If your goal is to make the high mark on a mountain, the 2014 M8000 Sno Pro 162 might be your best ticket to the top. A dedicated weight reduction program removed nearly 20 pounds for the 2014 M Series models, and the relocated rear suspension — farther back and lower in the chassis — makes for easier maneuverability in deep snow. A narrow, 38-inch ski stance makes for easier sidehilling while a larger fuel tank extends the range of the 2014 Arctic Cat M8000 Sno Pro 162. Limited package includes a rear storage bag, goggle holder and color options. Add $400 for optional electric start.
ENGINE: 794cc, liquid-cooled, two-stroke, two cylinder
FRONT SUSPENSION: Arctic Race Suspension, Fox FLOAT 3 shocks, 9 inches of travel
REAR SUSPENSION: M, Fox FLOAT 2 and Arctic Cat IFP shocks, 16.5 inches of travel
TRACK: 15x162x2.6-inch, Power Claw
UNIQUE FEATURE: Weight reduction for 2014 comes from a lightweight driveshaft, drive sprockets and an aluminum bottom chaincase gear.