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Arctic Cat

2009 Thundercat 1000 H2 SE
Eats the Competition for Breakfast

Thundercat Silver
Thundercat Silver

Thundercat Rear
Thundercat Rear

Warning: The following machine is not for the timid of throttle. The Thundercat 1000 is dedicated to delivering massive amounts of power, on top of massive amounts of performance. The 1000 lays claim to the sport’s largest displacement machine in the industry.

Designed and manufactured by Arctic Cat, the H2 engine is a V-Twin, SOHC, liquid cooled, 951cc, Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) four stroke, built for massive torque and serious arm stretching power. Arctic Cat engineers crafted this torque-tuned motor for ultimate acceleration. The hemispherical-shaped heads create more complete, more efficient combustion for performance-winning power.

Just like the automotive industry, the EFI delivers consistent performance in all conditions and temperatures automatically.

Instant cold starting, optimized performance regardless of elevation or temperature and better fuel mileage are the biggest benefits applied to the Thundercat.

Like other Arctic Cat full size ATVs, the Thundercat features a forward-located air intake snorkel that reduces engine sound to the rider while decreasing the chance for water or dirt ingestion. Likewise, the Duramatic automatic transmission (with high/low range), both add versatility and riding ease in all conditions.

Added flexibility comes courtesy of the push-button 2wd/4wd system with an all-new electronic front locking differential that is controlled via a push-button rocker switch on the gauge pod. This allows the rider to switch from rear wheel drive to limited-slip four-wheel drive or full-time 4wd depending on conditions and desire.

Performance-Tuned Chassis

The Thundercat H2 powers a performance-tuned chassis that is agile and durable, but is more accommodating for a variety of rider sizes. To start with, the seat has been lowered over an inch, combined with an equally ergonomic friendly handlebar design. These changes seem minimal, but once you sit down, you definitely get the feeling of riding “In” the machine instead of “On” it.

The stance and suspension were race-bred and performance-calibrated with additional ride-in. What is ride-in? When you sit on the Thundercat H2, it will squat roughly 2 inches (depending on rider size) while maintaining Arctic Cat’s class leading 11” of ground clearance and 10” of suspension travel. The lower ride height and center of gravity inspire riding confidence in aggressive cornering and high speed handling. All that new found horsepower needs to be harnessed, so the engineering staff, lengthened the wheelbase by 2” for optimized cornering and high speed handling.

Other impressive specifications apply to the aesthetics of the Thundercat. One can’t help but notice the vibrant Competition Silver Metallic painted fenders that can be waxed and buffed. Engine covers conceal the engine, direct sound away from the machine and overall improve the sight lines. The SpeedRack has a slim, body-hugging appearance with 100/200-lb. rack capacities front/rear. To cap off the entire package, the Thundercat H2 is rolling on an all-new 12” aluminum wheel wrapped with aggressive 25” Maxxis 4-Speed tires specifically designed for the Thundercat.

For more information on the Thundercat 1000 H2 EFI, please visit your local Arctic Cat dealer, or log on to
www.arcticcat.com.

Key Buying Points

  1. Warning: The following
    machine is not for the timid of
    throttle. The Thundercat 1000
    is dedicated to delivering
    massive amounts of power, on
    top of massive amounts of
    performance. The 1000 lays
    claim to the sport’s largest
    displacement machine in the
    industry.
  2. The H2 revolution of
    hemi-producing power has
    dominated with EFI. As you
    can imagine, the 1000 H2 EFI
    has a powerful 951cc, SOHC,
    single-cylinder, liquid-cooled
    engine, designed for a wide
    torque curve with the
    smoothest power delivery via
    Electronic Fuel Injection. Cold
    weather starting and altitude
    changes are no longer
    questionable.
  3.  Added flexibility comes
    courtesy of the push-button
    2wd/4wd system with an
    all-new electronic front locking
    differential that is controlled
    via a push-button rocker
    switch on the gauge pod. This
    allows the rider to switch from
    rear wheel drive to limited-slip
    four-wheel drive or full-time
    4wd depending on conditions
    and desire.
  4. The Thundercat H2 powers a
    performance-tuned chassis
    that is agile and durable, but is
    more accommodating for a
    variety of rider sizes. To start
    with, the seat has been
    lowered over an inch,
    combined with an equally
    ergonomic friendly handlebar
    design. These changes seem
    minimal, but once you sit
    down, you definitely get the
    feeling of riding “In” the
    machine instead of “On” it.
  5. The stance and suspension
    were race-bred and
    performance-calibrated with
    additional ride-in. What is
    ride-in? When you sit on the
    Thundercat H2, it will squat
    roughly 2 inches (depending on
    rider size) while maintaining
    Arctic Cat’s class leading 11”
    of ground clearance and 10” of
    suspension travel. The lower
    ride height and center of
    gravity inspire riding
    confidence in aggressive
    cornering and high speed
    handling. All that new found
    horsepower needs to be
    harnessed, so the engineering
    staff, lengthened the
    wheelbase by 2” for optimized
    cornering and high speed
    handling.

Features & Benefits

New for 2009
ENGINE:
• 951cc, EFI, SOHC 4-stroke, 4-valve, V-twin, liquid cooled engine
• The “H” in H2 stands for Hemi. The hemispherical-shaped head creates more complete, more efficient combustion for performance-winning
power
• An Arctic Cat produced performance engine built in the state-of-the-art St. Cloud manufacturing facility
• Electronic Fuel Injection aids in perfect starting no matter what altitude or temperature changes.
• Liquid cooling system with high-capacity radiator and thermostatically-controlled cooling fan provides consistent engine operating temperatures
• The Duramatic Automatic Transmission has a long-life maintenance-free belt that withstands the harshest of conditions.
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION:
Machined Aluminum Wheels
• All new 12” machined aluminum wheel design has an optimized scrub radius minimizing the rider steering effort.
Positive Shifting
• A new shift detent spring in the lever linkage allows for improved positive shifting
New Headlight Bulb Sockets
• The right-hand headlight bulb sockets have been redesigned to eliminate the bulb popping out, decreasing the chance of the headlight housing
filling with moisture.
Fully Independent Suspension (FIS) How it works with or without a swaybar
• Arctic Cat ATVs have an optional sway bar available as an accessory purchase through your authorized dealer. Similar to any off-road 4x4
vehicle, eliminating the sway bar, lets the 10” of front or rear Fully Independent Suspension articulate through the full range of suspension travel.
This increased articulation provides full tire contact in all types of off-camber terrain. The addition of the sway bar will impact the traction
capabilities; however, it will enhance flatter cornering in aggressive trail riding
Performance Tuned Chassis
• When you sit on the Thundercat, it will squat roughly 2 inches (depending on rider size) while maintaining Arctic Cat’s class leading 11” of
ground clearance and 10” of suspension travel. This ride-in calibration lowers center of gravity for precise cornering
Performance Minded Ergonomics
• The seat on the Thundercat has been lowered approximately one inch to reduce the riders center of gravity along with giving an improved sense
of sitting “In” the machine instead of “On” it.
Industry Leading Ground Clearance
• 11” of ground clearance enhances the ability to navigate through mud or over large rocks, logs, and other objects encountered in rough terrain
Large Capacity SpeedRacks
• Industry leading weight capacity and overall cargo carrying surface area allows 100 lb carrying capacity on the front rack and 200 lbs. on the
rear
SpeedRack Technology
• Allows very quick installation and removal of a wide variety of Arctic Cat exclusive accessories without the need for tools, bloody knuckles or
swearing
• SpeedRack and its accessories add value to the machine and also enhance the efficiency of your hunting, fishing, farming or utility chores
2-Inch Automotive Style Receiver Hitch
• This feature allows the consumer to remove the hitch from their 2” automotive receiver and install it into the ATV’s receiver hitch
Floating Hydraulic Disc Brakes
• Low maintenance, positive stopping power in either dry or wet conditions
Adjustable Shocks
• Set the spring preload (5 rear positions, 5 front positions) on the shocks to tailor the ride to individual riding styles, terrains and loads
Electric Shift 2-to 4-Wheel Drive with new Electric Front Locking Differential
• Full-lock front differential transfers engine torque to both front wheels when selected for added traction with an all new electronic rocker
switch located on the gauge pod while 4wd/2wd switch is located on right-side handlebar for quick, convenient shifting in-and-out of four-wheel
drive.
Spike Load Dampener
• To handle the 1000 H2’s enormous power output, Arctic Cat has engineered a rear differential to deliver maximum power to the tires with
minimum driveline wear.
ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
Stylish SE
• All SE models have an all-new machined aluminum wheel and are available in Competition Silver painted body panels.
Digital Instrument Pod
• Displays up to 14 critical operation information indicators including: clock/hour meter, fuel level, mode button, set/reset button, odometer/trip,
gear position, speedometer/tachometer, needle display, differential lock, drive select, high beam, battery condition, temperature and oil pressure
Tires
• When your utility quad needs better acceleration and overall performance, the Razr 4-Speed is your answer. The lightweight design and radial
construction provide ideal traction in all conditions - without adding extra weight. Designed specifically for the Thundercat with a stiffer sidewall,
the 25x8R12 front and 25x10R12 rear are the perfect tire for Utility Quad riders looking for more trail performance. The Aggressive tread
pattern with radial construction, breaks the barrier between Sport and Lightweight design reducing steering effort for quick handling.
Color Options
• Competition Silver Metallic
AVAILABLE ACCESSORIES:
Please log on to www.arcticcat.com or browse the 2009 Arcticwear and Accessories brochure at you nearest Arctic Cat dealer.

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