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Features

  • 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.
  • 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 RACE FRONT SUSPENSION WITH ARCTIC CAT GAS IFP SHOCKS: The Arctic Race front suspension’s geometry was developed through racing. Our unique wide A-arm spacing complements the chassis design, which allows us to maintain a tighter suspension. Arctic Cat gas IFP shocks feature a hard-anodized aluminum body, 0.5 in. 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.
  • SLIDE-ACTION REAR SUSPENSION WITH ARCTIC CAT IFP SHOCKS: The SLIDE-ACTION Rear Suspension brings race-day technology to everyday riding. Our U-shaped slot fits over a fixed shaft to allow a crucial half-inch of sliding movement. As the rear transfer blocks are engaged, the free-acting front arm follows the terrain, keeping your skis firmly planted over bumps, and during aggressive cornering and acceleration. This significant detail controls ski lift during acceleration. The Arctic Cat IFP gas shocks feature a hard-anodized aluminum body, 0.5 in. shaft, aluminum internal floating piston, and high-quality seals and ice scrapers.
  • 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: Running low on power? Use the 12v plug-in to charge your phone or other electrical devices 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 AND THUMB WARMER: While others prefer fashion over function, Arctic Cat provides both when it comes to keeping your hands warm. Our new textured grips are thinner which allow you to hold onto the handlebar with less hand fatigue and the high and low options for the hand and thumb warmers are sure keep you going all day in comfort.
  • 129 IN. RIPSAW & 137 IN. RIPSAW II TRACK WITH 1.25 IN. LUGS: Just say the name Ripsaw™ and one of the best trail tracks out there comes to mind. The 15 in. wide footprint with 1.25 in. lugs provide excellent durability and traction on groomed or hard-pack snow. Standard Ripsaw is available in 129 in. or the Ripsaw II is available in 137 in.
  • ADJUSTABLE HANDLEBAR WITH 5.5 IN. RISER: Our easily adjustable handlebar allows you to set the perfect position for riding comfort.
  • PUSH-BUTTON REVERSE: Just a push of a button allows you to go from forward to reverse and back again smoothly, quickly and easily.
  • PROCROSS - 6 SKIS: This trail ski’s 6 in. width delivers excellent handling on hardpack snow and good flotation in loose snow. A stiff, deep keel provides positive cornering in all conditions.
  • 11 IN. MID-HEIGHT WINDSHIELD: The perfect mix of protection and comfort, keeping any spray from slowing you down when the going gets really fast.

General Information

Manufacturer Arctic Cat
Model Year 2018
Model ZR 8000 ES (129)
Model Code S2018ZRHLXUSG
Color Team Arctic Green

Dimensions

Length Overall - 121 in. (307.3 cm.)
Height Overall - 49 in. (124.5 cm.)
Width Overall - 47.75 in. (121.3 cm.)

Engine & Drivetrain

Shocks Arctic Cat IFP 1.5
Front Suspension

Arctic Race Suspension with sway bar

Travel - 10 in. (25.4 cm)

Rear Suspension

SLIDE-ACTION Rear Suspension with tri-hub rear axle system, coupling blocks, Torque-Sensing Link rear arm and adjustable torsion springs

Travel - 13.5 in. (34.3 cm)

Engine 2-stroke, liquid-cooled, 2-cylinder
Horsepower 160
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

Calibration - 0-5,000 ft. (0-1,524 m)

Transmission

Gearing - 21/41

Chain pitch - 86

Reverse - Push-button engine

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

Operational

Skis

Type - ProCross

Width - 6 in. (15.2 cm)

Runner type - Dual deep split with carbide

Ski Stance 42 - 43 in. (106.7 - 109.2 cm) adjustable
Track LxWxH

129 x 15 x 1.25 in. (327.7 x 38.1 x 3.2 cm)

Type - Ripsaw

Pitch - 2.86 in. (7.26 cm)

Other

Safety Features Headlight - Dual halogen 2-bulb

2018 Arctic Cat ZR 8000 ES (129)

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