Early dyno runs on the new Arctic Cat 1000 indicate it is a strong beast, indeed. Jeff Meidinger at Dakota Performance tells SnowTech the new engine pulls thick and hard, with a respectable 162 HP out of a brand new engine. Meidinger also tells us he has unlocked a couple of power secrets and is already up to 180 HP! The good old formula of a SnoPro airbox, tighter head, fuel flow control box and timing key and some airflow through the hood and the big liter 2-stroke is rockin’! We’re also told it is going to be possible to remove around 40 pounds from the sled with relative ease.
Arctic Cat tuners D&D Racing confirm this. They’ve had an F-1000 on the grass and on their dyno, and have already developed a single pipe and Y-pipe. Along with some airflow mods and tricks, they’re up past 190 HP!
Arctic Cat engine builders Speedwerx have also completed their dyno testing and have complete performance packages ready for the mighty 1000.