800cc Laydown 2-Stroke Twin
This is pretty much the same F7 engine youâ€™ve come to love, with the same 70mm stroke, but with new pistons and cylinders; now out to 85mm for a 794cc total. Yes, it is a Laydown engine so it responds to your will. Expect HP in the mid 140s, up from the heat-soaked 137 or so of the 700, but with a broader and wider torque output that will really make it pull hard down low and through the midrange. Bottom line, it doesnâ€™t seem as â€œfranticâ€ as the screaminâ€™ 7. Throttle-body EFI is intact; EPA who?
1000cc Laydown 2-Stroke Twin
All-new engine here, guys; 50mm throttle bodies feed honking 90.3mm pistons with a 78mm stroke for a whopping 999cc. Expect around 170 HP, but with less weight than a Ski-Doo 1000. Cat has been fairly tight lipped on this one, working like hell to get it ready for testing and for you to buy next fall.
This new 2-stroker is found in the F-Series, the M-1000 (no, itâ€™s not called an M-10) and the Crossfire 1000. Yes, itâ€™s heavier than an 800, but if it is as powerful as they say and lighter than the Ski-Doo, thereâ€™s going to be some betting going down.
Z1 1100 2-cylinder 4-Stroke
Two cylinders. 1056cc. Electronic multi-port fuel injection with 48mm throttle bodies. Around 125 HP. Super clean. 4 valves per cylinder. High compression. EPA-compliant (at least this one is). Arctic Cat tells us this one is way cleaner than their T-660, which is already clean. An air pressure sensor senses elevation and weather changes, itâ€™s all auto-adjust. An O2 feedback system provides uncanny fuel economy.
Under the hood the mill is quite small and compact, and it fits down into the chassis in Firecat-style with a Laydown design.
It revs high and is incredibly smooth, with vibes through the handlebars and floorboards pretty much nill. Like no difference from a Cat two-stroke. Low maintenance is standard as well; first oil change at 3,000 miles, valve clearance checks at 8,000 miles. Sweet.
The only way to get this new engine for 2007 is in the Jaguar Z1 with the new Twin Spar Rigid Chassis. Power is linear, the sound like the twin it is.
Twin Spar Rigid Chassis
The new F-Series and Jaguar Z1 both use the new â€œTwin Sparâ€ chassis, combining a rigid chassis design with rider-forward ergonomics. The new Twin Spar design is by far the most ergonomically correct, best handling chassis that Arctic Cat has designed, leaving you a snowmobile that can be ridden for countless hours with minimal rider fatigue.
Unlike the REV, the Twin Spar rider-forward seating position places the rider with a 90-degree bend in the knees for mass centralization and ride quality benefits, as well as making the transition from seated to standing and back again easy.
The Twin Spar chassis is very rigid due to its lack of aluminum welds. Instead, an advanced robotic-assisted manufacturing process uses self-piercing rivets for increased consistency and repeatability. These self-piercing rivets result in a chassis that will be just as strong after riding it 8,000 miles as the day it left the factory. Compared to a Firecat chassis, the torsional rigidity is 46.4% stiffer.
(IRP) Infinite Rider Position
Adjustable seat AND handlebars? The IRP System can accommodate an infinite number of rider positions for a multitude of rider sizes and riding styles. The seven adjustment seat structure allows you to move your seat forward over three inches, while moving it vertical over two inches with one hand adjustment.
A new adjustable handlebar riser is the second half of the IRP System. With a flip of a cam-lever, you can adjust your riser bar, eleven positions fore and aft, while rotating your handlebars infinitely within an 85-degree range. No longer will you have to ride with any weird handlebar angles or awkward brake or throttle lever positions.
3-Position adjustable footrests top it off, available on the Jaguar, F-Series LXR and F-Series Sno Pro (but not the base F-Series Standard models). Big riders, small ones and everybody in-between should be able to find a sweet spot.
7th Generation AWS Front Suspension
While some sled makers are on their first or second versions of an a-arm front suspension, Arctic Cat is now on their 7th rendition. Available on the new Twin Spar chassis models, this latest design features a single CNC-machined sub-frame that helps make the chassis very rigid due to the use of self-piercing rivets instead of aluminum welds.
A forged spindle and shock tower also helps to increase strength and rigidity of the front end, while improving looks as well as reducing the weight. The boxed lower a-arm design was chosen to help increase strength while improving handling due to increased rigidity in the lower arm.
Steering effort is light and easy due to a progressive ratio steering that utilizes a solid roller bearing mounted steering post. Tighter turning radiuses are possible with the increased steering angle, a welcome improvement over the Firecats.
Leave it to Arctic Cat to design an adjustable height windshield that still retains a racy, sexy appearance while adding the ultimate in wind protection. Available on the 2007 Jaguar and F-Series LXR, 5 adjustment positions able to unlock, reposition and relock without tools via a small cam lever. Movement range is 3.55â€ forward and 1.1â€ vertical between the low and high positions.
ACT Direct Drive w/ Push-Button Reverse
The revolutionary ACT Direct Drive system now has Push Button Reverse. Instead of stalling the engine and restarting it in reverse rotation, the Arctic Cat push button system is mechanical. This simple system has an electronic stall effect speed sensor and RPM limiter that safeguards the system so the rider can not engage the reverse system while still rolling forward. The most common complaint about reverse systems that spin the motor in reverse is that the engine will stall for a brief second and often shut down, leaving you to restart the motor. All models with the ACT Drive have this as standard issue. Thank you.
Slide Action Rear Suspension
Think of this as a coupling device on the front arm, in that the front arm is allowed to â€œslideâ€ within its mounts (much like the rear arm on an M-10.) Adapted from Arcticâ€™s race sleds, the proven Slide Action suspension allows you to maintain full front arm travel while controlling transfer under acceleration for better cornering and handling. The front arm â€œslide actionâ€ reduces harshness by allowing a softer transition between coupling. Traditional coupled suspension must collapse the front arm spring and shock when coupled, creating a noticeable transition point. The front arm â€œslide actionâ€ also allows the whole rear suspension to shift rearward when coupling which gives an added anti-squat feature under acceleration. This is really cool, and it works.