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New 2015 Arctic Cat Gear for Sept. 2014

(9/15/2014)

Arctic Cat's 2015 snowmobile gear. Posted by ArcticInsider.com

Once a month Arctic Cat distributes info to the media highlighting select new products.

This month the batch includes the 2015 model year Iron Dog Coat, ProClimb Seat options, ProCross front bumper and the humorous Cathead Facemask.

Make the jump to see and read about them.

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TGIF: The Sept. 12, 2014 Edition

(9/12/2014)

TGIF and the Massey Ski Whiz vintage snowmobile ad looks so good.

I'm thankful the guys from Marketing used creative copywriting to compensate for Engineering's carved-from-a-bar-of-soap styling.

I'm thankful I took a Ski Whiz before I attempted to dicker and deal.

I'm thankful that I still see headlines like these through the eyes of my 14-year-old self.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

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Kirk & Tucker Hibbert Talk About FOX SHOX History & Heritage

(9/11/2014)

Kirk Hibbert has been one of the most inventive, prolific suspension engineers in the sport.

Beginning in the late 1980s he started working with FOX SHOX, a pursuit that has helped progress his success, his son Tucker's success, and the betterment of Arctic Cat snowmobiles.

Hell... the betterment of ALL snowmobiles.

This is a cool video from FOX highlighting their historical relationship with Kirk and Tucker.

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Improved & Upgraded: '15 Arctic Cat ZR 4000RR

(9/10/2014)

2015 Arctic Cat ZR 4000RR snowmobile. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Over the summer, Arctic Cat engineers gave some additional race-focussed love to the 2015 ZR 4000 RR.

It was at Hay Days in all its potential glory.

Click for an 85-hp dose of key improvements on what was already a sweet machine.

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Better than BNG: 2015 Arctic Cat ZR 6000R SX Race Sled

(9/10/2014)

2015 Arctic Cat ZR 6000R SX race sled. Posted by ArcticInsider.com

In addition to unveiling the new cross-country race sled at Hay Days, Arctic Cat also took the wraps off of a revised 2015 ZR 6000R SX snocross race sled.

Click to double-jump towards more details.

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The 'Tweener: All-New 60-in. Wide 2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport Models

(9/8/2014)

2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport models. Posted by ArcticInsider.com

2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport models. Posted by ArcticInsider.com

In its largest wheeled new-model release that I can remember, Arctic Cat unveiled 15 news new 2015 ATV and ROV (side-by-side) machines last night at its dealer show in Las Vegas!

In addition to its new XR ATV line and Prowler XT models, the big news is this all-new 60-in. Wildcat Sport.

Slotting in between the original Wildcat (64-in. wide) and the new-this-season Trail (50-in.), the trio of Sport models hit a sweet spot of performance and maneuverability. Each is powered by the  60-plus HP 700 Kymco engine.

Click for the highlights and specifications.

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New-for-2015: Arctic Cat XR Model ATVs

(9/8/2014)

2015 Arctic Cat XR model ATVs. Photo posted by ArcticInsider.com

Arctic Cat released its 2015 ATV and ROV (side-by-side) line last night at its dealer show in Las Vegas.

There are 15 new models, most notably a new XR ATV line, new Prowler XT models and a new 60-in. Wildcat Sport.

Click for the quick download of all the new features on the XR 700 (all three packages), XR 550 (three packages) and XR 500 ATVs.

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All-New: 2015 Arctic Cat Prowler XT Side-by-Side

(9/8/2014)

2015 Arctic Cat Prowler XT model. Posted by ArcticInsider.com

Arctic Cat released its 2015 ATV and ROV (side-by-side) line last night at its dealer show in Las Vegas. Not everything that happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, so here’s a Cliff’s Notes version of all that’s new:

There are 15 new models, most notably a new XR ATV line, new Prowler XT models and a new 60-in. Wildcat Sport that slots in between the original Wildcat and Trail models.

Here’s the skinny on the new Prowler 1000, 700 and 550 XT models, which get all-new, automotive-inspired bodywork, plus myriad improvements in rider comfort:

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Cross-Country Racer Unveiled: 2015 Arctic Cat ZR 6000R XC

(9/7/2014)

Arctic Cat unveils the 2015 ZR6000R XC snowmobile at Hay Days. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

The big news from Arctic Cat at Hay Days was the unveiling of a new cross-country race sled powered by the C-TEC2 6000-Series DSI engine with EFI and electronic oil injection.

Built to satisfy the 91 Octane/oil-injected intent of new cross-country rules, the 2015 ZR 6000R XC is aimed directly at the USXC Winnipeg-to-Willmar I-500, as well as other USXC races, USCC East, CorPowersports and other cross-country events.

Click to read about the new racer.

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TGIF: The Sept. 5, 2014 Edition

(9/5/2014)

TGIF vintage Raider snowmobile ad from 1971-72, posted by ArcticInsider.com

I'm thankful we were the first snowmobile company to offer diversity training to go along with twin tracks (free if you purchased your sled during the spring-only, extra-early program).

I'm thankful that it's our differences (and NOT our similarities) that make us different. Huh?

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Sept. 5, 2014.

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What Cat Will Be Let Out of the Bag at Hay Days?

(9/4/2014)

Arctic Cat unveils snowmobiles (and other stuff) at Hay Days. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

If the past is the best predictor of the future, then Arctic Cat will use this weekend’s SnoBaron’s Hay Days to unveil something.

So my question to all of you is, what do expect Arctic Cat will unveil this Saturday at Hay Days?

What do you want Arctic Cat to unveil?

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Service Love: FOX SHOX 2014 Hay Days Promo

(8/29/2014)

Visit the FOX SHOX booth at Hay Days. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Have FOX SHOX that need some love AND your going to the upcoming Sno Baron's Hay Days on Sept. 6-7?

Here's a sweet deal: Just drop your shocks at the FOX booth and you'll receive freshly-serviced shocks in 5-10 days, without paying for return shipping.

Click for more details.

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TGIF: The Aug. 29, 2014 Edition

(8/29/2014)

TGIF: The vintage Arctic Cat Arcticwear group.

I'm thankful we can get together with like-minded friends, far away from the watchful eyes of PETA.

I'm thankful NOBODY LAUGHED when we introduced the new Arcticwear Collection

I'm thankful the absurdity of moon boots is still a few years away.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Aug. 29, 2014.

(Have a great Labor Day weekend.)

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So Much to See at the 2014 Outlaw Swap & Drags in Princeton, MN

(8/26/2014)

2014 Outlaw Rum River snowmobile swap meet. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

The snowmobile season officially started for the several thousand people who came to the Rum River/Outlaws Swap Meet and Grass Drags in Princeton, Minn., last weekend.

Click to see some pix.

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An Inside Look at Arctic Cat's Commitment to Quality

(8/25/2014)

Get an in-depth look at Arctic Cat's commitment to quality with this cool and interesting video that was originally produced for their 2015 Snowmobile Dealer Show.

While the focus here is snowmobiles and engines, the same intentional focus on quality is also utilized in the development and production of ATV and side-by-side machines.

Lot's happening in this video, I watched it twice!

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Spot ON! Arctic Cat Nails It with Waiting For Winter Video

(8/25/2014)

Once again, Arctic Cat nails it with a great Waiting For Winter Guy piece!

Enjoy.

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TGIF: The Aug. 22, 2014 Edition

(8/22/2014)

Another sweet TGIF machine on arcticinsider...um, yeah.

I'm thankful for the wind-in-my-hair feeling I get while floating over yonder hill and dale (I just wish I could see where we were going).

I'm thankful for the versatility offered by the accessory Wing Kit (part # 5205-393, $395.95 U.S./$525.95 Canada).

I'm thankful that Yeager will attempt to beat the sound barrier instead of me.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.

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Kirk Hibbert's I-500-Winning 1993 Arctic Cat ZR 440

(8/18/2014)

Kirk Hibbert's 1993 Arctic Cat ZR 440 I-500 winner. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

The 1993 Arctic Cat ZR 440 (and 580) are among the all-time great snowmobile model introductions. The competitive achievements of this first-year model set the tone for one of most commercially successful machines in Arctic Cat history.

Aboard these purpose-built machines, Team Arctic racers rode roughshod over the competition in cross-country, snocross and oval events.

Kirk Hibbert's victory in the St. Paul to Thunder Bay I-500 cross-country was perhaps the most significant win for a ZR that season.

This is that sled.

Click to see some pix and read a little about it.

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TGIF: The Aug. 15, 2014 Edition

(8/15/2014)

Tom Shiflet vintage snowmobile cross-country trip.

I'm thankful for the fame and notoriety I received for driving my Chappy snowmobile across the U.S. during the summer (the babes weren't too bad either).

I'm thankful for the rugged dependability of my Rockwell engine and PolyTrac track.

I'm thankful for the stop I made in Cheyenne, Wyo., to get these sweet cowboy boots.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, August 15, 2014.

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Bubble Sled: Some Ask, "Why Not?"

(8/13/2014)

Vintage snowmobile with bubble kit.

Some inventors ask "Why?"

Others ask "Why Not?"

I'm not sure what question to ask about this craigslist-of-the-month find.

Boy in the bubble?

Really, REALLY love the smell of 2-stroke?

Click for a few more great images.

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