• 9000 ENGINE: This 180-class HP Turbo Triple 4-stroke engine packs seamless power delivery in order to give you better handling, more ride control and immediate throttle response. Response like this can only come from an innovative compact exhaust manifold that transfers energy with unprecedented efficiency and immediacy. The power-to-weight ratio is untouchable. No other mass-produced snowmobile engine can match this beast’s output.
  • ARCTIC MOUNTAIN FRONT SUSPENSION WITH FOX FLOAT 3 EVOL SHOCKS: The Arctic Mountain front suspension packs the essentials. The ProClimb-7 mountain ski is 7 in. at the tip, tapering to 6.5 in. 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 ski and front track shocks, plus the FOX FLOAT 3 EVOL R rear track shocks, are engineered as a lightweight design, with the simplified adjustment and 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 IN. DROPPED DRIVESHAFT: The King 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 King 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.
  • 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.
  • DELUXE DIGITAL GAUGE: The information you need while riding, beautifully packaged. That’s the best way to describe this dual LCD gauge. There’s an odometer, trip meter, speedometer, engine hour, clock, fuel level indicator, battery voltage, coolant temperature, reverse and warning lights.
  • 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.
  • 162 IN. POWER CLAW TRACK WITH 3 IN. LUGS: This lightweight, ultra-long 162 in. single-ply track with a 3 in. pitch sets the standard for deep snow performance. Stagger-set, curved-forward paddle towers won’t fold over. The new industry-leading 3 in. lug grips the powder like none other.
  • PROCLIMB - 7 SKIS: The new ProClimb-7 mountain ski is 7 in. at the tip, tapering to 6.5 in. 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.
  • LOW-HEIGHT WINDSHIELD: To be the king, you have to look the part. The new low-height windshield is bringing style to the top of the mountain.

General Information

Manufacturer Arctic Cat
Model Year 2018
Model M 9000 King Cat 162 Early Build
Model Code S2018M9XKCEBB
Color Black


Length Overall - 137.3 in. (348.7 cm)
Height Overall - 50 in. (127 cm)
Width Overall - 41.5 - 45.5 in. (105.41 - 115.6 cm)

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine 4-stroke, liquid-cooled, 3-cylinder turbocharged
Displacement 998 cc
Bore x Stroke 80 x 66.2 mm
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injected (EFI)
Ignition Digital controlled coil induction
Lubrication Dry sump

Drive - TEAM Rapid Response II

Driven - TEAM Rapid Reaction BOSS

Drive System - Arctic Mountain Drive System


Gearing - 21/52

Chain Pitch - 98

Reverse - Push-Button

Exhaust Turbocharger with stainless steel muffler
Brakes Race radial master cylinder hydraulic
Fuel Type Minimum octane - 91
Fuel Capacity 9.9 gal. (37.48 l)
Oil Capacity 3.25 qt. (3.08 l)



ProClimb - 7 in. (17.8 cm)

Runner - Single with carbide

Ski Stance 34.5 - 38.5 in. (87.6 - 97.8 cm) Adjustable
Track LxWxH 162 x 15 x 3 in. (411.5 x 38.1 x 7.6 cm) Power Claw™




Front Track - FOX FLOAT 3 EVOL

Rear Track - FOX FLOAT 3 QSL

Front Suspension

Arctic Mountain Suspension™ (AMS)

Travel -7 in. (17.8 cm)

Rear Suspension


Travel - 16.5 in. (41.9 cm)

2018 Arctic Cat M 9000 King Cat 162 Early Build