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http://www2.arcticcat.com/snowmobiles/lineups/2003/firecat/index.asp Just got that from the Cat Mailing list. Got difff stuff (I think) than what you can get from normal site links.
Has videos of ppl talking about different things including kirk Hibbert.


Edited by - Sled_Dog on February 08 2002 9:06:54 PM
 

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not really much new in the lineup but the 900's and firecats, got a 550 out....did they haev a 550 last year? i dont remember...firecat is lookin perdy good....

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I don't remember either. But who cares the 550 has 80HP the 500 Firecat has 104 /me begins to drool!
 

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ya...well....lol....the F7 700 has 140hp and the 900 has 150hp...so who cares....i guess the bearcat went 4stroke...what the hell, it already weighed bout 700 pounds before, that is one heavy machine even w/o the 4stroke

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well thats arctic cars hp so who knows what it really is i mean in the new york shoot out polaris was under powered and they walked all over arctic cat
 

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well they said 140 on the Arctic Cat ZR 800 and the real Horsepower when dyoned was 141. I have heard that it is more like 138 on the F7. ANd with pipes and reeds I am sure it will pass the 900 in Horsepower. Just like the ZR 800 does.
 

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That F7 has to be an absolute rush to ride! I can't remember the weight but I know its low. And 138 hp would do just fine for me! Straight line speed is fine, but I like something that I can ride duct taped and not wrap around a tree. That's what makes the Viper so cool, and what should make the Firecat so fun. If it handles as good or better than the current ZR 600's, but is lighter and has more power; Good job AC!

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Edited by - six4aTD on February 10 2002 10:19:04 PM
 

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They also break a lot from what I hear. Wonder if there will be problems with the Firecat. And isn't the min weight in WSA 400? so they couldn't be that much lighter.
 

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well i am not sure how much the firecat weighs but i am sure it is heavier than 400 also correct me if i am wrong but the pro open sleds have a lil more hp than the firecat.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote> They also break a lot from what I hear. Wonder if there will be problems with the Firecat. And isn't the min weight in WSA 400? so they couldn't be that much lighter. [/quote]

i consider 30 lbs to bet a lot on a sled. adding it to mine would make it a fat 512 dry, and that would make me cry.

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you really got to give credit to cat, i really like their websites, i too get the inner circle mailings.......they sure have got their s&it togather when it comes to marketing their sleds, ski-doos site isnt bad, and for polaris,,,,,i mean come on, i ride polaris, and i like what ive got, but i think they need a different approach when it comes to the consumer. unless i am missing something.
 

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i agree with xltman. just because polaris is the biggest doesn't mean they couldn't be bigger if they wanted to. a little more money into racing and customer relations would go a long way for future profits and popularity.

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I know some of you have not quite known the weight of the new firecats....here are the dry weights for both the F7 and F5. The F7 comes in at 435 pounds, and the F5 is 425 pounds......

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by xc racer:

i agree with xltman. just because polaris is the biggest doesn't mean they couldn't be bigger if they wanted to. a little more money into racing and customer relations would go a long way for future profits and popularity.

When in doubt- Throttle out!

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I agree as well. They definately need to step it up a notch in their marketing. The other three manufacturor's web sites are way above Polaris's. These days more and more people are going to web sites first for specs and info on the sleds BEFORE they even go to a dealer. In some cases that can be all the difference in the world.

Look at a first time sled buyer. Where's he going to go? The dealer with a plain jane website, or someone who has great graphics, sounds, vidios and cool ways of presenting the new sleds. Gee, I wonder. It can even affect brand loyal people as well. I've never been an A/C fan. But Cat has an amazing site and the looks of; and the way they present the new Fire Cats has given me a whole new perspective on A/C's.

Polaris has a great product, I know, I own one. But they really need to make some changes in key areas if they want to stay with, or above the pact. I'm hoping thats whats going to happen here for 2003.



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Edited by - Tfin70 on 12 Feb 2002 07:30:17
 

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Very well said

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from what i was told, polaris put their sleds on the back burner and dove into the watercraft and motorcycle market pretty heavy. which hurt them when snow season came around, and look where their motorcycles and watercraft are??? everyone i know has a sea-doo, and not many people still own one of their bikes,, i say get your head out of your rear, and stick to what made you big-snowmobiles.
 

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well it isn't just snowmobiles that are keeping them big anymore and if they just rely on snowmobiles to make them money, they'll be belly up faster then you can say enron. last year fourwheeler sales actually surpassed snowmobile sales. i say get as diversified as you can, it never hurts to have something to fall back on in case of a bad winter...aka this one!

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