When you read the list of improvements on the 2013 Sno Pro 600 race sleds, there's doubt that Arctic Cat is dead-serious about winning more races this coming season. In just its second season, the new ProCross racer oozes updates.
As in previous years, there will be both a Snocross and Cross-Country version of the race sled, with the primary differences being track height (the SX comes with a 1.7-in. lug while the XC gets a 1.25-in.), ski type, fuel capacity (5-gal. on the SX, 12-gal. on the XC) and the slightly taller windshiedl on the XC.
All the photos posted here are of the XC SnoPro.
New Chassis Geometry: By tipping-down the bulkhead (imagine if both the front and back of the machine are kept in place while the middle of the chassis was lifted upward 1.35-in.), the new Sno Pro offers increased ground clearance in the center of the center of the chassis for improved predictability through the huge holes. This allows the rider to attack the track with more confidence and less chassis scrub.
*1.35” added ground clearance at foot pockets
*Flatter running board angles
*Single layer .080” thick tunnel for increased strength
*New rear suspension mounting positions give track drive more ground clearance
New front suspension/steering geometry
*Improved caster angle
*Increased ski stance to 43.5” (1.2” wider than 2012)
*New steering ratio for sharper turning radius
*New ski damper loads rear of ski for improved handling
*New front arm shock eyelet for improved durability
New rear suspension – Both the front and rear suspension changes will improve the ability of the rider to steer and control the sled while on the gas.
*Front arm mounting position moved rearward 2” to improve transfer control
*Increased Front arm suspension travel by approximately 1”
*Added strength to both front arm and idler arm for improved durability
*New Torsion spring for increased preload
*New rear coupling position, give a wider range of usable adjustment
Drive system updates – Last season Arctic Cat’s all-new Torque Overload Sensing (TOS) Bottom Sprocket found in the magnesium chaincase worked flawlessly to save the drive system from the pounding of harsh terrain.
*New PTO engine plate for added durability
*Increased stiffness in engine mounts for added durability
*Modified dropcase for increased strength
*New lightweight/high strength track drive shaft
*New driven shaft with increased durability
*New drive clutch spring
*New drive belt
Brake system – Updates to the brake system deliver a more positive feel and control.
*New brake caliper and disk
*Increased fastener size holding caliper halves together to decrease flex
*New deeper pistons to eliminate caulking
*Machining updates to improve bearing retention
*Increased ports for improved flow
*New seal groove for improved piston retraction
*Heated 40mm Mikuni rack style TM carburetors w/TPS
*New 1/4-turn assembly, hood pin, and hold down strap to secure side panels
*Added thickness to Snocross snow flap for increased durability
*Modified front heat exchanger engine mount bracket for increased durability
*Updated wire harness for improved routing
*New throttle cable with increased temperature rating
*New choke cable
*SX Sno Pro seat has narrower (1.5-in. each side) leg profile than XC seat
*SX Sno Pro has low-height windshield while the XC has mid-height
*C&A XT Snocross or C&A ADX XC Skis (Carbides NOT included)
Specification below on the 2013 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600 XC:
Specification below on the 2013 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600 SX version:
10/23/2012 10:59:00 PM
10/29/2012 12:13:00 PM
And still unfortunately using the Team clutch that costs the XC sleds top-end.
10/29/2012 3:31:00 PM
I wonder if the mid height windshield on the XC version will match my 13 XF 800 SP and can I order one??
10/29/2012 6:30:00 PM
That is one HOT looking machine. Now the snow crossers won't bottom out the chassis that was a cause of squirrely handling coming off the big jumps and into the holes.
Looks good to me. So King John make sure you give us a heads up when the Cat Phone rings and you are called up to the Cat Cave to give it some hot laps.
It's good to be the King.
I Bleed Green! says:
10/29/2012 6:41:00 PM
What is wrong with the TEAM secondary? I was at the detroit lakes USCC race last year, and Ryan Simons had the fastest sled in the PRO class according to the radar gun. They announced that he hit 104 mph; which with a 1.25" track, and studs, is flying in my book. I do miss the old reverse cam secondary though.
10/29/2012 7:51:00 PM
Todd, it looks like the standard m800 comes with it, i ordered one for my 13 m800 sp it should fit
10/29/2012 8:46:00 PM
I sure wish they would change the production machines as quick as they change the racer. None of those things changed on stocker. I would settle for the reAr susp. Updates to stop the binding.
John Sandberg says:
10/29/2012 8:56:00 PM
Those of you with a Sno Pro edition ProCross/ProClimb that want more protection than the standard windshield BUT want to keep the production color...
... Arctic Cat will soon have Green, Orange, and White versions of the production mid-height Windshield (like the one shown on the XR racer in this) in inventory by late November.
This is the production windshield height for the M (std) model. They will fit '12-'13 F, M and XF models. They will be shown on the Arctic Store when available. Part numbers below
10/29/2012 9:00:00 PM
Looking back that is a bit of a negative comment. I should have said that I think those are great improvements and I hope they are proven successful so we will have them on our stockers in the near future.
Kris Meekins says:
10/29/2012 9:56:00 PM
Can't help but imagine that the first sentence was intended to say 'no doubt', not just 'doubt'!
10/30/2012 2:55:00 AM
Cool. Hopefully we'll see the new engine in this chassis in the next year or so!
10/30/2012 6:31:00 AM
Windshields------Thanks John, appreciate the heads up!!!
10/30/2012 9:01:00 AM
Why do they always insist on running premium NON-OXY gas.... That is hard to find to say the least.... In MI gas stations pay penalties for even selling it.
10/30/2012 11:16:00 AM
They run that gas because these are flat out race motors. I read somewhere that the motor should be taken down for a complete inspection after so many hours. Do not recall how many hours but it was low. Also the non oxy 92 octane gas burns faster resulting in cooler running engine temps. I'm not sure but you could possibly get away with running KLOTZ octane boost,it de oxys the gas and is a tetraethyl lead based formulated to raise octane up to 10 numbers or more. It also provides vital upper cylinder lubrication and it burns the gas faster which means cooler running cylinders. I've used it for years when in remote areas where gasoline quality is questionable. So theoreticaly it could be used to get the fuel quality up to the standards the sno pro 600 requires.
10/30/2012 4:33:00 PM
In regards to 'complete inspection after so many hours and oxy gas'....I trail rode a 2009 SP600 for 3000 miles, used the 'normal' premium gas, and NEVER rebuilt the top end. While some changes have been made, these 600 motors are bullet proof.
Ryan Greening says:
11/1/2012 4:59:00 PM
104 is all well and good....but the Yamaha boys can hit 114 on the open straights of the lake races, which shouldn't be a part of XC racing anyway but such is life. 10mph can make up for some serious handling issues
Brian Hennel says:
11/2/2012 11:36:00 AM
Open straights on a lake shouldn't be part of a XC race? I guess racing in a drainage ditch along a highway is the "real deal"?
kelso betts says:
11/3/2012 3:40:00 PM
Give me that thing for a race ill make sure it comes in first
I bleed Green! says:
11/5/2012 9:08:00 AM
Can you put an old roller clutch on these? I believe that as long as it is available on that brand, that you can use whatever clutches you want? At least that is how i thought USCC was working. I could be wrong here. Let me know what the rules are. Why does the TEAM clutch hold these machines back on top end?
11/8/2012 1:39:00 PM
These NEW 600 Sno Pro Race Cats are the sweetest sleds in years, thats why im making a few of them in RC !
11/8/2012 8:14:00 PM
RC! Badass I want one. For real. Email me firstname.lastname@example.org
1/29/2013 3:54:00 PM
2/9/2013 11:38:00 AM
Jordan, if you make an r/c version please e-mail me picks, you could have an order with me. im into 1/5th scale buggys but would love a propper built cat sled... there non existant. Go for it dude...Sweet
2/9/2013 11:39:00 AM
2/20/2013 12:43:00 AM
While some might think that exceptional top end is not important in a xc race have not been in a multi terrain race where everything counts. It happens that there are a pair of these sleds running in the irondog and are seperated by 32 sec. at the half way point. They are facing more terrain racing in the second half but will have more river racing than the first half. hopefulle they will not suffer as little as 1 mph, that could be the differance,even in a 1661 mile race. Only one team out of 40 are running the 600 sno pro, Im hoping they prove them this year :)
3/3/2013 4:01:00 PM
How much are they new in Canadian dollar?
3/3/2013 4:04:00 PM
How much are they new in Canadian dollar?