Team Arctic will tackle the upcoming snowmobile racing season on a fine-tuned 2013 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600. According to Arctic Cat, the updated sled features improvements to durability, precision cornering and suspension control.
At the heart of the 2013 Sno Pro 600 is the 600R race engine with heated 40mm Mikuni rack style TM carburetors. Other key features include: Front Arctic Race Suspension (ARS) with Fox Float X Evol Shox, Race Slide Action rear suspension equipped with Fox Racing Shox, 1.7 in. Snocros track or 1.25 in. Cobra 2-ply Cross Country track, Arctic Drive System (ADS) with magnesium chaincase and Torque Overload Sensing (TOS) bottom sprocket, Torque Control Link (TCL), Radial Master Cylinder brake system, and five-gallon Snocross or 13-gallon Cross Country fuel tank.
2013 Sno Pro 600 Updates
For 2013 Arctic Cat has made several key changes to the Sno Pro 600. First is a new chassis geometry, which is designed to offer added ground clearance to improve predictability and allow the rider to attack the track with confidence while scrubbing less speed. A total of 1.35 inches of ground clearance has been added at foot pockets, along with flatter running board angles. As well, a single layer 0.8-inch thick tunnel offers increased strength, while new rear suspension mounting positions give the track drive more ground clearance.
Arctic Cat also made changes to the front suspension and steering geometry. Among these changes is an improved caster angle, increased ski stance to 43.5 inches (1.2 inches wider than 2012 model), new steering ratio, new ski damper which loads rear of ski for improved handling, and new front arm shock eyelet for improved durability.
The Sno Pro 600’s rear suspension also saw some changes. The front arm mounting position was moved rearward 2.0 inches to improve transfer control, front arm suspension travel was increased by approximately 1.0 inch, strength has been added to both front arm and idler arm, a new torsion spring was added for increased preload, and a new rear coupling position is designed to give the Sno Pro a wider range of usable adjustment.
Arctic Cat also made significant updates to the drive system. A new PTO engine plate was added for added durability, engine mounts have been made with increased stiffness, the dropcase was modified for increased strength, and the drive shaft, driven shaft, drive clutch spring, and drive belt were replaced.
Improving the brake system was also a priority for Arctic Cat this year and updates to the brake system were designed to give the rider a more positive feel and control throughout the race. Both the caliper and disc are new for 2013.
Other updates for 2013 include: heated 40mm Mikuni rack style TM carburetors w/TPS; new 1/4 turn assembly, hood pin, and hold down strap to secure side panels; added thickness to Snocross snow flap for increased durability; modified front heat exchanger engine mount bracket for increased durability; updated wire harness for improved routing; new throttle cable with increased temperature rating; new choke cable added; snocross seat has narrower (1.5-in. each side) leg profile than Cross Country seat; snocross has low-height windshield and Cross Country has mid-height; C&A XT Snocross or C&A ADX Cross Country Ski (Carbides NOT included); and new Team Arctic Green color.