Slide-Action Rear Suspension™: Slide-Action maintains a free-acting front arm while coupling under torque over bumps, and during aggressive cornering and acceleration. As the rear transfer blocks are engaged, the front arm follows the bumps, keeping your skis firmly planted as your 129-in. track propels you down the trail or through the race course. The R XC has a new rear suspension geometry for improved handling and a 2.86 pitch 8 tooth track drive shaft for added ground clearance.
Arctic Race Front Suspension: Tall, lightweight ski spindles and widely spaced A-arms provide great torsion rigidity and strength. Angling the shock load back toward the rider's mass, results in optimal caster/camber to improve comfort and cornering. FOX FLOAT® EVOL RC shocks feature a wide range of hand adjustable compression and rebound damping. 43.5" - 44.5" wide adjustable ski stance and a sway bar to provide excellent control and handling.
6000 C-TEC2™ Engine: This clean technology 2-stroke is powerful, durable and 10 pounds lighter than the old 600. The electronic oil pump accurately meters fuel/oil ratios by RPM and by altitude, dramatically improving oil and fuel consumption. Dual-stage injection provides a clean burn with low emissions.
Additional Key Features: Race proven TEAM TSS-04 secondary clutch with race driven shaft delivers smoother clutch engagements. Race proven brake caliper with pads for improved wear and stopping power. 7 position rear coupling for a wide range of transfer control. Revised rear axle adjust blocks for improved durability. Torque Overload Sensing bottom chain sprocket for eliminating spike loads into the drivetrain. High-grip seat cover with race foam for comfort and clear gas tank for easy fuel level checks.
FOX Shocks Package: The R XC comes standard with FOX shocks all the way around. FOX 1.5 Zero C center track shock, FOX 2.0 Zero RC rear track shock and FOX Float Evol RC ski shocks. All shocks have a wide hand-adjustable compression range and are setup to the race valve specifications of Team Arctic Cat.
Side Panel Vent: New for 2015, this vented side panel increases the airflow to the clutches to reduce drive belt temperatures for optimum performance.
ProCross Chassis: This chassis excels at bringing weight-saving technology to the performance-obsessed rider. The ProCross™ features a tapered two-piece tunnel design. Narrow at the top, wider at the bottom. A forged steering housing ties together many of the load-bearing chassis components.
Deluxe Digital Gauge: This dual LCD screen gauge has it all for the person who wants to know it all. There’s an odometer, trip meter, speedometer, engine hour, low oil light, coolant overheat light, coolant temp, low fuel light and reverse indicator.
Race-Inspired Graphics: The amazing race-inspired graphics will intimidate all the other machines right out of the gate. Big, bad and full of Arctic Cat® attitude, these graphics will definitely separate you from the pack.
Tether Switch: The tether stop switch will stop your sled if you ever get separated from your machine while riding.
XC Race-Height Windshield: Sporty look and enough protection for the track or long course. The clear high-height profile allows you to see everything as you lead the pack and protects from the blustery cold.
1.25-In Cobra Track: The 2.86" pitch 129" x 15" Cobra™ track's cupped lug design delivers superior handling, acceleration and braking in loose snow conditions. Its “traction teeth” add extra grip on hard-packed surfaces. The 1.25-in. paddles provide that extra traction needed in the deeper stuff.
Displacement: 599cc C-TEC2
Bore x Stroke: 73.8 x 70 mm
Lubrication: Electronic injection
Ignition: 3D sequential fire, throttle position sensor
Carburetion: 47 mm dual throttle body batteryless EFI
Exhaust: APV with tuned pipe, pipe sensor and stainless steel muffler
Fuel Capacity: 11.7 gal. (44.3 L)
Front Suspension: Arctic Race Suspension FOX FLOAT EVOL RC shocks with compression and rebound adjustability and sway bar
Front Travel: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Rear Suspension: Slide-action frame with 7-position coupling, FOX 1.5 ZERO C Center track and 2.0 ZERO RC Rear track shocks with adjustable damping