2018 Arctic Cat: Entire M Series Lineup Gets Updated

February 2017 Feature Viewed 17571 time(s)

For 2018 Arctic Cat sets a new personal record for backcountry performance, power and handling with an all-new line of M 8000 snowmobiles. They’re powered by the new Arctic Cat 794cc C-TEC2 engine with Dual-Stage Injection. They’re wrapped in the sleek Next-Gen Mountain bodywork and riding on the Ascender platform.

The 2018 M's shed 10-15 lbs. depending upon the model. Every single sled, even the 600's, get the Mountain DriveSystem featuring a lowered driveshaft, narrowed running boards and increased forward foot placement to offer some of the best handeling mountain sleds Arctic Cat has ever produced.

As mountain riders, we love the crisp, clean power of Arctic Cat's C-TEC2 engine. More powerful than its predecessor and with a stronger low- and mid-range hit thanks to its new APV exhaust valve featuring 3-stage control of all exhaust ports. Peak performance stays consistent with the auto-adjusting design of the TEAM Rapid Response II drive clutch and Rapid Reaction driven clutch. Belt deflection adjustment is a thing of the past.

Non-ES models get a new lightweight fuel tank and a lightweight mountain seat with rear storage. The M 8000 SE is available with Arctic Cat IFP gas shocks in either standard or electric start with a 2.6” PowerClaw track.

For riders who want more aggressive performance with premium features, the M8000 Sno Pro comes with improved, lightweight FOX FLOAT 3 ski and rear track shocks and is available in multiple track configurations, including a 153- track in either 2.6- or 3.0-in. lugs as well as with a 162-in. track with 3.0-in. lugs, each with standard or electric start.

Riders who want to really slay the mountain can opt for the Mountain Cat package. It comes in 153- and 162-in. lengths and features the new FOX FLOAT 3 QSL rear track shock matched with FOX FLOAT QS3 ski and front track shocks; LED headlight; and goggle holder. 

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