Arctic Cat announced an update to the side panel on all 2015 ZR, XF and M models in the 6000, 8000, and 9000 engine series.
The revised side panel features a new external duct that directs more air onto the clutches, reducing their operating temperatures.
Arctic Cat indicates that the reduced drive belt temperatures offer “optimum performance.”
It’s also known that high belt temperatures are a significant factor in belt life, so presumably the new side panel will contribute to longer belt life on these models.
Side Panel without vent (left) vs. a panel with the vent (right).
The new side panel won’t be utilized on 7000 series models because the engine sits higher in the chassis on these machines. The new duct extends to the inside of the side panel, interfering with the different engine position on the 7000 series models.
Want to reduce the belt temps on your 2012-2014 ProCross and/or ProClimb machines in the 6000, 8000 and 9000 engine series?
Arctic Cat offers an Accessory Vent Kit (above) that includes the inner/outer ducts and a stainless steels snow screen. The kit MSRP is $39.95 U.S./$46.95 Canada and requires a one-piece clutch guard.