It’s no secret Arctic Cat is expected to move back to a 15 inch track in 2006 Firecats. The current M-Series mountain roosters have a new wider, bulkhead to accept 15-inch wide tracks. This tooling could be immediately transplanted into a 121-inch version.
There’s more reason for AC to move in this direction than just track width: engine width. The current F-Series bulkhead with the current 700 is way-tight due to the tunnel dictating actual engine bay width.
We believe the much loved ZR 900 will morph into a Firecat/M-Series chassis with a new laydown, 900 to 1000cc mill in ‘06. To get the width required for a big block mill, we think a 15 inch wide track will be mandatory.