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2021 Snowmobiles Launch Tomorrow!


(11/18/2019)

2021 LAUNCH REMINDER: Visit us here tomorrow, Tuesday, November 19, at 2 p.m. CT / 3 p.m. ET for information on all the 2021 Arctic Cat Snowmobile models!

Here's a look at the 2021 Arctic Cat Snowmobiles released so far...

 

iACT is now ATAC SUSPENSION 

The iACT suspension feature has been renamed to ATAC, which stands for Arctic Technology Adjustable to Conditions. This suspension system is the most advanced in the industry and allows the rider to independently adjust the front and rear suspension in less than 0.5 seconds without ever having to take their hands off the bars. It also allows them to program to separate Driver 1 and Driver 2 settings for quicker on-the-fly adjustments. This technology is available on the following 2021 models: 

• ZR 6000 137 ES LTD ATAC
• ZR 8000 137 ES LTD ATAC
• ZR 9000 137 Thundercat ATAC 

 

ZR 120  2021 ZR 120 In Medium Green

The ZR 120 continues to deliver outstanding performance for first-time snowmobile riders. New for 2021, the front ski/shock assembly provides 5 spring adjustment settings, which can be easily adjusted by the twist of a knob as the rider grows. Adjustment allows for up to a 50% increase in stiffness from the base setting to the top most setting. The spring adjustment settings can be changed with the use of a tool available for purchase through the parts and accessories team. Part number: 0644-658 

Available in Medium Green

ZR 200  2021 ZR200

A top seller and clear standout in the Arctic Cat lineup, the ZR 200, expertly built for young riders, continues to deliver outstanding performance. All 2021 ZR 200 models now come with a new front and rear ski/shock assembly, which provide 5 spring adjustment settings. Like the 120, these settings can be easily adjusted with a twist of a knob as the rider grows. Adjustment allows for up to a 50% increase in stiffness from the base setting to the top most setting. The spring adjustment settings can be changed with a tool available through the parts and accessories team. Part number: 0644-658 The rear suspension has also been redone to reduce weight by reducing the number of parts and provide a cooler, more refreshed look.

Available in Red, Dynamic Charcoal/ElectroLime and Dynamic Charcoal/Medium Green

Norseman X has Returned for 2021

NORSEMAN X 8000 Has Returned

Back by popular demand, the Norseman X has returned to the Arctic Cat line-up for Model Year 2021. It’s built to tackle any job or any task with its standard tow hitch and tunnel bag, and riding it is made even easier with the electric start feature. New for 2021, the Norseman X now comes equipped with updated 4” single carbide runners for more responsive steering, in turn making the riders feel more in control. 

One of the key features of the Norseman X is the XTRA-ACTION Rear Suspension. Here’s how it works: 

  • The rear of the frame articulates or “tips up”. This makes it want to climb and stay on top of the snow when in reverse, vs wanting to trench in the snow. 
  • Because of the rear articulation and the “floating rear,” the frame has less hard contact on the snow. This makes the sled feel shorter than it actually is and allows for improved cornering and maneuverability. 
  • The suspension can be adjusted to lock or unlock the articulating portion. Unlocked provides the benefits mentioned above. Locked puts the whole suspension/track in constant contact with the snow. This provides the ultimate traction for towing or hauling loads. 

Available in Fire Red

 

ZR 6000/8000/9000 

The ZR trail models continue to deliver the ultimate trail performance. For model year 2020, we released the ARS II Front Suspension, which provides added ski pressure that creates confidence inspiring steering and increased ground clearance and a revised slide action
skid with increased front arm travel for improved big bump absorption. Those features have remained on the 2021 models. We are continuing to offer ATAC technology on the ZR 6000 137 LTD ATAC, ZR 8000 137 ES LTD ATAC, and ZR 9000 137 Thundercat ATAC. 

 ZR Updates for 2021: 

  • A revised engine mounting system utilizing a carbon fiber Torque Contol Link (TCL) brings in a 2.5lb weight savings with improved engine vibration damping. 
  • Replaced the 11” dual runner carbides with 17” single runner carbides to provide more responsive steering. 

2021 ZR R XC

Available ZR 6000 Models:

ZR 6000 R XC 137 in Medium Green 

ZR 6000 137 ES LTD QS3 in Medium Green/Dynamic Charcoal

ZR 6000 137 ES LTD ATAC in Medium Green/Dynamic Charcoal

2021 ZR LTD2021 ZR RR

Available ZR 8000 Models:

ZR 8000 137 ES LTD QS3 in Medium Green/Dynamic Charcoal

ZR 8000 137 ES LTD ATAC in Medium Green/Dynamic Charcoal

ZR 8000 137 ES RR in Medium Green

2021 ZR 9000 Thundercat

Available ZR 9000 Models:

ZR 9000 137 Thundercat QS3 in Dynamic Charcoal

ZR 9000 137 Thundercat ATAC in Dynamic Charcoal

 

RIOT 6000/8000 

The ultimate 50/50 crossover Riot was released for 2020. This came equipped with ARS II Front Suspension, which provides added ski pressure that creates confidence inspiring steering and increased ground clearance, new uncouple Cross-Action rear suspension to balance on-trail ski pressure with off-trail transfer and smooth bump absorption, and Pro Climb Skis with 

80% more keel height compared to our trail ski for improved steering in powder and off-trail conditions. Additionally, the Riot was created with multiple track options with the Riot 8000 QS3 (1.35” or 1.6”) and standard snow/ice scratchers for cooling and lubrication. 

Riot Updates for 2021: 

• A revised engine mounting system utilizing a carbon fiber Torque Control Link (TCL) brings in a 2.5lb weight savings with improved engine vibration damping. 

• 17” single runner carbides to provide more responsive steering. 

2021 RIOT Dynamic Charcoal/Green2021 RIOT Woody's Orange/Skye Blue

Available RIOT models:

RIOT 6000 146 ES IFP 1.6" in Dynamic Charcoal/Green

RIOT 8000 146 ES IFP 1.6" in Dynamic Charcoal/Green

RIOT 8000 146 ES QS3 1.35" in Woody's Orange/Skye Blue

RIOT 8000 146 ES QS3 1.6" in Dynamic Charcoal/Green or Woody's Orange/Skye Blue

 

M 8000 MOUNTAIN CAT & M 8000 HARDCORE ALPHA ONE 

The undisputed kings of the mountain continue to conquer the backcountry with the revolutionary ALPHA ONE single-beam rear suspension. For Model Year 2021, we’re continuing to use our industry-leading heat exchanger system, which minimizes snow build up on the chassis, running boards, and rear suspension to ensure solid footing and drastically reduces snow weight carried on the machine in the backcountry. And we’ve revised calibrations on all FOX QS3/ QSL shocks and springs for improved big bump absorption. In addition, all models come with standard Alpha snow/ice scratchers for cooling and lubrication, and a revised engine mounting system utilizing a carbon fiber Torque Control Link (TCL) brings in a 2.5lb weight savings with improved engine vibration damping. 

2021 Mountain Cat Alpha One Fire Red/Dynamic Charcoal

Available Mountain Cat Models:

M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One 154 3" in Fire Red/Dynamic Charcoal

M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One 154 ES 3" in Fire Red/Dynamic Charcoal

M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One 165 3" in Fire Red/Dynamic Charcoal

M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One 165 ES 3" in Fire Red/Dynamic Charcoal

2021 M8000 Hardcore Fire Red/Black2021 M8000 Hardcore Hyper Green/Black

Available Hardcore Models:

M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One 154 2.6" in Fire Red/Black

M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One 154 ES 2.6" in Fire Red/Black

M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One 154 3" in Hyper Green/Black or Fire Red/Black

M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One 165 3" in Hyper Green/Black or Fire Red/Black

M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One 165 ES 3" in Fire Red/Black



Comments (8):

Crnr2Crnr says:
11/18/2019 2:37:00 PM

but 11/19/19 starts at midnight tonight!??? :)

I'm overly excited for some reason, and hope they deliver some models that get folks attention.
Woody says:
11/18/2019 5:37:00 PM

Any ideas as to what this release will be? I keep hearing about the single cylinder mid size sled. It appears there will be something new with the mono rail?
SP says:
11/19/2019 7:22:00 AM

Yeah an Alpha one for kids, yay
jinxx (chris ) says:
11/19/2019 7:22:00 AM

wow I had a dream last night about a top secret triple, but really I'm hoping for two smaller sleds like a 340, 400, and a nice 500cc sled again. something to get new blood into the sport
I know many want a 850 but really look how many 8000s didn't sell and are left overs, you cant find a ZR4000 or smaller sleds as left overs , so I think as a MFG they will be looking at a new market , also don't forget about the 2up market, just saying.
I want Cat to be better then ever.
jj says:
11/19/2019 10:05:00 AM

So M4000, ZR4000 and LT4000.
Jinxx (chris ) says:
11/19/2019 10:16:00 AM

Yes jj,
That's a good start and some more please.
Todd Ulschmid says:
11/19/2019 12:13:00 PM

Country Cat already let the Cats out of the bag....
Kale says:
11/19/2019 3:45:00 PM

Todd - The dealers were privy to info at 11am today via a webinar. Media had to wait until 2pm CST. I'm hoping that drove traffic to dealer sites.

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