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2020 Arctic Cat M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One 165
2020 Arctic Cat M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One 165

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Arctic Cat
Arctic Cat
Model Year
2020
2020
Model
M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One 165
M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One 165
Model Code
S2020M8HA1USY
S2020M8HA1USY
Color
Charcoal / Green
Charcoal / Green

Dimensions

Length
Overall - 137 in.
Overall - 137 in.
Height
Overall - 50 in.
Overall - 50 in.
Width
Overall - 42.5-44.5 in.
Overall - 42.5-44.5 in.
Weight
Dry - 460 lb.
Dry - 460 lb.

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine
8000 C-TEC2, 2-stroke
8000 C-TEC2, 2-stroke
Cylinders
2
2
Cooling

Liquid

System capacity - 5 qt.

Liquid

System capacity - 5 qt.

Displacement
794 cc
794 cc
Bore x Stroke
85 x 70 mm
85 x 70 mm
Fuel System
Dual stage injection
Dual stage injection
Starting
Manual
Manual
Ignition

Digital controlled CDI

Engine stator output - 270 W @ 3000 RPM

Digital controlled CDI

Engine stator output - 270 W @ 3000 RPM

Lubrication
Electronic injection
Electronic injection
Drive System
Arctic Mountain Drive System
Arctic Mountain Drive System
Drive Clutch
TEAM Rapid Response II
TEAM Rapid Response II
Driven Clutch
TEAM Rapid Reaction BOSS
TEAM Rapid Reaction BOSS
Drive Sprocket
Track - 7 Tooth, 3.5 pitch, Exvolute
Track - 7 Tooth, 3.5 pitch, Exvolute
Clutch Calibration
6,000 - 8,000 ft.
6,000 - 8,000 ft.
Reverse
Push-button engine
Push-button engine
Transmission

Gearing - 19/50

Chain pitch - 96

Gearing - 19/50

Chain pitch - 96

Exhaust
APV with tuned pipe, pipe sensor and stainless steel manifold and muffler
APV with tuned pipe, pipe sensor and stainless steel manifold and muffler
Brakes
Stealth hydraulic master cylinder with lightweight caliper
Stealth hydraulic master cylinder with lightweight caliper
Fuel Type
Minimum octane - 91
Minimum octane - 91
Fuel Capacity
11.7 gal.
11.7 gal.
Oil Capacity
3.25 qt.
3.25 qt.

Operational

Handlebar
Hooked with grab handle, 4.5 in. riser
Hooked with grab handle, 4.5 in. riser
Instrumentation

Deluxe digital - speedometer, tachometer, odometer, fuel, coolant (indicator light) and hours

Oil indicator light

Deluxe digital - speedometer, tachometer, odometer, fuel, coolant (indicator light) and hours

Oil indicator light

Seating or Rider capacity
Mountain
Mountain
Skis

Type - G2 ProClimb

Width - 7 in.

Runner type - Single with carbide

Type - G2 ProClimb

Width - 7 in.

Runner type - Single with carbide

Ski Stance
Adjustable - 35.5-37.5 in.
Adjustable - 35.5-37.5 in.
Track Type
Power Claw 3.0
Power Claw 3.0
Track LxWxH
165 x 15 x 3 in.
165 x 15 x 3 in.
Pitch
3.5 in.
3.5 in.

Other

Additional Colors

Charcoal / Green

Charcoal / Fire Red

Charcoal / Green

Charcoal / Fire Red

Includes
1 in. Mountain height windshield, 12V outlet, goggle holder, hand and thumb warmers, ice scratchers, sport front bumper, lightweight mountain brake disc, vertical steering and tether switch
1 in. Mountain height windshield, 12V outlet, goggle holder, hand and thumb warmers, ice scratchers, sport front bumper, lightweight mountain brake disc, vertical steering and tether switch
Safety Features
LIghting - LED with accent light
LIghting - LED with accent light

Suspension

Shocks

Ski - FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 coil-over

Front track - FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 coil-over

Rear track - FOX 1.5 ZERO QSL coil-over

Ski - FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 coil-over

Front track - FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 coil-over

Rear track - FOX 1.5 ZERO QSL coil-over

Front Suspension

Arctic Mountain Suspension (AMS)

Travel - 7 in.

Arctic Mountain Suspension (AMS)

Travel - 7 in.

Rear Suspension

ALPHA-ONE

Travel - 15 in.

ALPHA-ONE

Travel - 15 in.

Features

Features

  • ALPHA ONE SINGLE-BEAM REAR SUSPENSION: Our single-beam rear suspension unlocks more maneuverability than any mountain snowmobile in history. Up here, there's only one alpha. See video link for additional details.
  • ASCENDER FLATFORM: The Ascender platform brings together an arsenal of innovations that deliver the highest level of backcountry performance and handling for every Arctic Cat Mountain Snowmobile. See video link for additional details.
  • 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 794 cc C-TEC2 twin features include 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, MN delivers ultra-clean, more responsive performance, enhanced power in the 165 hp class of engines, precision oil injection, precision oil injection and 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.
  • REINFORCED RUNNING BOARDS: Big air means big impact, which is why Hardcore's running boards are reinforced with an extrusion for added rigidity.
  • GOGGLE HOLDER: Mounted right in the dash for quick access, this integrated goggle holder keeps a key piece of gear safe and sound.
  • LED HEADLIGHT: Ride until the sun goes down — then keep riding, with this premium LED headlight for night riding.
  • ADJUSTABLE 35.5-37.5 IN. SKI STANCE: Easily adjust your ski stance in seconds — keep it wide for the trails or narrow through the trees.

Features

  • ALPHA ONE SINGLE-BEAM REAR SUSPENSION: Our single-beam rear suspension unlocks more maneuverability than any mountain snowmobile in history. Up here, there's only one alpha. See video link for additional details.
  • ASCENDER FLATFORM: The Ascender platform brings together an arsenal of innovations that deliver the highest level of backcountry performance and handling for every Arctic Cat Mountain Snowmobile. See video link for additional details.
  • 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 794 cc C-TEC2 twin features include 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, MN delivers ultra-clean, more responsive performance, enhanced power in the 165 hp class of engines, precision oil injection, precision oil injection and 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.
  • REINFORCED RUNNING BOARDS: Big air means big impact, which is why Hardcore's running boards are reinforced with an extrusion for added rigidity.
  • GOGGLE HOLDER: Mounted right in the dash for quick access, this integrated goggle holder keeps a key piece of gear safe and sound.
  • LED HEADLIGHT: Ride until the sun goes down — then keep riding, with this premium LED headlight for night riding.
  • ADJUSTABLE 35.5-37.5 IN. SKI STANCE: Easily adjust your ski stance in seconds — keep it wide for the trails or narrow through the trees.