First released as an early 2006 model, the Crossfire machines are built on the award-winning M-Series chassis. It’s Arctic Cat’s true hybrid machine, using the best parts from the trail and mountain segments. The result is a versatile machine for boondocking or trail riding, and the Crossfires are at home doing both. The ski stance is adjustable from 42 to 44 inches to suit the application.
The engine choices for 2007 are the same four used in the new F-Series, which means the new 1000 and 800 twins. Those same displacement options also are available in Sno Pro trim with orange graphics and upgraded, stiffer suspensions.
The 136-inch rear skid is wrapped with a 15- by 136- by 1.25-inch track that’s middleground for flotation and trail handling.
Ergonomics are the same on all six versions of the Crossfire, which includes tall handlebars for stand-up riding; a tall, narrow seat for easy transitions; and wide running boards.
Front Suspension: AWS VI; Shocks/ Travel: ACT IFP/9.2 Inches; Rear Suspension: FasTrack Long-Travel; Shocks/Travel: Arctic Cat IFP/17 inches; Features: The Crossfire front suspension has spring preload adjustments, a sway bar and an adjustable ski stance.
1000 EFI Laydown:
The biggest engine in Cat’s lineup can be harnessed to the 136-inch shoe on the Crossfires. The new big-bore displaces 999cc for 168 hp. The EFI engine is fed from 50 mm throttle bodies, which is more fuel efficient than the former 900 Suzuki twin. 3D ignition, a twin spark plug-head and an engine knock sensor are used to produce 120 pound-feet of torque.