A dedicated weight reduction program removed nearly 20 pound for the 2014 M Series models powered by the 800cc Suzuki engine. Engineers also relocated the rear suspension farther back and lower in the chassis to improve its off-trail maneuverability. A narrow, 38-inch ski stance makes for easier sidehilling while a larger fuel tank extends the range of the 2014 Arctic Cat M8000 153. A new driven clutch sheave has larger cooling fins to reduce belt and clutch temperatures.
ENGINE: 794cc, liquid-cooled, two-stroke, two cylinder
FRONT SUSPENSION: Arctic Race Suspension, Arctic Cat IFP shocks, 9 inches of travel
REAR SUSPENSION: M, Arctic Cat IFP shocks, 15.5 inches of travel
TRACK: 15x153x2.25-inch, Power Claw
UNIQUE FEATURE: Weight reduction for 2014 comes from a lightweight driveshaft, drive sprockets and an aluminum bottom chaincase gear.