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Old 11-23-2008, 10:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Arctic cat bear cat top speed?

does any know how fast the top speed is for a 1997 Arctic cat bearcat 550 wide track liquid? im thinkin about getting one but i dont want if it will only do 50.
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Old 11-23-2008, 10:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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id guess the long and wide track maybe 50-55mph
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:37 AM   #3 (permalink)
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The bear cat is geared to pull a load! So top speed is going to be low! Maybe on ice and good conditions like 65!
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:23 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I had a 95 440f/c bearcat which went up to 68 mph and pulled items well. My 97 liquid cooled 550 WT goes 85 to 90 mph easily, and still pulls great at low speed. The 550 rides smoothly and has a wider, taller seat position so your knees don't get sore if you sit flat footed. it is quite fast with plenty of power from that Suzuki 550 liquid cooled motor. I love mine and will never part with it. With good carbides up front it corners quite well. Make sure you have plenty of carbide though. That is a very wide large track pushing you around. Mine is 11 years onld this year and I still love it. I fish primarily, and pull fish houses around with ease. I also take the wife on trail rides and she says riding on the back of the 550 vs my old 440 is like a recliner vs a kitchen chair. There is extra storage under the seat for emergency gear etc. Have the drive sprockets checked out and change any fluids you can. I highly recommend getting one.
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Old 11-25-2008, 08:26 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Wow thats cool to know!
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Old 11-25-2008, 04:00 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I had a 95 440f/c bearcat which went up to 68 mph and pulled items well. My 97 liquid cooled 550 WT goes 85 to 90 mph easily, and still pulls great at low speed. The 550 rides smoothly and has a wider, taller seat position so your knees don't get sore if you sit flat footed. it is quite fast with plenty of power from that Suzuki 550 liquid cooled motor. I love mine and will never part with it. With good carbides up front it corners quite well. Make sure you have plenty of carbide though. That is a very wide large track pushing you around. Mine is 11 years onld this year and I still love it. I fish primarily, and pull fish houses around with ease. I also take the wife on trail rides and she says riding on the back of the 550 vs my old 440 is like a recliner vs a kitchen chair. There is extra storage under the seat for emergency gear etc. Have the drive sprockets checked out and change any fluids you can. I highly recommend getting one.

by any chance did you get this at the adventure center at the crossroads?
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:34 PM   #7 (permalink)
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My brother bought it from Ray's Sports in Grand Rapids Mn. I bought it from him. I hope, that if you bought the WT that you really enjoy it, I sure do enjoy mine.
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Old 12-07-2008, 03:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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My brother bought it from Ray's Sports in Grand Rapids Mn. I bought it from him. I hope, that if you bought the WT that you really enjoy it, I sure do enjoy mine.
nope i didnt get it it sold the day be for we went there to buy it i was mad
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