Built to Handle It All


Why choose between the thrill of trail riding and the excitement of deep snow when you can have both? RIOT is a special blend of trail and backcountry performance, giving crossover riders the versatility they crave. With a rugged suspension and two robust powertrain options, including a new turbocharged engine, RIOT is built to take it all on every kind of ride, no matter who you're riding with.


New Turbo-Charged

Engine Available


Front Suspension


Rear Suspension


Electric Start

Riot 9000 with ATAC

If you're a diehard thrill-seeker, a speed demon chasing that next big adrenaline rush, then the new RIOT 9000 EPS is equipped with everything you need to find it, including the most powerful stock turbocharged engine available. Add in Electronic Power Steering (EPS) and an ATAC® Adjustable On-The-Fly Suspension, and you've got a crossover experience that'll give you all you all the speed you can handle.

Riot 9000 with ATAC

Riot 8000 with ATAC

Whether riding through chop or carving deep snow, RIOT 8000 with ATAC ensures a smooth, confidence-inspiring ride for the weekend warrior and boondocking beginner alike. The ATAC Adjustable On-The-Fly Suspension adjusts the suspension with the push of a button to tackle any trail or backcountry snow conditions.

Riot 8000 with ATAC

Riot 8000

For those who like to fly down the trail or explore the backcountry, RIOT 8000 offers the best of both worlds. The sled’s CROSS-ACTION suspension complements the powerful 8000 Series,165HP-class engine for the perfect balance of suspension and power.

Riot 8000
Arctic Cat Riot Snowmobile


165HP- or 200HP-Class Engines

Whether you want to cruise the trail or carve the backcountry, RIOT is available with a 794cc 165HP-class engine or a 988cc turbo-charged 200HP-class engine.

Playful, Comfortable Ride

CROSS-ACTION Rear Suspension

The uncoupled CROSS-ACTION rear suspension provides unparalleled agility from powder to hardpack. The design enables the front and rear halves of the suspension to move independently, so riders enjoy excellent cornering and bump absorption on the trail, as well as off-trail weight transfer.


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.

RIOT ARS II Front Suspension



The lightweight, durable ADAPT CVT System is the only self-adjusting clutch available on a stock sled. ADAPT has an idler bearing that keeps belt temperature down, helping belts stay tighter and giving you a smoother takeoff and consistent power delivery at slow speeds.


ARS II Front Suspension

The race-proven ARS™ II front suspension delivers superior cornering and more ground clearance for an even better ride ride on- or off-trail. The forged aluminum spindles are 1.5 inches taller from ski to the lower arm, and it features rigid upper A-Arms for optimal control and durability.


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.


G2 ProClimb Skis

The lightweight G2 ProClimb™ 7-inch mountain ski is tapered to stay on top of the snow. The ski works in tandem with the AMS spindles for easier steering and better deep snow performance.

Go Wide or Narrow

Adjustable Ski Stance

An adjustable 41.5- to 43.5-inch ski stance provides the flexibility to ride in a wide variety of snow conditions. Narrow it up for better agility in the backcountry or widen it out for a flatter, more stable trail ride.

Big Air-Worthy

Reinforced Running Boards

With new rugged styling and improved durability, the RIOT's running boards are reinforced with an extrusion for extra rigidity and are designed to take the impact when you send it.

ZR 200 Trail Certified

Versatile Suspension

ATAC Adjustable On-the-Fly Suspension

The ATAC Adjustable On-the-Fly Suspension immediately adjusts the FOX® ZERO iQS shocks with the push of a button to navigate changing snow conditions. Choose between two rider profiles, three firmness settings and engage lockout mode to ride your way. Available on select models.



Vehicle Specs

Print Specs


RIOT 8000 RIOT 9000
Engine Type 8000, 2-Stroke 9000, 4-Stroke
Displacement 794cc 998cc
Cooling Liquid
Cylinders 2 3-Turbocharged
Bore x Stroke 85 x 70 mm 80 x 66.2 mm
Lubrication Electronic Injection Dry Sump
Ignition Digitally Controlled CDI Digital Controlled Coil Induction
Engine Stator Output 270 W @ 3000 RPM 545 W @ 5000 RPM
Fuel Delivery Next-Generation C-TEC2 Electronic Fuel Injected (EFI)
Exhaust APV w/ Tuned Pipe, Pipe Sensor and Stainless Steel Manifold and Muffler Turbocharger w/ Stainless Steel Muffler
Fuel Capacity 11.7 gal 9.9 gal.
Oil System Capacity 3.25 qt. 3.8 qt.
Coolant System Capacity 6.1 qt. 5.7 qt.
Minimum Octane 91


RIOT 8000 RIOT 9000
Drive Clutch ADAPT
Driven Clutch ADAPT
Drive System Arctic Drive System
Brakes Stealth Hydraulic Master Cylinder
Clutch Calibration 0-5,000 ft. 0-10,000 ft.
Gearing 22/48
Chain Pitch 90
Track Drive Sprocket 9 Tooth, 2.86 Pitch, Exvolute
Reverse Push-Button Engine


RIOT 8000 RIOT 9000
Front Suspension ARS II ARS II w/ ATAC
Ski Shocks FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 or FOX 1.5 ZERO iQS FOX 1.5 ZERO iQS
Sway Bar Standard
Front Travel 9 in.
Rear Suspension CROSS-ACTION w/ 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 FOX 2.0 ZERO QS3 or FOX 2.0 ZERO iQS FOX 2.0 ZERO iQS
Rear Travel 13.5 in.


RIOT 8000 RIOT 9000
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 1.60 in.
Pitch 2.86 in.
Ski Stance 41.5-43.5 in. Adjustable
Ski Type/Width G2 ProClimb- 7 in.
Runner Type Single Runner w/ Carbide


RIOT 8000 RIOT 9000
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


RIOT 8000 RIOT 9000
Color Black/Fire Red, Black/Medium Green
Heat Exchanger Front/ Long Tunnel
Starter Electric Push-Button
Handlebars Hooked
Lighting LED w/ Accent Light
Seating Mountain
Standard Accessories 12V Outlet, Sport Front Bumper, Goggle Holder, Hand & Thumb Warmer, Ice Scratchers, Standard Brake Disc, Standard Steering, Mid-Tunnel Bag, Tether Switch 12V Outlet, Sport Front Bumper, Goggle Holder, Hand & Thumb Warmer, Heated Driver's Seat, Ice Scratchers, Standard Brake Disc, Standard Steering, Tether Switch
Windshield 5.5 in. Race-Height