• 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 mountain 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 Suspesion 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 resistence to bottoming and reduced cornering "roll" that comes with the added EVOL air chamber.
  • 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.
  • 12V OUTLET: Need to change 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 comfor on long rides.
  • 153-IN. POWER CLAW TRACK WITH 2.25-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. 2.25" lug height lets you go deep with confidence.
  • GOGGLE HOLDER: Warm, dry goggles are as near as your goggle holder. The heat from the engine dries your goggles as you ride. Also works for masks and gloves.
  • PROCLIMB FRONT BUMPER: Made of leightweight aluminum, this bumper adds both protection and style. Plus it's scratch resistant and has a rugged powder-coat finish.
  • 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.
  • TELESCOPING WITH ADJUSTABLE MOUNTAIN HANDLEBAR: Simple one-hand adjustment allows you to quickly choose your handlebar height within a 4" range for the way you ride. Raise it up when you're in powder or lower it on the trail.
  • MOUNTAIN STRAP: Want to shift your weight? This puts the extra leverage you need right in your hands.
  • 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 XF 8000 High Country Limited ES 153
Model Code S2018X8HHIUSG
Color Medium Green


Length 132.3 in. (336.04 cm)
Height 50 in. (127 cm)
Width 45.5 - 49.5 in. (115.6 - 125.7 cm)

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine 2-stroke, liquid-cooled, 2-cylinder
Displacement 794 cc
Bore x Stroke 85 x 70 mm
Carburetion Electronic Fuel Injected (EFI)

Digitally controlled CDI

Engine stator output - 325 watts

Lubrication Oil injection

Drive - TEAM® Rapid Response II

Driven - TEAM Rapid Reaction BOSS

Drive System - Arctic Drive System™

Calibration - 0 - 3,000 ft.


Gearing - 19/50

Chain pitch - 90

Reverse - Push-button engine

Exhaust APV™ with tuned pipe, pipe sensor, and stainless steel muffler
Brakes Race radial master cylinder hydraulic brake
Fuel Type Minimum Octane - 91
Fuel Capacity 11.7 gal. (44.3 l)
Oil Capacity 3.6 qt. (3.4 l)



Type - ProClimb

Width - 7 in. (17.8 cm)

Runner - Single with carbide

Ski Stance 38.5 - 42.5 in. (97.8 - 108 cm) adjustable
Track LxWxH

153 x 15 x 2.25 in. (388.6 x 38.1 x 5.7 cm)

Type - Power Claw

Pitch - 3 in. (7.62 cm)


Safety Features LED w/ accent lights




Front Track - FOX FLOAT® 3 EVOL™

Rear Track - FOX FLOAT® 3 EVOL™ R

Front Suspension

Arctic Mountain Suspension (AMS) with sway bar

Travel - 9 in. (22.9 cm)

Rear Suspension


Travel - 14.5 in. (36.8 cm)

2018 Arctic Cat XF 8000 High Country Limited ES 153