Key base features
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.
Rotax® 4-TEC 449 cc, 45.3-hp Liquid-Cooled 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.
Class-leading of any 450-class sport ATV
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.
5-Speed Manual 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.
EFI with 46-mm Throttle Body
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.
520 O-Ring Chain
Heavy-duty, race-ready O-ring chain can handle the high stress of racing.
Key package features
Industry-exclusive shocks allow the DS 450 X mx to be easily adjusted to fit any riding style and navigate any terrain.
FOX∞ FLOAT∞ X EVOL∞ Front Shocks
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.
FOX PODIUM∞ X Remote Rear Shocks
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-Width Hollow Rear Axle
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.
ITP QuadCross MX Pro 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.
ITP T-9 Trac-lock Beadlock Wheels
Black aluminum ITP 10x5 T-9 GP front wheels, and black aluminum ITP 8x8 T-9 Trac-lock rear wheels.
50 in Front Stance
ADJUSTABLE CASTER AND CAMBER
Plus 2-in. double A-arm with adjustable caster and camber gives a 50 in. (127 cm) front stance.
Key base features
The low seat height provides a lower center of gravity and racing position, giving you an edge on the track.
Aluminum Nerf Bars with Netted Heel Guards
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.
33” Seat Height with Low Profile
Low seat height provides a lower center of gravity and race-ready positioning for aggressive riding.
Aluminum Nerf Bars, Skid Plates, and Front Bumper
FACTORY INSTALLED FEATURES
Straight from the factory, the DS 450 X mx 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.
Extra-Strength Extended Steering Stem
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.
Aluminum Taper-Profile Handlebar
Comes with wind deflectors and square pad for a premium look and protection from brush and cold.
X-Package Coloration, Graphics, & Seat Cover
Coloration, graphics, and seat cover exclusive to the X package give your ride a sportier look.