2015 Performance Overview
Why do Arctic riders RIDE MORE™? Some say riding lets us be heroes of our own adventures. From the moment we fire up our engines and take to the trails, we become the thrill‑seekers we were born to be. With great power and great cornering ability comes great responsibility. You see, when we’re not hammering the throttle on the racetrack, we’re hammering it in the workshop. Figuring out ways to improve on 50 years of refinement - one breakthrough at a time. That’s how we move the speedometer forward. Always have.
No matter how you ride, where you ride or why you ride, there's a 2015 Arctic Cat® built for the way you ride. You've come to the right place to find out what makes Arctic Cat beat to a different drum.
Slide-Action Rear Suspension™
Slide-Action maintains a free-acting front arm while coupling under torque over bumps, and during aggressive cornering and acceleration. As the rear transfer blocks are engaged, the front arm follows the bumps, keeping your skis firmly planted as your 129-in. track propels you down the trail.
8000 2-Stroke Engine
160-class HP makes it the most powerful 800 engine in the industry. It features a lightweight, quick-revving crankshaft, twin spark plugs per cylinder and weight-saving engine reverse technology. The engine knock sensor provides octane recognition, giving you more fuel options.
Side Panel Vent
New for 2015, this vented side panel increases the airflow to the clutches to reduce drive belt temperatures for optimum performance.
This chassis excels at bringing weight-saving technology to the performance-obsessed rider. The ProCross™ features a tapered two-piece tunnel design. Narrow at the top, wider at the bottom. A forged steering housing ties together many of the load-bearing chassis components.
Deluxe Digital/Analog Gauge
The deluxe gauge lets you choose between digital and analog speed and tachometer readouts. There's also an odometer, two trip meters, engine hour meter, reverse indicator and warning lights.
With a simple turn of the key, the new and improved electric start is reliable and effective. Not to mention the easiest way to ignite the fun.
Push-Button Engine Reverse
The push-button reverse is all about quick, easy activation. This feature reverses the direction of the engine rotation. In addition to being smooth it's also a weight savings.
Tuck in for the long haul. You can't beat this sturdy windshield for excellent protection from the elements.
Rear Storage Bag
The mid-capacity rear storage bag holds anything from gloves to water bottles. Secure, easy-to-use quick-fasten straps and semi-rigid construction add plenty of needed strength.
1.25-in. Ripsaw™ Track
Features aggressive angled-lug profiles for outstanding forward and lateral traction on groomed trails. Its “chopped” lug design delivers excellent handling, acceleration and braking on hard-packed surfaces.
An Arctic Cat® is born. There's no question where its genes originated. It's time to learn more about the chassis, suspensions, drive systems and power plants that make an Arctic Cat look, sound and ride like only an Arctic Cat can.
ZR 8000 LXR
|Bore x Stroke||85 x 70 mm|
|Ignition||3D with throttle position sensor|
|Carburetion||46 mm dual throttle body batteryless EFI|
|Exhaust||APV with tuned pipe, pipe sensor and stainless steel muffler|
|Fuel Capacity||11.7 gal.|
|Front Suspension||Arctic Race Suspension with Arctic Cat (IFP) shocks and sway bar|
|Front Travel||10 in.|
|Rear Suspension||Slide-Action Suspension with tri-hub rear axle system, coupling blocks, Torque-Sensing Link, adjustable torsion springs, Arctic Cat (IFP) shocks|
|Rear Travel||13.5 in.|
|Drive Clutch||Arctic 6 post (rpm sensing)|
|Driven Clutch||10.75 in. dia. Arctic (roller cam)|
|Drive System||Arctic Drive System|
|Brakes||Race radial master cylinder hydraulic brake|
|Overall Length||121 in.|
|Overall Width||47.75 in.|
|Ski Stance||42-43 in. adjustable|
|Ski Type||Trail 6 in.|
|Runner Type||Dual skag w/carbide|
|Track Width||15 in.|
|Track Length||129 in.|
|Push-button engine reverse, dual halogen headlight (2-bulb), front bumper, adjustable handlebar, deluxe digital/analog gauge, electric gas gauge, low oil light, coolant overheat light, clock, high/low hand & thumb warmers, accessory outlet, mid-height windshield, electric start, rear storage bag|
|2-up seat, tank pads, (ex low, flyscreen, low, mid, high) windshield, mirrors, rack, hitch, tether switch, hand guards, front sport bumper, premium shocks|
Specifications Subject to Change
Arctic riders RIDE MORE™. It's a simple truth. With all this experience, Arctic riders also know better when it comes to choosing their gear. Only the best will do. Presenting the 2015 Arcticwear® collection.
MX Team Arctic ZR Flat Helmet
D.O.T.- and Snell-approved carbon/Kevlar/fiberglass composite shell. Twin air intake/exhaust ventilation system. Includes removable breath deflector.
Team Arctic Hi-Cuff Leather Glove
Durable, drum-dyed, Grade A leather. 150 grams 3M™ Thinsulate™ Platinum Insulation. Wide-barrel high-cuff design with protective foam-padded knuckles.
Team Arctic Jacket
Waterproof, breathable exclusive Team Arctic printed fabric. 100 grams 3M™ Thinsulate™ Platinum Insulation. High-viz 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material.
Team Arctic Pants
Waterproof, breathable 200 grams 3M™ Thinsulate™ Platinum Insulation. High-viz 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material. Adjustable waist strap.
Team Arctic Skull Full-Zip
50% cotton, 50% polyester
Team Arctic Thermal
55% cotton, 45% polyester. Combed ringspun cotton.
We've been riding for over 50 years. We've been building sleds just as long. Over the years we've come up with thousands of ways to make your riding experience better. You'll find a few hundred examples in this year's catalog.
2-up Seat Kit
Converts your sled to carry a passenger. Includes passenger seat with backrest, handholds and footrests.
Safe and convenient storage; large enough to fit most personal items.
Provides even more hand protection. Choose from a variety of colors and tints to complement your sled.
Fade-resistant, UV-protected, long-lasting Surlast fabric. Water-repellent coating.
Aluminum bumper provides added protection. Extended bottom plate acts as a front skid plate. Durable brushed aluminum or powder-coat finish.
Lightweight, stylish deflectors add wind protection.