Last year’s highly successful introduction of the new Arctic Cat 6000 El Tigre was a huge homerun for Cat.
Not only was the DSI 2-stroke a hit but it literally sold out as soon as the details were made available to the public.
Cat followed up the unprecedented demand with a new 6000 RR and even a mountain version with the new DSI engine.
For MY2015 Cat has assured us there will be more 6000 series available and has expanded the engine’s availability into 137-inch XF models (LXR and Sno-Pro) and also 141-inchers (Sno-Pro and Limited).
The engineers told us the skidframe’s rear arm calibration has been softened a bit on all 137-inch Sno-Pros this year and the sleds will ride even more closely to Ski-Doo’s rMotion.
In the trail segment, besides the 129-inch El Tigre, Cat will offer an LXR version of the 6000 with a higher windshield, coilover shocks up front, heated seat and plusher suspension settings.
There will also be a Sno-Pro 6000 version besides the premium El Tigre. It shouldn’t be hard to find any 6000 this year at your dealer.
Besides all the model variations, Cat has assured us there will be more built this year than last. With the success of the new 600 twin and the satisfaction level customers are reporting, we think demand will still be very high for this engine in all platforms.
2015 will bring both standard and Sno-Pro versions of the M6000 to the mountains with improved skidframe calibration (the SnoPro will use a Fox Float 3 on its rear arm) and very aggressive 2.25-inch tracks.
An all-new M7000 4-stroke is a first stab into the mountain market with a naturally aspirated (EFI) 4-stroke for Arctic Cat.
New this year, the M7000 Sno-Pro will be offered with a 153×2.25-inch track and severe tweaking of the skidframe (Fox Float 3) to allow the heavier 1049cc 4-stroke to climb out and perform strongly in deep powder.
Cat is whipping momentum throughout its model line-up and the strong sales results and market share gains the company made last year are sure to continue with such an exciting model mix.