A No-Compromise Race Replica

What’d we learn from decades of snowmobile racing? Step on the ZR® RR and find out. The RR is a no-compromise race replica aimed at the big bumps, with race-winning features including competition-calibrated components like the new ARS™ II front suspension and Kashima-Coated FOX® Shocks.


  • 137 IN. SLIDE-ACTION REAR SUSPENSION: Unlock the true potential of a coupled suspension with our unique SLIDE-ACTION design. The front arm fits into a U-shaped slot that allows 0.5 inches of sliding movement, so the front arm won’t collapse whenever the rear arm compresses. That unique design gives you the full benefit of coupling: controlled ski lift during acceleration and the complete use of the front arm at all times. SLIDE-ACTION suspension also allows a lower and more consistent track tension with its Torque-Sensing Link, plus three-position rear coupling block adjustability, adjustable spring preload and a durable 3-wheel rear axle assembly.
  • FOX ZERO QS3R KASHIMA-COATED SHOCKS: No matter your riding style — or what the day brings — FOX ZERO QS3 shocks will be ready. Featuring three compression settings (soft, medium and firm) that can be easily adjusted with a dial mounted on the remote reservoir, ZERO QS3 shocks are built for changing terrain. Their remote reservoir delivers fade-free runs, while coil-over springs even out the bumpiest rides. These 2.0-inch diameter rear shocks feature a kashima coating for an even smoother ride.
  • 8000 SERIES C-TEC2 ENGINE: New for 2020, the next generation 8000 Series C-TEC2 engine delivers a new level of clean Arctic Cat 2-stroke engine performance and technology. This new 794 cc C-TEC2 twin features include new cylinders, pistons, combustion chamber, flywheel and fuel rail; new fuel calibration strategy and Arctic Power Valve system with 3-stage control of the auxiliary exhaust ports via side valves; ECM-controlled electronic oil pump; batteryless EFI; Exhaust Pop Temperature Sensor (EPTS); knock sensor; engine reverse technology. This advanced new technology designed by Arctic Cat and built in St. Cloud, MN delivers ultra-clean, more responsive performance, enhanced power in the 165 hp class of engines, precision oil injection, precision oil injection and exceedingly robust and lightweight design.
  • ARS II FRONT SUSPENSION: The next level of Arctic Race Suspension (ARS) is here. ARS II gives you better bite on corners and increased ground clearance to deliver more confidence on- or off-trail. We made the forged aluminum spindles 1.5 inches taller from the ski to the lower arm, and gave it more rigid upper A-Arms. Plus, a revised geometry delivers a new roll-center and adjustable cambers, and a swaybar makes for flatter, more predictable cornering on hard pack trails.
  • PUSH-BUTTON ELECTRIC START: Get the convenience and ease of electric start with a handlebar-mounted button.
  • LED HEADLIGHT: When the high beam is activated, the low beam also stays on to deliver an LED light pattern with great range and width.
  • REINFORCED RUNNING BOARDS: An uncompromising race-replica deserves competition-calibrated components like reinforced running boards for big air and bigger landings.
  • HANDGUARDS: The durable, injection-molded plastic guards keep your hands safe from debris and warm on the trail.
  • 5.5 IN. RACE-HEIGHT WINDSHIELD: A lower-profile, race-ready windshield gives you a new level of visibility.
  • ADJUSTABLE 42"-43" SKI STANCE: Easily adjust your ski stance — From 42- to 43-inches wide.

General Information

Manufacturer Arctic Cat
Model Year 2020
Model ZR 8000 RR ES
Model Code S2020ZXHRRUSG
Color Medium Green


Length Overall - 125 in.
Height Overall - 48 in.
Width Overall - 48-49 in.
Weight Dry - 521 lb.

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine 8000 C-TEC2, 2-stroke
Cylinders 2


System capacity - 6 qt.

Displacement 794 cc
Bore x Stroke 85 x 70 mm
Fuel System Dual stage injection
Starting Electric push button

Digital controlled CDI

Engine stator output - 270 W @ 3000 RPM

Lubrication Electronic injection
Drive System Arctic Drive System
Drive Clutch TEAM Rapid Response II
Driven Clutch TEAM Rapid Reaction BOSS
Drive Sprocket Track - 9 Tooth, 2.86 pitch, Involute
Clutch Calibration 0 - 5,000 ft.
Reverse Push-button

Gearing - 21/41

Chain pitch - 86

Exhaust APV with tuned pipe, pipe sensor and stainless steel manifold and muffler
Brakes Stealth hydraulic master cylinder
Fuel Type Minimum octane - 91
Fuel Capacity 11.7 gal.
Oil Capacity 3.25 qt.


Handlebar Hooked, 5.5 in. riser

Deluxe digital: speedometer, tachometer, odometer, fuel, coolant (indicator light), clock, battery voltage, altimeter and hours

Oil indicator light

Seating or Rider capacity High performance

Type - Trail

Width - 6 in.

Runner type - Dual deep split with carbide

Ski Stance 42 - 43 in. Adjustable
Track Type Ripsaw II 1.25
Track LxWxH 137 x 15 x 1.25 in.
Pitch 2.86 in.


Includes 5.5 in. Race-height windshield, 12V outlet, handguards, hand and thumb warmers, sport front bumper, lightweight performance brake disc, standard steering, tether switch
Safety Features LIghting - LED with accent light




Front track - FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3R KASHIMA

Rear track - FOX 2.0 ZERO QS3R KASHIMA

Front Suspension

Arctic Race Suspension (ARS) II with swaybar

Travel - 10 in.

Rear Suspension

SLIDE-ACTION with 3 wheel rear axle assembly, coupling blocks, torque-sensing link rear arm and adjustable torsion springs

Travel - 13.5 in.

2020 Arctic Cat ZR 8000 RR ES