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Arctic Cat Snowmobiles in Japan

(4/18/2012)

Arctic Cat snowmobile in Japan

If I didn't know otherwise, this shot of Arctic Cat M sleds in a powder wonderland looks like it's somewhere in the North American Rocky Mountains. Perhaps near Cooke City or Revelstoke?

Wrong.

It was taken near Sapporo, on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

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Q&A with Tim Lessard: Conquering Cain's Quest

(4/16/2012)

2012 Cain's Quest

Last month, Tim Lessard and Eric Hall tackled Cain’s Quest for the third time in their careers, finishing second overall in the 1,800-mile endurance race aboard modified 2012 Arctic Cat M800s.

Lessard was kind enough to be interviewed about their experience.

 

 

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2013 Arctic Cat M Sled Updates

(4/11/2012)

2013 Arctic Cat M snowmobile update

In addition to changes mentioned in the previous two posts, Arctic Cat has updated its 2013 M sleds with several noteworthy improvements.

Click to read about them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2013 Arctic Cat Snowmobile Updates: E-start, Tunnel and More

(4/9/2012)

2013 Arctic Cat Electric Start for 800 snowmobiles

Here are some additional updates to the 2013 line of Arctic Cat snowmobiles, focusing on 800-model electric start; wheel placement in F-model rear suspensions; the new "flat top" tunnel on ProCross machines; and gearing changes to XF models.

Click to read.

 

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The Future of Snowmobile Engine Design?

(4/1/2012)

3-stroke diesel snowmobile engine?

Could this image represent the future of snowmobile engine design?

In the grand tradition of April Fools posts, read and decide for yourself.

 

 

 

 

 

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Quest for the Arctic Cat Hockey Cup

(3/21/2012)

Arctic Cat Cup Hockey Night

 

"We play to prove that you're never too old or not good enough to play for something special."

It was the Arctic Cat Hockey Cup extravaganza last week.

Click to read the story.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Few March Days at Arctic Cat

(3/19/2012)

Arctic Cat snowmobile engineers

I spent the better part of last week at Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls.

Check out some of what's going on there.

 

 

 

 

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Comparing an Arctic Cat F to and XF

(3/16/2012)

2013 Arctic Cat F vs. XF Snowmobile Comparison

“Should I get an F or and XF?”

It’s a common question, one I debated myself.

So a few weeks ago I spent several days riding Fs and XFs with this very question in mind.

Click to read what I learned.

 

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2013 Arctic Cat Sneak Peek Tour

(3/9/2012)

2013 Arctic Cat F800 Sno Pro RR snowmobile

 

Where to see, touch, taste and smell the 2013 line of Arctic Cat snowmobiles?

Click to find out

 

 

 

 

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Winter Exists!: Three Days & 400 Miles of Snowmobiling

(3/6/2012)

Riding the Arctic Cat snowmobiles on the C.J. Ramstad North Shore Trail

Real winter finally arrived in full-glory across a large swath of Minnesota (and the Midwest) last week. I knew I had to get out and ride before it melted.

Three days later, I’ve nearly forgotten just how lame most of the last three months have been.

 

 

 

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The 2013 Arctic Cat Snowmobile Engine Family

(3/2/2012)

Arctic Cat 2013 1100 Turbo snowmobile engine

 

I was looking at the six engines that, together, power all of the 2013 Arctic Cat snowmobiles.

Which sparked my curiosity...

Click to see what I mean.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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New-For-2013: Arctic Cat Snowmobiles

(2/28/2012)

2013 Arctic Cat snowmobile line

 

After a year in which Arctic Cat unleashed three new platforms, 2013 is understandably a model year in which the company is catching its breath just a bit.

Still, there are new models and improvements to existing machines.

Technology marches forward.

Click to read.

 

 

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2012 Snowmobile Hall of Fame Weekend

(2/20/2012)

2012 Snowmobile Hall of Fame, photo by ArcticInsider.com

I (barely) survived the 2012 Snowmobile Hall of Fame weekend, including the Ride With the Champs and the induction of two friends.

Click to read the story.

 

 

 

 

 

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2012 TLR Cup Winner: Q&A with P.J. Wanderscheid

(2/17/2012)

P.J. Wanderscheid 2012 TLR Cup winner on Arctic Cat

This past weekend Team Arctic oval racing phenom P.J. Wanderscheid captured the prestigious TLR Cup Championship and the $25,000 check that went with the title!

I talked with him about the win, his Champ sled, Eagle River and the outlook for his career.

Click to read.

 

 

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Tough Choices: Q&A with Tucker Hibbert

(2/15/2012)

Tucker gets a group-hug from the Russians at the 2011 World Championships

With the rescheduled ISOC New York National happening on the same weekend as the FIM Snocross World Championships in Russia, Tucker Hibbert was forced to do something he hated: choose.

After much agonizing, he’s opted to compete in the World Championships.

Click to read the interview.

 

 

 

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Q&A with Greg Harris, Service Guru at Arctic Cat

(2/10/2012)

Greg Harris, Service Instructor at Arctic Cat, photo by Duane Rux

If your Arctic Cat snowmobile or ATV has ever needed service work by a dealer, chances are the procedures they used were developed by this guy, Greg Harris.

He was gracious enough to answer some questions about his job and his 31 years at Arctic Cat.

Click to read the interview.

 

(Special thanks to Arctic Cat's Duane Rux for providing most of the photos!)

 

 

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A Tribute to Edgar Hetteen

(2/7/2012)

Edgar Hetteen Tribute Plaque

Carved from granite and depicting a classic image of the "Grandfather of Snowmobiling" this plaque is a tribute to Edgar Hetteen from Gary Koska and others.

Click to read Gary's story of why he wanted to honor Edgar.

 

 

 

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Brian & Paul Dick's Iron Dog Sled Prep

(2/2/2012)

Brian & Paul Dick's 2012 Arctic Cat Iron Dog race sleds

Just after winning the first USCC cross-country of the season, but before he jetted off to contest the Soo 500 enduro, Brian Dick (L) and his dad, Paul, prepped and shipped two race sleds for the upcoming Alaska Iron Dog race.

Here are some pix of their specially-built race sleds.

All photos courtesy of Joe Lesmiester (thanks Joe!)

 

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Waconia Vintage Ride-In 2012

(1/31/2012)

Waconia Vintage 2012 photo by arcticinsider.com

I took my annual trip-back-in-time this past weekend.

Yep, Waconia.

Click to see some pix.

 

 

 

 

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The Sights, Sounds & Smells of Eagle River 2012

(1/24/2012)

Start of the 2012 Eagle River World's Championships

After a 14-year absence from the Eagle River World Championships, I revisited this iconic event with the goal of learning something new.

Click to see if I made any progress.

 

 

 

 

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