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M Mountain Cat Alpha One

Jump Higher. Climb Farther. Push the Limits.

M Mountain Cat Alpha One

With bold styling and bolder moves, the Mountain Cat is built for next-level riding. Incorporating cutting-edge features including ALPHA ONE® Single-Beam Rear Suspension, FOX® FLOAT 3 QS3 shocks, and ATAC® Adjustable On-the-Fly Suspension, the Mountain Cat shows even the most diehard thrill-seekers the ride of their lives.

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Highlights

ALPHA ONE

Single-Beam Rear Suspension

FOX FLOAT 3 QS3

Ski Shocks and Front Arm Shock

Ascender

Platform

FOX FLOAT 3 QSL

Rear Arm Shock

ATAC™

Adjustable on-the-Fly Suspension

M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One

A powerful, next-gen 8000-Series C-TEC2™  2-Stroke engine and ALPHA ONE Single-Beam Rear Suspension work together to create a ride without a single compromise. If you're looking to carve your way through the backcountry with ease and style, meet the M 8000 Mountain Cat ALPHA ONE.

M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One

M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One with ATAC

With all the power of the 8000-Series C-TEC2™ engine, the performance of ALPHA ONE Single-Beam Rear Suspension, and now the versatility of ATAC adjustable on-the-fly suspension, this sled doesn't just push the boundaries- it surpasses them. The M 8000 Mountain Cat ALPHA ONE with ATAC is built for the toughest climbs, highest jumps, and best rides of your life. 

M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One with ATAC

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 stay on top of the snow with ease. With more control and maneuverability than any other mountain sled, you can carve up the mountain seamlessly.

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.

UNPARALLELED VERSATILITY

FOX® FLOAT QS3 SHOCKS

ALPHA ONE™ suspension is easily adjustable for ride and intensity with FOX FLOAT shocks: from the three-position QS3 on the ski and front arm, to a semi-locking QSL on the rear, you get easy adjustability for maximum deep-snow performance.

M Mountain Cat 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 Mountain Cat 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.

M Mountain Cat Alpha One ATAC

INSTANT SUSPENSION CONTROL

ATAC ON-THE-FLY SUSPENSION

No more getting off your snowmobile to adjust your suspension. Easily switch between soft, medium, and firm suspension settings with the push of a handlebar-mounted button and watch the system immediately adjust your suspension. Available on select models.

M Mountain Cat Alpha One Push Button Electric Start

QUICK AND CONVENIENT

PUSH-BUTTON ELECTRIC START

The convenience of electric start is just one of the countless things that sets the Mountain Cat apart. With just the push of a handlebar-mounted button, you'll be up and moving.

ENHANCED TRACTION

POWER CLAW™ TRACK

Unlock the backcountry with Power Claw™, 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. 

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

With a premium LED headlight, you can keep riding past sunset. Equipped with both high and low-beams, the headlight casts an LED light pattern with great range and width.

ADAPTS 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 Mountain Cat Alpha One

M Mountain Cat Alpha One

Vehicle Specs

Print Specs

Engine

M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One ATAC
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 Manifold and Muffler
Fuel Capacity 10.4 gal. or 11.7 gal.
Oil System Capacity 3.25 qt.
Coolant System Capacity 5.5 qt.
Minimum Octane 91

Powertrain

M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One ATAC
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, 3.50 Pitch, Exvolute
Reverse Push-Button Engine

Suspension

M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One ATAC
Front Suspension Arctic Mountain Suspension (AMS) Arctic Mountain Suspension (AMS) with ATAC
Ski Shocks FOX FLOAT 3 QS3 FOX FLOAT 3 iQS
Sway Bar N/A
Front Travel 7 in.
Rear Suspension ALPHA ONE Rear Suspension
Front Track Shock FOX FLOAT 3 QS3 Arctic Cat IFP 1.5
Rear Track Shock FOX FLOAT 3 QSL FOX FLOAT 3 iQSL
Rear Travel 13 in. or 14 in. or 15 in. 14 in. or 15 in.

Dimensions

M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One ATAC
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 in. Adjustable
Ski Type/Width G2 ProClimb- 7 in.
Runner Type Single Runner w/ Carbide

Instrumentation

M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One ATAC
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

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