One has to give the team at Thief River Falls credit; you never really know what they’re going to do next. One might think you have them figured out, then they throw you a curve ball. You gotta’ love this independence and free thinking, it not only makes for some very different and unique snowmobiles but it sure keeps the game interesting.
Case in point; leveraging their race sled dominance for the 2009 snocross season. Tucker Hibbert pretty much blew everyone else out of the snow with his complete and total dominance by winning every event he entered. What better way to capitalize on this success than to offer a consumer version of the race chassis Tucker used to do the house cleaning?
That’s exactly what Arctic Cat is doing with their 2010 Sno Pro 500. If you like having a sled that is as close as you can get to what Tucker rides, this is the ticket. Well, almost. Arctic Cat tells us this machine is THE race chassis with only slight changes to accommodate their 87-octane safe 85 HP dual- throttle body 500cc EFI engine.
Why would they do this? . . . .
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