M Mountain Cat Alpha One

A Powerful Mountain Sled with ALPHA ONE Single-Beam Rear Suspension

M Mountain Cat Alpha One

The ultimate Mountain Cat features bold styling and bold moves, with ALPHA ONE™ Single-Beam Rear Suspension, fully-adjustable FOX® FLOAT 3 QS3 shocks, and now ATAC adjustable-on-the-fly suspension.



Single-Beam Rear Suspension


Ski Shocks and Front Arm Shock




Rear Arm Shock


Adjustable on-the-Fly Suspension

M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One

A next-gen 8000-Series C-TEC2™ engine for clean, 2-stroke performance plus ALPHA ONE™ Single-Beam Rear Suspension

M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One

Pro Kit

Everything you need to tear up the backcountry including:

  • Pro MTN Front Bumper
  • MTN Pack
  • Handlebar Bag

M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One with ATAC

All the power of the 8000-Series C-TEC2™ engine and performance of ALPHA ONE™ Single-Beam Rear Suspension now with the versatility of ATAC adjustable on-the-fly suspension.

M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One with ATAC

Pro Kit

Everything you need to tear up the backcountry including:

  • Pro MTN Front Bumper
  • MTN Pack
  • Handlebar Bag
Mountain Cat Alpha One

ALPHA ONE Single-Beam Rear Suspension

Our single-beam rear suspension unlocks more maneuverability than any mountain snowmobile in history. Up here, there's only one alpha.



Lightweight narrow design that increases performance and belt life. The all-new Arctic Cat ADAPT CVT system provides improved throttle response and smooth power delivery.

Mountain Cat FOX FLOAT 3 iQS Shocks


ALPHA ONE suspension is easily adjustable for ride and intensity with FOX FLOAT shocks: from the three-position QS3 on the ski and front arm, to a semi-locking QSL on the rear, you get easy adjustability for maximum deep-snow performance.

Mountain Cat 8000 C-TEC2 Engine

Engine Lineup

Choose between the 6000 C-TEC2™ or 8000 C-TEC2™ engine, both engineered to deliver the power that mountain riding demands.

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Engine Lineup

Two powerful next-generation engine options allow you to choose the right power source for your ride.

The new 8000-Series C-TEC2 delivers the next level of ultra-clean, ultra-responsive Arctic Cat 2-stroke engine performance with enhanced 165-hp class power and precision oil. Designed by Arctic Cat and built in St. Cloud, Minn, this new 794cc C-TEC2 twin also features new cylinders, pistons, combustion chamber, flywheel, and fuel rail, plus a new fuel calibration strategy and Arctic Power Valve system with 3-stage control of the auxiliary exhaust ports via side valves.

Or opt for the 6000-Series 599cc C-TEC2 Engine with Dual-Stage Injection (DSI) – the first clean technology Arctic Cat 2-stroke engine and the leader in 125-hp class performance.

Both engines feature: 

  • ECM-controlled electronic oil pump
  • Batteryless EFI
  • Exhaust Pop Temperature Sensor (EPTS)
  • Knock Sensor
  • Engine Reverse Technology
  • An exceedingly robust, lightweight design  
Mountain Cat AMS Front Suspension

AMS Front Suspension

Lightweight spindles and a precision-engineered mountain-specific suspension geometry let you maneuver through deep snow and anything else the mountain has in store.

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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.

Mountain Cat ATAC

ATAC On-the-Fly Suspension

Switch between soft, medium and firm suspension at the push of a button, with handlebar-mounted controls that automatically and immediately adjust your suspension FOX ZERO iQS gas shocks. Available on select models.

Mountain Cat Push Button Electric Start

Push-Button Electric Start

A push of the handlebar-mounted button is all it takes for the convenience of electric start.

Mountain Cat Power Claw Track

Power Claw Track

Slice through deep snow with Power Claw: a lightweight track that delivers the ultimate deep snow traction and performance. 

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Power Claw Track

Power Claw Track is built lightweight, with a single-ply design and a 3.0-inch pitch — all 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.

Mountain Cat Goggle Holder

Goggle Holder

Mounted right in the dash for quick access, this integrated goggle holder keeps a key piece of gear safe and sound.

Mountain Cat LED Headlight

LED Headlight

Ride until the sun goes down — then keep riding, with this premium LED headlight for night riding.

Mountain Cat Adjustable Ski Stance

Adjustable 35.5"-37.5" Ski Stance

Easily adjust your ski stance in seconds — keep it wide for the trails or narrow through the trees.

60th Anniversary Decal

60th Anniversary Decal

Celebrate 60 years of Arctic Cat with this commemorative decal.

M Mountain Cat Alpha One

M Mountain Cat Alpha One

Vehicle Specs

Print Specs


M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One
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 Stator Output 270 W @ 3000 RPM
Fuel Delivery Next Generation C-TEC2
Exhaust APV with Tuned Pipe, Pipe Sensor and Stainless Steel Manifold and Muffler
Fuel Capacity 44,3 L
Oil System Capacity 3.08 L
Coolant System Capacity 7,0 L
Minimum Octane 98


M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One
Drive Clutch ADAPT CVT
Driven Clutch ADAPT CVT
Drive System Arctic Mountain Drive System
Brakes Stealth Hydraulic Master Cylinder with Lightweight Caliper
Clutch Calibration 6,000-8,000 ft.
Gearing 19/50
Chain Pitch 96
Track Drive Sprocket 9 Tooth, 2.86 Pitch, Exvolute
Reverse Push-Button Engine


M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One
Front Suspension Arctic Mountain Suspension (AMS)
Ski Shocks FOX FLOAT 3 QS3
Sway Bar N/A
Front Travel 17,8 cm
Rear Suspension ALPHA-ONE Rear Suspension
Front Track Shock FOX FLOAT 3 QS3
Rear Track Shock FOX FLOAT 3 QSL
Rear Travel 38 cm


M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One
Overall Chassis Length 335 cm
Overall Chassis Width 108-113 cm
Overall Chassis Height 127 cm
Track Type Power Claw
Track Width 38 cm
Track Length 389 cm
Lug 66 mm
Pitch 2.86 in
Ski Stance 90-96 cm
Ski Type/Width G2 ProClimb - 7 in.
Runner Type Single Runner with Carbide


M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One
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


M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One
Color Dynamic Charcoal/Blue
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 Racks, Side Panel Wind Deflectors, 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 2,54 cm Mountain Height