A-Arm
  • Suspension Travel - Front (cm/in.)25,4 / 10
  • Rear SuspensionDouble A-Arm
  • Suspension Travel - Rear (cm/in.)25,4 / 10

Type Approval

  • Type ApprovalsL7e / LOF / T3B
  • Number of Seats2

Towing / Hauling

  • Rack Capacity - Front (kg/lbs.)45,4 / 100
  • Rack/Box Capacity - Rear (kg/lbs.)90,8 / 200
  • L7e [kg]173
  • LOF [kg] braked840
  • LOF [kg] unbraked180
  • T3S [kg] braked978
  • T3S [kg] unbraked489
  • T3C [kg] braked978
  • T3C [kg] unbraked489

Additional Specs

  • Alternator Capacity (amps)28
  • Fuel Capacity (lt./gal.)21,6 / 5,7
  • SpeedometerAnalog
  • OdometerDigital
  • Tire Front25x8-12
  • Tire Rear25x10-12
  • Featuresadjustable suspension
    alum. rims
    automotive-style paint
    front mounted 3.000 lbs. / 1.360 kg winch
    fully independent suspension
    Electronic Power Steering (EPS)
    rear hitch w. 50mm ball (no electric wiring)
    rear swaybar
    Duramatic automatic transmission
    On-the-fly 2WD/4WD
    Front differential lock
    Front and rear SpeedRacks
    Electronic fuel injection (EFI)

Parts & Accessories

Deluxe Handle Bar/Thumb Warmers - ATV

- All the features of the Standard Handlebar/ Thumb Warmers plus a od-mounted, three‑position rocker switch and easy-install wiring
- Requires Grip-It Glue (0441-510)


1436-271: ATV 350 - 1000 FIS & TRV


Deluxe SpeedRack Rack Kits - ATV
- Built-in entry points offer more versatile mounting of perimeter accessories
- Upgrade your production SpeedRack to heavy-duty 25mm tubing

F10 - FRONT:
1436-124: 500 - 1000 FIS & TRV

F12 - REAR:
1436-125: 500 - 1000 FIS (excl. TRV)

Bucket Hugger - ATV

- Contoured to securely hold two 19 lt. / 5-gallon buckets (not included)
- Convenient tool space between buckets
- Rugged, dual-walled polypropylene construction
- Rear SpeedRack mount only

0436-651: '05-'13 Speedrack Models (rear mount only)