2019 Arctic Cat M 8000 MOUNTAIN CAT (153)
AWARD-WINNING ASCENDER PLATFORM WITH LIGHTWEIGHT ASCENDER BODYWORK
The 1.125-inch dropped driveshaft features an increased track-to-tunnel clearance of 3 inches allowing us to use 8-tooth drive sprockets on this model, giving you a flatter approach angle with more floatability and maneuverability. In addition, you’ll also notice a huge difference in your sled handling. This update delivers a more efficient power transfer to the snow, letting you enjoy more horsepower when climbing, carving, side hilling and boondocking.
8000 C-TEC2 ENGINE WITH DSI
The 8000 — efficient, responsive and fresh out of St. Cloud, Minnesota. This 2-stroke engine features noticeably faster throttle response and acceleration compared with our previous 8000, plus up to 30% reduction in oil consumption below 7000 rpm, 36% increase in low-end torque and 18% increase in midrange torque. Delivering a rare combination of increased power, reduced emissions and ultra-low oil consumption, the overall crispness sets new standards for performance and rideability in the 160-HP class.
1.125" DROPPED DRIVESHAFT
ARCTIC MOUNTAIN FRONT SUSPENSION WITH FOX FLOAT 3 QS3 SHOCKS
Lightweight, forged-aluminum spindles have less surface area than the previous design, reducing drag and improving performance in deep snow. Also, dual-phase high strength alloy-steel A-arms are lighter than previous designs. FOX FLOAT 3 QS3 shock lets you adjust your shocks to suit the riding conditions without removing your gloves. Set the clicker to 1 for a softer ride. Click it up a notch to setting 2, and you’ll be able to take on any bump. Or click up to 3 for a stiffer ride to take on whatever the backcountry has to offer.
FLOAT-ACTION REAR SUSPENSION WITH FOX FLOAT QS3 FRONT AND FOX FLOAT 3 QSL REAR SHOCKS
The FLOAT-ACTION Rear Suspension features revised rails that shed 1.25 pounds, giving optimal suspension travel and a better ride quality in all conditions. The FLOAT-ACTION suspension incorporates mountain-specific geometry, delivering consistent track tension. The FOX FLOAT QS3 front track shock and FOX FLOAT 3 QSL rear track shocks are engineered to perfection. The lightweight design and premium bump control improve resistance to bottoming out. The quick switch on each of these shocks allows you to choose from three specifically calibrated ride control settings allowing you to change up your ride in a matter of seconds.
ARCTIC MOUNTAIN DRIVE SYSTEM
The Arctic Drive System features CVT drive and driven clutches for a combination of smooth shifting, optimal performance, maximum durability; great serviceability; and reduced weight. The new drive clutch features a roller bearing on the shaft that enables an auto-adjusting belt tension design and delivers consistent performance without manual adjustments. It also features a 12.5 percent lower effective starting ratio (while maintaining the top ratio) for smoother engagement and reduced belt wear at drive-away speed, with more evenly distributed force for lower belt pressure. It’s a design that’s unique to Arctic Cat.
153-IN. & 162-IN. POWER CLAW™ TRACK
This lightweight, single-ply track with a 3-inch pitch sets the standard for deep-snow performance. Stagger-set, curved-forward paddle towers won’t fold over. The industry-leading 3-inch lug grips the powder like no other. Available in 153-inch and 162-inch lengths.
Need to charge your phone or another electrical device? We’ve got you covered. Just plug in and power up while you ride.
ALL-NEW STEALTH LIGHTWEIGHT MASTER CYLINDER BRAKE SYSTEM
New for 2019, the Stealth lightweight master cylinder brake system features a new lever design for increased braking power with less required force compared to the previous design.
DELUXE DIGITAL GAUGE
This dual configurable LCD screen gauge allows to you check all the vital information about your snowmobile and more. 14 different readings to be exact. There’s an odometer, speedometer, max RPM, 2 trip meters, engine hours, low oil light, coolant temperature, exhaust temperature, intake air temperature, battery voltage, fuel level, clock, reverse indicator, hand warmer and thumb warmer.
FRONT MOUNT HEAT EXCHANGER
All M Series models incorporate the lightweight, single, front-mounted heat exchanger. The system is nearly 4 lbs. lighter than a full-length heat exchanger and results in the least amount of snow and slush retention during riding, helping the M Series maintain their real-world weight savings advantage. All M Series snowmobiles also come standard with ice-scratchers.
As part of the heat exchange system, ice scratchers can save the day when there’s minimal snow but plenty of ice. In that kind of riding condition, lowering the ice scrapers kicks up ice to help prevent your engine from overheating.
Want to shift your weight? This puts the extra leverage you need right in your hands.
PROCLIMB - 7 G2 SKIS
The all-new 2019 ProClimb – 7 G2 Skis feature a new shape that delivers improved flotation with a slightly less aggressive keel shape for easier steering and more consistent performance in varying snow conditions. Molded-in foot traction on the top of the skis adds boot traction and usability for experienced riders. The new G2 skis work in concert with the AMS spindles to deliver a new level of deep-snow performance and adjustability, incorporating a tapered width, from 7 inches at the tip to 6.5 inches in the middle, which works with a unique rubber dampener to keep the ski tips up and floating on top of the snow while preventing diving or knifing. A wide ski saddle accommodates a full 2 inches of lateral ski stance adjustability.
LIGHTWEIGHT MOUNTAIN SEAT
In the backcountry, the less weight the better. So we’ve designed this seat to be low and short. That also makes it easier to hop from one side of your sled to the other when carving through challenging terrain.
NEW HAND CONTROLS
Select 2019 models feature easier-to-use handlebar-mounted controls, with improved ergonomics, that transmit information on the digital instrument gauge while riding. Toggle the display screen on the gauge with just the push of a button. Momentary-style hand- and thumb-warmer switches provide more heat level settings and also prevent unintended setting changes.
VERTICAL STEERING POST WITH 4.5" RISER AND MOUNTAIN HANDLEBAR
Want to counter-steer on steep hills? This 4.5″ vertical post provides a more natural handlebar turning arc when you’re riding standing up.
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