2014 Arctic Cat Snowmobiles (video)
Huge news! For 2014 Arctic Cat introduces two new engines. As previously reported, Cat is now building and installing the 1049cc 4-stroke engine that was previously used in the Yamaha Nytro. That was part of the deal with Yamaha that landed the ProCross chassis in Yamaha showrooms.
Just as interesting is Cat’s commitment to the high tech 2-stroke with the introduction of the 600cc dual-stage direct-injected engine.
The all new Cat designed 599cc C-TEC2 will be built in Arctic Cat’s Minnesota facility. Weighing ten pounds less than the old Suzuki 600, the batteryless, electronically managed, dual-stage injected engine uses Cat’s lay-down design, along with an exhaust pipe temperature sensor to increase mileage into the high teens. All while using less oil and emitting fewer emissions. That lightweight power valve equipped engine is available in the 2014 Arctic Cat ZR 6000 El Tigre.
The 2014 Arctic Cats feature a new naming convention.
- 5000 Series: Older 1100cc, 120 HP naturally aspirated Suzuki 4-stroke twin.
- 6000 Series: New C-TEC2 600, 123 HP 2-stroke twin.
- 7000 Series: New (for Cat) 1049cc 135 HP Yamaha 4-stroke triple. (Available in ProCross and ProClimb chassis)
- 8000 Series: 800 H.O., 160 HP Suzuki EFI 2-stroke twin.
- 9000 Series: Older 1100cc Turbo, 180 HP, Suzuki 4-stroke twin.
Other interesting notes:
The 7000-Series and 6000-Series models get a Deluxe Digital gauge.
Performance models are now called ZR. The F name is no more.
Models equipped with FOX FLOAT ski shocks have the new FOX FLOAT 3 version.
Arctic Cat chopped about 18-20 lbs. off the 8000-series M sleds
Improvements to the braking system for 2014 in most models.
New contoured seat on all 2014 ZR and XF models. The foam is about 1.5-in. taller.
XF Sno Pro Cross Country models emphasize off-trail performance with 1.6-inch Cobra track and mountain skis that adjust from 42 to 43 inches.
Find out more at Arcticcat.com