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M Hardcore Alpha One

Ride to the Extreme with Big Climbs and Big Air

M Hardcore Alpha One

Stiff competition and big challenges don't phase the Hardcore rider. This beast of a sled, equipped with the groundbreaking ALPHA ONE™ Single-Beam Rear Suspension, is built to conquer the backcountry. It lets diehard thrill-seekers tackle difficult climbs and land the big jumps without flinching. The Hardcore is an adrenaline junkie's dream sled.

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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

This sled is the ultimate ride for competitive, big-air riders with a preference for pushing the boundaries. With a next-gen 8000-Series C-TEC2™ engine and ALPHA ONE Single-Beam Rear Suspension, this sled makes carving up the backcountry seem like a piece of cake. 

M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One

pro kit

Everything you need to tear up the backcountry:

  • Pro MTN Front Bumper
  • MTN Pack
  • Handlebar Bag

 

UNMATCHED CONTROL

ALPHA ONE SINGLE-BEAM REAR SUSPENSION

This revolutionary single-beam rear suspension changes the game for mountain snowmobiles. The unique design doesn't trap snow, keeping the sled light and allowing you to get on top of the snow easier than ever. With more control and maneuverability than any other mountain sled, you can carve up the mountain seamlessly.

NEXT-LEVEL PERFORMANCE

ASCENDER PLATFORM

The Ascender platform brings a lighter, more forgiving, responsive, and durable chassis that delivers next-level backcountry performance and handling.

ASCENDER PLATFORM

Each element of the Ascender Platform is designed to make you king of the mountain. The mountain drive system has a flat track-to-snow approach angle for maximum floatability, quick climbing on top of the snow while accelerating, and improved overall handling. All-day riding doesn’t take as much of a toll on riders thanks to ergonomically designed narrow running boards and a forward foot position. Plus, the mountain-specific bodywork is 10 percent narrower than previous designs to let you side-hill with ease.

M Hardcore Alpha One 8000 C-TEC2 Engine

SERIOUS POWER

8000-SERIES C-TEC2™ ENGINE

This twin-cylinder, 165-class horsepower engine will carry you through the toughest climbs and the biggest jumps all day long, all while packing a serious punch.

8000-SERIES C-TEC2™ ENGINE

The next-generation 8000-Series-C-TEC2 engine delivers a new level of clean Arctic Cat 2-stroke engine performance and technology. This 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 Pipe 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

OPTIMIZED FOR DEEP SNOW

AMS FRONT SUSPENSION

The Arctic Mountain Suspension (AMS) is built specifically to navigate through deep snow. With lightweight spindles and a precision engineered suspension geometry designed specifically with mountain riding in mind, the Hardcore is the ultimate ride for deep snow performance.

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.

UNPARALLELED SUPPORT

FOX® 1.5 ZERO QS3 COIL-OVER SKI SHOCKS

With three compression settings, the FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 shocks are easy to adjust and neutralize any bumps in the terrain with coil-over springs. With shocks like this, rough rides are a thing of the past.

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.

ADAPT CVT

SMOOTH POWER DELIVERY

ADAPT CVT SYSTEM

With its lightweight, narrow design that increases performance and belt life, as well as the industry's only self-adjusting clutch, the ADAPT™ CVT system provides better throttle response, smoother power delivery, and a ride like no other.

M Hardcore Alpha One Power Claw Track

ENHANCED TRACTION

POWER CLAW™ TRACK

Unlock the backcountry with the Power Claw Track, a lightweight track that delivers the ultimate deep snow traction and performance. It's easier than ever to slice straight through deep snow.

Power Claw Track

Power Claw Track is built lightweight, with a single-ply design and a 2.86-inch pitch for a 2.6-inch lug height and a 3.5-inch pitch for a 3.0-inch lug height track — all so you can master deep snow runs. 

MINIMIZED IMPACT

REINFORCED RUNNING BOARDS

With more air comes more impact. That's why the Hardcore's running boards are reinforced with an extrusion for extra rigidity.

M Hardcore Alpha One Goggle Holder

EASY ACCESS

GOGGLE HOLDER

Never lose your goggles again. The integrated goggle holder mounted directly in the dash keeps a critical piece of gear safe and easily accessible.

BRIGHTEN ANY RIDE

LED HEADLIGHT

A premium LED headlight is crucial for those night rides. Equipped with both high and low-beams, the headlight casts an LED light pattern with great range and width.

ADAPT TO TERRAIN

ADJUSTABLE 35.5"-37.5" SKI STANCE

With an adjustable 35.5-37.5-inch ski stance, you can easily react to whatever challenges the mountain may throw at you. It only takes a few seconds to change, so you'll be up and moving in no time.

M Hardcore Alpha One

M Hardcore Alpha One

Vehicle Specs

Print Specs

Engine

M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One
Engine Type 8000, 2-Stroke
Displacement 794cc
Cooling Liquid
Cylinders 2
Bore x Stroke 85 x 70 mm
Lubrication Electronic Injection
Ignition Digitally Controlled CDI
Engine Stator Output 270W @ 3000 RPM
Fuel Delivery Next Generation C-TEC2
Exhaust APV w/ Tuned Pipe, Pipe Sensor and Stainless Steel Mainfold and Muffler
Fuel Capacity 10.4 gal. or 11.7 gal.
Oil System Capacity 3.3 qt.
Coolant System Capacity 5.5 qt.
Minimum Octane 91

Powertrain

M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One
Drive Clutch ADAPT
Driven Clutch ADAPT
Drive System Arctic Mountain Drive System
Brakes Stealth Hydraulic Master Cylinder w/Lightweight Caliper
Clutch Calibration 6,000-8,000 ft.
Gearing 19/50
Chain Pitch 96
Track Drive Sprocket 9 Tooth, 2.86 Pitch, Exvolute or 7 tooth, 3.5 Pitch, Exvolute
Reverse Push-Button Engine

Suspension

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 in.

Dimensions

M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One
Overall Chassis Length 131 in. or 132 in.
Overall Chassis Width 42.5-44.5 in.
Overall Chassis Height 50 in.
Track Type Powerclaw
Track Width 15 in.
Track Length 146 in. or 154 in. or 165 in.
Lug 2.60 in. or 3.00 in.
Pitch 2.86 in. or 3.50 in.
Ski Stance 35.5-37.5 Adjustable
Ski Type/Width G2 ProClimb- 7 in.
Runner Type Single Runner w/ Carbide

Instrumentation

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 Digital
Hours Digital

Features

M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One
Color Green/Spark Orange, Skye Blue/Spark Orange
Heat Exchanger Front/ Short Tunnel
Starter Manual or Electric Push-Button
Handlebars Hooked w/ Grab Handle
Lighting LED w/ Accent Light
Seating Mountain or Lightweight Mountain
Standard Accessories MTN Storage Bag, 12V Outlet, Sport Front Bumper, Goggle Holder, Hand & Thumb Warmer, Ice Scratchers, Lightweight Mountain Brake Disc, Vertical Steering, Tether Switch
Windshield 1 in. Mountain Height