The ZR – One of the greatest model designations in snowmobile history became a dream come true when Arctic Cat surprisingly released them in the fall of 1992 for the ’93 race season. 30 years later, the ZR is still an icon in the High Performance Trail category.
Why To Buy
Because you want to own one of the most successful racing and production machines in the history of Arctic Cat, and quite frankly, the entire snowmobile industry.
1. ZR Power– Choose between two no-compromise powerhouse options in the ZR line – The 6000-Series, C-TEC2 599cc two-stroke (125hp) and the overachieving 8000-Series, C-TEC2 794cc two-stroke (165hp)
2. ADAPT – Arctic Cat drive and driven clutches provide minimized wear and extended life to the ZRs drive belt.
3. SLIDE-ACTION – A variety of calibrated ZR suspension options make trail riding smooth riding.
4. Legendary Colors – 30 years of the ZR have proven the most popular colorways are Green and Orange on black bodywork. You have both choices in 2023.
With ZR package options centered around two C-TEC2 engines, there’s a new 2023 for every high-performance trail rider wanting one.
The ZR platform starts with the race-proven ultra-rigid ProCross chassis and optimal riding position. Up front, the Arctic Race Suspension (ARS II) offers 9-in. of suspension travel, while the 137-in. SLIDE-ACTION rear suspensionboasts 13.5-inches and emply the Ripsaw II track with 1.25-in. lugs.
Championship-winning power in the ZR 6000/8000 are all backed by Arctic Cat’s ADAPT CVT System. The ADAPT Drive and Driven clutches are lightweight and employ a compact design with advanced idler system. ADAPT maintains constant belt tension throughout the RPM range resulting in minimized wear and maximum throttle response throughout your drive belt’s lifespan.
ZR 6000 – Is powered by the 125-Class horsepower of Arctic Cat’s C-TEC2 599cc twin-cylinder two-stroke engine, delivering instant throttle response and the convenience of push-button engine reverse and electric start. A moderately aggressive suspension calibration has high-quality FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 ski shocks and in the rear are Arctic Cat IFP 1.5 front- and FOX 2.0 ZERO QS3 rear-track shocks. The Deluxe Digital gauge, LED headlight and 11-in. mid-height windshield are standard features and is available in Black with Medium Green.
ZR 8000 – Has the potent 165-Class horsepower of Arctic Cat’s C-TEC2 794cc twin-cylinder, 2-stroke engine, delivering clean responsive performance with leading fuel economy and is available with two suspension packages:
The first, is the innovative ATAC suspension system utilizing a thumb-operated button on the left handlebar controls to operate FOX ZERO iQS3 ski and the rear track shocks, allowing the rider to instantly switch between three factory compression settings (Soft, Medium and Firm), with two additional customizable settings (Driver 1 and Driver 2).
The second option has high-quality FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 ski shocks and in the rear are Arctic Cat IFP 1.5 front- and FOX 2.0 ZERO QS3 rear-track shocks. The Deluxe Digital gauge, LED headlight and 11-in. mid-height windshield are standard features and is available in Black with Medium Green or Black with Woodies Orange color ways.
The ZRs at a Glance
- 42-in. to 43-in. adjustable ski stance
- Trail-6 Skis
- 12V outlet
- 5.5-in. handlebar riser
- Mid Tunnel Bag Rear Storage
- Tether Switch
- Tunnel Flares
Available ZR Models
2023 ZR 6000 137 ES QS3 Black/Medium Green
2023 ZR 8000 137 ES QS3 Black/Medium Green
2023 ZR 8000 137 ES QS3 Black/Woody’s Orange
2023 ZR 8000 137 ES ATAC Black/Medium Green
2023 ZR 8000 137 ES ATAC Black/Woody’s Orange