On the heels of Polaris buying Sandpoint, Idaho-based Timbersled Products, Arctic Cat upped-the-ante in the burgeoning snowbike market with the unexpected unveil (almost a passing glimpse) of their own new concept snowbike at the recent Hay Days Swap Meet event in Minnesota.
Press reports indicate that the new Arctic Cat SVX 450 snowbike is the result of a three-year concept project stealthily developed by Arctic Cat and Canadian accessories giant Camoplast Solideal, now called Camso.
It also seems that speculation has ran wild about what motorcycle brand the new concept snowbike is built on—with the consensus definitely being that it is not built on a Yamaha frame, which seems like the logical choice since the two companies are in partnership on some other Arctic Cat/Yamaha models.
Sharp-eyed sleuths at Hay Days are leaning towards the idea that the Arctic Cat snowbike is built around an European motorcycle chassis called the Sherco.
Arctic Cat looks to be aiming for a 2017 season launch of their new concept snowbike.