The 2023 Arctic Cat ZR 9000 THUNDERCAT is one of the most technologically advanced snowmobiles in the world delivering the ultimate level of premium ride performance thanks to the combination of ATAC Adjustable On-the-Fly Suspension and Electronic Power Steering (EPS).
The innovative ATAC suspension system utilizes a thumb-operated button on the left handlebar controls to operate the 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 settings (Driver 1 and Driver 2) allowing you to customize your own calibrations between front and rear shocks.
Arctic Cat’s variable assist Electronic Power Steering provides assist based on the input load and the Thundercat’s speed. The varying levels of assist translate into a light steering effort in all snow conditions and greatly reduces rider fatigue by eliminating feedback through the bars from rough trail conditions.
The C-TEC4 9000-Series DOHC Turbo triple-cylinder is the reason the THUNDERCAT sets the highest standard for power, smoothness and reliability. Delivering 200-plus maximum horsepower at any altitude is 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.
As a premium model, the Thundercat’s chassis, suspension rails, spindles, 4.5-inch handlebar riser and both front and rear bumpers are painted a sparkling Black Metallic for a true stand out finish in the sun. Performance bodywork is black with a nod to legacy colors, green and purple.
Other premium standard features include handguards, a comfortable heated seat, the enhanced nighttime performance LED headlight, rear tunnel flares, 11-in. medium-height windshield (Metallic Black) and goggle holder bag.
Pricing will be announced during the start of the Pre-Order Event April 19th.
The ZR 9000 Thundercat at a Glance
- 998cc, 4-stroke, C-TEC4 Triple-Cylinder Engine with Turbo
- 200-Class Horsepower
- ATAC – Adjustable On-The-Fly Suspension
- Electronic Power Steering (EPS)
- ARS II Front Suspension
- 42-in. to 43-in. adjustable ski stance
- 137-in. SLIDE-ACTION Rear Suspension
- 15-in. x 137-in. Ripsaw II track with 1.25-in. lugs