There are many changes and updates to the 2014 Arctic Cat snowmobiles, including the new ZR models, a Cat-designed-and-built 600cc two-stroke engine with direct injection, and a Yamaha four-stroke engine. For this week’s Friday 5 list, here are a handful of other changes that will be implemented on 2014 Arctic Cat snowmobiles built on the ProCross and ProClimb chassis:

1. Wider “windows” on the front suspension spindles reduce weight by about 1 pound;

Most 2014 Arctic Cat snowmobiles will have this new, lighter spindle.
Most 2014 Arctic Cat snowmobiles will have this new, lighter spindle shown here on a 2014 Arctic Cat ZR 6000 El Tigre.

2. New Fox FLOAT 3 ski shocks have better air valve access to make it easier to adjust air pressure settings, enabling better ride and performance;

3. Larger fins on the driven clutch’s sheaves were designed to move more air and help keep the belt cooler for longer belt life and more consistent performance;

4. The Race version master cylinder with 9/16-inch piston will be used on many 2014 Arctic Cat snowmobiles to improve braking performance and feel;

5. Taller seat foam and a narrower shape near the fuel tank improves ergonomics for cornering and standing. Plus a larger fuel tank will expand the range of some 2014 Arctic Cat snowmobiles. Some machines will hold up to 12 gallons of fuel.

Click the link to read more information and see photos of the 2014 Arctic Cat snowmobiles. And be sure to pick up the next issue of Snow Goer magazine for complete information about 2014 snowmobile lineups from Arctic Cat, Polaris, Ski-Doo and Yamaha. It hits newsstands in a few days.

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