Has Arctic Cat built the next Wildcat Motor?
Arctic Cat unveiled its 2017 snowmobile line, including the first-ever production snow bike, the SVX 450, but its partnership with Yamaha on Arctic Cat’s 2017 9000 Series snowmobiles is even more interesting. Yamaha supplies the new C-TEC4 turbocharged triple that makes 180 horsepower and is 10 pounds lighter than the 177-horsepower Suzuki 1100 engine it replaces. This is the same engine Yamaha uses in its pure-sport YXZ1000R but with a CVT! Could it be that the UTV turbo wars are only beginning?