The best M ever. This 2017 M is designed for you to keep going where you’ve never gone before. The refined front suspension, with its single-post spindles, A-arms and skis, boasts a narrow 36″ stance and 27° caster angle. The result? Hold a line like you’ve never held it before. Now to the skid. A new, lighter rail profile launches you up onto the snow with nothing more than free will. But why stop there? Mountain riders feed on power. So all 2017 M’s capitalize on Arctic Cat’s legendary engines with all-new TEAM® Industries bulletproof clutching, soliciting you to explore the upper reaches of the engine.
Built ultra-rigid with neutrally balanced rider position, the ProClimb™ chassis incorporates stampings, forgings and castings to optimize the inherent strengths of each. Its design ties together the load-bearing chassis components, eliminating chassis flex and fatigue. The ProClimb chassis is the backbone of the M Series, featuring a completely redesigned front suspension and a refined FLOAT-ACTION Rear Suspension.
All M’s received a makeover up front this year. The new single-post, angled-back spindles gave us an opportunity to shave off 2.4 pounds while maximizing quality and strength. Countersteering? The new 27° caster angle allows your inside ski to sit at the optimal position while sidehilling to cut through snow. This is ideal for when the boondocker in you takes over. What’s more, the single-post, forged aluminum spindle achieves less contact area, regardless of steering angle, thus minimizing drag.
The FLOAT-ACTION rear suspension features a tri-hub rear axle system employing a FOX FLOAT®3
rear-arm shock paired with the Arctic Cat® (IFP) front-arm shock. When you’re are the person who likes riding both on and off trail, adjustability is exactly what you’re looking for.
The new ProClimb-7 mountain ski is 7″ at the tip, tapering to 6.5″ at the center. The wider skis enhance your carving abilities. What’s more, to counter the effects of your skis acting like brakes while going downhill, ski tips are prevented from pivoting too high. A wider ski damper featuring a longer axle and bolt increases lateral adjustability. The deeper keel features a redesigned rocker for more positive steering, allowing for smoother transitions when navigating through the trees.
If boondocking is your passion, it’s just a matter of time until the all‑new M suspension has you riding like a pro. The narrower 36″ ski stance (adjustable: 34.5″–38.5″) makes it easier to pick your line and own it. It’s easier to carve, easier to initiate a sidehill, easier to navigate through the trees. And it’s never been easier to handle.
This 180-class HP Turbo Triple 4-stroke engine packs seamless power delivery in order to give you better handling, more ride control and immediate throttle response. Response like this can only come from an innovative compact exhaust manifold that transfers energy with unprecedented efficiency and immediacy. The power-to-weight ratio is untouchable. No other mass-produced snowmobile engine can match this beast’s output.
Still the king of the 800s, this 794cc, liquid-cooled 2-stroke engine produces 160-class horsepower. It features a lightweight crankshaft, batteryless EFI, APV electronic exhaust valves, Exhaust Pipe Temperature Sensor™ and weight-saving engine-reverse technology.
Clean, reliable and excellent fuel economy. The 1049cc 4-stroke triple produces 135-class-leading horsepower, and the EFI optimizes performance in all temperatures and altitudes.
This quick-revving, 125–class horsepower C-TEC2 power mill is the product of a world-class engine assembly plant — ours. The electronic oil pump can accurately meter fuel/oil ratios not only by RPM, but also by altitude, dramatically reducing oil and fuel consumption.
In addition to improving performance, it’s got to be lightweight and strong. Feast your eyes on the brand-new TEAM® Rapid Response II driven clutch. What makes these clutches so superior? It comes down to eliminating slippage so your belt and clutch temperatures stay cooler. That’s why we redesigned the Torque Control Link™ (TCL) to keep your belt and clutches more aligned. The result is reduced temperature so more power can be transferred to your track. And for you racers out there, tuning your clutches to meet your needs can be done quickly and easily.
The Arctic Drive System features a lightweight magnesium chaincase. For 2016 we’ve incorporated a large TEAM® Rapid Reaction BOSS driven clutch and TEAM Rapid Response™ drive clutch.
*MSRP excludes tax, license, registration, destination charge of $400 and dealer setup. Dealer prices may vary.