2020 RIOT 8000 ES



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.


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

  • CROSS-ACTION Rear Suspension: CROSS-ACTION blends the increased weight transfer of an uncoupled rear arm with the optimal cornering and bump absorption of the patented SLIDE-ACTION front arm.

  • FOX® ZERO QS3 Shocks: Easy to adjust, and built for any terrain and riding style. Our premium FOX ZERO QS3 shocks are available in 1.5- or 2.0-inch diameters.

  • AMS™ Front Suspension: Arctic Mountain Suspension (AMS) puts everything we learned about conquering deep snow onto your crossover Riot X.

  • G2 ProClimb™ 7 Mountain Ski: This lightweight ski is contoured for easier steering, and integrates with the AMS spindles for better deep-snow performance.

  • Adjustable Ski Stance: Easily adjust your ski stance —from 42- to 43 inches on Riot and from 39.5- to 41.5 inches on Riot X — for maximum adaptability.

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

  • Rear Rack: Haul more gear for an all-day ride with this standard rear rack.


  • Engine Type: 8000 C-TEC2, 2-Stroke

  • Displacement: 794cc

  • Cooling: Liquid

  • Cylinders: 2

  • Bore x Stroke: 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


  • 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: 19/50

  • Chain Pitch: 96

  • Track Drive Sprocket: 9 Tooth, 2.86 Pitch, Exvolute

  • Reverse: Push-Button Engine


  • Front Suspension: Arctic Mountain Suspension (AMS)

  • Ski Shocks: 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

  • Front Track Shock: Arctic Cat IFP 1.5

  • Rear Track Shock: Arctic Cat IFP 2.0 or FOX 2.0 ZERO QS3 (varies by model)

  • Rear Travel: 13.5 in.


  • Overall Chassis Length: 132 in.

  • Overall Chassis Width: 48-49 in.

  • Overall Chassis Height: 48 in.

  • Estimated Dry Weight: 525 lbs.

  • Track Type: Challenger

  • Track Width: 15 in.

  • Track Length: 146 in.

  • Lug: 2 in.

  • Pitch: 2.86 in.

  • Ski Stance: 39.5-41.5 in. - Adjustable

  • Ski Type/Width: G2 ProClimb - 7 in.

  • Runner Type: Single Runner with Carbide


  • 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


  • Color: 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, 4.5 in. Riser

  • Lighting: Dual Halogen 2-Bulb or LED with Accent Light (varies by model)

  • Seating: Mountain

  • Storage Components: Tunnel Bag

  • Additional Accessories: 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, Goggle Holder, Hand & Thumb Warmers, Ice Scratchers, Sport Front Bumper, Rear Rack, Steering, Tether Switch

  • Windshield: 1 in. Mountain-Height


WARNING: Arctic Cat snowmobiles can be hazardous to operate. For your safety, all riders should read and understand their owner’s manual and safety instructions. Always wear an approved helmet and other safety apparel. Be aware of natural hazards you may encounter and don’t drink and ride. All scenes depicted or described were performed by professional riders under carefully controlled conditions. Never attempt to duplicate these maneuvers or encourage others to do so. Arctic Cat recommends that all operators take a safety training course.


Engine Type

8000 C-TEC2, 2-Stroke





Bore x Stroke

85 x 70 mm

Engine Cooling



Dual Stage Injection


Digitally Controlled CDI


APV with Tuned Pipe, Pipe Sensor and Stainless Steel Manifold and Muffler


Brake Type - Stealth Hydraulic Master Cylinder

Drive Clutch - TEAM Rapid Response II

Driven Clutch - TEAM Rapid Reaction BOSS


Front Suspension - Arctic Mountain Suspension (AMS)

Front Travel - 10 in.

Rear Suspension - CROSS-ACTION with 3 Wheel Rear Axle Assembly, Torque-Sensing Link Rear Arm and Adjustable Torsion Springs

Rear Travel - 13.5 in.

Ski Type - G2 ProClimb

Ski Stance - 39.5-41.5 in. - Adjustable

Track Type - Challenger

Track Dimensions - 15 in. x 146 in. x 2 in.


Speedometer - Digital

Tachometer - Digital

Odometer - Digital

Headlight - Dual Halogen 2-Bulb or LED with Accent Light (varies by model)

Fuel Capacity - 11.7 gal.

Dry Weight - 525 lb.

Windshield - 1 in. Mountain-Height

Color - Hyper Green/Electric Blue


Electric Start - Electric Push-Button

Hand & Thumb Warmers - Standard

Reverse - Push-Button Engine

Mirrors - Optional

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