2014 Arctic Cat ZR 6000 El Tigre

2016 Arctic Cat ZR 8000 Limited 137 Test Ride

ZR 8000 Limited 137 test ride

Andy Swanson, Managing Editor
April 7, 2015

Arctic Cat shuffled the name of its popular trail-focused crossover snowmobiles by renaming XF models with 137-inch tracks as ZR models. One Arctic Cat that should be a hot seller is the 2016 ZR 8000 Limited 137. After test riding the machine last month, here are five of the machine’s features... Read more »

Writing, Riding & Rehabbing

Andy Swanson
February 23, 2015

The Taconite Trail is a wonderful east/west route through northern Minnesota. Greetings! It was a cold weekend on the trail in Minnesota, but despite the patch of frost bite on my cheek, the ride was excellent and fun. I took Friday off of work and headed to Tower, Minnesota, with a bunch of friends... Read more »

Does MX Z Iron Dog Special Mean End Of “Short,” Short-Track Sleds?

snowmobile track

Andy Swanson
January 7, 2015

The days of short snowmobile tracks like this one might be numbered. Does the 2015 Ski-Doo MX Z Iron Dog Special represent the end of the end for “short,” short-track sleds? We think it could. A longer wheelbase can make a snowmobile more stable and help it to track straighter and truer through... Read more »

First Ride: Production 2015 Arctic Cat XF 6000 Limited


Andy Swanson
December 22, 2014

Based on our first impressions, another year for engineers to massage the fuel system calibrations seems to have given the 2015 Arctic Cat 6000 engine more zip. This weekend, Snow Goer Editor John T. Prusak, his brother-in-law Steve and I went for a ride in northern Wisconsin with our 2015 Arctic Cat... Read more »

5 Great Snowmobile Rides This Season


Andy Swanson
April 17, 2014

It’s been a great winter for snowmobiling across most of the Snowbelt, and the calendar that hangs in my office proves that by showing I’ve ridden a snowmobile on 45 days and surpassed my season high for snowmobiling miles. With above average snow fall and persistent cold weather, I was able... Read more »

First Ride: 2015 Arctic Cat ZR 4000 Models

2015 ZR 4000 LXR

Andy Swanson
March 20, 2014

  Quick, lightweight and fun describe the 2015 Arctic Cat ZR 4000 RR and ZR 4000 LXR. If you’re looking for a fun, small-bore sled, you owe it to yourself to check out the 2015 Arctic Cat ZR 4000 models. It doesn’t matter that these ZR models are only 500cc — they’re flat-out fun to ride,... Read more »

2014 Arctic Cat ZR 6000 El Tigré: First-Ride Impressions


Andy Swanson
December 9, 2013

Welcome back to the 600 class, Arctic Cat. Yesterday was our first ride of the season, and we grabbed our 2014 Arctic Cat ZR 6000 El Tigré demo sled and rode it to stretch out our snowmobiling muscles after they were in off-season storage since April. It’s amazing the difference a few months of... Read more »

New Arctic Cat ZR 6000 RR Coming Soon?


Andy Swanson
August 28, 2013

It makes sense for Arctic Cat to work a 600cc RR snowmobile into its 2014 model mix. As the school buses start rolling and summer starts to wind-down toward fall, a hot rumor is rumbling that Arctic Cat will be coming out with a 600cc RR model soon, perhaps as soon as Haydays next weekend. If it’s... Read more »

Arctic Cat ZR 6000 El Tigre

May 14, 2013

This limited edition ZR 6000 El Tigre  is home of the new Arctic Cat-built C-TEC2 engine — a two-stroke powerplant rated at 123 hp by Arctic Cat. It features the all-new Dual-Stage fuel injection system and electronic oil pump for precise calibration at any temperature or altitude. Suspension setup... Read more »

Arctic Cat ZR 8000 Sno Pro Limited

May 14, 2013

The ZR models and are the bread and butter of Arctic Cat’s 2014 snowmobile lineup, and ones equipped with the Sno Pro package are the ones you’re probably most likely to see out on the trail. Suspension ride quality is comfortable, yet they’re impressively capable for high-speed, aggressive riders.... Read more »

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