Arctic Cat Panther 660 Touring

Arctic Cat has five models in the touring category, enough to fit any budget.

Arctic Cat’s top-two touring models use the turbo version of the Suzuki 660 four-stroke triple that generates a claimed 110 hp. The engine fits the category well with its quiet, smooth performance.

If there is any machine loaded with all the bells and whistles for 2007, it’s the Turbo Touring LE. It comes standard with Cat’s on-board communication system, heated seats for both driver and passenger and remote electric start.

The Turbo Touring downgrades the options list a bit, and comes built on the same ZR chassis and is powered by the same engine. Suspensions are also identical; the standard model just comes without the electronic hardware and different color options.

The three Panther touring models are price-point machines suitable for the budget-conscious or rental operators. The four-stroke option comes with the non-turbo version of the 660. The Panther 570 Touring was upgraded for 2007 with the 570 Gen II engine. Cat claims the changes make the engine more responsive as well as cleaner burning. A 370 version is available, too.

The Panther models, in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the moniker, have a retro paint and graphics scheme reminiscent of the 1967 Panther, complete with a leopard print seat.

Front Suspension: AWS V; Shocks/Travel: Ryde FX/10 inches; Rear Suspension: FasTrack Long Travel; Shocks/Travel: Ryde FX (front); 2-inch diameter rear arm shock/13.5 inches; Features: The Panther 660 Touring has fiberglass overload springs and Arctic Cat’s Torque Sensing Link to control weight transfer and couple the suspension.

C Tech 4:

The four-stroke triple makes 53 HP smoothly and quietly with wet sump lubrication.

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