XF models with a 137-inch track are trail sleds with a few extra inches of suspension to bridge bumps and aid in occasional backcountry excursions. The XF 7000 series is based on the familiar ProCross chassis, but it has a power option that’s new to Arctic Cat riders: a Yamaha three-cylinder four-stroke that puts out about 135 hp. The LXR package is designed for all-day comfort with compliant suspension calibrations, excellent wind protection and storage space. The new race master cylinder is a big upgrade for 2014 to deliver more stopping power.
ENGINE: 1049cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, three cylinder
FRONT SUSPENSION: Arctic Race Suspension, Arctic Cat IFP shocks, 10 inches of travel
REAR SUSPENSION: FasTrack Slide Action, Arctic Cat IFP shocks, 13.5 inches of travel
TRACK: 15x137x1.25, RipSaw II
UNIQUE FEATURE: The RipSaw II track is new to Arctic Cat’s lineup and it has slightly less side grip to reduce inside ski lift.