Features

  • 8000 ENGINE: 160‑class HP makes this 794cc 2-stroke the most powerful 800 engine in the industry. It features a lightweight, quick‑revving crankshaft, twin spark plugs per cylinder and weight-saving engine reverse technology. The engine knock sensor provides octane recognition, giving you more fuel options.
  • ARCTIC DRIVE SYSTEM WITH TEAM RAPID RESPONSE DRIVE AND TEAM RAPID RESPONSE BOSS DRIVEN CLUTCHES: The Arctic Drive System™ features a lightweight magnesium chaincase. The design incorporates a large TEAM® driven clutch and TEAM drive clutch. By eliminating belt skid, these clutches reduce temperature and transfer more power to the track. In addition to their incredible strength, these clutches are known for their easy and precise tuning.
  • ARCTIC MOUNTAIN FRONT SUSPENSION WITH FOX FLOAT 3 EVOL SHOCKS: The Arctic Mountain front suspension packs the essentials. The ProClimb-7 mounatin ski is 7" at the tip, tapering to 6.5" at the center to enhance your carving. Single-post, angled-out spindles help you shed some sled weight while maximizing quality and strength. The premium FOX FLOAT 3 EVOL shocks offer lightweight design, simplified adjustment and premium bump control features of the FLOAT 3, but with improved resistance to bottoming and reduced cornering "roll" thanks to the added EVOL air chamber.
  • FLOAT-ACTION REAR SUSPENSION WITH FOX FLOAT 3 EVOL FRONT AND FOX FLOAT 3 EVOL R REAR SHOCKS: The FLOAT-ACTION Rear Suspension features revised rails that shed 1.25 pounds, giving optimal suspension travel and a better ride quality in all conditions. The FLOAT-ACTION suspension incorporates mountain-specific geometry, delivering consistent track tension. The FOX FLOAT 3 EVOL R rear track shocks, are engineered as a lightweight design, with the simplified adjustment premium bump control features of the FLOAT 3 shocks, but with the improved resistance to bottoming and reduced cornering "roll" that comes with the added EVOL air chamber.
  • 1.125" DROPPED DRIVESHAFT: The Mountain Cat’s 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 mountain of difference in your sled handling. This update in the Mountain Cat delivers a more efficient power transfer to the snow, letting you enjoy more horsepower when climbing, carving, sidehilling and boondocking. The mountains are tough. Now you’re equipped to get tough right back.
  • 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.
  • HAND & THUMB WARMERS: Say goodbye to cold hands. Our hand and thumb warmers provide plenty of warmth and comfort on long rides.
  • DELUXE DIGITAL ANALOG GAUGE: The deluxe gauge lets you choose between digital and analog speed and tachometer readouts. There’s also an odometer, two trip meters, engine hour meter, reverse indicator and warning lights. Like we said, it’s deluxe.
  • HCR-TYPE HEAT EXCHANGER: Proven on our HCR model for the past four seasons, this exchanger is nearly 4 lbs. lighter than full-length versions. Plus it reduces snow build up to reduce even more weight.
  • 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.
  • 153-IN. POWER CLAW TRACK WITH 2.6-IN. LUGS: This lightweight, 153" single-ply track with a 3" pitch sets the standard for deep snow performance. Stagger-set, curved-forward paddle towers won’t fold over. This track features a powder-devouring 2.6" lug height.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT BRAKE DISC: For improved performance, we've made the rotor 12% larger, yet 60% lighter. That translates to more confidence for rugged backcountry riding
  • 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.
  • PROCLIMB - 7 SKIS: The new 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.
  • GOGGLE HOLDER: Warm dry goggles are as near as our goggle holder. The heat from the engine dries your goggles as you ride. Also works for masks and gloves.
  • PROCLIMB FRONT BUMPER: Made of lightweight aluminum, this bumper adds both protection and style. Plus it's scratch resistant and has a rugged powder-coat finish.
  • IN-SEAT STORAGE AND SHOVEL BAG: With plenty of in-seat storage, you've got plenty of room for things like your cellphone, extra gloves and more. And with our convenient shovel pack, you've also got a place for your shovel. It features a low-profile design plus Cam-lock attachments that eliminate the need for straps and hooks.
  • 5.5" RACE-HEIGHT WINDSHIELD: With its sporty look and enough protection for the track, this windshield’s low profile allows you to see everything as you lead the pack.

General Information

Manufacturer Arctic Cat
Model Year 2018
Model M 8000 Mountain Cat (162) Early Build
Model Code S2018M8HDEEBB
Color Black

Dimensions

Length Overall - 132.3 in. (336 cm)
Height Overall - 50 in. (127 cm)
Width Overall - 41.5 - 45.5 in. (105.4 - 115.6 cm)

Engine & Drivetrain

Shocks

Ski - FOX FLOAT 3 QS3

Front Track - FOX FLOAT 3 QS3

Rear Track - FOX FLOAT 3 QSL

Front Suspension

Arctic Mountain Suspension (AMS)

Travel - 7 in. (17.8 cm)

Rear Suspension

FLOAT-ACTION

Travel - 15.5 in. (39.4 cm)

Engine 2-stroke, liquid-cooled, 2-cylinder
Displacement 794 cc
Bore x Stroke 85 x 70 mm
Ignition

Digitally Controlled CDI

Engine stator output - 325 watts

Fuel Capacity 11.7 gal. (44.3 l)
Oil Capacity 3.6 qt. (3.41 l)
Lubrication Electronic injection
Clutch

Drive - TEAM Rapid Response II

Driven - TEAM Rapid Reaction BOSS

Drive System - Arctic Mountain Drive System

Clutch Calibration - 6,000-8,000 ft.

Transmission

Gearing - 19/50

Reverse - Push-button Engine

Chain Pitch - 96

Exhaust APV™ with tuned pipe, pipe sensor and stainless steel muffler
Brakes Race radial master cylinder hydraulic brake
Fuel Type Minimum octane - 91
Fuel System Dual stage injection

Operational

Skis

ProClimb - 7 in. (17.8 cm)

Runner Type - Single with carbide

Ski Stance 34.5 - 38.5 in. (87.6 - 97.8 cm) adjustable
Track LxWxH

153 x 15 x 3.0 in. (388.6 x 38.1 x 7.6 cm) Power Claw

Pitch - 3.00 (7.62 cm)

2018 Arctic Cat M 8000 Mountain Cat (162) Early Build

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