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 absorption.
  • 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.

General Information

Manufacturer Arctic Cat
Model Year 2020
Model Riot X 8000 ES
Model Code S2020R8HRCUSC
Color Charcoal / Electric Blue


Length 132 in.
Height 48 in.
Width 48 - 49 in.
Weight 525 lb.

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine 8000 C-TEC2, 2-Stroke
Cylinders 2


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, 4.5 in. Riser
Instrumentation Deluxe Digital
Seating or Rider capacity Mountain

G2 ProClimb - 7 in.

Single runner with carbide

Ski Stance Adjustable - 39.5-41.5 in.
Track Type Challenger
Track LxWxH 146 x 15 x 2 in.
Pitch 2.86 in.


Includes 12V Outlet, Brake Disc, Goggle Holder, Hand & Thumb Warmers, Ice Scratchers, Sport Front Bumper, Rear Rack, Steering, Tether Switch
Safety Features Lighting - Dual Halogen 2-Bulb or LED with Accent Light (varies by model)



Ski shocks - Arctic Cat IFP 1.5

Front Track Shock - Arctic Cat IFP 1.5

Rear Track Shock - Arctic Cat IFP 2.0

Front Suspension

Arctic Mountain Suspension (AMS)

10 in.

Rear Suspension

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

Travel - 13.5

2020 Arctic Cat Riot X 8000 ES