Aktiv Grizzly is dual-track snowmobile manufactured by Aktiv Maskin Östersund AB in Sweden. The snowmobile is equipped with dual 38 x 384 cm tracks and single front ski. Also dual front skis has been available for XP. Tracks cover area almost 1 m2, making it well suited for deep-snow operations. The Grizzly is powered by a 497 ccm Rotax 503 Scandinavia, producing 38 HP (28 kW) at 5700 RPM. The carb is a VM 32, supplied by Mikuni. Earlier Grizzly (de luxe) have 1+N+1 gearbox and last model (XP) (1989–1991) have 1+N+2 gearbox. The Grizzly was produced from 1979 to 1991. It is still recognized one of the best dual track snowmobile in the world. Both Bombardiers Ski-Doo Alpine, Ski-Doo Alpine 2 and Ockelbo 8000 are similar dual-track snowmobiles. In the mid 80's, the Grizzly switched from the traditional wheelbased bogie to a flexible joint-bogie, which made the ride smoother and the passability much better.
Aktiv started making tracked vehicles 1957 when they started making Snow Trac, a small personal Snowcat that is roughly the size of a modern compact car. Aktiv started making small snowmobiles in 1973 when they bought Snö-Tric brand. First dual-Trac snowmobile made by Aktiv was Snö-Tric Blå 75- and SC 20/2 75-.
The Grizzly was also produced and sold on license by Polaris Industries under the name "Polaris Grizzly de luxe". This version had a Fuji 440 ccm engine. Also Finnish company Winha sold earlier grizzly (1982–1983) with own brand name Winha. Winha Grizzly had either traditional wheelbased bogie or flexible joint-bogie and it was equipped either with Artic Spirit AB 50, A3 engine or Fuji EC 44-2PM-3000 engine.
Currently there are two dual-track snowmobile in production, one in Russia under the name "Buran" and one in Italy under the name "Alpina Sherpa".
|Overall length||309 cm|
|Overall width||97 cm|
|Overall height||141 cm|
|Overall weight||375/345 kg|
|Motor type||503 Scandinavia (Alpine)|
|Number of cylinders||2|
|HP(kW) @ 5700 RPM||38(28)|
|Fuel lubrication||2 Stroke Oil 50:1 (2%)|
|Cooling System||Axial Fan|
|Spark Plug||NGK B7ES, B8ES or similar|
|Spark gap||0,5 mm|
|Carburettor||1x Mikuni VM 32|
|Fuel||Unleaded Petrol, 90 Oc. or better|
|Gear Exchange||3,0:1 - 1:1|
|Transmission (De Luxe)||FWD 3,07:1 / REV 4,82:1||XP R+N+2|