We’ve had our first chance to take the ZR Blast snowmobiles and other 2021 Cats for a brief test ride: now you might get your’s!
Starting with the Eagle River World Championship Snowmobile Derby, Arctic Cat will be showcasing its 2021 model lineup at 15 events across North America, and is planning to include demo rides at several of them if snow conditions allow.
According to an announcement from Arctic Cat, snowmobilers can see and possibly ride new mid-sized Blast sleds, the new Riot X with an Alpha One rear suspension, M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One models with handlebar-controlled ATAC rear shock and rest of the 2021 lineup.
For details on the 2021 Arctic Cat announcement, click on any of the links above. Remember, to get a 2021 model, buyers must order one in the spring.
The tour kicks off at Eagle River, Wisconsin, January 17-19, before taking a month-long break and resurfacing at the snocross races at Salamanca, New York, in February.
In the U.S., remaining appearances will be at notable snowmobiling events – including the Snowfest and Snofest events in Colebrook, New Hampshire and Old Forge, New York; snocross races at Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin; plus the two famed big western events in the West Yellowstone Expo and Jackson Hole Hillclimb.
All of those, at this point, are scheduled to have demo rides as a part of the appearance.
Meanwhile, 2021 Cat sleds are set to appear at a Sneak Peek Canada tour in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta throughout March, though no demo rides are planned for those event.
Here’s the schedule, according to Arctic Cat;
Jan. 17-19, Eagle River, Wisconsin
Feb. 21-22, Salamanca, New York
March 6-7, Colebrook, New Hampshire
March 6-7, Old Forge, New York
March 9-10, Laval, Quebec
March 13-14, Quebec City, Quebec
March 13-14, Grand Rapids, Michigan
March 13-14, West Yellowstone, Montana
March 17-18, Kanata, Ontario
March 19-22, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
March 20-22, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
March 20-21, Barrie, Ontario
March 25, Winnipeg, Manitoba
March 27, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
March 29, Edmonton, Alberta
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