Here is a good question for you. For example, when I need my car to go somewhere possibly could be as much as a 300 mile round trip, I think nothing of it as far as checking my plugs and oil and fluids etc. I am always confident that all is good since I checked it last and simple start it and drive off. I have never been able to do that with any snowmobile until the 4 stroke came out. It has been proven many times over that they can be as reliable as a car. So my question would be, what aspects of a snowmobile do you feel a 2 stroke is better at than a 4 stroke?
I already know they are faster except for the Yamaha sidewinder but for the kind of riding we do 90% of the time I have found just the opposite. Its just my opinion but I would like to dig into it a little more and get yours in more detail. thanks.I dunno
2 stroke is check or add oil before leaving for a ride. Changing plugs on the trail hasn't been a thing since the late 90's for cat riders. buddy put 6,000 miles on the factory plugs in his 05 600, I made him change them when servicing it that fall, they didn't need to be done, and that engine was nowhere near as advanced or clean running as the new 600
The yami 3 cylinder engine is tough on starters, and starter gears, lots run into valve problems around the 10,000 mile mark. Then you have to deal with the mess and pita of annual oil changes.
No official word yet, but I assume its to make more power.
Arctic Cat gave its big C-TEC2 8000-Series two-stroke engine a significant makeover for 2020. The 793cc twin features new cylinders, pistons, combustion chamber, flywheel, and fuel rail. According to Cat, the engine also boasts “a new fuel calibration strategy that delivers cleaner and more responsive performance, with improved fuel economy and power”
Designed and built by Arctic Cat in St. Cloud, Minn., this engine also features an Arctic Power Valve system with three-stage control of the auxiliary exhaust ports via side valves, as well as three-stage control of the primary exhaust port. Cat says oil injection is precisely delivered via an ECM-controlled electronic oil pump. Other features include battery-less EFI, Exhaust Pipe Temperature Sensor, knock sensor and engine-reverse technology.