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M Mountain Cat

A Twin-Rail Design Built for Harsh Rides

With a redesigned FLOAT ACTION suspension and FOX® FLOAT shocks, the M 8000 Mountain Cat delivers a better ride to the backcountry.

Highlights

FLOAT ACTION

Rear Suspension

AMS

Front Suspension

FOX FLOAT 3 QS3

Ski Shocks and Front Arm Shock

FOX FLOAT 3 QSL

Rear Arm Shock

POWER CLAW™

Track

M 8000 Mountain Cat

An 8000-Series C-TEC2 engine and a suspension package that was built specifically for mountain riding.

M 8000 Mountain Cat
8000-SERIES C-TEC2 ENGINE

The next-generation 8000-SERIES C-TEC2 engine delivers a new level of clean Arctic Cat 2-stroke engine performance and technology. This redesigned 794cc C-TEC2 twin features:

  • 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 technology designed by Arctic Cat and built in St. Cloud, Minn delivers:

  • Ultra-clean, more responsive performance
  • Enhanced power in the 165HP class of engines
  • Precision oil injection
  • Robust and lightweight design
AMS FRONT SUSPENSION

Arctic Mountain Suspension is tailor-made to maneuver in deep snow. The lightweight, forged-aluminum spindles sit at a 27 degree spindle caster angle, providing optimal ski camber for off-trail cornering and more predictable counter-steering when side-hilling. They’re built to reduce drag, while the dual-phase alloy-steel A-arms are lightweight and durable.

2.6” POWER CLAW TRACK

Power Claw Track is built lightweight with a single-ply design, so you can master deep snow runs. Its stagger-set, curved-forward paddle towers won't fold over or take a set, and Attack 20 paddles let you float over the deep stuff.

M Mountain Cat

M Mountain Cat

Vehicle Specs

Print Specs

Engine

M 8000 Mountain Cat
Engine Type 8000 C-TEC2, 2-Stroke
Displacement 794cc
Cooling Liquid
Cylinders 2
Bore x Stroke 85 x 70 mm
Lubrication Electronic Injection
Ignition Digitally Controlled CDI
Engine Starter Output 270 W @ 3000 RPM
Fuel Delivery Dual Stage Injection
Exhaust APV with Tuned Pipe, Pipe Sensor and Stainless Steel Manifold and Muffler
Fuel Capacity 11.7 gal.
Oil System Capacity 3.25 qt.
Coolant System Capacity 7.4 qt.
Minimum Octane 91

Powertrain

M 8000 Mountain Cat
Drive Clutch TEAM Rapid Response II
Driven Clutch TEAM Rapid Reaction BOSS
Drive System Arctic Mountain Drive System
Brakes Stealth Hydraulic Master Cylinder with Lightweight Caliper
Clutch Calibration 0-5,000 ft.
Gearing 19/50
Chain Pitch 96
Track Drive Sprocket 8 Tooth, 3.0 Pitch, Exvolute
Reverse Push-Button Engine

Suspension

M 8000 Mountain Cat
Front Suspension Arctic Mountain Suspension (AMS)
Ski Shocks FOX FLOAT 3 QS3
Sway Bar N/A
Front Travel 7 in.
Rear Suspension FLOAT-ACTION Rear Suspension
Front Track Shock FOX FLOAT 3 QS3
Rear Track Shock FOX FLOAT 3 QSL
Rear Travel 15 in.

Dimensions

M 8000 Mountain Cat
Overall Chassis Length 132 in.
Overall Chassis Width 42.5-44.5 in.
Overall Chassis Height 50 in.
Estimated Dry Weight 500 lbs.
Track Type PowerClaw
Track Width 15 in.
Track Length 153 in.
Lug 2.6 in.
Pitch 3 in.
Ski Stance 35.5-37.5 in. - Adjustable
Ski Type/Width G2 ProClimb - 7 in.
Runner Type Single Runner with Carbide

Instrumentation

M 8000 Mountain Cat
Type of Gauge Deluxe Digital
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Digital
Odometer Digital
Fuel Digital
Oil Indicator Light
Coolant Digital/Indicator Light
Clock Digital
Battery Voltage Digital
Altimeter Digital
Hours Digital

Features

M 8000 Mountain Cat
Color Dynamic Charcoal/Fire Red
Heat Exchanger Front/Long Tunnel
Starter Electric Push-Button
Handlebars Hooked with Grab Handle, 4.5 in. Riser
Lighting LED with Accent Light
Seating Mountain
Storage Components M Tunnel Bag
Additional Accessories Handguards, Mirrors, Rear Rack, Sno Pro Hooked Brake Lever, Tow Hitch, Tunnel Flare, Visor Plug-Ins
Standard Accessories 12V Outlet, Goggle Holder, Hand and Thumb Warmers, Ice Scratchers, Lightweight Mountain Brake Disc, Sport Front Bumper, Tether Switch, Vertical Steering
Windshield 1 in. Mountain Height