Mountain snowmobilers got an unexpected surprise from Arctic Cat at the recent Hay Days event in Minnesota with the unveiling of the new 2014 M6000 Sno Pro 153. Equipped with premium Sno Pro-package components, Cat says the all-new M6000 is aimed at boondocking excellence.
Cat’s return to the mountain 125-hp two-stroke class, the M6000 Sno Pro is powered by the new C-TEC2 599cc engine we first saw in the ZR 6000 El Tigre.
The 6000-series C-TEC2 engine is the first two-stroke snowmobile engine designed and built by Arctic Cat. This engine features Dual-Stage Injection, batteryless EFI, APV electronic exhaust valves, exhaust pipe temperature sensor, electric oil injection and push-button engine reverse.
Arctic Cat’s ProClimb chassis is designed to complement the 6000-Series engine. “The combination of lightweight-yet-ultra-rigid construction and optimal rider ergonomics make the ProClimb chassis the ideal platform,” says Arctic Cat.
Up front, the 38-inch ski stance is matched by a vertical steering post and a 153-inch PowerClaw. As well, Cat says the ARS front suspension with FOX FLOAT 3 shocks handles the full range of mountain conditions with control and comfort in equal measure. At the back, the M rear suspension is repositioned lower and rearward compared to previous years for improved maneuverability and the ability to stay on top of deep snow with minimal trenching.
Arctic Cat equipped the M6000 with its telescoping steering system, as well as the enhancements to its RMC hydraulic brake system. Arctic Cat says a new seat shape for 2014 results in a lower and shorter perch for improved ergonomics. Other features include a built-in storage compartment and 11.5-gallon fuel capacity.