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Arctic Cat releases 2018 race sleds

Textron released two new 2018 Arctic Cat race sleds during Haydays in Minnesota last weekend. The new sleds include the 2018 ZR 6000R XC and 2018 ZR 6000R SX.

2018 ZR 6000R SX

Key Features:

  • Longer 15 by 136 by 1.75-inch SnoCross track provides improved traction for holeshots and acceleration, greater straight-line stability on a rough race course; and improved traction while braking. Tested and proven in Pro Open competition.
  • New 136-in. SLIDE-ACTION rear suspension features a new rail profile that places 6-in. more rail contact on the snow (compared to the previous 129-in. track) for improved bump compliance and reduced bottoming on the chassis.
  • Modifications to the ARS front suspension deliver significantly improved handling that’s more predictable and confidence-inspiring in SnoCross conditions, as well as increased cornering bite and increased ground clearance, thanks to a combination of revised geometry that delivers
  • A new roll-center and camber, with less bump steer; a new spindle that delivers 1.5 in. more distance from the ski to the lower A-arm; and new lightweight upper A-arms with increased caster and adjustable camber.
  • New FOX 2.0 ZERO C front track shock with position sensing grooved body is a larger diameter shock compared to the previous 1.5 ZERO shock for improved sensitivity to smaller bumps while maintaining excellent resistance to bottoming out.
  • Revised C-TEC2 6000 EFI engine package includes new cylinder and exhaust valve configuration; V-FORCE reeds; revised calibration mapping; and improved Hot Start function. The result is a 20-percent improvement in low- and mid-range throttle response and a 15% increase in horsepower and torque at low- and mid-range levels.
  • New TEAM TS-273 driven clutch and Tubular Driven Shaft combination features a larger 29mm OD shaft (compared to the previous 25mm OD for the solid shaft) that trims 2.4 pounds while increasing stiffness by more than 7 percent. A lengthened shaft spline improves clutch-to-shaft support for improved clutch and belt alignment. The new clutch is based on the previous TSS-04 model, but with a new post design to accommodate the new hollow driven shaft.
  • New upper chassis support structure increases chassis stiffness while also reducing weight by 1 pound.
  • New foot enclosures on the running boards enable racers to better hold their feet in the toe-box.
  • An all-new 3-gallon fuel tank is smaller to reduce weight and nearly eliminate the shifting of weight as fuel sloshes/moves around the tank. The smaller size and the placement of the filler neck away from the seat area improves the comfort and ergonomics of the sled, making it easier for racers to move around the sled.
  • A new seat design reduces weight, lowers the center of gravity and is shaped to enable easier leg and body movement for the racer.
  • An all-new upper hood deflects snow away from the rider, while the new headlight/windshield combo reduces weight.
  • Increased exhaust deflector design reduces capping-off of exhaust on hard landings in soft snow.
     

2018 ZR 6000R XC

Key Features:

  • New TEAM TS-273 driven clutch and Tubular Driven Shaft combination features a larger 29mm OD shaft (compared to the previous 25mm OD for the solid shaft) that trims 2.4 pounds while increasing stiffness by more than 7 percent. A lengthened shaft spline improves clutch-to-shaft support for improved clutch and belt alignment. The new clutch is based on the previous TSS-04 model, but with a new post design to accommodate the new hollow driven shaft.
  • New FOX ZERO QS3R ski and rear suspension shocks feature coil-over springs and 3-position dial compression adjustability for quick and easy tuning for riding style and conditions. They are rebound adjustable and feature Kashima coating for the smoothest, most supple action, plus remote reservoir architecture for fade-free performance.
  • The Arctic Cat 6000-series 600 C-TEC2 DSI 2-stroke engine features revised calibration mapping for improved performance.
  • TEAM Rapid Response II drive clutch and TS-273 driven clutch feature an auto-adjusting belt tension design for optimal and consistent performance, plus a 12.5 percent lower effective starting ratio (while maintaining the top ratio) for smoother engagement and reduced belt wear at drive-away speed.
  • The 15 by 129 by 1.25-inch Ripsaw track comes with clips on each track window for maximum top speed in all snow conditions. This non-Quiet Track version of the Ripsaw does not include the molded-in bumps in order to ease stud pattern options.
  • Revised 21/38 gearing using a Borg Warner chain and gear combination delivers improved top speed and performance with reduced chain stretch, lower friction and increased strength.
  • A new seat design reduces weight, lowers the center of gravity and is shaped to enable more efficient body position while cornering.
  • New lightweight 4-wheel rear axle design delivers increased track support.
  • New LED headlight delivers best-in-class lighting performance.
  • New black fuel tank.
 
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