The success of the Polaris 600 Switchback Adventure
in the solo touring segment forced Arctic Cat executives to react. Meet the new XF 1100 Turbo Crosstour, XF 1100 Crosstour, and XF 800 Crosstour – three capable snowmobiles that are designed for long-distance rides.
XF chassis evolution
Based on last year's 141-inch XF chassis, the new 2013 Arctic Cat XF Crosstour models all benefit from a comfortable, nimble, and efficient platform. Three twin-cylinder engines will be available including an 800cc unit as well as a 1,100cc powerplant in naturally-aspirated and turbocharged variants.
|2013 Arctic Cat XF Crosstour (Photo: Pascal Bastien/Moto123.com)
Ready for adventure? These sleds have everything you need, starting with an electric starter, rear cargo rack and storage bag, rearview mirrors, and a large windshield. What's more, you can easily bring a friend along thanks to the optional 2-up seat with backrest and grab handles.
A more agile ProClimb platform
As for performance models, Arctic Cat upgraded the ProClimb
chassis with the telescopic steering post. The ski stance dropped from 40 to 38 inches in order to improve agility and ride quality in deep snow. Of course, the Hillclimb Racer (HCR) model remains at 42 inches to meet hillclimb racing rules.
The company has enjoyed real good momentum since the launch of the new XF architecture. And these Cats have never been sexier.
|2013 Arctic Cat Sno Pro 800 (Photo: Pascal Bastien/Moto123.com)