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2023 Arctic Cat M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One 154 3
2023 Arctic Cat M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One 154 3

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Arctic Cat
Arctic Cat
Model Year
2023
2023
Model
M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One 154 3
M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One 154 3
Model Code
S2023MHHA3USG
S2023MHHA3USG
Color
Medium Green / Spark Orange
Medium Green / Spark Orange

Dimensions

Length
Overall Chassis - 132 in.
Overall Chassis - 132 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.

Engine & Drivetrain

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

Liquid

System Capacity - 3.25 qt.

Heat Exchanger - Front / Short Tunnel

Liquid

System Capacity - 3.25 qt.

Heat Exchanger - Front / Short Tunnel

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 @ 3,000 rpm

Digitally Controlled CDI

Engine Stator Output - 270 W @ 3,000 rpm

Lubrication
Electronic Injection
Electronic Injection
Drive System
Arctic Mountain
Arctic Mountain
Drive Clutch
ADAPT CVT
ADAPT CVT
Driven Clutch
ADAPT CVT
ADAPT CVT
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 Mainfold and Muffler
APV with Tuned Pipe, Pipe Sensor and Stainless Steel Mainfold 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
Hooked with Grab Handle
Instrumentation

Deluxe Digital Gauge

Speedometer, Tachometer, Odometer, Fuel, Altimeter and Hours - Digital

Oil - Indicator Light

Coolant - Digital / Indicator Light

Deluxe Digital Gauge

Speedometer, Tachometer, Odometer, Fuel, Altimeter and Hours - Digital

Oil - Indicator Light

Coolant - Digital / Indicator Light

Seating or Rider capacity
Lightweight Mountain
Lightweight 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
Carbide
Runner Type - Single Runner with Carbide
Runner Type - Single Runner with Carbide
Track Type
Power Claw
Power Claw
Track LxWxH
154 x 15 x 3 in.
154 x 15 x 3 in.
Pitch
3.50 in.
3.50 in.

Other

Additional Colors

Skye Blue / Spark Orange

Medium Green / Spark Orange

Skye Blue / Spark Orange

Medium Green / Spark Orange

Includes

Windshield - 1 in. Mountain Height

Storage Components - M Tunnel Bag

12V Outlet

Goggle Holder

Hand and Thumb Warmers

Ice Scratchers

Lightweight Mountain Brake Disc

Tether Switch

Vertical Steering

Windshield - 1 in. Mountain Height

Storage Components - M Tunnel Bag

12V Outlet

Goggle Holder

Hand and Thumb Warmers

Ice Scratchers

Lightweight Mountain Brake Disc

Tether Switch

Vertical Steering

Safety Features

Lighting - LED with Accent Light

Sport Front Bumper

Lighting - LED with Accent Light

Sport Front Bumper

Suspension

Shocks

Ski / Front Track - FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 COIL-OVER

Rear Track - FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 COIL-OVER

Ski / Front Track - FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 COIL-OVER

Rear Track - FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 COIL-OVER

Front Suspension

Arctic Mountain™ (AMS)

Travel - 7 in.

Arctic Mountain™ (AMS)

Travel - 7 in.

Rear Suspension

ALPHA-ONE

Travel - 14 in.

ALPHA-ONE

Travel - 14 in.

Features

Capabilities

  • 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. 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.
  • 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. 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. 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.

Capabilities

  • 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. 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.
  • 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. 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. 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.