If you want a top
of the line ATV, you might have to get
in line. Performance-minded riders will
love our new 2008 Arctic Cat 700
H1 EFI SE. Throw a leg over this
Silver Metallic beauty and walking away
from the competition will be instant.
On paper the specs may look the same, but where
the motors are built and designed, completely
different. In 2006 Arctic Cat introduced the
first Arctic Cat-built and designed motor, the
650 H1. Since its introduction, the 650 H1 has
proven itself as a championship winning powerhouse
in the World Powersports Association Quad Terrain
racing series. This real world test showed the
world that this motor is durable in stock trim,
worthy of being deemed, “Race Ready”.
Fast forward to 2008 and the next H1
evolution of hemi-producing power has
arrived with EFI. As you can imagine,
the new 2008 Arctic Cat 700 H1 EFI has
a powerful 695cc, 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.
The H1’s Performance Chassis:
To start with, the seat has been redesigned
and lowered over an inch, combined with a new
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 addressed
next with additional ride-in calibration.
What is ride-in? When you sit on the 2008
Arctic Cat 700 H1, it will squat roughly
2 inches (depending on rider size) while
maintaining Arctic Cat’s class leading
12” of ground clearance and 10”
of suspension travel. The lowered ride
height and center of gravity aid in optimized
cornering and high speed handling.
Going from 2WD to 4WD is as simple as pressing
a shift button, while activating the full-lock
front differential requires only a flip of a
handlebar-mounted lever. A 2-in. “automotive
style” receiver hitch, long-range 6.5-gallon
fuel tank, digital instrument pod (MPH, odometer,
dual trip meters, hour meter, clock and fuel
level) and Start-In-Gear capability complete
From the front headlights to the rear
brake lights, the 2008 Arctic Cat 700
H1 screams show as well as go. Extra wide
fenders add protection on muddy trails.
A latch on the seat allows quick access
to the handy tool tray below. Arctic Cat
puts the power to the trails with a fully-independent
front and rear double A-arm suspension.
Equipped with preload adjustable shocks
and 10-inches of cushy travel, the ground
clearance is a best-in-class 12-inches
which, coupled with a full-length skid
plate, gives riders the confidence needed
to venture almost anywhere, over any obstacle.
Other impressive specifications apply
to the aesthetics of the new 2008 Arctic
Cat 700 H1 EFI SE. One can’t help
but notice the vibrant new Silver Metallic
painted fenders that can be waxed and
buffed. Engine sound shields conceal both
engines, direct sound away from the machine
and overall improve the sight lines. The
new SpeedRacks have a slimmer, body-hugging
appearance with 100/200-lb. rack capacities
front/rear. To cap off the entire SE package,
the new 2008 Arctic Cat 700 H1 is rolling
on 12” aluminum wheels wrapped with
aggressive 25” tires.