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2021 Arctic Cat M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One 165
2021 Arctic Cat M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One 165

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Arctic Cat
Arctic Cat
Model Year
2021
2021
Model
M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One 165
M 8000 Mountain Cat Alpha One 165
Model Code
S2021MCHAOUSR
S2021MCHAOUSR
Color
Dynamic Charcoal / Fire Red
Dynamic Charcoal / Fire Red

Dimensions

Length
Overall Chassis - 137 in.
Overall Chassis - 137 in.
Height
Overall Chassis - 50 in.
Overall Chassis - 50 in.
Width
Overall Chassis - 42.5-44.5 in.
Overall Chassis - 42.5-44.5 in.
Weight
Estimated Dry - 446, 451, 466 or 471 or 480 lb. (varies by model)
Estimated Dry - 446, 451, 466 or 471 or 480 lb. (varies by model)

Engine & Drivetrain

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

Liquid

Coolant System Capacity - 5 qt.

Liquid

Coolant System Capacity - 5 qt.

Displacement
794 cc
794 cc
Bore x Stroke
85 x 70 mm
85 x 70 mm
Fuel System
Next Generation C-TEC2
Next Generation C-TEC2
Starting
Manual
Manual
Ignition

Digitally Controlled CDI

Engine Stator Output - 270 W @ 3000 rpm

Digitally Controlled CDI

Engine Stator Output - 270 W @ 3000 rpm

Lubrication
Electronic Injection
Electronic Injection
Drive System
Arctic Mountain
Arctic Mountain
Drive Clutch
TEAM Rapid Response II
TEAM Rapid Response II
Driven Clutch
TEAM Rapid Reaction BOSS
TEAM Rapid Reaction BOSS
Drive Sprocket
Track - 8 Tooth, Exvolute
Track - 8 Tooth, 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
10.4 gal.
10.4 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 (ndicator Light) and Hours

Oil Indicator Light

Only available on select models - Digital Clock, Battery Voltage and Altimeter

Deluxe Digital - Speedometer, Tachometer, Odometer, Fuel, Coolant (ndicator Light) and Hours

Oil Indicator Light

Only available on select models - Digital Clock, Battery Voltage and Altimeter

Seating or Rider capacity
Mountain
Mountain
Skis

Type - G2 ProClimb

Width - 7 in.

Type - G2 ProClimb

Width - 7 in.

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

Other

Includes
1 in. Mountain Height Windshield, Front / Short Tunnel Heat Exchanger, 12V Outlet, Goggle Holder, Hand and Thumb Warmers, Ice Scratchers, Lightweight Mountain Brake Disc, Sport Front Bumper, Tether Switch, Vertical Steering and M Tunnel Bag
1 in. Mountain Height Windshield, Front / Short Tunnel Heat Exchanger, 12V Outlet, Goggle Holder, Hand and Thumb Warmers, Ice Scratchers, Lightweight Mountain Brake Disc, Sport Front Bumper, Tether Switch, Vertical Steering and M Tunnel Bag
Safety Features
Lighting - LED with Accent Light
Lighting - LED with Accent Light

Suspension

Shocks

Ski / Front Track - FOX FLOAT 3 QS3

Rear Track - FOX FLOAT 3 QSL

Ski / Front Track - FOX FLOAT 3 QS3

Rear Track - FOX FLOAT 3 QSL

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

Alpha One

  • SINGLE-BEAM REAR SUSPENSION: Arctic Cat® unlocks the mountain like no one else can with the revolutionary Alpha One™. Instead of using two rails like a slide rail suspension, its single aluminum rail runs right down the center of a Power Claw™ track. With minimal input, you get effortless deep snow cornering, carving, side-hilling and more. You’ve never felt a ride like this.
  • SINGLE BEAM REAR RAIL: Alpha One is the first rear suspension to go from two rails to one, creating a single pivot point down the middle of its Power Claw track, so you can effortlessly carve up the mountain. It's light, lean and mean: with an extruded aluminum construction and magnesium attachment points.
  • MORE MANEUVERABILITY: With a single pivot point, the snowmobile leans and dips into every curve, and side-hills like it's second nature. So you don't just blaze your own trail, you’ll leave a path nobody else can even touch. Effortless rides with minimal rider input. Limitless possibilities.
  • STARTS LIGHT, STAYS LIGHT: Lightweight performance is the name of the game on the mountain. Alpha One snowmobiles don’t just start 11 pounds lighter than other snowmobiles — they stay lighter. Where dual-rail suspensions trap snow in the skidframe, Alpha One’s single rail sheds it, keeping the sled lean, lightweight and easy to maneuver.

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.
  • 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.
  • 8000-SERIES C-TEC2™ ENGINE: Mountain Cat Alpha One's 8000-series engine packs serious power into a highly maneuverable snowmobile. 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: Cylinders, pistons, combustion chamber, flywheel, and fuel rail; 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: Lightweight spindles and a precision-engineered mountain-specific suspension geometry let you maneuver through deep snow and anything else the mountain has in store. 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.
  • POWER CLAW™ TRACK: Slice through deep snow with Power Claw: a lightweight track that delivers the ultimate deep snow traction and performance. 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.
  • 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" SKI STANCE: Easily adjust your ski stance in seconds — keep it wide for the trails or narrow through the trees.

Alpha One

  • SINGLE-BEAM REAR SUSPENSION: Arctic Cat® unlocks the mountain like no one else can with the revolutionary Alpha One™. Instead of using two rails like a slide rail suspension, its single aluminum rail runs right down the center of a Power Claw™ track. With minimal input, you get effortless deep snow cornering, carving, side-hilling and more. You’ve never felt a ride like this.
  • SINGLE BEAM REAR RAIL: Alpha One is the first rear suspension to go from two rails to one, creating a single pivot point down the middle of its Power Claw track, so you can effortlessly carve up the mountain. It's light, lean and mean: with an extruded aluminum construction and magnesium attachment points.
  • MORE MANEUVERABILITY: With a single pivot point, the snowmobile leans and dips into every curve, and side-hills like it's second nature. So you don't just blaze your own trail, you’ll leave a path nobody else can even touch. Effortless rides with minimal rider input. Limitless possibilities.
  • STARTS LIGHT, STAYS LIGHT: Lightweight performance is the name of the game on the mountain. Alpha One snowmobiles don’t just start 11 pounds lighter than other snowmobiles — they stay lighter. Where dual-rail suspensions trap snow in the skidframe, Alpha One’s single rail sheds it, keeping the sled lean, lightweight and easy to maneuver.

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.
  • 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.
  • 8000-SERIES C-TEC2™ ENGINE: Mountain Cat Alpha One's 8000-series engine packs serious power into a highly maneuverable snowmobile. 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: Cylinders, pistons, combustion chamber, flywheel, and fuel rail; 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: Lightweight spindles and a precision-engineered mountain-specific suspension geometry let you maneuver through deep snow and anything else the mountain has in store. 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.
  • POWER CLAW™ TRACK: Slice through deep snow with Power Claw: a lightweight track that delivers the ultimate deep snow traction and performance. 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.
  • 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" SKI STANCE: Easily adjust your ski stance in seconds — keep it wide for the trails or narrow through the trees.