Riot X

Conquer any challenge with ALPHA ONE Single-Beam Rear Suspension.

Riot X

Riot X offers unmatched versatility and now available with ALPHA ONE Single-Beam Rear Suspension to handle backcountry riding.

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Single-Beam Rear Suspension


Front Suspension




Electric Start

Power Claw


Riot X 8000

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

Riot X 8000

pro kit

Everything you need to tear up the backcountry:

  • Pro MTN Front Bumper
  • MTN Pack
  • Handlebar Bag
RIOT X Alpha One

ALPHA-ONE™ Single Beam Rear Suspension

Our single-beam rear suspension unlocks more maneuverability in the backcountry. Up here, there's only one alpha.



Lightweight narrow design that increases performance and belt life. The all-new Arctic Cat ADAPT CVT system provides improved throttle response and smooth power delivery.

RIOT X Fox Zero QS3 Shocks

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. 

RIOT X AMS Front Suspension

AMS Front Suspension

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

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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.

RIOT X G2 ProClimb 7 Mountain Ski

G2 ProClimb 7 Mountain Ski

This lightweight ski is contoured for easier steering, and integrates with the AMS spindles for better deep-snow performance.

RIOT X Power Claw Track

Power Claw Track

Slice through deep snow with Power Claw: a lightweight track that delivers the ultimate deep snow traction and performance. 

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Power Claw Track

Power Claw Track is built lightweight, with a single-ply design and a 2.86-inch pitch — all so you can master deep snow runs. Its stagger-set, curved-forward paddle towers won't fold over or take a set, and Attack 20 paddles let you float over the deep stuff.

RIOT X Adjustable Ski Stance

Adjustable Ski Stance

Easily adjust your ski stance from 39.5- to 41.5 inches for maximum adaptability.

RIOT X Reinforced Running Boards

Reinforced Running Boards

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

60th Anniversary Decal

60th Anniversary Decal

Celebrate 60 years of Arctic Cat with this commemorative decal.

Riot X

Riot X

Vehicle Specs

Print Specs


RIOT X 8000
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 Stator Output 270 W @ 3000 RPM
Fuel Delivery Next Generation C-TEC2
Exhaust APV with Tuned Pipe, Pipe Sensor and Stainless Steel Manifold and Muffler
Fuel Capacity 44,3 L
Oil System Capacity 3,08 L
Coolant System Capacity 4,7 L
Minimum Octane 98


RIOT X 8000
Drive Clutch ADAPT CVT
Driven Clutch ADAPT CVT
Drive System Arctic Mountain Drive System
Brakes Stealth Hydraulic Master Cylinder w/ Lightweight Caliper
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


RIOT X 8000
Front Suspension Arctic Mountain Suspension (AMS)
Ski Shocks Arctic Cat IFP 1.5 or FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 Coil-Over or FOX 1.5 ZERO iQS Coil-Over
Sway Bar Standard
Front Travel 21,6 cm
Rear Suspension ALPHA-ONE Rear Suspension
Front Track Shock FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 COIL-OVER
Rear Track Shock Arctic Cat IFP 1.5 or FOX 1.5 ZERO QSL Coil-Over or FOX 1.5 ZERO iQSL Coil-Over
Rear Travel 33 cm


RIOT X 8000
Overall Chassis Length 333 cm
Overall Chassis Width 118 cm-123 cm
Overall Chassis Height 124 cm
Track Type Power Claw
Track Width 38 cm
Track Length 371 cm
Lug 66 cm
Pitch 2.86 tum
Ski Stance 100 cm-105 cm Adjustable
Ski Type/Width G2 ProClimb - 7 in.
Runner Type Single Runner with Carbide


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 X 8000
Color Dynamic Charcoal/Fire Red, Woody's Orange
Heat Exchanger Front/Long Tunnel
Starter Electric Push-Button
Handlebars Hooked with Grab Handle, 4.5 in. Riser
Lighting LED with Accent Light
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, Rear Rack
Standard Accessories 12V Outlet, Brake Disc, Goggle Holder, Hand & Thumb Warmers, Ice Scratchers, Sport Front Bumper, Vertical Steering, Tether Switch
Windshield 2.54 cm Mountain-Height