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2018 Arctic Cat ZR9000 THUNDERCAT



Trail Blaze with Advanced Features like iACT Adjustable On-the-Fly Suspension

Some riders want to tame the trail. But for those who want to dominate it, ZR® Limited adds an easily adjustable suspension calibration to our legendary ZR.


  • ZR 8000 Limited: A next-gen 8000-Series C-TEC2™ engine powers a trail ride with iACT™ Adjustable On-the-Fly Suspension.

  • iACT - Adjustable On-The-Fly Electronic Suspension: Switch between soft, medium and firm suspension at the push of a button, with handlebar-mounted controls that automatically and immediately adjust your suspension FOX ZERO iQS gas shocks.

  • FOX® ZERO iQS Shocks: Easy to adjust, and built for any terrain and riding style. Our premium FOX ZERO iQS shocks are available in 1.5- or 2.0-inch diameters.

  • Engine Lineup: Choose between the 6000 or 8000 C-TEC2™ engine families to power your ZR Limited — both designed and Built by Arctic Cat® in St. Cloud, Minn.

  • ARS™ II Front Suspension: Designed to deliver the increased cornering bite and ground clearance you need for confidence-inspiring handling.

  • 137" SLIDE-ACTION Rear Suspension™: Get the most out of a coupled suspension, with a unique, industry-exclusive design that keeps the front arm engaged while the rear arm compresses.

  • Push-Button Electric Start: Get the convenience and ease of electric start with a handlebar-mounted button.

  • Goggle Holder: Mounted right in the dash for quick access, this integrated goggle holder keeps a key piece of gear safe and sound.

  • LED Headlight: When the high beam is activated, the low beam also stays on to deliver an LED light pattern with great range and width.

  • 11" Mid-Height Windshield: Added protection from the wind lets you enjoy more of the ride.

  • Adjustable 42"-43" Ski Stance: Easily adjust your ski stance — From 42- to 43-inches wide


  • Engine Type: 8000 C-TEC2, 2-Stroke

  • Displacement: 794cc

  • Cooling: Liquid

  • Cylinders: 2

  • Bore x Stroke: 85 x 70 mm

  • Lubrication: Electronic Injection

  • Ignition: Digitally Controlled CDI

  • Engine Starter Output: 270 W @ 3000 RPM

  • Fuel Delivery: Dual Stage Injection

  • Exhaust: APV with Tuned Pipe, Pipe Sensor and Stainless Steel Manifold and Muffler

  • Fuel Capacity: 11.7 gal.

  • Oil System Capacity: 3.25 qt.

  • Coolant System Capacity: 6 qt.

  • Minimum Octane: 91


  • Drive Clutch: TEAM Rapid Response II

  • Driven Clutch: TEAM Rapid Reaction BOSS

  • Drive System: Arctic Drive System

  • Brakes: Stealth Hydraulic Master Cylinder

  • Clutch Calibration: 0-5,000 ft.

  • Gearing: 21/41

  • Chain Pitch: 86

  • Track Drive Sprocket: 9 Tooth, 2.86 Pitch, Involute

  • Reverse: Push-Button Engine


  • Front Suspension: Arctic Race Suspension (ARS) II or ARS II with iACT (varies by model)

  • Ski Shocks: FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 or FOX 1.5 ZERO iQS (varies by model)

  • Sway Bar: Standard

  • Front Travel: 10 in.

  • Rear Suspension: SLIDE-ACTION with 3 Wheel Rear Axle Assembly, Coupling Blocks, Torque-Sensing Link Rear Arm and Adjustable Torsion Springs. Interactive Arctic Cat Technology Suspension available on select models.

  • Front Track Shock: Arctic Cat IFP 1.5

  • Rear Track Shock: FOX 2.0 ZERO QS3 or FOX 2.0 ZERO iQS (varies by model)

  • Rear Travel: 13.5 in.


  • Overall Chassis Length: 125 in.

  • Overall Chassis Width: 48-49 in.

  • Overall Chassis Height: 48 in.

  • Estimated Dry Weight: 527 lbs.

  • Track Type: Ripsaw II

  • Track Width: 15 in.

  • Track Length: 137 in.

  • Lug: 1.25 in.

  • Pitch: 2.86 in.

  • Ski Stance: 42-43 in. - Adjustable

  • Ski Type/Width: Trail - 6 in.

  • Runner Type: Dual Deep Split Runner with Carbide


  • Type of Gauge: Deluxe Digital

  • Speedometer: Digital

  • Tachometer: Digital

  • Odometer: Digital

  • Fuel: Digital

  • Oil: Indicator Light

  • Coolant: Digital/Indicator Light

  • Clock: Digital

  • Battery Voltage: Digital

  • Altimeter: Digital

  • Hours: Digital


  • Color: Black/Medium Green

  • Heat Exchanger: Front/Long Tunnel

  • Starter: Electric Push Button

  • Handlebars: Hooked, 5.5 in. Riser

  • Lighting: LED with Accent Light

  • Seating: High Performance

  • Storage Components: Tunnel Bag

  • Additional Accessories: Handguards, Heated Drivers Seat, Ice Scratchers, Mirrors, Passenger Seat, Rear Rack, Side Panel Wind Deflectors, Sno Pro Hooked Brake Lever, Tow Hitch, Visor Plug-Ins

  • Standard Accessories: 12V Outlet, Goggle Holder, Hand and Thumb Warmers, Sport Front Bumper, Standard Brake Disc, Standard Steering, Tether Switch, Tunnel Flare

  • Windshield: 11 in. Mid-Height


WARNING: Arctic Cat snowmobiles can be hazardous to operate. For your safety, all riders should read and understand their owner’s manual and safety instructions. Always wear an approved helmet and other safety apparel. Be aware of natural hazards you may encounter and don’t drink and ride. All scenes depicted or described were performed by professional riders under carefully controlled conditions. Never attempt to duplicate these maneuvers or encourage others to do so. Arctic Cat recommends that all operators take a safety training course.


Engine Type - 8000 C-TEC2, 2-Stroke

Displacement - 794cc

Cylinders - 2

Bore x Stroke - 85 x 70 mm

Engine Cooling - Liquid

Carburetion - Dual Stage Injection

Ignition - Digitally Controlled CDI

Exhaust - APV with Tuned Pipe, Pipe Sensor and Stainless Steel Manifold and Muffler


Brake Type - Stealth Hydraulic Master Cylinder

Drive Clutch - TEAM Rapid Response II

Driven Clutch - TEAM Rapid Reaction BOSS


Front Suspension - Arctic Race Suspension (ARS) II with iACT

Front Travel - 10 in.

Rear Suspension - SLIDE-ACTION with 3 Wheel Rear Axle Assembly, Coupling Blocks, Torque-Sensing Link Rear Arm and Adjustable Torsion Springs. Interactive Arctic Cat Technology Suspension available on select models.

Rear Travel - 13.5 in.

Ski Type - Trail

Ski Stance - 42-43 in. - Adjustable

Track Type - Ripsaw II

Track Dimensions - 15 in. x 137 in. x 1.25 in.


Speedometer - Digital

Tachometer - Digital

Odometer - Digital

Headlight - LED with Accent Light

Fuel Capacity - 11.7 gal.

Dry Weight - 527 lb.

Windshield - 11 in. Mid-Height

Color - Black/Medium Green


Electric Start - Electric Push Button

Hand & Thumb Warmers - Standard

Reverse - Push-Button Engine

Mirrors - Optional

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