Arctic Cat released their new 2020 lineup of 35 snowmobiles. The new models include several 2- and 4-stroke crossover sleds, engine upgrades and new front and rear suspensions.
New for 2020 is the Riot family of crossover snowmobiles available with 6000- and 8000-Series engines. Riot sleds feature the new ARS II front suspension and Cross-Action rear suspension. The sleds offer a forged spindle that is 1.5 in. taller than Arctic Cat’s former crossover models. New Riot features also include a 146 in. Cobra or Challenger track, G2 ProClimb-7 skis with molded boot traction, a lay down steering post like ZR models, mountain seat and adjustable 42 in. to 43 in. ski stance with sway bar. Also new to the Riot lineup is the Riot X with a lightweight front Mountain Suspension with an adjustable 39.5 in. to 41.5 in. ski stance and vertical steering post with the 2 in. Challenger track.
Model year 2020 sleds also include handlebar-mounted controls, push-to-start button that doubles as a reverse button, a lightweight brake master cylinder and a short-throw brake lever.
Following the success of the 2019 Alpha One, 2020 brings three new Alpha One models including the Hardcore 8000, Mountain Cat 8000 and M 8000. All three Alpha One sleds are powered by the new C-TEC2 8000-Series engine.
Upgrades to the C-TEC2 8000-series engine include new cylinders, pistons, combustion chamber, flywheel, fuel rail and calibrations and are expected to be more responsive and offer a better fuel economy. Engine upgrades The upgrades were made to all 8000-series applications.
The engines also feature an Arctic Power Valve system with three-stage control of the auxiliary exhaust ports via side valves and three-stage control of the primary exhaust port. Other features include battery-less EFI, Exhaust Pipe Temperature Sensor, knock sensor and engine-reverse technology.
More details on the Arctic Cat/Textron sales program, along with pricing, is scheduled to be released at a future date.
Link: Arctic Cat