This year Arctic Cat hit a home run with its 4 corner stones marketing approach for the new 2010 snowmobiles.
The 4 Corners Include:
Expert-grade mountain sleds.
The world’s fastest snowmobiles.
We feel the team from Theif River has stolen the thunder for 2010.
2010 Arctic Cat Highlights:
The big news from cat for 2010 is the improved 800HO engine that now churns out an extra 10HP. Equalling the 800 engine output from Bombardier now at the 150+ HP mark, this engine adds the punch people have been asking for in the 800 class. To confirm the new output, Arctic Cat put it on the line by getting an industry leading performance dyno shop, Dynotech Research, to evaluate the new 800HO. Dynotech confirmed the extra HP and attributted Cats reverse cooling and twin plug design as factors contributing to the new HP.
If you like ditch banging then Cat has an affordable race replica answer, the new 500 Sno Pro racer which boasts all the handling benefits of the 600 racer, but powered by a light weight 500cc Liquid unleashing 85HP for this 450lb sled. Not only is the sled light, its alot lighter on the pocket book at $8299 USD. I'm adding this sled to my wish list for next season.
Another new sled for 2010 is the Z1 Turbo EXT which sports the 177HP monster 4 stroke engine pulling a 144" track, which really lets you put all that amazing power to the ground. The new Twin Spar tunnel design also improves the look of the new lineup, getting rid of the trunk style rearend for a sleeker looking flat tunnel look. Arctic Cat has made some big claims about the Z1 turbo. We know its a powerful sled, and we're glad Cat is finally expanding the chasis option. I'd love to see this engine in the new SnoPro chasis for ultimate reliability and power in a big bump package.
The popular mountain M lineup shaves up to 5lbs with an improved seat design and improved ventilation for powder protection. With the popular M8's new powerplant this sled is sure to be a favorite in the hills.
Of course we can't forget to mention the 570 fan engine's comeback across the touring and utility lineup, which is a surprise to us considering the tighter emissions regulations for 2010. I think this is a last ditch effort to cleanup engine stock while they still have green credits left to use. The fan engine is a favorite amongst snowmobile rental outfitters and we will be sad to see it eventually laid to rest forever in the coming years.
We recommend heading over to Snowmobile.com for a more comprehensive review of the 2010 lineup, and we look forward to seeing these new models on and off the trails next season.
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