The Can-AM DS 450 X xc is an agile ATV that was especially created to tackle any terrain with poise.

The ATV features a short spindle, one-piece aluminum knuckle which is combines with long aluminum upper and lower A-arms. You also get KYB HPG C36 aluminum Piggyback front shocks up front and aluminum KYB HPG C40 Piggyback rear shocks.

At the heart of the Can-Am DS 450 X xc sits a 449.3 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC engine with a displacement of 449.3 cc. The engine is mated on a competition-ready 5-speed manual transmission with foot-shifter and manual clutch lever.

For enhanced protection, the ATV comes with wind deflectors and a square pad.

As far as prices are concerned, the Can-AM DS 450 X xc can be yours for no less than $8,999.

Hit the jump for more information on the Can-Am DS 450 X xc.

  • 2014 Can-Am DS 450 X xc
  • 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:
    Electonic Fuel Injection (EFI)
  • Displacement:
    449 cc
  • Top Speed:
    71 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    8999

Overview

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Tight woods are no match for this nimble and responsive ride. Built to shine in close quarters, you will flash through the trees with unmatched responsive handling.

2014 Can-Am DS 450 X xc 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
• Altec twin pyramidal aluminum frame
• R-type cast-aluminum swingarm rear suspension
• R-type forged aluminum double A-Arm front suspension
• Kayaba HPG Piggyback shocks
• Racking kick-up rests with heel guards
• Detachable headlights
• Aluminum Taper-profile handlebar

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

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• Adjustable-width hollow rear axle
• ITP Holeshot GNCC tires on ITP T-9 beadlock wheels
• Aluminum Nerf bars, skid plates, and front bumper
• X-Package coloration, graphics & seat cover
• Extra-strength extended steering stem

2014 Can-Am DS 450 X xc 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 ensure you’re 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.

Unmatched power-to-weight ratio
The DS 450 features an innovative, no-weld ALTEC™ aluminum frame and a hearty Rotax® engine for the best power-to-weight ratio of any 450-class sport ATV. Combined with other weight-saving innovations and mass centralization engineering to reduce unsprung weight, it’s unmatched in its class.

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
Take control on the track with the adjustable hollow rear axle that reduces unsprung weight and adds to the advantage of mass centralization.

Stronger yet lighter
A maximum strength, no-weld, all-aluminum frame that uses a twin pyramidal structure. Major components are firmly secured with aluminum fasteners called lock-bolts. The frame is stronger yet much lighter than a traditional ladder frame.

Lowest possible unsprung weight
Features a Chromoly hollow rear axle, extended-reach aluminum wheel hubs, aluminum sprocket, cast-aluminum swingarm, and 10.5 in of travel, for the lowest possible unsprung weight and the most mass centralization.

Sport front suspension
Features a short spindle, one-piece aluminum knuckle, and the longest aluminum upper and lower A-arms for a 46-in sport ATV.

Racing shocks
KYB HPG C36 aluminum Piggyback front shocks feature dual-speed compression, rebound and preload adjustments and 9.5-in of travel. Aluminum KYB HPG C40 Piggyback rear shocks feature dual-speed compression, rebound and preload adjustments and 10.5 in 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.

Racing tires and wheels
The DS 450 X xc features 21-in ITP Holeshot GNCC front tires mounted on 10-in black, aluminum ITP T-9 wheels with beadlock rings. The taller lugs provide superior traction in demanding race conditions.

Design:

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Rider-focused design
Loaded with race features including aluminum nerf bars, skid plates, and front bumper, you’re always ready to race.

Superb footing and protection
Wide foot pegs with kick ups and integrated heel guards offer riders superb footing and protection.

Race-ready
Remove the headlights for racing.

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

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.

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

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.

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 shock 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 • R-type forged aluminum Double A-arm with adjustable caster
• KYB† HPG C36 aluminum Piggyback front shocks with dual-speed compression, rebound and threaded preload adjustments and 9.6 in. (24.5 cm) of travel
• KYB HPG C40 aluminum piggyback rear shock with dual-speed compression, rebound and threaded preload adjustments and 10.5 in. (26.7 cm) of travel
• 7.5 in. (19 cm) factory-set ride height (175-lb [79 kg] rider)
• 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
• Extra-strength extended 1 in. (2.54 cm) steering stem with anti-vibe mounts
• 21 x 7-10 ITP Holeshot† GNCC 6-ply front tires
• 20 x 10-9 ITP Holeshot† GNCC 6-ply rear tires
• Black aluminum ITP† 10 x 5 T-9 Trac-lock (beadlock) front wheels
• Black aluminum ITP† 9 x 8 T-9 Trac-lock (beadlock) rear wheels
• 3 mm full aluminum chassis skid plate
• 5 mm full aluminum swing arm skid plate
• Aluminum nerf bars with removable aluminum heel guards
• Aluminum 6061-T6 taper-profile handlebar with square pad
• Aluminum front bumper, number plate ready
• Handlebar wind deflectors
• X package coloration, graphics and seat cover
FACTORY WARRANTY 6 months limited warranty
EXTENDED WARRANTY B.E.S.T. available from 12 to 36 months
PRICE $8,999

*Base Model Specification

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