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ZR Thundercat

The World’s Fastest Production Snowmobile

It’s the fastest and fiercest snowmobile on the planet, end of story. And it’s a joy to ride, too, with a low ride height, optional ATAC™ Adjustable On-the-Fly Suspension and more.

Highlights

9000-Series

C-TEC4 Engine

ATAC

Adjustable On-the-Fly Suspension

Lowered Ride Hight

Built for Speed

137" SLIDE-ACTION

Rear Suspension

ARS II

Front Suspension

ZR 9000 Thundercat

An untouchable C-TEC4™ turbo-charged 998cc triple for instant 200-class horsepower, plus available ATAC™ Adjustable On-the-Fly Suspension.

ZR 9000 Thundercat

Trail Blazer Kit

Everything you need to hit the trails including:

  • Pro Bumper (Black)
  • Trail Pack
  • Handlebar Bag
  • Mid-Touring Windshield (15")
9000-Series C-TEC4 Turborcharged Engine

ZR Thundercat doesn't mess around, with our biggest, most powerful engine. The 9000-series C-TEC4 turbocharged three-cylinder engine delivers max horsepower in any conditions.

The ultimate 4-stroke powerhouse, it produces 200HP-class performance at 8750 RPM. This 998cc engine features ultra-quick throttle and turbo response from an intercooled turbo, plus a DOHC design that’s matched with 4-hole fuel injectors to create maximum performance with minimal weight.

You also get engine braking control via an idle speed circuit and engine mapping, lightweight aluminum cylinders, and a press forged crankshaft.

FOX ZERO iQS Shocks

No matter your riding style — or what the day brings —  FOX ZERO iQS shocks will be ready.

Featuring three compression settings (soft, medium and firm) that can be easily adjusted with a dial mounted on the remote reservoir or with a push of a handlebar-mounted button (on models with ATAC), FOX ZERO iQS shocks are built for changing terrain. Their remote reservoir delivers fade-free runs, while coil-over springs even out the bumpiest rides. Available in 1.5- or 2.0-inch diameters.

SLIDE-ACTION Rear Suspension

Unlock the true potential of a coupled suspension with our unique SLIDE-ACTION design. The front arm fits into a U-shaped slot that allows 0.5 inches of sliding movement, so the front arm won’t collapse whenever the rear arm compresses. That unique design gives you the full benefit of coupling: controlled ski lift during acceleration and the complete use of the front arm at all times. SLIDE-ACTION suspension also allows a lower and more consistent track tension with its Torque-Sensing Link, plus three-position rear coupling block adjustability, adjustable spring preload and a durable 3-wheel rear axle assembly. 

ARS II Front Suspension

The next level of Arctic Race Suspension (ARS) is here. ARS II gives you better bite on corners and increased ground clearance to deliver more confidence on- or off-trail. We made the forged aluminum spindles 1.5 inches taller from the ski to the lower arm, and gave it more rigid upper A-Arms. Plus, a revised geometry delivers a new roll-center and adjustable cambers, and a swaybar makes for flatter, more predictable cornering on hard pack trails. 

ZR Thundercat

ZR Thundercat

Vehicle Specs

Print Specs

Engine

ZR 9000 Thundercat
Engine Type 9000 C-TEC4, 4-Stroke
Displacement 998cc
Cooling Liquid
Cylinders 3 - Turbocharged
Bore x Stroke 80 x 66.2 mm
Lubrication Dry Sump
Ignition Digital Controlled Coil Induction
Engine Stator Output 545W @ 5000 RPM
Fuel Delivery Electronic Fuel Injected (EFI)
Exhaust Turbocharger with Stainless Steel Muffler
Fuel Capacity 9.9 gal.
Oil System Capacity 3.8 qt.
Coolant System Capacity 5.7 qt.
Minimum Octane 91

Powertrain

ZR 9000 Thundercat
Drive Clutch TEAM Rapid Response II
Driven Clutch TEAM Rapid Reaction BOSS
Drive System Arctic Drive System
Brakes Stealth Hydraulic Master Cylinder
Clutch Calibration 0-10,000 ft.
Gearing 24/50
Chain Pitch 92
Track Drive Sprocket 9 Tooth, 2.86 Pitch, Exvolute
Reverse Push-Button

Suspension

ZR 9000 Thundercat
Front Suspension Arctic Race Suspension (ARS) II or ARS II with ATAC (varies by model)
Ski Shocks FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 or FOX 1.5 ZERO iQS (varies by model)
Sway Bar Standard
Front Travel 9 in.
Rear Suspension SLIDE-ACTION with 3 Wheel Rear Axle Assembly, Coupling Blocks, Torque-Sensing Link Rear Arm and Adjustable Torsion Springs. ATAC adjustable-on-the-fly suspension available on select models.
Front Track Shock Arctic Cat IFP 1.5
Rear Track Shock FOX 2.0 ZERO QS3 or FOX 2.0 ZERO iQS (varies by model)
Rear Travel 13.5 in.

Dimensions

ZR 9000 Thundercat
Overall Chassis Length 125 in.
Overall Chassis Width 48-49 in.
Overall Chassis Height 52 in.
Estimated Dry Weight 603 lbs.
Track Type Ripsaw II
Track Width 15 in.
Track Length 137 in.
Lug 1.25 in.
Pitch 2.86 in.
Ski Stance 42-43 in. - Adjustable
Ski Type/Width Trail - 6 in.
Runner Type Single Runner with Carbide

Instrumentation

ZR 9000 Thundercat
Type of Gauge Deluxe Digital
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Digital
Odometer Digital
Fuel Digital
Oil Indicator Light
Coolant Digital/Indicator Light
Clock Digital
Battery Voltage Digital
Altimeter Digital
Hours Digital

Features

ZR 9000 Thundercat
Color Dynamic Charcoal
Heat Exchanger Front/Long Tunnel
Starter Electric Push Button
Handlebars Hooked, 5.5 in. Riser
Lighting LED with Accent Light
Seating High Performance
Storage Components Tunnel Bag
Additional Accessories Ice Scratchers, Mirrors, Passenger Seat, Rear Rack, Side Panel Wind Deflectors, Sno Pro Hooked Brake Lever, Tow Hitch, Visor Plug-Ins
Standard Accessories 12V Outlet, Goggle Holder, Handguards, Hand and Thumb Warmers, Heated Drivers Seat, Sport Front Bumper, Standard Brake Disc, Standard Steering, Tether Switch, Tunnel Flare
Windshield 11 in. Mid-Height