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Riot

The True 50/50 Crossover

Riot

Riot delivers ruthless crossover versatility with standard features such as ARS II front suspension, CROSS-ACTION rear suspension, and newly added ATAC Adjustable-On-The-Fly suspension. Our Riot allows you to handle the trails and the backcountry with superior ease and control.

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Highlights

ARS II

Front Suspension

CROSS-ACTION

Rear Suspension

Reinforced Running Boards

For Big-Air Jumps

Push-Button

Electric Start

Riot 8000 with ATAC

Our powerful 8000-Series C-TEC2, 794cc engine, now with the versatility of ATAC  adjustable on-the-fly suspension

Riot 8000 with ATAC

Full Send kit

Never miss out on a great ride with this kit that includes:

  • Pro MTN Front Bumper
  • MTN Pack
  • Team Arctic Hand Guards
  • Mid Performance Windscreen 

Riot 8000

Our powerful 8000-Series C-TEC2, 794cc engine, with FOX rear shocks to provide a smooth ride anywhere.

Riot 8000

Full Send kit

Never miss out on a great ride with this kit that includes:

  • Pro MTN Front Bumper
  • MTN Pack
  • Team Arctic Hand Guards
  • Mid Performance Windscreen 

Riot 6000

A true 50/50 crossover, powered by the 6000-Series 599cc C-TEC2 with Dual-Stage Injection (DSI) that leads the 125-HP class in performance.

Riot 6000

Full Send kit

Never miss out on a great ride with this kit that includes:

  • Pro MTN Front Bumper
  • MTN Pack
  • Team Arctic Hand Guards
  • Mid Performance Windscreen
RIOT Cross Action Rear Suspension

CROSS-ACTION Rear Suspension

CROSS-ACTION Rear Suspension blends the increased weight transfer of an uncoupled suspension with the optimal cornering and bump absorption of Arctic Cat’s Torque-Sensing Link™ used on our trail models.

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CROSS-ACTION Rear Suspension

The new CROSS-ACTION skidframe creates a playful ride quality, with more weight transfer during acceleration, great performance in deep snow, and outstanding comfort and traction over big bumps in all snow conditions. Arctic Cat’s Torque-Sensing Link allows a lower and more consistent track tension, plus you get an adjustable spring preload and a 3-wheel rear axle assembly. The CROSS-ACTION suspension offers 13.5 inches of travel and comes in a 146-inch length with ice-scratchers. 

ADAPT CVT

ADAPT CVT System

Lightweight narrow design that increases performance and belt life. The all-new Arctic Cat ADAPT CVT system provides improved throttle response and smooth power delivery.

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RIOT ARS II Front Suspension

ARS II Front Suspension

The new Arctic Race Suspension (ARS II) puts everything we learned about conquering tough terrain onto your Riot.

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ARS II Front Suspension

The next generation of Arctic Race Suspension (ARS) is here. ARS II gives you better bite on corners and increased ground clearance to deliver more confidence on- or off-trail. We made the forged aluminum spindles 1.5 inches taller from the ski to the lower arm and gave it more rigid upper A-Arms. Plus, a revised geometry delivers a new roll-center and adjustable cambers, and a swaybar makes for flatter, more predictable cornering on hardpack trails. 

 

RIOT G2 ProClimb Mountain Ski

G2 ProClimb 7 Mountain Ski

This lightweight ski is contoured for easier steering, and integrates with the AMS spindles for better deep-snow performance.

RIOT Adjustable Ski Stance

Adjustable Ski Stance

Easily adjust your ski stance —from 41.5- to 43.5 inches for maximum adaptability.

RIOT Reinforced Running Boards

Reinforced Running Boards

Big air means big impact, which is why Riot's running boards are reinforced with an extrusion for added rigidity. 

60th Anniversary Decal

60th Anniversary Decal

Celebrate 60 years of Arctic Cat with this commemorative decal.

RIOT ATAC

ATAC Adjustable-on-the-Fly Suspension

Switch between soft, medium and firm suspension at the push of a button, with handlebar-mounted controls that automatically and immediately adjust your suspension FOX ZERO iQS gas shocks. Available on select models.

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Vehicle Specs

Print Specs

Engine

RIOT 6000 RIOT 8000
Engine Type 6000 C-TEC2, 2-Stroke 8000 C-TEC2, 2-Stroke
Displacement 599cc 794cc
Cooling Liquid
Cylinders 2
Bore x Stroke 73.8 x 70 mm 85 x 70 mm
Lubrication Electronic Injection
Ignition Digitally Controlled CDI
Engine Stator Output 270 W @ 3000 RPM
Fuel Delivery Dual Stage Injection
Exhaust APV with Tuned Pipe, Pipe Sensor and Stainless Steel Manifold and Muffler
Fuel Capacity 11.7 gal.
Oil System Capacity 3.25 qt.
Coolant System Capacity 6.1 qt.
Minimum Octane 91

Powertrain

RIOT 6000 RIOT 8000
Drive Clutch ADAPT CVT
Driven Clutch ADAPT CVT
Drive System Arctic Drive System
Brakes Stealth Hydraulic Master Cylinder
Clutch Calibration 0-5,000 ft.
Gearing 22/48
Chain Pitch 90
Track Drive Sprocket 9 Tooth, 2.86 Pitch, Exvolute
Reverse Push-Button Engine

Suspension

RIOT 6000 RIOT 8000
Front Suspension Arctic Race Suspension (ARS) II
Ski Shocks Arctic Cat IFP 1.5 Arctic Cat IFP 1.5, FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 or FOX 1.5 ZERO iQS (varies by model)
Sway Bar Standard
Front Travel 9 in. 9 in.
Rear Suspension CROSS-ACTION with 3 Wheel Rear Axle Assembly, Torque-Sensing Link Rear Arm, and Adjustable Torsion Springs
Front Track Shock Arctic Cat IFP 1.5
Rear Track Shock Arctic Cat IFP 2.0 Arctic Cat IFP 2.0, FOX 2.0 ZERO QS3 or FOX 2.0 ZERO iQS (varies by model)
Rear Travel 13.5 in.

Dimensions

RIOT 6000 RIOT 8000
Overall Chassis Length 132 in.
Overall Chassis Width 48-49 in.
Overall Chassis Height 48 in.
Track Type Cobra
Track Width 15 in.
Track Length 146 in.
Lug 1.35 in or 1.60 in. 1.35 in. or 1.60 in. (varies by model)
Pitch 2.86 in.
Ski Stance 41.5-43.5 Adjustable 41.5-43.5 in. Adjustable
Ski Type/Width G2 ProClimb - 7 in.
Runner Type Single Runner with Carbide

Instrumentation

RIOT 6000 RIOT 8000
Type of Gauge Deluxe Digital
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Digital
Odometer Digital
Fuel Digital
Oil Indicator Light
Coolant Digital/Indicator Light
Clock Digital
Battery Voltage Digital
Altimeter Digital
Hours Digital

Features

RIOT 6000 RIOT 8000
Color Dynamic Charcoal/Green Dynamic Charcoal/Green, Dynamic Charcoal/Fire Red
Heat Exchanger Front/Long Tunnel
Starter Electric Push-Button
Handlebars Hooked with Grab Handle, 5.5 in. Riser Hooked, 5.5 in. Riser
Lighting Dual Halogen 2-Bulb Dual Halogen 2-Bulb or LED with Accent Light (varies by model)
Seating Mountain
Storage Components Tunnel Bag
Additional Accessories Goggle Holder, Handguards, Mirrors, Passenger Seat, Side Panel Wind Deflectors, Sno Pro Hooked Brake Lever, Tow Switch, Tunnel Flare, Visor Plug-Ins, Rear Rack Goggle Holder, Handguards, Heated Drivers Seat, Mirrors, Passenger Seat, Side Panel Wind Deflectors, Sno Pro Hooked Brake Lever, Tow Hitch, Tunnel Flare, Visor Plug-Ins, Rear Rack
Standard Accessories 12V Outlet, Brake Disc, Hand & Thumb Warmers, Ice Scratchers, Sport Front Bumper, Standard Steering, Tether Switch 12V Outlet, Hand & Thumb Warmers, Ice Scratchers, Sport Front Bumper, Standard Brake Disc, Steering, Tether Switch
Windshield 5.5 in. Race-Height