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M Hardcore Alpha One

Built for Big Air and Big Climbs, with ALPHA ONE Single-Beam Rear Suspension

Hardcore doesn’t flinch at big challenges or stiff competition. It conquers the backcountry with the revolutionary ALPHA ONE™ Single-Beam Rear Suspension and easily adjustable coil-over FOX® ZERO shocks.

Highlights

ALPHA ONE

Single-Beam Rear Suspension

FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3

Coil-Over Ski Shocks

8000-Series

C-TEC2 Engine

FOX 1.5 ZERO QSL

Coil-Over Rear Shocks

Ascender

Platform

M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One

Built for competitive, big-air riders with a next-gen 8000-Series C-TEC2™ engine and ALPHA ONE™ Single-Beam Rear Suspension.

M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One
8000-Series C-TEC2 Engine

New for 2020, the next generation 8000-Series-C-Tec2 engine delivers a new level of clean Arctic Cat 2-stroke engine performance and technology. This new 794cc C-TEC2 twin features:

  • New cylinders, pistons, combustion chamber, flywheel, and fuel rail. 
  • New fuel calibration strategy and Arctic Power Valve system with 3-stage control of the auxiliary exhaust ports via side valves
  • ECM-controlled electronic oil pump
  • Batteryless EFI
  • Exhaust Pop Temperature Sensor (EPTS)
  • Knock Sensor
  • Engine Reverse Technology

This advanced new technology designed by Arctic Cat and built in St. Cloud, Minn delivers:

  • Ultra-clean, more responsive performance
  • Enhanced power in the 165-hp class of engines
  • Precision oil injection
  • Exceedingly robust and lightweight design
AMS Front Suspension

Arctic Mountain Suspension is tailor-made to maneuver in deep snow. The lightweight, forged-aluminum spindles sit at a 27 degree spindle caster angle, providing optimal ski camber for off-trail cornering and more predictable counter-steering when side-hilling. They’re built to reduce drag, while the dual-phase alloy-steel A-arms are lightweight and durable.

FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 Coil-Over Ski Shocks

A dial mounted on the remote reservoir of these FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 shocks lets you instantly switch between soft, medium and firm shock calibration to adapt to changing conditions. They utilize a remote reservoir for fade-free performance and coil-over springs to smooth out bumps.

Power Claw Track

Power Claw Track is built lightweight, with a single-ply design and a 3.0-inch pitch — all so you can master deep snow runs. Its stagger-set, curved-forward paddle towers won't fold over or take a set, and Attack 20 paddles let you float over the deep stuff.

Vehicle Specs

M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One
Engine Type 8000 C-TEC2, 2-Stroke
Displacement 794cc
Cooling Liquid
Cylinders 2
Bore x Stroke 85 x 70 mm
Lubrication Electronic Injection
Ignition Digitally Controlled CDI
Engine Starter Output 270 W @ 3000 RPM
Fuel Delivery Dual Stage Injection
Exhaust APV with Tuned Pipe, Pipe Sensor and Stainless Steel Manifold and Muffler
Fuel Capacity 10.4 or 11.7 gal. (varies by model)
Oil System Capacity 3.25 qt.
Coolant System Capacity 5 qt.
Minimum Octane 91
M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One
Drive Clutch TEAM Rapid Response II
Driven Clutch TEAM Rapid Reaction BOSS
Drive System Arctic Mountain Drive System
Brakes Stealth Hydraulic Master Cylinder with Lightweight Caliper
Clutch Calibration 6,000-8,000 ft.
Gearing 19/50
Chain Pitch 96
Track Drive Sprocket 7 Tooth, 3.5 Pitch, Exvolute
Reverse Push-Button Engine
M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One
Front Suspension Arctic Mountain Suspension (AMS)
Ski Shocks FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 COIL-OVER
Sway Bar N/A
Front Travel 7 in.
Rear Suspension ALPHA-ONE Rear Suspension
Front Track Shock FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 COIL-OVER
Rear Track Shock FOX 1.5 ZERO QSL COIL-OVER
Rear Travel 14 or 15 in. (varies by model)
M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One
Overall Chassis Length 132 or 137 in. (varies by model)
Overall Chassis Width 42.5-44.5 in.
Overall Chassis Height 50 in.
Estimated Dry Weight 455, 460 or 471 lbs. (varies by model)
Track Type PowerClaw
Track Width 15 in.
Track Length 154 or 165 in. (varies by model)
Lug 3 in.
Pitch 3.50 in.
Ski Stance 35.5-37.5 in. - Adjustable
Ski Type/Width G2 ProClimb - 7 in.
Runner Type Single Runner with Carbide
M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One
Type of Gauge Deluxe Digital
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Digital
Odometer Digital
Fuel Digital
Oil Indicator Light
Coolant Digital/Indicator Light
Clock N/A
Battery Voltage N/A
Altimeter N/A
Hours Digital
M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One
Color Charcoal/Green or Charcoal/Fire Red (varies by model)
Heat Exchanger Front/Short Tunnel
Starter Manual or Electric Push-Button (varies by model)
Handlebars Hooked with Grab Handle, 4.5 in. Riser
Lighting LED with Accent Light
Seating Lightweight Mountain or Mountain (varies by model)
Storage Components M Tunnel Bag
Additional Accessories Handguards, Heated Drivers Seat, Mirrors, Rear Rack, Side Panel Wind Deflectors, Sno Pro Hooked Brake Lever, Tow Hitch, Tunnel Flare, Visor Plug-Ins
Standard Accessories 12V Outlet, Goggle Holder, Hand and Thumb Warmers, Ice Scratchers, Lightweight Mountain Brake Disc, Sport Front Bumper, Tether Switch, Vertical Steering
Windshield 1 in. Mountain Height