The Single Track Cat Story
The Single Track Cat is a utility terrain motorcycle (UTM) manufactured by Nordic Manufacturing Ltd in Kelowna, BC, Canada. The inspiration for the creation of a UTM was the result of Ken Wiklund being a member of a local trail stewardship group. Though his involvement, Wiklund coordinated many trail days. It soon became apparent that getting people, tools, and supplies to the project location was often more work than the project itself. Wiklund said, “we tried all the usual ways: walking and carrying tools, strapping tools to a mountain bike, towing a bike trailer loaded with tools, and using a 4-wheeled utility terrain vehicle (UTV). Walking took a lot of time, and you are limited in how much you can carry. Adding tools to a bike or towing a trailer added a considerable amount of weight which meant a very slow climb and a limited range. “By the time someone got to the project location, they were half worn out”, Wiklund stated. He went on to say "the UTV works well but you are limited to wide trails which still meant a lot of tool carrying and hiking when working on single track trails."