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    The next big sled

    What is the next big sled going to be? Any chance Arctic Cat will move from their current M chasis to something more like the Firecat? What does Polaris have coming down the pipeline?
    07 Polaris Dragon RMK 155"
    SLP Pipe/Can, 09 front end

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    RE: The next big sled

    Originally posted by cbrew325
    What is the next big sled going to be? Any chance Arctic Cat will move from their current M chasis to something more like the Firecat? What does Polaris have coming down the pipeline?
    I'll play....
    09 last year for current M chassi, only minor updates. New motor for 09. New chassi in 10
    09 no changes to Polris. Just 800 in short tracks. New chassi in 10

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      #3
      RE: The next big sled

      Originally posted by cbrew325
      What is the next big sled going to be? Any chance Arctic Cat will move from their current M chasis to something more like the Firecat? What does Polaris have coming down the pipeline?
      Big lite weight 4 stroke ski-doo..??
      Vintage Ski-doo Summits, Honda Rincon, KBOC, Chiloquin Ridge Riders
      and the most repaired Tucker Sno-Cat in Oregon!

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        #4
        RE: The next big sled

        Some of the more interesting news came out of Ski-Doo recently. Their new 2 stroke E-TEC motors, using Evinrude outboard technology, with no smoke/smell. They are available now in a 600, and won an EPA clean air award. If they can make a strong 800 they would be on to something. Perhaps 2 Strokes allowed back in the Parks?

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          RE: The next big sled

          The military now requires all their stuff to run on JP8 for simplier logistics. BRP has supplied full line of 2 strokes that run on any liquid fuel with no loss of power..or smoke..Yes diesel works fine cold starts and all. The only difference is a switch added for heavy or light fuel and a special flash for the computer!
          Vintage Ski-doo Summits, Honda Rincon, KBOC, Chiloquin Ridge Riders
          and the most repaired Tucker Sno-Cat in Oregon!

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            #6
            RE: The next big sled

            Originally posted by deschutes
            Some of the more interesting news came out of Ski-Doo recently. Their new 2 stroke E-TEC motors, using Evinrude outboard technology, with no smoke/smell. They are available now in a 600, and won an EPA clean air award. If they can make a strong 800 they would be on to something. Perhaps 2 Strokes allowed back in the Parks?
            The new ski doo 600 is also Direct Injected as well. Makes for awesome power and great fuel milage. They pop off the fuel @ 500psi. Thats off the web site LOL.....
            Wes Adams
            Mr.Triple
            Gotta have a Triple in the crowd!
            2000 Yamaha 700 Mountain Max
            2000 Polaris 1200 Triple Mod Sled
            2001 Polaris 600 Edge X
            2001 Polaris 500 SP
            ***2005 RMK Mod Sled, Triple, Homemade Tunnel***

            http://www.hillsideauto.org/

            www.facebook.com/HillsideAuto1

            http://www.amsoil.com/index.aspx?zo=1987784

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              RE: The next big sled

              Originally posted by Movin
              The military now requires all their stuff to run on JP8 for simplier logistics. BRP has supplied full line of 2 strokes that run on any liquid fuel with no loss of power..or smoke..Yes diesel works fine cold starts and all. The only difference is a switch added for heavy or light fuel and a special flash for the computer!

              Our vans and trucks dont run off JP8...As of yet! LOL We still run diesel in the rigs.
              Wes Adams
              Mr.Triple
              Gotta have a Triple in the crowd!
              2000 Yamaha 700 Mountain Max
              2000 Polaris 1200 Triple Mod Sled
              2001 Polaris 600 Edge X
              2001 Polaris 500 SP
              ***2005 RMK Mod Sled, Triple, Homemade Tunnel***

              http://www.hillsideauto.org/

              www.facebook.com/HillsideAuto1

              http://www.amsoil.com/index.aspx?zo=1987784

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                #8
                RE: The next big sled

                Isn't that supposed to take affect in 2009? I imagine it will have a "soft" introduction so the old can be consummed
                Vintage Ski-doo Summits, Honda Rincon, KBOC, Chiloquin Ridge Riders
                and the most repaired Tucker Sno-Cat in Oregon!

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                  #9
                  RE: The next big sled

                  Not that I'm aware of.......
                  Wes Adams
                  Mr.Triple
                  Gotta have a Triple in the crowd!
                  2000 Yamaha 700 Mountain Max
                  2000 Polaris 1200 Triple Mod Sled
                  2001 Polaris 600 Edge X
                  2001 Polaris 500 SP
                  ***2005 RMK Mod Sled, Triple, Homemade Tunnel***

                  http://www.hillsideauto.org/

                  www.facebook.com/HillsideAuto1

                  http://www.amsoil.com/index.aspx?zo=1987784

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                    #10
                    The new HCR looks pretty cool. Glad to see Cat is finally going with the reverse engine rotation reverse technology.

                    http://arcticcat.com/snow/snow.asp?c...IN&model=M8HCR
                    07 Polaris Dragon RMK 155"
                    SLP Pipe/Can, 09 front end

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                      #11
                      The HCR (Hill Climb Racer) is a hill-climb competition/freestyle specialty sled, with a wider front-end and different suspension. Supposedly, they are only making 500 and 100 are being given to racers.

                      I think the M8 Sno Pro may still be positioned to be more of the all mountain/powder sled.

                      Cat has snuck in a bunch of changes this year on the M8's in general.

                      ACER (Arctic Cat Engine Reverse)
                      Power Claw track.
                      Telescopic steering column
                      Shorter/Tapered boards
                      New Slide Rails
                      Rear Suspension
                      Rear Bumper
                      LED Taillight
                      Snowflap
                      Narrower bars

                      A total weight savings of 22lbs (30 if you got the spring only Boss seat option).

                      The M8 appears to be lighter than all mountain sleds (other than the Rev XP) at 456 - 466 lbs, depending on model and track length.

                      The big questions:

                      1) Why not the Boss seat (or one like it) on all M8's? Shed 8 lbs on the rest of them.
                      2) Is Diamond Drive going to stick around?

                      That being said, you could also go for some big bore sweetness (like Smashcat) and get the new M1000 - with similar weight savings.

                      Ben

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