Built for the ultimate adventure rider playgrounds, the Riot 8000 crests the peak of the Trail Crossover category adding the all-new ADAPT CVT System and ATAC adjust on-the-fly suspension for 2022.
The C-TEC2 794cc twin-cylinder engine, delivers clean responsive performance with leading fuel economy thanks to DSI, Electronic APV Exhaust Valves, Exhaust Pipe Temperature Sensor, electric oil injection, ceramic exhaust and convenience of push-button engine reverse and electric start.
Smile-Inducing power, smoothness and reliability is backed by the new Arctic Cat ADAPT CVT System. New Drive and Driven clutches are lighter-weight and employ a compact design with advanced idler system. ADAPT maintains constant belt tension throughout the RPM range resulting in minimized wear and maximum throttle response throughout your drive belts longer life without fade.
Riot 8000 hits the perfect blend of crossover performance thanks to a combination of the ARS II front suspension and the uncoupled 146-in. CROSS-ACTION rear suspension. The end result is a playful, smile-inducing ride on the trail, or in the trees, thanks to its great weight transfer raising the front end up with every throttle hit.
The Riot 8000 has choice of three different suspension packages – the first capitalizes on Arctic Cat’s 1.5 IFP ski shocks on the ARS II front suspension. The uncoupled CROSS-ACTION rear suspension has Arctic Cat IFP 1.5 front- and Arctic Cat IFP 2.0 rear-track shocks.
Seasoned riders will appreciate the moderately aggressive suspension calibration with manually activated FOX 1.5 ZERO QS3 ski shocks and equally calibrated Arctic Cat IFP 1.5 front- and FOX 2.0 ZERO QS3 rear-track shocks.
And those looking for the ultimate level of premium rider performance can opt for the ATAC adjust on-the-fly suspension system. The innovative ATAC utilizes a thumb-operated button on the left handlebar controls to operate the FOX ZERO iQS3 ski and the rear track shocks, allowing the rider to instantly switch between three factory compression settings (Soft, Medium and Firm), with two additional settings (Driver 1 and Driver 2) allowing you to customize your own calibrations between front and rear shocks.
Other key features add to Riot’s signature 50/50 trail crossover versatility, including the loose/deep snow performance of its 146-in. Cobra track available in either a 1.35-in. or 1.6-in. lug height, G2 ProClimb-7 skis, ice scratchers, tether, laydown steering post, mountain seat, 5.5-in. race-height windshield and an adjustable 41.5-in. to 43.5-in. ski stance with sway bar.
The performance-inspired bodywork comes in Green or Red (QS3 and ATAC packages only) and includes a commemorative 60th anniversary badge.
Snowmageddon Ordering and Accessory Kit
During the Snowmageddon Order period you’ll get your best deal of the season. All Riot 8000 models are available in Green or Red with an Accessory Full Send Kit option including Pro Mountain bumper, Team Arctic handguards, mid-size rear storage mountain pack and taller 12-in. mid performance windshield.