The Ascender platform brings a whole new way to attack the mountain. Running boards are 1 in. narrower than previous designs and the overall profile is 10% narrower for improved side-hill performance, improved venting and ease of laying the sled over in deep snow. The revised bellypan shape allows the rider’s feet to move 2 inches further forward for even greater ergonomic options for riding. The drive shaft dropped 1.125 inches allows for a 9.7º lowered approach angle providing more maneuverability and the ability to get up and stay up on the snow. Improved fit and finish with easy on/off one-piece body panels allow easy access to the engine compartment and brings a distinctive
Arctic Cat styling.
Introducing the most efficient and responsive 8000 engine from Arctic Cat. Fresh from our plant in St. Cloud, Minnesota, this 2-stroke engine features noticeably faster throttle response and acceleration compared with our previous 800, 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.
Like the 2017 Mountain Cat, this Early Release 2018 M 8000 Sno Pro is fitted with the 1.125″ dropped driveshaft. The increased track-to-tunnel clearance of 3″ allows 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, sidehilling and boondocking.
The Arctic Drive System features TEAM Rapid Response II drive and Rapid Reaction BOSS driven clutch combination for smooth shifting, optimal performance, maximum durability; great serviceability; and reduced weight. The new Rapid Response II drive clutch features a roller bearing on the shaft that enables an autoadjusting 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.
This lightweight, single-ply track with a 3″ pitch sets the standard for deep snow performance. Stagger-set, curved-forward paddle towers won’t fold over. The new industry-leading 3″ lug grips the powder like no other. Available in 153″ and 162″ lengths.
This dual configurable LCD screen gauge allows to you check all the vital information about your snowmobile and more. 15 different readings to be exact. There’s an odometer, speedometer, altimeter, max RPM, 2 trip meters, engine hours, low oil light, coolant temperature, exhaust temperature, intake air temperature, battery voltage, fuel level, clock and reverse indicator.
The ProClimb-7 mountain ski is 7″ at the tip, tapering to 6.5″ at the center. The wider skis enhance your carving abilities and prevent unintended downhill braking. A wider ski damper featuring a longer axle and bolt increases lateral adjustability.
The new angle design of this low windshield deflects wind in all the right directions and adds that eye-catching flare.
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||85 x 70|
|Ignition||Digitally Controlled CDI|
|Engine Stator Output||325 Watts|
|Fuel Delivery||Dual stage injection|
|Exhaust||APV with tuned pipe, pipe sensor and stainless steel muffler|
|Fuel Capacity gal. (l)||11.7 (44.29)|
|Oil System Capacity qt. (l)||3.6 (3.41)|
|Coolant System Capacity qt. (l)||5 (4.73)|
|Front Suspension||Arctic Mountain Suspension (AMS)|
|Ski Shocks||FOX FLOAT 3|
|Front Travel in. (cm)||7 (17.78)|
|Rear Suspension||FLOAT-ACTION Rear Suspension|
|Front Track Shock||Arctic Cat IFP 1.5|
|Rear Track Shock||FOX FLOAT 3|
|Rear Travel in. (cm)||15.5 (39.37) (153) - 16.5 (41.91) (162)|
|Chassis Overall Length in. (cm)||132.3 (336.04) (153) - 137.3 (348.89) (162)|
|Chassis Overall Width in. (cm)||41.5-45.5 (105.41-115.57)|
|Chassis Overall Height in. (cm)||50 (127)|
|Track Type||Power Claw|
|Track Width in. (cm)||15 (38.1)|
|Track Length in. (cm)||153 (388.62) - 162 (411.48)|
|Lug in. (cm)||3.0 (7.62)|
|Pitch in. (cm)||3.0 (7.62)|
|Ski Stance in. (cm)||34.5-38.5 (87.63-97.79) Adjustable|
|Ski Type / Width in. (cm)||ProClimb - 7 (17.78)|
|Runner Type||Single runner w/carbide|
|Type of Gauge||Deluxe Digital|
|Hand & Thumb Warmers||Standard|
|Front-Mount Heat Exchanger||Standard|
|Headlights||Dual halogen 2-bulb|
|Lightweight Brake Disc||Standard|
|Rear Storage||Mountain Storage Bag|
|Side Panel Wind Deflectors||Accessory|
|Sno Pro Brake Lever||Accessory|
|Steering||Vertical steering post, 4.5 in. (11.43 cm) riser with adjustable mountain handlebar|
|Windshield||3 in. (7.62) Mountain-Height|
|Drive Clutch||TEAM Rapid Response II|
|Driven Clutch||TEAM Rapid Reaction BOSS|
|Drive System||Arctic Mountain Drive System|
|Brakes||Race Radial Master Cylinder Hydraulic Brake-Lightweight|
|Clutch Calibration ft. (m)||6,000-8,000 (1,829- 2,438.4)|
Specifications Subject To Change