2013 Arctic Cat Snowmobile Review & Predictions
2013 Arctic Cat Snowmobile Surprises
Watch for some big shake-up’s and subtle innovation enhancements in 2013 snowmobile line-ups from Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski-Doo and Yamaha. Be ready for some big surprises and brace yourself to be underwhelmed by manufacturers due to budget cuts, emissions regulations and market adjustments due to lack of snow. Overall, you should expect smaller line-ups with less models to choose from unless you pony up $500.00 in the pre-season for a more customized sled.
Arctic Cat Progress and Rumors
The 2012 Arctic Cat twin spar “Pro” Chassis with tapered tunnels and extreme front suspension was a big hit for some and a miss for others skeptics that didn’t get to test ride on the pre-season 2012 Pretend snowmobiles. Believers and haters have been won and lost one at a time in rides throughout the 2011-2012 season.
After some initial engine seizures due to air bubbles in the oil lines, hearts were won with surprisingly great handling, a light weight feel on the M800 and F800 models and the gut wrenching power of both the 800 and 1100 Turbo engines. And then there were a dozen more updates and service bulletins to work out the bugs. Starting Line Products helped the M800 the most in 2012 with a single pipe that dropped 20 pounds.
2013 Arctic Cat Predictions
Fifty or more subtle “bug fixes” from the all new chassis.
15 Pound (much needed) weight reduction in the Mountain Segment (M800 & M1100 Turbo)
Elimination of the ugly orange and white color scheme.
Base Model M800 and F800 with lower price point.
Vertically oriented steering standard on M1100 and M1100 turbo.
Arctic Cat launches their revised 2013 Arctic Cat snowmobile lineup on February 28, 2012. Signup to get the quickest price quote online at http://www.snowcheckdirect.com. If you chose not to be the guinea pig, congratulations; the 2013 model will be ready to go. Arctic Cat OEM Replacement Parts and Accessories are available at www.gearhead.com/snow with options for free shipping.