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Old 11-23-2019, 05:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Just caught on the AC website that the Blast ZR weighs just over 400 lbs. https://snowmageddon.arcticcat.txtsv.com/

Now that probably puts the Blast M in the mid 400 lb. range.....That said I actually found my 2016 ZR 6000 limited to be more fun off-trail (UP) than my 18 Tiger 800 just because of the weight and it's easier to throttle the 6 in tight woods vs the 8......Now I'm thinking the Blast M could be a blast riding in the UP backcountry
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Old 11-23-2019, 06:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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The blast m probably isn't much heavier if at all. Mono rail is light and in the field it's likely lighter because no snow weight in skid
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Old 11-23-2019, 07:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you do the math the blast is not very impressive. It will be great for a kid.

The bare bones doo 600 assuming it is 110hp is .24hp per pound vs the .16hp of the blast. The doo 600 ace is .19 Only using doo because they post their weights.

So it is close to a 600 ace hp per pound and being just over 60 pounds lighter.
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Power to weight is one piece but also depends on gearing. My old man has an old polaris frontier that is anything but light but feels just as strong as any 600 up to 45mph, but wouldn't be any fun off trail. I think it will be the whole package as a whole with the light weight making it easy to control and then geared for like 70 mph max will be quite an off trail hot rod

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19/50 gearing from what I saw was the same on the M, ZR & LT - from 1" lug to 2.0" lug

M lists 8 Tooth, 2.86 Pitch, Involute 2.0/146"
ZR lists 9 Tooth, 2.52 pitch, Involute 1.0/121"
LT lists 8 tooth, 2.86 pitch, Involute with 1.6/146"

would be nice to know the rpm range on the 400
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This can't be serious... Your thinking you wanna ride a sled with 65 hp? I've already seen on facebook people thinking of turboing a blast... Just get an 800! Hell a 600 is double the horse power... You'd waste 8 grand over that mistake. Just sayin
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I've already seen on facebook people thinking of turboing a blast... Just get an 800! Hell a 600 is double the horse power... You'd waste 8 grand over that mistake. Just sayin
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This can't be serious... Your thinking you wanna ride a sled with 65 hp? I've already seen on facebook people thinking of turboing a blast... Just get an 800! Hell a 600 is double the horse power... You'd waste 8 grand over that mistake. Just sayin
Even boosted you still won’t have the power of a 600. Not even close.
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I wouldn't worry too much about whether adult male customers (who are already happy with sleds they currently own) would buy a Blast.

That said, if I were Cat, I'd have a 600 twin version of the Blast on the drawing board for next year. For all I know, they do.
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