2020 Arctic Cat M Hardcore Alpha One 154"/3.00" Charcoal/Green

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M Hardcore Alpha One 154"/3.00" Charcoal/Green



Built for Big Air and Big Climbs, with ALPHA ONE Single-Beam Rear Suspension

Hardcore doesn’t flinch at big challenges or stiff competition. It conquers the backcountry with the revolutionary ALPHA ONE™ Single-Beam Rear Suspension and easily adjustable coil-over FOX® ZERO shocks.

  • M 8000 Hardcore Alpha One: Built for competitive, big-air riders with a next-gen 8000-Series C-TEC2® engine and ALPHA ONE™ Single-Beam Rear Suspension.
  • ALPHA ONE Single-Beam Rear Suspension: Our single-beam rear suspension unlocks more maneuverability than any mountain snowmobile in history. Up here, there's only one alpha.
  • Ascender Platform: The Ascender Platform brings together an arsenal of innovations that deliver the highest level of backcountry performance and handling for every Arctic Cat Mountain Snowmobile.
  • 8000-Series C-TEC2® Engine: The Hardcore Alpha One's 8000-series engine packs serious power into a highly maneuverable snowmobile.
  • AMS Front Suspension: Lightweight spindles and a precision-engineered suspension geometry let you maneuver through deep snow and anything else the mountain has in store.
  • FOX® 1.5 ZERO QS3 Coil-Over Ski Shocks: Quickly adjust these FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 shocks to any of three compression settings, and get plush performance on bumps from coil-over springs.
  • Power Claw™ Track: Slice through deep snow with Power Claw: a lightweight track that delivers the ultimate deep snow traction and performance.
  • Reinforced Running Boards: Big air means big impact, which is why Hardcore's running boards are reinforced with an extrusion for added rigidity.
  • Goggle Holder: Mounted right in the dash for quick access, this integrated goggle holder keeps a key piece of gear safe and sound.
  • LED Headlight: Ride until the sun goes down — then keep riding, with this premium LED headlight for night riding.
  • Adjustable 35.5"-37.5" Ski Stance: Easily adjust your ski stance in seconds — keep it wide for the trails or narrow through the trees.
  • Engine Type: 8000 C-TEC2, 2-Stroke
  • Displacement: 794cc
  • Cooling: Liquid
  • Cylinders: 2
  • Bore x Stroke: 85 x 70 mm
  • Lubrication: Electronic Injection
  • Ignition: Digitally Controlled CDI
  • Engine Starter Output: 270 W @ 3000 RPM
  • Fuel Delivery: Dual Stage Injection
  • Exhaust: APV with Tuned Pipe, Pipe Sensor and Stainless Steel Manifold and Muffler
  • Fuel Capacity: 10.4 or 11.7 gal. (varies by model)
  • Oil System Capacity: 3.25 qt.
  • Coolant System Capacity: 5 qt.
  • Minimum Octane: 91
  • Drive Clutch: TEAM Rapid Response II
  • Driven Clutch: TEAM Rapid Reaction BOSS
  • Drive System: Arctic Mountain Drive System
  • Brakes: Stealth Hydraulic Master Cylinder with Lightweight Caliper
  • Clutch Calibration: 6,000-8,000 ft.
  • Gearing: 19/50
  • Chain Pitch: 96
  • Track Drive Sprocket: 7 Tooth, 3.5 Pitch, Exvolute
  • Reverse: Push-Button Engine
  • Front Suspension: Arctic Mountain Suspension (AMS)
  • Ski Shocks: FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 COIL-OVER
  • Sway Bar: N/A
  • Front Travel: 7 in.
  • Rear Suspension: ALPHA-ONE Rear Suspension
  • Front Track Shock: FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 COIL-OVER
  • Rear Track Shock: FOX 1.5 ZERO QSL COIL-OVER
  • Rear Travel: 14 or 15 in. (varies by model)
  • Overall Chassis Length: 132 or 137 in. (varies by model)
  • Overall Chassis Width: 42.5-44.5 in.
  • Overall Chassis Height: 50 in.
  • Estimated Dry Weight: 455, 460 or 471 lbs. (varies by model)
  • Track Type: PowerClaw
  • Track Width: 15 in.
  • Track Length: 154 or 165 in. (varies by model)
  • Lug: 3 in.
  • Pitch: 3.50 in.
  • Ski Stance: 35.5-37.5 in. - Adjustable
  • Ski Type/Width: G2 ProClimb - 7 in.
  • Runner Type: Single Runner with Carbide
  • Type of Gauge: Deluxe Digital
  • Speedometer: Digital
  • Tachometer: Digital
  • Odometer: Digital
  • Fuel: Digital
  • Oil: Indicator Light
  • Coolant: Digital/Indicator Light
  • Clock: N/A
  • Battery Voltage: N/A
  • Altimeter: N/A
  • Hours: Digital
  • Color: Charcoal/Green or Charcoal/Fire Red (varies by model)
  • Heat Exchanger: Front/Short Tunnel
  • Starter: Manual or Electric Push-Button (varies by model)
  • Handlebars: Hooked with Grab Handle, 4.5 in. Riser
  • Lighting: LED with Accent Light
  • Seating: Lightweight Mountain or Mountain (varies by model)
  • Storage Components: M Tunnel Bag
  • Additional Accessories: Handguards, Heated Drivers Seat, Mirrors, Rear Rack, Side Panel Wind Deflectors, Sno Pro Hooked Brake Lever, Tow Hitch, Tunnel Flare, Visor Plug-Ins
  • Standard Accessories: 12V Outlet, Goggle Holder, Hand and Thumb Warmers, Ice Scratchers, Lightweight Mountain Brake Disc, Sport Front Bumper, Tether Switch, Vertical Steering
  • Windshield: 1 in. Mountain Height
WARNING: Arctic Cat snowmobiles can be hazardous to operate. For your safety, all riders should read and understand their owner’s manual and safety instructions. Always wear an approved helmet and other safety apparel. Be aware of natural hazards you may encounter and don’t drink and ride. All scenes depicted or described were performed by professional riders under carefully controlled conditions. Never attempt to duplicate these maneuvers or encourage others to do so. Arctic Cat recommends that all operators take a safety training course. For safety and training information, please see your local dealer.



Engine Type
8000 C-TEC2, 2-Stroke
Bore x Stroke
85 x 70 mm
Engine Cooling
Dual Stage Injection
Digitally Controlled CDI
APV with Tuned Pipe, Pipe Sensor and Stainless Steel Manifold and Muffler


Brake Type
Stealth Hydraulic Master Cylinder with Lightweight Caliper
Drive Clutch
TEAM Rapid Response II
Driven Clutch
TEAM Rapid Reaction BOSS


Front Suspension
Arctic Mountain Suspension (AMS)
Front Travel
7 in.
Rear Suspension
ALPHA-ONE Rear Suspension
Rear Travel
14 or 15 in. (varies by model)
Ski Type
G2 ProClimb
Ski Stance
35.5-37.5 in. - Adjustable
Track Type
Track Dimensions
15 in. x 154 in. x 3 in.


LED with Accent Light
Fuel Capacity
10.4 or 11.7 gal. (varies by model)
Dry Weight
455, 460 or 471 lb. (varies by model)
1 in. Mountain Height


Electric Start
Hand & Thumb Warmers
Push-Button Engine

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