Riot

The True 50/50 Crossover

Both Riot and Riot X deliver ruthless crossover versatility, with available ARS™ II front suspension and CROSS-ACTION rear suspension. For deeper and steeper riding, Riot X is built to handle mountain riding.

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ARS II

Front Suspension

CROSS-ACTION

Rear Suspension

Reinforced Running Boards

For Big-Air Jumps

Push-Button

Electric Start

Riot X 8000

An 8000-Series C-TEC2™ engine, fortified with a vertical steering post and swaybar-equipped AMS front suspension.

Riot X 8000

Riot 8000

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

Riot 8000

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
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. 

AMS Front Suspension

Arctic Mountain Suspension is tailor-made to maneuver in deep snow. The lightweight, forged-aluminum spindles sit at a 27 degree spindle caster angle, providing optimal ski camber for off-trail cornering and more predictable counter-steering when side-hilling. They’re built to reduce drag, while the dual-phase alloy-steel A-arms are lightweight and durable. Available only on Riot X models.

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 hard pack trails. 

Not available on Riot X models.

Vehicle Specs

RIOT 6000 RIOT 8000 RIOT X 8000
Engine Type 6000 C-TEC2, 2-Stroke 8000 C-TEC2, 2-Stroke 8000 C-TEC2, 2-Stroke
Displacement 565cc 794cc 794cc
Cooling Liquid
Cylinders 2
Bore x Stroke 73.8 x 70 mm 85 x 70 mm 85 x 70 mm
Lubrication Electronic Injection
Ignition Digitally Controlled CDI
Engine Starter 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
RIOT 6000 RIOT 8000 RIOT X 8000
Drive Clutch TEAM Rapid Response II
Driven Clutch TEAM Rapid Reaction BOSS
Drive System Arctic Drive System
Brakes Stealth Hydraulic Master Cylinder
Clutch Calibration 0-5,000 ft.
Gearing 22/48 22/48 19/50
Chain Pitch 90 90 96
Track Drive Sprocket 9 Tooth, 2.86 Pitch, Exvolute
Reverse Push-Button Engine
RIOT 6000 RIOT 8000 RIOT X 8000
Front Suspension Arctic Race Suspension (ARS) II Arctic Race Suspension (ARS) II Arctic Mountain Suspension (AMS)
Ski Shocks Arctic Cat IFP 1.5 Arctic Cat IFP 1.5 or FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 (varies by model) Arctic Cat IFP 1.5 or FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 Coil-Over (varies by model)
Sway Bar Standard
Front Travel 10 in.
Rear Suspension CROSS-ACTION with 3 Wheel Rear Axle Assembly, Torque-Sensing Link Rear Arm, and Adjustable Torsion Springs CROSS-ACTION with 3 Wheel Rear Axle Assembly, Torque-Sensing Link Rear Arm and Adjustable Torsion Springs. 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 or FOX 2.0 ZERO QS3 (varies by model) Arctic Cat IFP 2.0 or FOX 2.0 ZERO QS3 (varies by model)
Rear Travel 13.5 in.
RIOT 6000 RIOT 8000 RIOT X 8000
Overall Chassis Length 132 in.
Overall Chassis Width 48-49 in.
Overall Chassis Height 48 in.
Estimated Dry Weight 521 lbs. 518 or 521 lbs. (varies by model) 525 lbs.
Track Type Cobra Cobra Challenger
Track Width 15 in.
Track Length 146 in.
Lug 1.60 in. 1.35 or 1.60 in. (varies by model) 2 in.
Pitch 2.86 in.
Ski Stance 42-43 in. - Adjustable 42-43 in. - Adjustable 39.5-41.5 in. - Adjustable
Ski Type/Width G2 ProClimb - 7 in.
Runner Type Single Runner with Carbide
RIOT 6000 RIOT 8000 RIOT X 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
RIOT 6000 RIOT 8000 RIOT X 8000
Color Charcoal/Electric Blue Charcoal/Electric Blue or Hyper Green/Electric Blue (varies by model) Charcoal/Electric Blue or Hyper Green/Electric Blue (varies by model)
Heat Exchanger Front/Long Tunnel
Starter Electric Push-Button
Handlebars Hooked with Grab Handle, 5.5 in. Riser Hooked with Grab Handle, 5.5 in. Riser Hooked with Grab Handle, 4.5 in. Riser
Lighting Dual Halogen 2-Bulb Dual Halogen 2-Bulb or LED with Accent Light (varies by model) 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 Goggle Holder, Handguards, Heated Drivers Seat, Mirrors, Passenger Seat, Side Panel Wind Deflectors, Sno Pro Hooked Brake Lever, Tow Switch, Tunnel Flare, Visor Plug-Ins Handguards, Heated Drivers Seat, Mirrors, Passenger Seat, Side Panel Wind Deflectors, Sno Pro Hooked Brake Lever, Tow Switch, Tunnel Flare, Visor Plug-Ins
Standard Accessories 12V Outlet, Brake Disc, Hand & Thumb Warmers, Ice Scratchers, Sport Front Bumper, Rear Rack, Standard Steering, Tether Switch 12V Outlet, Hand & Thumb Warmers, Ice Scratchers, Sport Front Bumper, Standard Brake Disc Rear Rack, Steering, Tether Switch 12V Outlet, Brake Disc, Goggle Holder, Hand & Thumb Warmers, Ice Scratchers, Sport Front Bumper, Rear Rack, Steering, Tether Switch
Windshield 5.5 in. Race-Height 5.5 in. Race-Height 1 in. Mountain-Height