ZR Thundercat

The World’s Fastest Production Snowmobile

ZR Thundercat

With the fastest, fiercest snowmobile on the planet, you'll be untouchable. Built with electronic power steering for increased control, ATAC® Adjustable On-the-Fly Rear Suspension, and so much more, the impossible will suddenly seem possible. The ZR® Thundercat is the ultimate ride for the speed demon in your family.

Highlights

9000-Series

C-TEC4 Engine

ATAC

Adjustable On-the-Fly Suspension

Electronic

Power Steering

137" SLIDE-ACTION

Rear Suspension

ARS II

Front Suspension

ZR 9000 Thundercat

The Thundercat is already in a league of its own with its C-TEC4™ turbo-charged 998cc 3-cylinder engine for instant 200-class horsepower, and with ATAC® Adjustable On-the-Fly Suspension and electronic power steering, this powerhouse becomes the ultimate snowmobile for the ultimate thrill-seeker. This is the fastest, strongest, most intuitive ride. You'll never experience anything else like it. 

ZR 9000 Thundercat
ZR Thundercat 9000 Series C Tec4- Turbocharged Engine

LEGENDARY POWER

9000-SERIES C-TEC4 TURBOCHARGED ENGINE

With a Thundercat, there's no settling for second best. You need the biggest, most powerful engine on the trail: the 9000-Series C-TEC4™ turbocharged powerhouse. With this much power, no other snowmobile will even come close.

9000-Series C-TEC4 Turborcharged Engine

ZR Thundercat doesn't mess around, with our biggest, most powerful engine. The 9000-series C-TEC4 turbocharged three-cylinder engine delivers max horsepower in any conditions.

The ultimate 4-stroke powerhouse, it produces 200HP-class performance at 8750 RPM. This 998cc engine features ultra-quick throttle and turbo response from an intercooled turbo, plus a DOHC design that’s matched with 4-hole fuel injectors to create maximum performance with minimal weight.

You also get engine braking control via an idle speed circuit and engine mapping, lightweight aluminum cylinders, and a press forged crankshaft.

INTUITIVE HANDLING

ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING

Now with Electronic Power Steering (EPS), this is a next-level experience. Unmatched control, easier turns, and intuitive handling will upgrade your ride more than you could imagine.

ZR Thundercat ATAC

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.

ADAPTS TO TERRAIN

FOX® ZERO IQS SHOCKS

Designed for any terrain and any riding style, these premium FOX® ZERO IQS shocks are easily adjusted to fit your needs. With shocks like these, you'll never go back. Available in 1.5- or 2.0- inch diameters.

FOX ZERO iQS Shocks

No matter your riding style — or what the day brings —  FOX ZERO iQS shocks will be ready.

Featuring three compression settings (soft, medium and firm) that can be easily adjusted with a dial mounted on the remote reservoir or with a push of a handlebar-mounted button (on models with ATAC), FOX ZERO iQS shocks are built for changing terrain. Their remote reservoir delivers fade-free runs, while coil-over springs even out the bumpiest rides. Available in 1.5- or 2.0-inch diameters.

ZR Thundercat Slide Action Rear Suspension

NO ROUGH RIDES

137" SLIDE-ACTION™ REAR SUSPENSION

Rough rides are a thing of the past. With this industry-exclusive design that keeps the front arm engaged while the rear arm compresses, you'll hardly feel a bump in the trail.

SLIDE-ACTION Rear Suspension

Unlock the true potential of a coupled suspension with our unique SLIDE-ACTION design. The front arm fits into a U-shaped slot that allows 0.5 inches of sliding movement, so the front arm won’t collapse whenever the rear arm compresses. That unique design gives you the full benefit of coupling: controlled ski lift during acceleration and the complete use of the front arm at all times. SLIDE-ACTION suspension also allows a lower and more consistent track tension with its Torque-Sensing Link, plus three-position rear coupling block adjustability, adjustable spring preload and a durable 3-wheel rear axle assembly. 

CONFIDENCE-INSPIRING CONTROL

ARS™ II FRONT SUSPENSION

This innovative front suspension is built to optimize handling. With increased cornering bite, it's easier than ever to tame the trails. More control means less fatigue, so you'll be able to go farther on the Thundercat.

ARS II Front Suspension

The next level of Arctic Race Suspension (ARS) is here. ARS II gives you better bite on corners and increased ground clearance to deliver more confidence on- or off-trail. We made the forged aluminum spindles 1.5 inches taller from the ski to the lower arm, and gave it more rigid upper A-Arms. Plus, a revised geometry delivers a new roll-center and adjustable cambers, and a swaybar makes for flatter, more predictable cornering on hard pack trails. 

EXTRA WIND PROTECTION

11" MID-HEIGHT WINDSCREEN

Don't let the cold wind slow you down. This mid-height windscreen provides additional protection from harsh winds, letting you get more out of every ride.

ZR Thundercat 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 Thundercat apart. With just the push of a handlebar-mounted button, you'll be on your way.

ZR Thundercat Goggle Holder

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.

ADJUSTS TO TRAIL CONDITIONS

ADJUSTABLE 42"-43" SKI STANCE

With an adjustable 42-43 inch ski stance, you'll be able to customize your ride even further. Easily set your ski stance based on trail conditions and immediately feel the difference.

ZR Thundercat Ripsaw Track

ENHANCED ACCELERATION

1.25" RIPSAW™ II TRACK

The Ripsaw's angled lugs helps the Thundercat grip the trail. The chopped design provides unbelievable levels of handling and acceleration.

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.

ZR Thundercat

ZR Thundercat

Vehicle Specs

Print Specs

Engine

ZR 9000 Thundercat
Engine Type 9000, 4-Stroke
Displacement 998cc
Cooling Liquid
Cylinders 3-Turbocharged
Bore x Stroke 80 x 66.2 mm
Lubrication Dry Sump
Ignition Digital Controlled Coil Induction
Engine Stator Output 545 W @ 5000 RPM
Fuel Delivery Electronic Fuel Injected (EFI)
Exhaust Turbocharger with stainless steel muffler
Fuel Capacity 37.5 L
Oil System Capacity 3.6 L
Coolant System Capacity 5.39 L
Minimum Octane 95

Powertrain

ZR 9000 Thundercat
Drive Clutch ADAPT
Driven Clutch ADAPT
Drive System Arctic Drive System
Brakes Stealth Hydraulic Master Cylinder
Clutch Calibration 0-10,000 ft.
Gearing 22/48
Chain Pitch 90
Track Drive Sprocket 9 Tooth, 2.86 Pitch, Exvolute
Reverse Push-Button

Suspension

ZR 9000 Thundercat
Front Suspension ARS II w/ ATAC
Ski Shocks FOX 1.5 ZERO iQS
Sway Bar Standard
Front Travel 22.86 cm.
Rear Suspension SLIDE-ACTION with 3 wheel rear axle assembly, coupling blocks, Torque-Sensing Link rear arm, adjustable torsion springs, and ATAC Adjustable On-the-Fly Suspension
Front Track Shock Arctic Cat IFP 1.5
Rear Track Shock FOX 2.0 ZERO iQS
Rear Travel 34.3 cm.

Dimensions

ZR 9000 Thundercat
Overall Chassis Length 318 cm.
Overall Chassis Width 122-124 cm.
Overall Chassis Height 132 cm.
Track Type Backcountry
Track Width 38 cm.
Track Length 348 cm.
Lug 44 mm.
Pitch 2.86 in.
Ski Stance 107-109 cm. Adjustable
Ski Type/Width Trail- 6 in.
Runner Type Long dual runner 4-bolt w/carbide

Instrumentation

ZR 9000 Thundercat
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

ZR 9000 Thundercat
Color Black
Heat Exchanger Front/Long Tunnel
Starter Electric Push-Button
Handlebars Hooked
Lighting LED w/ Accent Light
Seating High Performance
Standard Accessories 12V Outlet, Sport Front Bumper, Goggle Holder, Hand & Thumb Warmer, Team Arctic Handguard, Heated Driver's Seat, Standard Brake Disc, EPS-Standard Steering, Tether Switch, Tunnel Flare
Windshield 28 cm. Mid-Height