The lightweight, rigid CATALYST platform has redefined the precision handling of Arctic Cat’s ZR, and the perfectly balanced rider geometry makes it easier than ever to straighten the curves and flatten the hills.
Arctic Wishbone Suspension (AWS) employs performance-engineered IFP gas shocks and 9-inches of bump-soaking front travel. Arctic Cat’s proprietary rack steering system provides the same great attributes of Electronic Power Steering without the added weight – Say hello to light and precise steering with flat cornering, and goodbye to bump steer and tiresome feedback through the handlebars.
For 2024, the SLIDE-ACTION rear suspension name remains the same, but the ZR CATALYST platform offers three new factory-tuned variations with optimized geometries, all-new components and designs to dial up fun factors, inspire rider confidence and conquer the toughest terrains. All ZRs come with either IFP gas shocks or ATAC Adjust-On-The-Fly shock package options. (Except RXC)
The next generation all-new 129-inch SLIDE-ACTION is arguably one of the most playful new designs – This uncoupled suspension eliminates Arctic Cat’s Torque Sensing Link and utilizes the long front arm from ZR race models designed to transfer weight for rides totally influenced by rider positioning. Shifting your weight forward or back allows you to keep skis planted, or lofted, and comes standard with a 1.25-inch lug Ripsaw II track.
137-inch ZR SLIDE-ACTION offerings incorporate Arctic Cat’s Torque-Sensing Link, allowing a lower and more consistent track tension, three-position rear coupling block adjustability and adjustable spring preload. The Ripsaw II with 1.25-inch lug aids in making this set-up one of the best all-around trail performers.
The all-new 137-inch SLIDE-ACTION rear suspension found in the CATALYST ZR RXC is proof Arctic Cat takes what they learn on the track and precipitate it forward to keep their competitive advantages. With an all-new geometry, the RXC shares a FOX QS3 shock layout with the ZR R SX (Snocross racer) and adds a new long front arm, race-proven rear arm, rail braces, 4-wheel rear axle assembly and a 1.35-inch lug height Cobra track.
Riders wanting more suspension adjustability can opt for a ZR 600 with the innovative ATAC suspension system. Utilizing an improved thumb-operated button on the left handlebar controls, the driver can operate FOX ZERO iQS3 ski and rear track shocks, allowing and instant switch between three factory compression settings (Soft, Medium and Firm), with two additional customizable settings (Driver 1 and Driver 2).
The Deluxe Digital gauge (ATAC models only), LED II headlight, low-height windshield and ATACH accessory mounting points on rear tunnel are standard features. ATACH accessory options include easy-to-attach Lite, Mid, Large or High Country pack sizes, Saddlebags, Fuel Caddy and even two-up passenger seats.
THE ZR 600 AT A GLANCE
- All-new CATALYST platform is the industry’s lightest and toughest
- C-TEC2, 599cc 2-stroke 125-class horsepower
- All-New Belt Drive replaces traditional chaincase (30/58 Gearing)
- Standard laydown steering post with 3.5-inch handlebar riser
- Arctic Wishbone Suspension (AWS) with 42-inch adjustable ski stance
- Trail-6 Skis with long 4-bolt dual-runner carbide (Except R-XC, single-runner)
- SLIDE-ACTION rear suspension (129- and 137-inch track lengths)
- Ripsaw II track 1.25-inch lug
- Cobra track 1.35-inch lug (RXC 137)
- Tether switch, 12V Accessory and helmet visor plug-ins
- Dash located goggle holder/storage and under hood belt storage
- All-New ATACH accessory mounting