Arctic Cat Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) announced today that the company will delay the start of its pre-ordering event for model-year 2023 snowmobiles from March until April 19. In the interim, Arctic Cat will fulfill its commitments to customers who ordered model-year 2022 snowmobiles that have not yet been delivered due to ongoing supply-chain challenges.
Arctic Cat’s pre-order event for model-year 2023 sleds will run from April 19 through May 3. Arctic Cat also plans to have a limited number of MY23 sleds available in-season at dealerships.
The company today previewed its MY23 lineup, which includes several new models and product updates that provide options for all skill levels — welcoming even more riders into the Arctic Cat family.
“The supply chain continues to be an issue for all manufacturers, and we are taking an approach to ensure we can deliver on our current commitments to customers,” said Heidi McNary, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Powersports for Textron Specialized Vehicles Inc. “Our focus is to put our customers first by delivering our current models, and also offering them 2023 sleds that give them more options and new products for their different riding styles.”
Trail and crossover enthusiasts now have more options to pair engine packages and suspensions on ZR and RIOT models with no upcharge on colors. Engine packages include 6000 and 8000 for ZR models, 9000 for Thundercat, and 8000 and 9000 engines for RIOT — with standard EPS on all 9000 models. Suspension packages include IFP shocks, FOX QS3 or Arctic Cat’s revolutionary, adjust-on-the-fly ATAC suspension system.
For mountain riders the Mountain Cat ALPHA ONE will have three available track lengths, electric or manual start, and will feature an ATAC suspension. The Hardcore will have the same track lengths and start options with FOX QS3 shocks.
Industry-leading turbo power comes to the crossover segment with the introduction of the new RIOT 9000. The RIOT 9000 combines a C-TEC 4 998cc, 4-stroke 9000 Series DOHC Turbo Triple churning 200-plus horsepower with the ARS II front suspension and CROSS-ACTION Rear Suspension for an adrenaline-inducing on- or off-trail ride. Standard EPS makes the sled more nimble and creates less rider fatigue for a more enjoyable, exhilarating experience.
Also new for 2023:
The ZR 6000 R-XC is available as part of the pre-order program only. BLAST models offer customized graphics, improved ride with rear shock and high/low setting on handlebar heaters. BLAST M Limited model with 36-inch ski stance, FOX FLOAT® 3 ski and rear shocks, and IFP front rear shock, lightweight mountain seat, and special color and graphics. Youth sleds have new graphics with black hood.
All 2023 Arctic Cat snowmobiles will be available for pre-order during April 19 – May 3. For more information once the program launches on April 19, visit a local Arctic Cat dealer, or go to ArcticCat.com and use the new buyer’s guide to find the perfect sled for you, and check out the updated sled builder to visualize different track lengths, colors and accessory choices. Join the conversation on Arctic Cat Snowmobiles’ Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram accounts.
About Arctic Cat – The Arctic Cat brand is iconic in the powersports industry, representing 60 years of snowmobiles, side-by-sides and ATVs that are renowned the world over for their power and performance. Arctic Cat snowmobiles, side-by-sides, ATVs and affiliated products are designed and manufactured in Thief River Falls, Minn. by Arctic Cat Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company that operates as part of the Textron Specialized Vehicles business.
For more information, visit: ArcticCat.com