ArcitcInsider Forum
Follow ArcticInsider on YouTube Follow ArcticInsider on Facebook       
All ArcticInsider Articles

TGIF: The March 27, 2015 Edition

(3/27/2015)

TGIF: the snow-mo-bike rider

I'm thankful for the improved mountain performance characteristics offered by a vertical steering post, new lightweight spindle, narrow ski stance and reshaped skis, as well as the gear-carrying versatility of the new rear rack.

I'm thankful that I can ease into summer gracefully while still enjoying my favorite wintertime activity.

I'm thankful that if you have to ask, you wouldn't understand.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, March 27, 2015.

continue reading ...

Tucker Hibbert's Lake Geneva Recap

(3/25/2015)

Check out this great recap of Tucker Hibbert's 2015 Lake Geneva snocross crush-fest.

Gotta love Steve Houle's tuned pipe secret, and Kirk saying they've got more good stuff in store for next season!

continue reading ...
|  posted in Video  |  comments (3)  |

TGIF: The March 20, 2015 Edition

(3/20/2015)

TGIF: Military snowmobile patrol

TGIF: Military snowmobile patrol

I'm thankful that, somewhere deep in Siberia's boreal forests, the Soviet military is guarding against unruly SledNecks.

I'm thankful the Cold War ended.

I'm thankful for the Limited Edition Turret model 2-up Touring available as a Spring-only option.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, March 20, 2015.

continue reading ...

Listen to the Legend: Roger Skime Talks Snowmobile History

(3/19/2015)

Listen to the legend, Roger Skime, talk about Arctic Cat snowmobile history.

Hero!

continue reading ...
|  posted in Video  |  comments (4)  |

The End is Near: Last (Snowmobile) Ride of 2015?

(3/19/2015)

2015 Gunflint snowmobile ride on Arctic Cats. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Winter here in Minnesota came to an abrupt end last week, as an 80-degree swing in temps and highs in the upper 60s fairly destroyed what little snow had accumulated in the past few months.

But there WAS some late season snow still hanging on in the Gunflint area of Minnesota's North Shore.

So with my son on spring break and my friend Tom Rowland always game for an adventure, on Tuesday we attempted what might be our last ride of the season.

Click to see if we succeeded.

continue reading ...

Done & Dusted: Team Arctic's 2015 Lake Geneva Snocross Results

(3/18/2015)

Monster Energy Arctic Cat break-dancer Tucker Hibbert. Photo by Hanson.

Team Arctic wrapped up the 2015 ISOC Snocross season with six wins and the premier championship title.

Congrats to all the Team Green racers and crew!

Double-jump to read the press release.

continue reading ...
|  posted in Racing  |  comments (1)  |

Ready For Primetime: All-New 2016 Arctic Cat Prowler HDX 700 XT

(3/16/2015)

2016 Arctic Cat Prowler HDX 700 XT EPS

On the heals of introducing a slew of new Prowler, ATV and Wildcat models last fall, Arctic Cat recently unveiled the new 2016 Prowler HDX 700 XT EPS.

New plastic, more storage, reduced sound, improved ergo's...there's a lot of new stuff to like about this utility machine.

Yes it's a 2016 model and yes, it's available now at your local dealer.

Click for the details.

continue reading ...

Race Recap: 2015 USXC Warroad Cross-Country

(3/14/2015)

Team Arctic's 2015 Warroad XC race report. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Last week Team Arctic's Midwest cross-country racers ended their 2015 USXC campaign in Warroad, Minn.

And what a season-ender it was!

Click to read the report.

continue reading ...
|  posted in Racing  |  comments (3)  |

News Bites: The March 13, 2015 Edition

(3/13/2015)

Russian snowmobiler gets sucked into track. Drinks Vodka.

What could POSSIBLY go wrong when a Russian attemps to bumper-drag from a snowmobile?

Nothing unusual about a runaway snowmobile careening down a Newfoundland highway for 12 kilometers. Note: The best part is listening to the audio of guys in the car.

If you're goint to steal a snowmobile, make sure you wear waterproof, breathable and taser-proof snowmobile gear.

Man steals cigarettes, snowmobile-mounted cops catch him. (I'm wondering how a smoker ran 6km through the snow?)

From the why-snowmobilers-are-the-greatest file: Kid's snowmobile is stolen, group replaces it with a new one. Awesome!

Thank you to all the snowmobile club members! Stories like this explain why you are the absolute backbone of the sport.

continue reading ...
|  posted in News  |  comments (1)  |

Where to See the 2016 Arctic Cat Snowmobiles

(3/13/2015)

2016 Arctic Cat snowmobile line

Where to see new 2016 model Arctic Cat snowmobiles?

Select models are probably already at your local Arctic Cat dealer. If they're not yet, they will be next week.

Plus there are a few key events where you can see most of the full model line.

Click for more info.

continue reading ...

Proof that Zach Herfindahl is One of the World's Fastest XC Racers

(3/12/2015)

There's been a lot of tough talk HERE on my Facebook page, regarding a short video segment I posted about Zach Herfindahl being one of the fastest ditch racers in the world.

Here's a little edit that puts an exclamation point on my sentiment.

All shot last weekend in Warroad, Minn., where Zach won both Pro Stock and Pro Open classes en route to championship titles in both classes.

SWEET riding, Zach!

continue reading ...
|  posted in Video  |  comments (13)  |

Team Arctic Proves the Real Meaning of "Terrain Domination"

(3/11/2015)

Team Arctic Cat's Zach Herfindahl wins Warroad. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Team Arctic finished off the 2015 USXC cross-country season with 14 class wins, 39 podiums and 15 class championships.

And the hillclimb crew delivered a 5-win performance at White Pine.

Click to read the team press release.

continue reading ...
|  posted in Racing  |  comments (4)  |

Explained: Inside Arctic Cat's New TEAM Clutches

(3/10/2015)

2016 Arctic Cat TEAM Rapid Response and Rapid Reaction clutches. Posted by ArcticInsider.com

With the news that Arctic Cat is going to TEAM clutches for most of its 2016 snowmobile model line comes the question: What is it about these clutches that are an improvement over the Cat drive and driven assemblies?

Shift over to the story and find out.

continue reading ...

2015 TRF 300 Cross-Country Recap

(3/6/2015)

2015 USXC TRF 300 Team Arctic Cat. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

2015 USXC TRF 300 Team Arctic Cat. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

In the absence of the USXC I-500 this year due to snow, last weekend's two-day Seven Clans Casino/Thief River Falls 300 gave us the challenge and drama of long distance cross-country racing.

Click to see pix of the class winners, along with a short recap of the Pro Stock class storyline.

continue reading ...

Team Arctic Sees Checkers at TRF 300 XC and Michigan Snocross

(3/5/2015)

Team Arctic's Wes Selby won the TRF 300 XC. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

With the USXC and ISOC race seasons winding down, Team Arctic cross-country and snocross racer proved they still win more.

Click to press release from this past weekend's beating.

continue reading ...
|  posted in Racing  |  comments (3)  |

Explained: Arctic Cat's 2016 WR3 Snowmobile Transmission

(3/5/2015)

2016 Arctic Cat WR3 transmission

The new WR3 Easy Shift transmission that comes on select Bearcat and Pantera models will make a huge improvement in overall utility applications for owners who need it.

Shift into gear to read more.

continue reading ...

Making Sense of the 2016 Arctic Cat Snowmobile Packages

(3/3/2015)

2016 Arctic Cat ZR model snowmobiles

Arctic Cat rider walks into a bar.

Bartender says, “You have a nice package.”

Cat rider blushes, then replies, “Thanks. It’s the El Tigre package.”

To help you make sense of all this talk of various 2016 Arctic Cat snowmobile packages, I’ve put together this handy reference guide.

Click for the whole package.

continue reading ...

Arctic Cat Acquires Motorfist

(3/2/2015)

Arctic Cat acquires Motorfist

In a move that company officials describe as "An example of our strategy to grow through small, bolt-on acquisitions,” Arctic Cat has acquired Motorfist, makers (and sellers) of high performance technical riding gear.

Click for a fist-pump of information.

continue reading ...
|  posted in News  |  comments (2)  |

12 Things to Know About the 2016 Arctic Cat Snowmobiles

(3/1/2015)

2016 Arctic Cat Snowmobiles

Arctic Cat was BUSY this past year!

For 2016 the company introduced new models; heavily revised its mountain sleds; switched to TEAM clutches on most of its models; added a new 4-stroke engine; offers new quick-adjust FOX shocks; and more.

Click to read the 12 things you need to know, with more in-depth stories to follow in the coming days.

continue reading ...

TGIF: The Feb. 27, 2015 Edition

(2/27/2015)

TGIF: The Big Johnson (snowmobile)

I'm thankful for the hell-bent era of snowmobile speed records, when manufacturers went to great lengths to achieve top speed.

I'm thankful for the company marketing efforts that actually tried to tie machines like this to the actual consumer sleds.

I'm thankful we can all joke around about big Johnsons (and how they motivate some people to go bigger and faster).

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Feb. 27, 2015.

continue reading ...
-->
SpeedWerx Drift Racing

ArcticCat

Grip N Rip Racing

Action Graphics

SUPERTRAX International

Blown Concepts Custom Vinyl Graphics

on Snow Magazine

US X-Country Snowmobile Racing

Sled Racer

American Snowmobiler Magazine

ROX Speedfx.com

Waconia Power Sports

D & D power Sports

Thomas SnoSports

SLEDHEAD 24/7

Pink Ribbon Riders

Road Track and Trail

SnoX365

TA Motorsports

Black Cat Sports Bar and Grill
Country Cat  International Series of Champions