2019 M 6000 Alpha One

Master the backcountry the easy way

Published in the November 2018 Issue March 2019 Feature

Arctic Cat expands its revolutionary Alpha One system and makes mastering the backcountry even easier for 2019 with the all-new M 6000 Alpha One. By combining the ultra-easy maneuverability of the Alpha One system with the predictable power of the 6000 Series engine, the M 6000 Alpha One instills total confidence in riders aiming to learn and master backcountry skills.

The newest M Series snowmobile is based on the award-winning Ascender platform and narrow-profile bodywork. The lightweight and durable platform featuring narrow running boards, forward foot position and a low driveshaft provides the foundation for its deep snow carving excellence and intuitive rider ergonomics.

It’s matched by the lightweight Arctic Mountain Suspension (AMS) with mountain-specific spindles, geometry and 35.5-37.5-inch stance for improved sidehilling, reduced drag in the snow and optimal handling both on- and off-trail.

The newest M 6000 gets its 125 hp class performance from the 6000 Series C-TEC2 599cc engine with a reputation for strong, predictable throttle response and manageable performance. It features innovative Arctic Cat technology like DSI, APV electronic exhaust valves, exhaust pipe temperature sensor, electric oil injection and a new-for-2019 ceramic exhaust, as well as the no-compromise convenience of push-button engine reverse. Plus it comes standard with push-button electric start.

That performance stays consistent with the quick acceleration and auto-adjusting design of the TEAM Rapid Response II drive clutch, Rapid Reaction driven clutch and the entire Arctic Drive System.

Yet it’s the revolutionary new Alpha One rear suspension and track system that resets the M 6000 as the benchmark for easy handling and maneuverability. The system consists of a lightweight and rigid single rear suspension beam constructed from extruded aluminum and magnesium. It runs in the middle of a specially-designed next-generation, lightweight 154-inch Power Claw track featuring a single row of track windows, a deep snow-specific design with 3-inch paddles and a 3.5-inch pitch, plus unique internal construction.

The result is a track that bends and conforms to the snow, whether the sled is on a sidehill, flat surface or climbing in deep powder. With maximum side flex, riders can easily maneuver the Alpha One Mountain Cat to a degree not possible with conventional snowmobiles, carving circles well inside the tightest turns that other machines aren’t capable of. The suspension is light and stiff, allowing the new track to flex and conform to the snow and riding surface. And it still rides down a groomed trail like a traditional mountain sled.

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