The new Arctic
Arctic Cat Crossfire has entered the melee of hybrid sleds. Half M-Series, half Firecat, Arctic Cat claims it’s equally comfortable on trails or in powder.
This early 2006 release comes with
Cat’s 698cc, 140 hp EFI engine and it uses the ACT Diamond Drive. From the M-Series mountain sled, the Crossfire adopts the high mountain handlebars, a reinforced steering post, wide running boards with a flatter stirrup and star-punch running board traction.
The hood draws air through intakes near the headlights that feature removable snow screens. The side panels feature tool-free removal for access to the engine, clutches and brake.
The front suspension is the Firecat standard AWS-VI double wishbone A-arms with lightweight aluminum Arctic Cat gas (IFP) and M-Series inspired 42- to 44-inch adjustable ski stance. T
here’s a FasTrack Long Travel System slide-rail suspension Arctic Cat IFP shocks and a Torque Sensing Link rear arm for the rear suspension. New to the machine is a 15- by 136- by 1.25-inch Ripsaw-patterned track. The sled is available in black or orange.