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Features

  • NEXT-GEN BODY PANELS: Arctic Cat’s Next-Gen body panels are designed to seamlessly cut through the air with as little atmospheric tension as possible. With only a quarter-turn of the two quick-release tabs, the side panel comes off and provides easy access to the engine compartment for general maintenance.
  • 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 FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3R KASHIMA COATED SHOCKS (RR): 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. The FOX® 2.0 ZERO QS3R Kashima-coated shocks feature wide range rebound adjustment and high-flow velocity-sensitive damping. The quick switch allows you to choose from three specifically calibrated ride control settings catered to your personal riding style.
  • SLIDE-ACTION REAR SUSPENSION WITH FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 KASHIMA COATED FRONT SHOCK AND FOX 2.0 ZERO QS3R KASHIMA COATED REAR SHOCK (RR): 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. The quick switch allows you to change ride control settings. The FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 rear track and FOX 2.0 ZERO QS3R rear track shock are both Kashima coated for improved performance and feature wide range rebound adjustment and high-flow velocity-sensitive damping.
  • 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.
  • TETHER SWITCH: Standard on the ZR 6000 R XC, this tether switch has safety in mind. If you ever get separated from your machine while riding, the tether disengages and turns off all power to your machine.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT BRAKE DISC: For improved performance, we’ve made the rotor 12% larger, yet 60% lighter. That translates to more confidence behind the handlebars.
  • HAND GUARDS: These hand guards not only help keep your hands warm, they’re made of durable, injection-molded plastic to stand up to tough conditions.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • LED WITH ACCENT LIGHT: Features LED headlights for enhanced lighting performance. Want the high beams on? The low beam will also stay on to give you a nice, wide light pattern with excellent distance. Plus, special LED accent lighting comes on when you turn the key.
  • 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.

General Information

Manufacturer Arctic Cat
Model Year 2018
Model ZR 8000 RR ES (129)
Model Code S2018TZRHRRUSG
Color Dynamic Gray

Dimensions

Length Overall - 121 in. (307.3 cm.)
Height Overall - 45 in. (114.3 cm.)
Width Overall - 47.8 in. (121.3 cm.)

Engine & Drivetrain

Shocks

Ski - FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3R KASHIMA

Front track - FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 KASHIMA

Rear track - FOX 2.0 ZERO QS3R KASHIMA

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. (327.8 x 38.1 x 3.2 cm)

Type - Ripsaw

Pitch - 2.86 in. (7.26 cm)

Other

Safety Features Headlight - LED with accent light

2018 Arctic Cat ZR 8000 RR ES (129)

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