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.
Like the 2017 Mountain Cat, this 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.
This 599cc 2-stroke DSI is the unmodified version of the engine that’s been launching Team Arctic down the racetrack since 2012. This quick-revving, 125-class horsepower C-TEC2™ power mill is the product of a world-class engine assembly plant — ours. Whether you’re riding a ZR® an M or a Crossover, the 6000 is one of the most satisfying engines found in a snowmobile.
The Arctic Drive System™ features a lightweight magnesium chaincase. The new TEAM® Rapid Response II™ drive clutch features an auto-adjusting belt tension design that delivers consistent performance without manual adjustments. It also features a 12.5% lower effective starting ratio while maintaining the top ratio for smoother engagement and reduced belt wear at drive-away speed.
This dual configurable LCD screen gauge allows to you check all the vital information about your snowmobile and more. 14 different readings to be exact. There’s an odometer, speedometer, 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 one that sets the standard for deep snow performance. Available in 15″ x 141″ x 2.6″ or 15″ x 153″ x 2.6″, this track features stagger-set, curved-forward paddle towers that won’t fold over or take a set.
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.
Want to counter-steer on steep hills? This 4.5″ vertical post provides a more natural handlebar turning arc when you’re riding standing up.
|Bore x Stroke (mm)||73.8 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||Arctic Cat IFP 1.5|
|Front Travel in. (cm)||7 (17.78)|
|Rear Suspension||FLOAT-ACTION Rear Suspension|
|Front Track Shock||Arctic Cat IFP 1.5|
|Rear Track Shock||Arctic Cat IFP 1.5|
|Rear Travel in. (cm)||
|Chassis Overall Length in. (cm)||
|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)||
|Lug in. (cm)||2.6 (6.6)|
|Pitch in. (cm)||3.00 (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|
|Drive Clutch||TEAM Rapid Response|
|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|
|Type of Gauge||Deluxe Digital|
|Electric Start||Standard on SE models|
|Front Mount Heat Exchanger||Standard|
|Hand & Thumb Warmers||Standard|
|Headlights||Dual halogen 2-bulb|
|Lightweight Brake Disc||Standard|
|Rear Storage||Mountain Storage Bag|
|Seat||Lightweight Mountain (non-SE)|
|Side Panel Wind Deflectors||Accessory|
|Sno Pro Brake Lever||Accessory|
|Steering||Vertical steering post, 4.5" riser with adjustable mountain handlebar|
|Windshield||3 in. Mountain-height|
Specifications Subject To Change