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Tucker Interview at SledRacer

(2/21/2010)

Tucker Hibbert sees gold.

Why does Tucker Hibbert race only a half-season? How does he feel about equaling Blair Morgan's record of five X Games gold medals? And what are Tucker's plans for the coming season? Find out the answers and more in this great interview at SledRacer.com.

 

 

 

 

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Test-Riding Speedwerx's 290-hp Z1 Turbo Kit

(2/19/2010)

There's no good way to illustrate 290 hp

Speedwerx has a way of coaxing 290 hp out of an Arctic Cat Z1 Turbo.

I rode the beast.

When you’re trying to describe 290 hp on a snowmobile, words and pictures are inadequate. Actually, pretty much everything is inadequate compared to 290 hp.

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Spy Photo of a New Arctic Cat?

(2/5/2010)

What Arctic Cat might this be?While on my recent trip to Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls, I snapped a shot of this test rider leaving the factory and riding a covered/disguised sled. The fact that the hood can’t be seen, in concert with the bright green spindles/A-arms and seat pattern, suggest it’s a 2011 model

I know it’s a few weeks before Arctic Cat releases information on its 2011. Anyone care to venture a guess about this sled?

 

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TRF Engineering Test Ride Report

(2/5/2010)

Arctic Cat Engineering test ride

Every few weeks throughout the winter, a handful of Arctic Cat engineers spend the day riding and evaluating snowmobiles.

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This is Why D.J. Ekre is a Top XC Racer

(2/2/2010)

Shown here at the recent USCC Red Lake 200 cross-country race is Team Arctic's D.J. Ekre, literally piloting an Arctic Cat Sno Pro 500 in the Expert 85 class (which he won). The short clip clearly illustrates why Ekre is one of the fastest cross-country racers in the world.

D.J. is the second of the two racers to come through.

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See the Ultimate Monster Barn-Find at Waconia

(1/28/2010)

The first Monster Arctic Cat?

Recently discovered in a Northwestern Wisconsin barn...the very first Monster Arctic Cat mod racer that dates back to 1973.

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Dan Ebert Interview on SnowGoer.com

(1/26/2010)

Arctic Cat's Dan Ebert

 

Check out a nice video interview with 2010 USCC I-500 Champion Dan Ebert, HERE at SnowGoer.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Notes from the Last Week of December

(12/27/2009)

2010 Arctic Cat ATVs in Moab, Utah

If I was a Twitt(erer), here are some of the various things I would have Tweeted the past week:

 

 

 

 

 

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Two December Days in Thief River Falls

(12/5/2009)

Soon-to-arrive in Thief River Falls

A quick trip to Thief River Falls, Minn., with a stop in Fertile, Minn., produced the sights, sounds and smells of a snowmobile world that's ready to ride (and race).

 

 

 

 

 

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Race Gas Magazine HMK Boot Test

(11/28/2009)

Independent Boot Test Lab #23

 

This blazing product evaluation of HMK boots was written by an old friend for the infamous Race Gas Magazine, a short-lived 'zine whose impact hung long and low. It's a perfect Turkey Weekend read.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Arctic Cat Pride Magazine is Now Posted

(11/24/2009)

Arctic Cat Pride Magazine Fall 2009

 

 

The Fall 2009 issue of Arctic Cat Pride magazine is now posted on the Arctic Cat Website.

Click HERE to see it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sno Pro 600s Available at (some) Dealerships

(11/16/2009)

2010 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600

 

A 130-hp (stock) Sno Pro might be available right now at your local dealership, tempting you to buy it and rule the trails this winter. There's just one catch...

 

 

 

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800 H.O. = 163 horsepower

(11/13/2009)

Arctic Cat 800 H.O. Engine

The respected (and independent) dyno gurus at DynoTech recently tested a produciton 2010 Arctic Cat F8.

Compared to the pre-production engine they tested last spring, the production engine... made more hp. Read the download after making the jump.

 

 

 

 

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Sno Pro 500 Part IV: Final Chapter

(11/11/2009)

Larry & Jeremy Houle from Speedwerx with 730 Kit

 

To conclude the series on the new Sno Pro 500, let's look at possible solutions to the "It-doesn't-have-enough-horsepower-for-me" dilemma: the aftermarket.

 

 

 

 

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Sno Pro 500 Part III

(11/2/2009)

Arctic Cat Sno Pro 500

 

Here, in Part III of the Sno Pro 500 Series, I want explain my own time aboard the Sno Pro 500, put it in a historical perspective, then perhaps challenge some of the assumptions we tend to make.

 

 

 

 

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Happy Halloween

(10/30/2009)

Eric's Pumpkin

 

 

Happy Halloween from Eric Bergstrom and everyone else on the ArcticInsider forum.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Craig's List of the Week 10-14-09

(10/14/2009)

Craig's list of the week Oct. 14

 

You gotta love the brutal honesty and Plan B priority of this guy. I'm hoping that he'll find a trader for the sleds and trailer, and that he'll meet the snowmobiling woman of his dreams.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Two October Days in Thief River Falls

(10/9/2009)

Arctic Cat Sno Pro 500 on the production line

 

A quick trip to Thief River Falls over the past couple days provided some cool sights and interesting developments.

 

 

 

 

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800 High Output = High Octane

(10/5/2009)

Arctic Cat 800 H.O. Engine

 

 

When Arctic Cat coaxed 160-plus hp out of its 800 laydown twin via new exhaust, pistons, cylinder porting, EFI calibration, ignition timing, APV valves and the good ol’ Greg Spaulding voodoo, it prompted the strong recommendation that owners use 91-octane fuel.

 

 

 

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Stuffed: Arctic Cat Sno Pro 500 Part II

(9/26/2009)

Sno Pro 600 production sled

 

In Part I of this series we established that the 800 H.O. and 600 consumer twins don’t fit into the Sno Pro race chassis. The question I had is, “Why wasn’t the chassis designed to accept these consumer-friendly engines?”

 

 

 

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