New Ascender platform with Next-Gen Mountain body panels: The Ascender platform brings a whole new way to attack the mountain. Running boards are 1 in. narrower than previous designs and the overall profile is 10% narrower for improved side-hill performance, improved venting and ease of laying the sled over in deep snow. The revised bellypan shape allows the rider’s feet to move 2 inches further forward for even greater ergonomic options for riding. The drive shaft dropped 1.125 inches allows for a 9.7º lowered approach angle providing more maneuverability and the ability to get up and stay up on the snow. Improved fit and finish with easy on/off one-piece body panels allow easy access to the engine compartment and brings a distinctive Arctic Cat styling.
1.125" Dropped Driveshaft: Like the 2017 Mountain Cat, this 2018 M 8000 Sno Pro is fitted with the 1.125" dropped driveshaft. The increased track-to-tunnel clearance of 3" allows us to use 8-tooth drive sprockets on this model, giving you a flatter approach angle with more floatability and maneuverability. In addition, you’ll also notice a huge difference in your sled handling. This update delivers a more efficient power transfer to the snow, letting you enjoy more horsepower when climbing, carving, sidehilling and boondocking.
6000 C-TEC2 Engine with DSI: This 599cc 2-stroke DSI is the unmodified version of the engine that’s been launching Team Arctic down the racetrack since 2012. This quick-revving, 125-class horsepower C-TEC2™ power mill is the product of a world-class engine assembly plant — ours. Whether you’re riding a ZR® an M or a Crossover, the 6000 is one of the most satisfying engines found in a snowmobile.
Arctic Drive System with TEAM Rapid Response II Drive and TEAM Rapid Reaction Boss Driven Clutches: The Arctic Drive System™ features a lightweight magnesium chaincase. The new TEAM® Rapid Response II™ drive clutch features an auto-adjusting belt tension design that delivers consistent performance without manual adjustments. It also features a 12.5% lower effective starting ratio while maintaining the top ratio for smoother engagement and reduced belt wear at drive-away speed.
Arctic Mountain Front Suspension with Arctic Cat Gas IFP Shocks: Lightweight, forged-aluminum spindles have less surface area than the previous design, reducing drag and improving performance in deep snow. Also, dual-phase high strength alloy-steel A-arms are lighter than previous designs. Arctic Cat 1.5 IFP gas shocks feature a hard-anodized aluminum body, 0.5" shaft, aluminum internal floating piston, and high-quality seals and ice scrapers. For added strength, the eyelet on the shaft end is forged, replacing the welded design.
Float Action Rear Suspension With Arctic Cat IFP 1.5 Shocks: The FLOAT-ACTION rear suspension’s unique tri-hub rear axle system is engineered to be very light and very strong. The Arctic Cat 1.5 IFP coil-over shocks provide preload adjustment and are proven on the hill for reliability and stability.
Deluxe Digital Gauge: This dual configurable LCD screen gauge allows to you check all the vital information about your snowmobile and more. 14 different readings to be exact. There’s an odometer, speedometer, max RPM, 2 trip meters, engine hours, low oil light, coolant temperature, exhaust temperature, intake air temperature, battery voltage, fuel level, clock and reverse indicator.
12V Outlet: Need to charge your phone or another electrical device? We’ve got you covered. Just plug in and power up while you ride.
Electric Start: This is just the thing for consistent, reliable starting. A simple turn of the key is all you need to get up and running.
Hand & Thumb Warmers: Say goodbye to cold hands. Our hand and thumb warmers provide plenty of warmth and comfort on long rides.
141-in. and 153-in. Power Claw Track with 2.6-in. Lugs: The one that sets the standard for deep snow performance. Available in 15" x 141" x 2.6" or 15" x 153" x 2.6", this track features stagger-set, curved-forward paddle towers that won’t fold over or take a set.
Front Mount Heat Exchanger: All M Series models incorporate the lightweight, single, front-mounted heat exchanger. The system is nearly 4 lbs. lighter than a full-length heat exchanger and results in the least amount of snow and slush retention during riding, helping the M Series maintain their real-world weight savings advantage. All M Series snowmobiles also come standard with ice-scratchers.
Ice Scratchers: As part of the heat exchange system, ice scratchers can save the day when there’s minimal snow but plenty of ice. In that kind of riding condition, lowering the ice scrapers kicks up ice to help prevent your engine from overheating.
Mountain Strap: Want to shift your weight? This puts the extra leverage you need right in your hands.
ProClimb - 7 Skis: The ProClimb-7 mountain ski is 7" at the tip, tapering to 6.5" at the center. The wider skis enhance your carving abilities and prevent unintended downhill braking. A wider ski damper featuring a longer axle and bolt increases lateral adjustability.
Vertical steering post, 4.5" riser with adjustable mountain handlebar: Want to counter-steer on steep hills? This 4.5" vertical post provides a more natural handlebar turning arc when you’re riding standing up.
Displacement (cc): 599
Bore x Stroke (mm): 73.8 x 70
Lubrication: Electronic injection
Ignition: Digitally Controlled CDI
Engine Stator Output: 325 Watts
Fuel Delivery: Dual stage injection
Exhaust: APV with tuned pipe, pipe sensor and stainless steel muffler
Fuel Capacity gal. (l): 11.7 (44.29)
Oil System Capacity qt. (l): 3.6 (3.41)
Coolant System Capacity qt. (l): 5 (4.73)
Minimum Octane: 91
Front Suspension: Arctic Mountain Suspension (AMS)
Ski Shocks: Arctic Cat IFP 1.5
Front Travel in. (cm): 7 (17.78)
Rear Suspension: FLOAT-ACTION Rear Suspension
Front Track Shock: Arctic Cat IFP 1.5
Rear Track Shock: Arctic Cat IFP 1.5
Rear Travel in. (cm): 14.5 (36.83)
Chassis Overall Length in. (cm): 131 (332.74)
Chassis Overall Width in. (cm): 41.5-45.5 (105.41-115.57)
Chassis Overall Height in. (cm): 50 (127)
Track Type: Power Claw
Track Width in. (cm): 15 (38.1)
Track Length in. (cm): 141 (358.14)
Lug in. (cm): 2.6 (6.6)
Pitch in. (cm): 3.00 (7.62)
Ski Stance in. (cm): 34.5-38.5 (87.63-97.79) Adjustable
Ski Type / Width in. (cm): ProClimb - 7 (17.78)
Runner Type: Single runner w/carbide
Type of Gauge: Deluxe Digital
Oil: Indicator Light
Coolant: Digital/Indicator Light
Battery Voltage: Digital
12V Outlet: Standard
Electric Start: Standard on SE models
Front Bumper: Sport
Front Mount Heat Exchanger: Standard
Goggle Holder: Accessory
Hand & Thumb Warmers: Standard
Hand Guards: Accessory
Headlights: Dual halogen 2-bulb
Ice Scratchers: Standard
Lightweight Brake Disc: Standard
Mountain Strap: Standard
Rear Rack: Accessory
Rear Storage: Mountain Storage Bag
Seat: Lightweight Mountain (non-SE)
Side Panel Wind Deflectors: Accessory
Sno Pro Brake Lever: Accessory
Steering: Vertical steering post, 4.5" riser with adjustable mountain handlebar