It’s not how fast you ride, but rather how well you ride fast. Much of the thinking that goes into our sleds comes from the racetrack where professional riders encounter conditions no test lab can simulate. A prime example is the SLIDE-ACTION Rear Suspension™ designed to reduce track tension through the full range of compression, absorbing bumps and minimizing ski lift. That’s important when 160 horsepower is cut loose.
The lightest, strongest and most capable chassis we’ve ever built incorporates aluminum extrusions, stampings, forgings and castings in a design that sets the standard for high-tech construction. A forged steering housing ties together many of the load-bearing chassis components. The lightweight chassis is extremely rigid. Whether you’re off to the races or on to your favorite trail system, nothing carves out more fun.
The geometry of the front suspension directs load paths to the center of the chassis. This configuration gives the front end an aggressive look and equally aggressive handling characteristics. The lightweight, one-piece forged aluminum spindle is designed for strength. Ball joints prevent friction and create better rider feedback. Overall, this design makes these sleds highly maneuverable in all conditions.
Race-day technology has been brought to everyday performance. The SLIDE-ACTION Rear Suspension maintains a free-acting front arm while coupling under torque over bumps, and during aggressive corneringand acceleration. As the rear transfer blocks are engaged, the front arm follows the bump, keeping your skis firmly planted. It’s the only suspension featuring a U-shaped slot that fits over a fixed shaft to allow a crucial half-inch of sliding movement (SLIDE-ACTION). This significant detail controls ski lift during acceleration.
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.
The 5000 continues to be clean, quiet and a solid performer year after year. The naturally aspirated 1056cc 4-stroke engine produces 125-class HP. ISC control eliminates engine braking and EFI optimizes performance in all altitudes and temps
Versatility, reliability, value. Those are proven facts about the 499cc, liquid-cooled twin. This engine is ideal for a wide range of riders and represents tried–and–true 2-stroke performance.
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.