ZR 500 and 600 are rewriting the book on power
Arctic Cat snowmobiles are known for redefining power-to-weight standards, and in 1998 Arctic Cat has rewritten the book with the all new ZR 500, ZR 600, and ZR 600 EFI. Named the 1998 Trail Performance Sleds of the Year by Sno West magazine, the ZR 500 and 600s have outdone the competition, once again.
At 16 lbs. lighter than the featherweight 1997 ZR 580 EFI, the 1998 ZR 500 and 600s are lean and mean. This extraordinary weight savings comes from new lightweight engines with a case-reed induction system and dual Mikuni VM 38 carbs. The ZRs also feature an extruded aluminum bulkhead, versus a heavier steel front end, which increases strength and sheds pounds. They also sport aluminum spindles, chrome moly A-arms and aggressive yet lightweight plastic skis. When paired with the awesome 96 and 105 horsepower (respectively) producing motors, these are machines that fly.
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