Arctic Cat Kitty Cat

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Arctic Cat 250

Arctic Cat Kitty Cat

The second USSA World Series of was held in March, 1971, in New York. But race sleds the only snow machines in the eye that weekend, as the pint-sized Cat Kitty Cat was unveiled to the public.

youth-sized snowmobiles had been for several years, the new Cat for kids was at an even younger crowd, the 5- to Crammed full of safety and restricted to a top speed between 8 and 12 depending on where the engine was set, the Kitty Cat clearly a real trail sled but of a motorized toy for the back yard.

officials emphasized that the Cat was small enough to go in the trunk of a yet it was styled to look just a big Cat, right down to its plastic hand controls, hood and Arctic trademark vinyl seat cover the high-density foam seat. The was initially announced as “about

Little did anyone know at the that this unique would become a snowmobile for decades to come, and the most kid sled ever built. It also be the machine that many sledheads into the — from average Joe trail to mountain riders to championship-winning racers.

 Arctic Cat Kitty Cat Production

The of approximately 50 Arctic Cat Kitty including the one shown at Boonville, a Clinton two-cycle engine a non-functional chrome hood with trim decals were patterned after the EXT race sleds.

The production released for the 1972 season had changes. Most obvious was a engine, just like big Cat sleds, with the choke from the now smaller dash to under the hood where hands wouldn’t find it so The hood lost the chrome in favor of a molded-in black but gained side louvers.

The pan switched from metalflake to plain gray.

The chassis was reworked with a different improved hood hinge, steering and skis, and deletion of the rear bumper in favor of an plastic lift handle and unit. An engine kill was added, just like on the big and new triangular hood decals used. And in addition to Arctic Cat they were also with hoods in a choice of red or (50 of each) to appeal to families who other brands of sleds.

Initial production was at Arctic’s acquired General Leisure plant in Omaha, Nebraska, the retail price set at $269.95 freight. Promotion included a ton of publicity in snowmobile magazines and at many snowmobile events.

as it was, the Arctic Cat Kitty Cat the bottom end of the Arctic Cat line up. distinction went to the House a plastic inflatable “snowmobile” a short time after the Cat. Its propulsion was by the leg muscles of the it was designed to indoctrinate and prepare for the big up to the gasoline-powered Kitty Cat.

Cat Kitty Cat On The Snow

The machine was an instant hit. though the Kitty Cat was an expensive toy was helpless in any kind of serious families eagerly snapped up for their youngsters. Their low and solid construction kept running for years. It was incredible how abuse they could My touring buddy Ted Perkins has a video of his 7-year-old son driving his Cat flat out into on a cinderblock foundation.

Sled and helmeted rider shrugged off the impact without to either one. Another of my bought one for his 5-year-old son, but his kept jumping on it and riding it any time his older brother it even momentarily.

Many Cats were passed from one sibling to another, and eventually sold for use by other Once the initial depreciation hit had absorbed, the little sleds their value amazingly The only serious maintenance was the inevitable track deterioration age and use.

Kitty Cat racing was to all kinds of snowmobile events, and it was how almost everyone would whatever they were to watch the rug rats run their Cats. More than a few racers got their start in this way.

Arctic Cat Kitty Cat Changes

The Cat for evolved quite a bit over the The alternate hood colors dropped after the first and the fuel tank went metal to plastic in 1973. and trim began evolving in and changed considerably over getting extensive and very in later years.

One of the biggest occurred in 1977 when the AA06A1 60cc engine Kawasaki power, one year the same engine supplier in the big Cats. The carburetor was eventually to a Mikuni butterfly type. A pad became standard equipment in

Unfortunately, Arctic Enterprises out of business in 1981, so no Kitty were built for the 1982, ’83 or ’84 years.

Arctco Inc. the to Arctic Enterprises, began Kitty Cats in 1985. later series included an headlight and a windshield as standard Both were previously as options. Other materials later in life included to a steel chassis with an ABS

A real rear bumper was in 1995.

Production ran through the model year when the larger and more capable Z 120 pushed the then $1,349 Cat aside.

Arctic Cat Kitty

Arctic Cat 250

The Kitty Cat proved to be the most and longest lasting of the more half-dozen snowmobiles built for kids over the years, and it the way for the later 120-class sleds Arctic Cat and others.

Many Cat Kitty Cats are still tiny tykes across the and preparing them to participate in as an …. Some of them for more than their list price, so many are to be around as long as there are available to keep them And that makes the Arctic Cat Cat one of the great classic sleds of all

Arctic Cat Kitty Cat Specifications


Type . Riveted with extruded aluminum bumper, and fiberglass hood and pan

Dry Weight (claimed) . 95 pounds

Front Suspension . Mono-leaf

Ski Stance . 17.5 inches

Suspension . None, rigid frame with zero

Track . 10- by 54.3-inch molded with dual sprocket and a 14-inch footprint

Brake . band type

Fuel . 0.5-gallon (US)

ion, imitation walnut dash engine governor, kill padded ski tips, side and reflectors, snow flap

Equipment . Front wheel kit for use, high altitude jets and gearing, machine matching helmet

Arctic Cat 250
Arctic Cat 250


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