Re: How does the Riot stack up against the revolt
I've had the oppotunity, several times, to drive the Revolt, the XL, and a Riot both in the desert, short course, and in the dunes. Let me start by saying that the Riot, with a set of paddles, goes anywhere in the dunes that you want to go. And it can out run the RZR-S and others like that. It's a lot of fun too, because you can take a buddy. And I've driven all over the dunes in a Riot even with the stock tires. Takes a little more careful planning when cresting dunes and such, but it does well even stock!
But it weights about 300 lbs or so more than the Revolt. That's quit a bit when you figure my Revolt weighs 860lbs after all mods I have made. I will say that the Riot feels sluggish compared to my Revolt. I spend all of my time racing and dunes and such in a Revolt. So..........of COURSE a Riot will feel that way to me. I would say they are totally different feeling rigs. Both still a lot of fun. You can't go wrong either way.
I really liked the XL, almost better than my Revolt! I liked the longer wheelbase and it seemed to handle better over whoops and such than my Revolt. Even though it is a little heavier than my Revolt, I didn't notice it as much.
In general, you can't go wrong with any of them. Here is a short blip on how I see them:
Revolt: The fastest of the Redlines. Handles great and fits like a glove.
XL: Second fastest of the Redlines. Seems to handle a little better than a Revolt due to longer wheelbase. Fits taller folks and is more fun to "share" with others at it fits everyone.
Riot: Faster than any other stock side by side out there. Has more versatility in all terrains. Not as fast as the other two. But you get to take a friend.
So...........decide how you want to use it, then get one!