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March 9, 2011
2012 Arctic Cat Snowmobiles (Updated)
ProClimb mountain chassis holds all-new M800 Sno-Pro, M1100 Turbo
Arctic Cat is swinging for the fences with its lineup of 2012 snowmobiles. Leading the charge are the new ProCross and ProClimb chassis' which are roughly based on the proven Sno Pro race sled.
Race-bred and proven--that's the overriding mantra for the 2012 breed of
Arctic Cats. Using the 2008 Sno Pro race sled as a baseline for
R&D, the 2012 sleds have a familiar look with some significant
changes compared to the racer.
A vertical-post steering system is available exclusively on the M800 Sno Pro and M800 HCR. The M800 base model and all four-stroke M1100 models use the standard steering system shared with the trail models, which is a laid-down steering post system. The M800 Sno Pro and M800 HCR also have Cat's unique telescoping steering post, which is mounted higher on the 2012s compared to a previous-gen M8.
Other new features and quick specs for 2012 Arctic Cat mountain sleds:
All-new rubber-overmold handlebar with new molded sidehill strap.
New Hayes Brakes braking system. 12 percent larger rotor, also thinner for 6 percent weight reduction, mounted on trackshaft.
Adjustable gauge mount for stand-up riding visibility.
Rider position moved 3 inches forward compared to 2011 M8.
Rear suspension mounts have moved 3 inches forward, shortening wheelbase.
2012 M800 Sno Pro is same weight as 2011 M8 Sno Pro.
Noise reduction system incorporated inside hood intake plenum.
1100 Turbo is rated at 177hp at 7,850 rpm; 121 lb-ft of torque at 7,300 rpm. Dry sump oil system, intercooled charge system, EFI, wastegated turbo.
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