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New Mountain Machine: 2017 Arctic Cat M 9000 King Cat

(9/14/2016)

2017 Arctic Cat M 9000 King Cat. ArcticInsider.com

In addition to unveiling two race sleds for 2017 at Hay Days last weekend, Arctic Cat also unveiled the M 9000 King Cat: a 162-in. track mountain machine powered by the new 9000-Series turbo triple 4-stroke.

The newest bodywork...the exclusive auto-adjusting TEAM clutch system...lowered driveshaft...narrower running boards...revised bellypan for a further-forwad foot placement...for a certain type of deep snow rider, this machine is the ultimate answer to their deep snow prayers.

Click to high mark all the key info.

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Just Released: 2017 Arctic Cat ZR 6000R SX Snocross Race Sled

(9/13/2016)

2017 Arctic Cat ZR 6000R SX race sled. Photo at ArcticInsider.com

Leave it to Arctic Cat to be the first OEM to debut a purpose-built snocross race sled with EFI.

Yep, snocross race sled engine technology just leaped into the 21st century.

Click for all the details on the 2017 ZR 6000R SX snocross race whip.

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Just Released: 2017 Arctic Cat ZR 6000R XC Race Sled

(9/13/2016)

2017 Arctic Cat ZR 6000R XC race sled. Photo at ArcticInsider.com

Arctic Cat debuted its 2017 cross-country racing whip at Hay Days this past weekend. As the defending champion of pretty much everything in USXC racing, the '17 ZR 6000R XC is not a machine that's resting upon its laurels.

New for this coming year:

Gen II bodywork; FOX ZERO 1.5 QS3 ski shocks with Kashima coating; and a whole bunch of other detail improvements.

Click for the details.

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Product Spotlight: PRO MTN One-Piece Suit from Arctic Cat

(9/1/2016)

Arctic Cat PRO MTN one piece snowmobile suit 2017.

Everything old is new again, and one-piece snowmobile suits have once again become all the rage.

The new PRO MTN Suit from Arctic Cat is a pretty thoughtful alternative to the rather, uh, LOUD options available from other brands.

Click to check out some details.

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Product Spotlight: Prowler & HDX Roof from Arctic Cat

(9/1/2016)

Arctic Cat Prowler and HDX Roof.

Having ridden UTVs with and without a roof, I can tell you firsthand that having a roof is a must. Shade being the key benefit, although the protection for precipitation and style benefits are nice too.

Click to get the skinny on the new Prowler & HDX Roof from Arctic Cat.

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Arctic Cat Tidbits from Star Tribune Story

(8/17/2016)

Arctic Cat CEO Chris Metz. Photo by StarTribune.

I learned a few interesting tidbits from THIS Star Tribune story with Arctic Cat CEO Chris Metz, including info about a new Wildcat rear suspension and a target shipment date for [some version of] the new SVX 450 Snow Bike.

Click my story link to read what I'm talking about.

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Product Spotlight: Arctic Cat Procross Grips

(8/16/2016)

Arctic Cat Procross grips...your hands will love them.

Want a simple, inexpensive upgrade that (for most people) will make their sled feel better at the hands?

Easy: the new Procross Grips.

If ever there was an example of how one small ergonomic change can substantially alter (and improve) a snowmobile, these are it. Plus your handwarmers will feel like they're on steroids.

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Product Spotlight: Shovel Pack

(8/16/2016)

Arctic Cat Shovel Pack for M and XF snowmobiles.

 

There are dozens of different snowmobile tunnel packs to choose from. (You could even choose the one that launched off the back of my sled a couple years ago on the North Shore, but first you gotta find it.)

Arctic Cat brings a new option to the mix that eschews the untidy strap-it-down method in favor of a Cam-Lock design.

I like.

Click to see if it's something you might be interested in.

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Arctic Cat Rolls Through Sturgis

(8/9/2016)

Arctic Cat SVX 450 snow bike at Sturgis with WaitingForWinter Guy.

You gotta love Arctic Cat showing up with the SVX 450 snow bike at the famed Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota this week!

#WaitingForWinter guy has been (and will be) piloting the machine that's been equipped with wheels in order to roll down Main Street like a true badass.

Methinks there's going to be some good video action of this in the future, which I'm anxiously awaiting.

I'm anticipating that Wes will NOT disable the brake and attempt to ride it onstage at the Buffalo Chip. Yikes!

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Arctic Cat Reports 2017 First Quarter Results

(7/29/2016)

Arctic Cat in St. Cloud, MN. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Arctic Cat reported its fiscal 1st Quarter 2017 financial results today.

For quick scanners, these are the headlines:

*First quarter net sales totaled $104.9 million;
*Net loss $0.81 per share;
*Continued progress made on strategies to reposition company;
*ATV/ROV dealer inventory down 9 percent;
*Company maintains fiscal 2017 revenue outlook, lowers EPS guidance on a weaker powersports market, increased promotional costs and unfavorable product mix

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True Timber Camo Snowmobile Jackets for 2017

(7/27/2016)

2017 Arctic Cat Sno Camo Jacket

2017 Arctic Cat Team Arctic Camo Jacket for Women.

Look REALLY closely, and you might be able to see some of the newest snowmobile jacket offerings from Arctic Cat for 2017, each featuring True Timber camo.

Click for more info.

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Jacob Yurk to Race on Christian Brothers Racing for 2017

(7/12/2016)

Jacob Yurk on CBR-Team Arctic for 2017.

The machinations of the snowmobile racing industry are just starting to churn out information and excitement for the 2016-17 season.

Christian Brothers Racing is among the first out of the gate, with news that they've inked a deal with Jacob Yurk to join Logan Christian as the two-racer snocross team.

Yurk, a scrappy and rising racer from Grand Blanc, Mich., will compete in the Pro Lite class.

Click to read the CBR release, and join me in welcoming Yurk to Team Arctic!

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Bash 'n Style: New Alterra Deluxe Brush Guard and Bumper

(6/17/2016)

Arctic Cat Deluxe Brush Guard and R. Bumper for Alterra ATVs

Nothing says "Outta my way" to brush, downfall, elephants or herds of wild stallions quite like the new Deluxe Front Brush Guard and Rear Bumper for Arctic Cat XR and Alterra ATVs.

These are two of an always expanding collection of accessories.

Click to read the descriptions.

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Triple Damages: Arctic Cat Takes $47 Million Bite Out of BRP

(6/14/2016)

Arctic Cat Tigershark Takes a $47 Million Bite Out of BRP

Ouch, that's gotta hurt!

In the wake of a jury awarding Arctic Cat over $15 million against BRP for patent infringement, a federal court judge for the Southern District of Florida tripled the damages -- to the tune of $46.7 million.

The moral of the story: Mess with the shark, you're gonna get bit.

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Verdict: BRP Guilty of PWC Patent-Infringement, Owes Arctic Cat $15.5 Million

(6/3/2016)

Arctic Cat wins court battle with BRP over PWC technology.

Who knew that Tigershark still had teeth?

So can I get a hell-yeah!? How about a Montego, Barricuda, Daytona and Monte Carlo!?

Today’s celebration comes on the heels of a Florida jury siding with Arctic Cat that BRP (Sea-Doo) willfully infringed two Arctic Cat patents and awarding damages of approximately $15.5 million.

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Product Spotlight: Door Extensions for Wildcat Sport and Trail

(6/1/2016)

Arctic Cat Wildcat Door Extensions

One of the cool things about the Wildcat line of ROVs is that there are all kinds of Arctic Cat accessories that change the look and/or enhance the riding experience.

For example: the new Door Extensions for the Wildcat Sport and Trail.

Click to read more.

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Ring that (NASDAQ) Bell! Arctic Cat and Company CEO Chris Metz

(5/27/2016)

Cool! Arctic Cat rings the bell at the the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square, New York on Wed. morning. In honor of the occasion, Christopher Metz, Arctic Cat’s Chief Executive Officer, spoke about the company and brand.

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Spare Tire Carrier for Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport & Trail

(5/20/2016)

Arctic Cat Wildcat Spare Tire Carrier.

Not only does the Spare Tire Carrier from Arctic Cat make a Wildcat Sport/Trail look like it's ready to rumble, it also saves the day for those occasions when a tire looses a fight against puncture.

Click to read the details.

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Arctic Cat’s Fiscal 2016 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results

(5/12/2016)

Arctic Cat's St. Cloud, Minn., facility. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Today Arctic Cat released its 2016 fiscal 4th QTR and full-year results. When I read between the lines, it looks to me like the cost of reducing inventory of non-current wheeled products must cost A LOT.

* Fourth-quarter net sales of $121.4 million, up 22.7 percent over prior-year quarter;

* Quarterly net loss of $1.30 per share versus prior-year loss of $1.66 per share;

* Continued progress made on strategies to reposition company;

* Approximately $20 million operating cash flow generated in fiscal 2016 fourth quarter;

* Revolving bank agreement extended and increased to $130 million, up from $100 million;

* Fiscal 2016 full-year net loss of $0.71 per share on net sales of $632.9 million;

* Company provides fiscal 2017 outlook

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1 Million! Arctic Extreme Mobile App Goes Big with Sweepstakes

(5/6/2016)

Arctic Extreme App

Maybe you're one of the people who contributed to more than 1 million downloads of the mobile game app Arctic Cat® Extreme Snowmobile Racing (free for Android and iOS devices)?

If not, there’s a high likelihood your kid did.

Either way, there's new update to the app and a new sweepstakes with a chance to earn 40,000 in Cat Cash (the new, virtual currency).

Click for more info.

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