Credit for this machine’s ability to climb high goes to the C-TEC4 turbo-charged engine, sourced from Suzuki. Engineers cut about 5 pounds from the 2014 Arctic Cat M9000 Turbo 153 with the use of new spindles and rear suspension revisions, and the relocated the rear suspension — farther back and lower in the chassis — improve its off-trail maneuverability. A narrow, 38-inch ski stance makes for easier sidehilling and new secondary clutch sheave helps keep the belt and clutches cooler.
ENGINE: 1056cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, two cylinder with turbo
FRONT SUSPENSION: Arctic Race Suspension, Arctic Cat IFP 3 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: Arctic Cat rates the 9000 Series engine at 177 hp — more than any other production snowmobile engine ever made.