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.


  • CROSS-ACTION REAR SUSPENSION: CROSS-ACTION blends the increased weight transfer of an uncoupled rear arm with the optimal cornering and bump absorbtion.
  • FOX® ZERO QS3 SHOCKS: Easy to adjust, and built for any terrain and riding style. Our premium FOX ZERO
  • ARS II™ FRONT SUSPENSION: The new arctic Race Suspension (ARS II) puts everything we learned about conquering terrain into you Riot.
  • 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 in.
  • 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.

General Information

Manufacturer Arctic Cat
Model Year 2020
Model Riot 8000 QS3 1.60 ES
Model Code S2020RTHLEUSG
Color Hyper Green / Electric Blue


Length 132 in.
Height 48 in.
Width 48-49 in.
Weight 518 or 521 lb. (varies by model)

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine 8000 C-TEC2, 2-Stroke
Cylinders 2


Coolant capacity - 6.1 qt.

Heat exchanger - Front / Long tunnel

Displacement 794 cc
Bore x Stroke 85 x 70 mm
Fuel System Dual stage injection
Starting Electric push-button

Digitally controlled CDI

Stater output - 270 W @ 3000 rpm

Lubrication Electronic injection
Drive System Arctic Drive System
Drive Clutch TEAM Rapid Response II
Driven Clutch TEAM Rapid Reaction BOSS
Drive Sprocket 9 Tooth, 2.86 Pitch, Exvolute
Clutch Calibration 0-5,000 ft.
Reverse Push-button engine
Exhaust APV with tuned pipe, Pipe sensor and Stainless steel manifold and muffler
Brakes Stealth hydraulic master cylinder
Fuel Type Premium unleaded - 91 octane
Fuel Capacity 11.7 gal.
Oil Capacity 3.25 qt.


Handlebar Hooked with grab handle, 5.5 in. Riser
Instrumentation Deluxe Digital
Seating or Rider capacity Mountain

G2 ProClimb - 7 in.

Single runner with carbide

Ski Stance Adjustable - 42-43 in.
Track Type Cobra
Track LxWxH 146 x 15 x 1.60 in.
Pitch 2.86


Additional Colors

Charcoal / Electric Blue

Hyper Green / Electric Blue

Includes 12V Outlet, Hand & thumb warmers, Ice scratchers, Sport front bumper, Standard brake disc rear Rack, Steering, Tether switch
Safety Features Lighting - Dual halogen 2-Bulb or LED with accent light (varies by model)



Ski Shocks - FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3

Front Track Shock - Arctic Cat IFP 1.5


Front Suspension

Arctic Race Suspension (ARS) II

Travel 10 in.

Rear Suspension

CROSS-ACTION with 3 Wheel rear axle assembly, Torque-sensing link rear arm and adjustable torsion springs. Interactive Arctic Cat Technology suspension available on select models.

Travel 13.5 in.

2020 Arctic Cat Riot 8000 QS3 1.60 ES