If you want to mix high speeds with the experience offered by riding on off-road terrains, then you should take a spin with the Can-Am DS 450 X mx – a capable off roader that can deal great with anything you throw at it.

It is equipped with a set of rugged shocks which allow you to adjust the ATV to fit a wide range of terrains and riding styles. Apart from the adjustable shocks, the Can-AM DS 450 X mx also gives you the possibility to adjust the length of the rear axle.

As far as tires are concerned, the ATV rides on high-performance, 20-in ITP QuadCross MX Pro tires up front mounted on 10-in black, aluminum ITP T-9 wheels and rear 18 in tires paired with 8-in black, aluminum ITP T-9 beadlock wheels.

Power comes from a single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC 4-valve engine with a displacement of 449.3 cc.

Hit the jump for more information.

  • 2014 Can-Am DS 450 X mx
  • Year:
    2014
  • Make:
  • Engine:
    Single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC 4-valve head with high-flow “Durchzugskraft” design, 38 mm intake valve, 31 mm exhaust valve Nimonic – alloy
  • Transmission:
    5-speed
  • Energy:
    Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
  • Displacement:
    449 cc
  • Top Speed:
    80 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    9699

Overview

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The DS 450 X mx was built on the lessons learned – and success achieved – from racing multiple pro series.

2014 Can-Am DS 450 X mx Key Base Features:

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• Rotax 4-Tec 449 cc, 45.3-hp liquid-cooled engine
• Class-leading power-to-weight ratio
• 5-Speed manual trasmission
• EFI with 46-mm throttle body
• 520 O-ring chain
• Fox Float X Evol front shocks
• Fox Podium X Remote rear shocks
• Adjustable-width hollow rear axle
• ITP Quadcross MX Pro tires
• ITP T-9 Trac-lock beadlock wheels
• 50 in front stance
• Aluminum nerf bars with netted heel guards
• 33" seat height with low profile
• Aluminum nerf bars, skid plates and front bumper
• Extra-strength extended steering stem

2014 Can-Am DS 450 X mx Key Package Features:

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• Aluminum Taper-profile handlebar
• X-Package coloration, graphics & seat cover

2014 Can-Am DS 450 X mx Features and Benefits:

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Performance:

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Industry-leading performance
Engineered to race, the reliable Rotax® 4-TEC 450, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder, 4-stroke engine has what it takes to get you first off the starting line and keep you out in front.

Performance engine
The DS 450 is equipped with a 449 cc 4-stroke EFI Rotax engine, offering the largest bore and the largest intake valves from the DOHC 4-valve head, with 97 x 60.8 mm bore and stroke. The EFI uses the largest throttle body and a near-straight intake path.

Performance edge
Every Can-Am is built with a Rotax® engine, featuring best-in-class power and industry leading power-to-weight ratio. Unmatched power provides a performance edge and delivers superior fuel efficiency.

Race-ready transmission
Competition-ready 5-speed manual transmission with foot-shifter and manual clutch lever. Features heavy-duty clutch and 9 friction plates with Direct Link mechanism.

Efficient fuel delivery
The Electronic Fuel Injection system with 46-mm throttle body, 16-bit CPU, and 32-MHz clock speed efficiently delivers fuel to the engine, resulting in more power and reliability.

Heavy-duty chain
Heavy-duty, race-ready O-ring chain can handle the high stress of racing.

Handling:

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Precision-engineered handling
Industry-exclusive shocks allow the DS 450 X mx to be easily adjusted to fit any riding style and navigate any terrain.

Racing front suspension
FOX FLOAT X EVOL front shocks feature dual-speed compression, infinitely adjustable air spring, and 10.7 in. (27.2 cm) of travel.

Racing rear suspension
FOX PODIUM X Remote rear shocks feature dual speed compression, rebound and preload adjustments, and 11.1 in. (28.2 cm) of travel.

Adjustable rear axle
Many top motocross pros are choosing to race with a rear width that is slightly narrower than the front-end width. You can too, with the DS 450 X mx Chromoly 4140 adjustable-width hollow axle. Adjustments from 46 in to 50 in are possible with 0.5-in spacers.

High-performance tires
High-performance ITP QuadCross MX Pro tires give maximized traction on track surfaces, especially for blue-grooved. Up front, 20-in ITP QuadCross MX Pro tires mounted on 10-in black, aluminum ITP T-9 wheels. The rear tires are 18 in, on 8-in black, aluminum ITP T-9 beadlock wheels.

Performance wheels
Black aluminum ITP 10x5 T-9 GP front wheels, and black aluminum ITP 8x8 T-9 Trac-lock rear wheels.

Adjustable caster and camber
Plus 2-in. double A-arm with adjustable caster and camber gives a 50 in. (127 cm) front stance.

Design:

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Rider-focused design
The low seat height provides a lower center of gravity and racing position, giving you an edge on the track.

Lightweight nerf bars
Straight from the factory, the DS 450 X mx comes complete with lightweight aluminum nerf bars with netted heel guards. If you like, the nerf bars, side extensions, and heel guards can be removed with ease.

Race-inspired seating
Low seat height provides a lower center of gravity and race-ready positioning for aggressive riding.

Factory installed features
Straight from the factory, the DS 450 X xc comes complete with easily removable, lightweight aluminum nerf bars with aluminum heel guards. Comes with a 3-mm full aluminum chassis skid plate and 5-mm full aluminum swing arm skid plate.

Better steering feel
You don’t need an aftermarket stem to get a better feel: a +1-in extra-strength steering stem with anti-vibe mounts comes standard on this model. Mounted to the steering stem is an aluminum 6061-T6 taper-profile handlebar with square racing pad.

Added protection
Comes with wind deflectors and square pad for a premium look and protection from brush and cold.

Sportier look
Coloration, graphics, and seat cover exclusive to the X package give your ride a sportier look.

Specifications

ENGINE TYPE Single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC 4-valve head with high-flow “Durchzugskraft” design, 38 mm intake valve, 31 mm exhaust valve Nimonic – alloy
DISPLACEMENT 449.3 cc
BORE & STROKE 97 x 60.8 mm
EFI SYSTEM / CARBURETOR 46 mm Throttle Body, 16 bit / 32 MHz CPU
STARTING SYSTEM Electric
TRANSMISSION 5-speed manual / heavy-duty clutch, 9 friction plates with DirectLink mechanism
DRIVE TRAIN 520 O-ring high capacity chain, aluminum sproket hub, aluminum sprocket, rigid axle
FRAME ALTEC dual-pyramidal aluminum
FRONT SUSPENSION TYPE / SHOCKS* R-Type forged-aluminum Double A-arm KYB† HPG piggyback shocks with compression, rebound and preload adjustments
FRONT SUSPENSION TRAVEL* 9.5 in. (24.1 cm)
REAR SUSPENSION TYPE / SHOCKS* R-Type cast-aluminum swingarm Chromoly hollow rear axle KYB HPG piggyback shocks with compression, rebound and preload adjustments
REAR SUSPENSION TRAVEL * 10.5 in. (26.7 cm)
FRONT BRAKE Dual 182 mm discs with inverted twin-piston calipers
REAR BRAKE 198 mm rotor with single piston caliper
TIRES / FRONT* ITP Holeshot† SR
21 x 7R-10 in. (53.3 x 17.8R-25.4 cm)
TIRES / REAR* ITP Holeshot SR
20 x 10R-9 in. (50.8 x 25.4R-22.9 cm)
WHEELS* Polished-aluminum
DRY WEIGHT* 349 lb (158.3 kg)
L X W X H (IN)* 72.4 x 46 x 41.9 in.
L X W X H (CM)* 183.9 x 116.8 x 106.4 cm
WHEELBASE 50 in. (126.7 cm)
SEAT HEIGHT* 33 in. (83.1 cm)
GROUND CLEARANCE* 9 in. (22.9 cm) under frame
5.2 in. (13.2 cm) under rear axle
FUEL CAPACITY 3 gal (11.5 L)
INSTRUMENTATION* Low fuel, check engine, neutral
LIGHTING Dual removable headlights (35-W)
PACKAGE FEATURES • + 2 in. Double A-arm with adjustable caster and camber give a 50 in. (127 cm) front stance
• FOX FLOAT† X EVOL† front shocks with dual-speed compression and infinitely adjustable air spring and 10.7 in. (27.2 cm) of travel
• FOX† PODIUM† X remote rear shock with dual speed compression, rebound and preload adjustments and 11.1 in. (28.2 cm) of travel
• Adjustable-width hollow rear axle from 46 in. (117 cm) to 50 in. (127 cm) by increments of 0.5 in. (1.27 cm) per spacer
• 7 in. (17.9 cm) factory-set ride height (175-lb rider)
• Black aluminum ITP† 10 x 5 T-9 GP front wheels
• Black aluminum ITP† 8 x 8 T-9 Trac-lock (beadlock) rear wheels
• 20 x 6-10 ITP QuadCross† MX PRO front tires
• 18 x 10-8 ITP QuadCross† MX PRO rear tires
• Extra-strength extended 1 in. (2.54 cm) steering stem with anti-vibe mounts
• Aluminum 6061-T6 taper-profile handlebar with square pad
• Aluminum front bumper, number plate ready
• Lightweight aluminum nerf bars with netted heel guards
• X package coloration, graphics and seat cover
AVAILABLE COLOR Yellow & Black
FACTORY WARRANTY 6 months limited warranty
EXTENDED WARRANTY B.E.S.T. available from 12 to 36 months
PRICE $9,699

*Base Model Specification

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