make / manufacturer: Arctic Cat
model name / number: M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One 15
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Features may include:
THE EXTRUDED ALUMINUM BEAM
Hollowed box support system with magnesium attachment points resulting in minimal parts and a lighter machine.
SINGLE PIVOT POINT
Allows the track to bend and conform to the snow–whether you’re on a side hill or flat surface, or straight up in powder.
REDUCE CARRY WEIGHT
While other machines can accumulate snow equal to their rear suspension weight, the single-beam’s simple design virtually eliminates snow accumulation that would otherwise weigh you down.
NEXT-GEN POWER CLAW TRACK
Designed specifically for the Alpha One, this track features centered windows to align with the beam. And aggressive 3.0" paddles with a 3.5" pitch provide a fantastic snow-gripping power with the flexibility to maneuver almost effortlessly.
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.
8000 C-TEC2 ENGINE WITH DSI
Introducing the most efficient and responsive 8000 engine from Arctic Cat. Fresh from our plant in St. Cloud, Minnesota, this 2-stroke engine features noticeably faster throttle response and acceleration compared with our previous 800, plus up to 30% reduction in oil consumption below 7000 rpm, 36% increase in low-end torque and 18% increase in midrange torque. Delivering a rare combination of increased power, reduced emissions, and ultra-low oil consumption, the overall crispness sets new standards for performance and rideability in the 160-hp class.
1.125" DROPPED DRIVESHAFT
Like the 2017 Mountain Cat, this Early Release 2019 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.
ARCTIC MOUNTAIN FRONT SUSPENSION WITH FOX FLOAT 3 QS3 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. FOX FLOAT 3 QS3 shock lets you adjust your shocks to suit the riding conditions without removing your gloves. Set the clicker to 1 for a softer ride. Click it up a notch to setting 2, and you’ll be able to take on any bump. Or click up to 3 for a stiffer ride to take on whatever the backcountry has to offer.