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That page worked for me.  Look at the weight on that thing, 140 hp out of the 435 lb sno pro chasis.  That sounds great.  It produces the same hp as the 800 and weighs about 70 lbs lighter, that's great.  Also notice that it has the 13.5" track also.  I don't know if that good or bad.  I don't know if I could buy one without seeing it in person first.  Sounds great.
Where did that info come from?  I would like to see some better color pictures of course, but thanks for sharing this groundbreaking info?
 

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What about the other zr's do they still have a 500 and 600 and are they in the new sno-pro chassis or last years zr chassis.  Thanks for the photos
 

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You guys are jumping the gun.  I'm amazed we even saw the pictures and stats, and you are asking for prices and seeing it in person.  But I also ask for a foot when someone gives me an inch.

As far as the ZR's, I would bet that the firecats are the only ones getting the sno pro chassis.  Look at the spec sheet, it shows the ZR 800 and 900 in the current ZR chassis.

I wonder if they have the cross link suspension like the race sleds?
 

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SPECS SAY 13" TRACK WIDTH ...WONT THAT EFFECT FLOATATION ?
STABILITY....PROBABLY NOT THEY ADDED 7" TO LENGTH ..... I GUESS ,MAYBE I'M STUCK IN MOUNTAIN MODE NOW ...USED TO LIVE IN TAXACHUSETTS ..NOW LIVE IN IDAHO....STEEP AND DEEP ,BABY
 

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It is a 13 1/2" wide track 128" long so it has roughly 5% less snow contact area than a 15" wide 121" track if 1/3 of the track is in contact with the snow.  At 15% less weight than the ZR 800  this should have no effect on flotation.  It has a 3.11 Lb/HP ratio compared to the T-Cat at 3.26.....WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Can you say Blade for less than half the price with EFI..........  I want one!!!!!!!!!
 

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I have a 02 Sno Pro with a BM 715cc, 155hp. Unfortunately I haven't been able to put on a lot of miles due to lack of snow. All I can say is it's scary fast, and handles the rough stuff great. The front end is still a bit too stiff but the cross link with the longer track works great. I haven't raced anything serious yet but It has to be close if not faster than the ZR800 twin. The front end is a little more tippy than the normal AC setup but with more of a sag setting I think that will take care of much of that. Also the fact that the weight is farther back may be a factor. I'm going to try and get some more miles here in Mich. over the next few weekends.
 

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Read the press release on AC's page.

Fastcat, they mention about changing the angle of the track, so I think more of the track is on the snow than 1/3.

Maxwell, read the release, they say to make up for the narrower chassis, the A arms are extended and the shocks are longer to provide the same ski stance.

How do you think this chassis is doing for Tucker.  Blair is doing good on the REV.  I saw somewhere that AC started putting the additional idlers on the back of the track so that it has 4 wheels instead of the two that it comes with.

I wonder what the engine is based on.  Is is an all new engine or is it based on an existing engine or the old 700?  or is it the 800 downsized?  I need to have this sled but I don't want to do their R & D for them on unproven equipment!
 

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I do remember someone posting about the new 700 from cat a few weeks ago I wonder who that was. the motor is basicaly a down tuned open motor with the 440 laydown case and bigger cylinders,and yes it is faster than the 900 acording to the people I know from cat factory.If you were to go to a dealer they are not supossed to even talk about it,a friend ask the guys at BM and they just said WHAT havent heard about it ,No talk from cat on a 600 yet but I will keep checking as it would be the only reason that I would defect from Polaris.Cat has been doing a lot of work on the handling problems but they should have them worked out by build time.

Oh I forgot who was it that posted  about this new 700 from Cat???
 
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