ArcitcInsider Forum
Follow ArcticInsider on YouTube Follow ArcticInsider on Facebook       

Who's Faster? Arctic Cat Thundercat Vs. Muscle Cars


9/8/2016 5:17:00 PM

What's faster, the new turbocharged Arctic Cat ZR 9000 Thundercat, or a Ford GT? Nissan GT-R? C7 Stingray? How about an Audi S4?

Actually, no contest. The Thundercat crushed them all in the quarter-mile, with a full 2.4 seconds elapsing before the next quickest vehicle crossed the line.

World's Fastest Snowmobile!

|  posted in Video  |  comments (2)  |

New RG PRO Suspension Coming on the Arctic Cat Wildcat


9/8/2016 4:48:00 PM

I'm PUMPED about the new RG PRO rear suspension that's launching on the next Arctic Cat Wildcats. Robby Gordon knows off-road racing. Can't wait to see how it transfers to the Wildcat.

|  posted in ATV and UTV  |  comments (0)  |

Questions about Sno Baron's Hay Days 50th Anniversary


9/8/2016 1:43:00 PM

Arctic Cat sled unveiled at Hay Days. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Answers?!? I hope you have some!

Every year the Sno Baron's Hay Days serves up the first BIG taste of winter and snowmobiling.

With this being the 50th Anniversary and all, I thought I'd ask YOU some of the key questions about what EXACTLY will go down this weekend in North Branch, Minn.

Click to to join the curiosity.

|  posted in Features  |  comments (13)  |

Product Spotlight: PRO MTN One-Piece Suit from Arctic Cat


9/1/2016 4:34:00 PM

Arctic Cat PRO MTN one piece snowmobile suit 2017.

Everything old is new again, and one-piece snowmobile suits have once again become all the rage.

The new PRO MTN Suit from Arctic Cat is a pretty thoughtful alternative to the rather, uh, LOUD options available from other brands.

Click to check out some details.

|  posted in News  |  comments (3)  |

Product Spotlight: Prowler & HDX Roof from Arctic Cat


9/1/2016 4:27:00 PM

Arctic Cat Prowler and HDX Roof.

Having ridden UTVs with and without a roof, I can tell you firsthand that having a roof is a must. Shade being the key benefit, although the protection for precipitation and style benefits are nice too.

Click to get the skinny on the new Prowler & HDX Roof from Arctic Cat.

|  posted in News  |  comments (0)  |

John Reid's Asphalt Ripping Thundercat


8/31/2016 1:17:00 PM

John Reid's Arctic Cat Thundercat "Polish pumpkin" asphalt drag sled.

How about a 5.16-sec./138.1-mph run in just 660 feet? Sounds pretty tasty.

How about doing that naturally aspirated? Delicious!

That's what John Reid's Arctic Cat Thundercat with a Hooper-built 1404cc triple hit this summer.

Click to read the details.

|  posted in Features  |  comments (5)  |

I See Snowmobiles. She Sees Houses. (How We Saw Our Summer Vacation)


8/26/2016 8:16:00 AM

snowmobile vacation photos from michigan.

The Sandberg family was on vacation this past week, for a nice trip to Copper Harbor, Mich. During the 20-or-so hours of driving, I couldn't help but chuckle at how differently we see the world through our truck's windshield.

She sees cute houses, coffee shops, gardens, restaurants, school buildings (she's a teacher) and people.

Conversely, I see snowmobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, ATVs, trail signs and old cars/trucks.

Click to read a little more.

|  posted in Features  |  comments (7)  |

Episode 5: Waiting for Winter at the State Fair


8/24/2016 7:03:00 PM

Of course #20FootTucker and #WaitingForWinter guy had to race down the Giant Slide during the State Fair action of their summer road trip.

And where I'm from, the State Fair is the last hurrah of summer...time for a seasonal change to autumn.

|  posted in Video  |  comments (1)  |

Spaulding's Vintage Snowmobile Auction Sled List


8/19/2016 12:28:00 PM

Greg Spaulding's collection of vintage sleds for Auction Sept. 17, 2016.

As noted in this recent story about a trip to TRF, Arctic Cat engineer and vintage sled business owner Greg Spaulding will auction off his collection of 140-plus vintage sleds.

The auction is set for Saturday, Sept. 17, near St. Hillaire, Minn.

Click to see a full list of machines that are going on the block.

|  posted in Features  |  comments (0)  |

Getting Ready for Hay Days (and Grass Drags)


8/18/2016 10:54:00 AM

A video posted by Paul Smith (@paulsmithfmx_333) on Aug 18, 2016 at 7:38am PDT

Who else is getting ready for Hay Days (and the grass drags)?

This guy definitely has his sled and himself entirely dialed-in.

|  posted in Video  |  comments (8)  |

Arctic Cat Tidbits from Star Tribune Story


8/17/2016 2:48:00 PM

Arctic Cat CEO Chris Metz. Photo by StarTribune.

I learned a few interesting tidbits from THIS Star Tribune story with Arctic Cat CEO Chris Metz, including info about a new Wildcat rear suspension and a target shipment date for [some version of] the new SVX 450 Snow Bike.

Click my story link to read what I'm talking about.

|  posted in News  |  comments (2)  |

Episode 4: Waiting for Winter at Sturgis Bike Week


8/16/2016 9:15:00 AM

Hahahahahahahaha...

(catches breath)

...hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

|  posted in Video  |  comments (0)  |

Product Spotlight: Arctic Cat Procross Grips


8/16/2016 7:25:00 AM

Arctic Cat Procross grips...your hands will love them.

Want a simple, inexpensive upgrade that (for most people) will make their sled feel better at the hands?

Easy: the new Procross Grips.

If ever there was an example of how one small ergonomic change can substantially alter (and improve) a snowmobile, these are it. Plus your handwarmers will feel like they're on steroids.

Click for more info.

|  posted in News  |  comments (12)  |

Product Spotlight: Shovel Pack


8/16/2016 7:13:00 AM

Arctic Cat Shovel Pack for M and XF snowmobiles.

 

There are dozens of different snowmobile tunnel packs to choose from. (You could even choose the one that launched off the back of my sled a couple years ago on the North Shore, but first you gotta find it.)

Arctic Cat brings a new option to the mix that eschews the untidy strap-it-down method in favor of a Cam-Lock design.

I like.

Click to see if it's something you might be interested in.

|  posted in News  |  comments (0)  |

Episode 3: Waiting For Winter with #20FootTucker


8/10/2016 11:05:00 PM

This week's summer Road Trip finds #WaitingForWinter guy and #20FootTucker in Thief River Falls, Minn., birthplace of Arctic Cat. As you might expect, it includes some actual summertime snowmobiling.

|  posted in Video  |  comments (0)  |

Arctic Cat Rolls Through Sturgis


8/9/2016 7:52:00 AM

Arctic Cat SVX 450 snow bike at Sturgis with WaitingForWinter Guy.

You gotta love Arctic Cat showing up with the SVX 450 snow bike at the famed Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in South Dakota this week!

#WaitingForWinter guy has been (and will be) piloting the machine that's been equipped with wheels in order to roll down Main Street like a true badass.

Methinks there's going to be some good video action of this in the future, which I'm anxiously awaiting.

I'm anticipating that Wes will NOT disable the brake and attempt to ride it onstage at the Buffalo Chip. Yikes!

|  posted in News  |  comments (4)  |

Hot Dogs and Wildcats: North Shore Ride Day


8/4/2016 9:05:00 AM

Arctic Cat Wildcat ride on Minnesota's North Shore. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Last week some friends and I played hooky and spent the day riding Wildcats along Minnesota's famed North Shore.

One garage sale, 296 water holes, 23 charred hot dogs and 50 miles later, we'd chalked up another great day of adventure and laughter.

Click for a few pix.

|  posted in ATV and UTV  |  comments (4)  |

Soap Box Cat Girls


8/2/2016 9:49:00 AM

Stephanie Getz and her Soap Box Derby racer.

Recently Amy and Stephanie Getz raced to top finishes among 450 competitors at the 79th running of the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby at the world famous Derby Downs track in Akron, Ohio.

Click to see a few pix.

|  posted in Features  |  comments (2)  |

Arctic Cat Reports 2017 First Quarter Results


7/29/2016 9:41:00 AM

Arctic Cat in St. Cloud, MN. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Arctic Cat reported its fiscal 1st Quarter 2017 financial results today.

For quick scanners, these are the headlines:

*First quarter net sales totaled $104.9 million;
*Net loss $0.81 per share;
*Continued progress made on strategies to reposition company;
*ATV/ROV dealer inventory down 9 percent;
*Company maintains fiscal 2017 revenue outlook, lowers EPS guidance on a weaker powersports market, increased promotional costs and unfavorable product mix

Click if you want more detailed info.

|  posted in News  |  comments (32)  |

The Agony of Glory: Race Recap of the Jeremy & Alex TORC UTV Race


7/28/2016 11:08:00 AM

Speedwerx Jeremy Houle and Alex Fortune at TORC ERX.

Racing: It delivers thrilling highs and despicable lows.

Such was the case for Speedwerx's Jeremy Houle and teammate Alex Fortune at the recent TORC event at ERX in Elk River, Minn., where Jeremy gave the world a primer of what to expect in gymnastic tumbling at the Rio Olympics, but with an Arctic Cat Wildcat.

Click to read Alex's recap of the weekend.

|  posted in ATV and UTV  |  comments (2)  |
SpeedWerx Dempsey Off Road Adventures

ArcticCat

Action Graphics

Royal Sports

Blown Concepts Custom Vinyl Graphics

on Snow Magazine

US X-Country Snowmobile Racing

American Snowmobiler Magazine

Route 12 Arctic Cat

Waconia Power Sports

Thomas SnoSports

SLEDHEAD 24/7
 International Series of Champions

Road Track and Trail

SnoX365

TA Motorsports
Country Cat
SUPERTRAX International

D & D power Sports
Carver Performance Snowtech Magazine