Arctic Cat 800 HO vs. Ski-Doo 800 E-tec vs. Polaris 800 Cleanfire
In a recent comparison test at DynoTech Research between the 2010 Arctic Cat 800 H.O, Ski-Doo 800 E-Tech and Polaris 800 CFI, Arctic Cat’s 800 H.O. came out on top with 163.4-hp.
It remains the horsepower king versus the E-tec and Cleanfire.
The biggest surprise was the Polaris Cleanfire, which could muster only a meager 143.2-hp. With a 3-percent drop in power for every 1000 feet of elevation, this engine produces less than 100-hp at 10,000 feet.
Traditionally off the mark with their advertising claims, the Ski-Doo E-tec produced 161.9-hp.
It bears repeating that you “Can’t ride a dyno,” and that real-world results are more meaningful that what happens in the lab.
A quick check of this season’s grass drag results confirms that Arctic Cat is king of the dyno and straightline running.