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2006 DS650 X:
Proven Peak Performance for Sport Segment

2006 DS650® X Highlights:

  • Most powerful, stable, toughest sport ATV
  • Rotax® 650cc High Output engine puts out the most power and torque in its class
  • Incredibly capable sport-tuned suspensions with High Pressure Gas shocks with infinite pre-load adjustments
  • Reliability proven in the most grueling races
  • Available only as race-ready X-version

You don’t win the Baja 1000, Baja 500, San Felipe 250 in the same year unless you have a fast – really fast – engine. And you don’t win the Paris-Dakar rally unless you have a incredible durability. And you don’t accomplish these feats unless you ride a Bombardier* DS650 X ATV. And riders don’t have to be part of a top factory race team to get that type of performance, because the 2006 DS650 X delivers this level of performance and reliability right out of the box.

Consumers might not be taking their DS650 X out for a 1000 mile (1,600 km), all-out spin through some of the most unforgiving terrain on earth…but its racing pedigree ensures that busting through dunes or slicing through trails has never been so exciting.

Racing is about being fast, and the DS shines in that department with its Rotax 650cc single-cylinder mill. Liquid-cooling, four-valves, dual cams and dual sparkplugs all work together to deliver the most power and torque in the class. Plus, this engine has proven to be absolutely reliable in even the toughest conditions.

Tackling unforgiving terrain requires suspension performance and the DS650 X delivers in spades. Double A-arms in the front use High Pressure Gas [HPG] shocks to soak up the bumps and control the ride. An aluminum swing arm with a single Kayaba HPG remote-reservoir shock does the job in the rear. Travel up front is a full 12-inches [30.5cm] and 11-inches [27.9cm] in the back. To tailor the ATV’s performance for riding style, terrain and conditions, the front shocks have an infinite pre-load adjustment; the rear shock has adjustments for pre-load, compression and rebound.

Even the most punishing DS650 X owners will have no doubts about reliability, with a full compliment of heavy-duty components, such as 530 o-ring chain, tapered bearings, six-bolt sprocket carrier, and aluminum rear axle. Racing or riding at night? In addition to its dual lamp headlamp and auxiliary halogen lamps, the 290-Watt magneto can power even more.

The X-package features list proves this is a serious, race-ready ATV. There’s no need for another big-dollar shopping trip to get this baby ready for fun, as all these trick items – that’s more than $1,800 USD[$2,400 CDN] in value – are standard:

  • aluminum rims with reinforcement rings
  • lightweight aluminum front bumper
  • aluminum muffler shield
  • factory-fit skid plates for the A-arms and engine
  • aluminum nerf bars
  • steel-braided brake lines
  • tachometer
  • foot-peg extensions
  • rear and front shock protectors
  • handlebar guards
  • high performance grips
  • special low-profile seat design
  • aggressive Ohtsu R tires
  • auxiliary lights

For ’06, the DS650 X is available in black with high voltage graphics.

BRP is a world leader in design, development, manufacturing, distribution and marketing of Ski-Doo® and Lynx™ snowmobiles, Sea-Doo® watercraft and sport boats, Johnson® and Evinrude® outboard engines, direct injection technologies such as Evinrude E-TEC™, Bombardier* all-terrain vehicles (ATV), Rotax® engines and karts.

Specifications DS 650 X


  • Type: 652cc, 4-stroke, single, liquid cooled, 4-valves DOHC
  • Bore & Stroke: 3,94 X 3,27 in. (100 x 83 mm)
  • Torque: 57 Nm @ 5,500 RPM
  • Carburation / EFI: Mukini BSR 42
  • Starting System: Electric start
  • Transmission: 5 speed, manual clutch
  • Drive train: Chain driven / solid axle


  • Frame: DS
  • Front suspension type: Travel: Double A-arm 12.0 in. (305 mm)
  • Rear suspension type: Travel: Swing-arm, 11 in. (279 mm)
  • Front brake: 2 hydraulic discs
  • Rear brake: 1 hydraulic disc
  • Tires / Front: 22 x 7 x 10 in 559 x 178 x 254 mm
  • Tires / Rear: 20 x 10 x 9 in 508 x 254 x 229 mm


  • L x W x H (in): 77 x 48 x 47 in
  • L x W x H (mm): 1,956 x 1,219 x 1,194
  • Wheelbase: 49 in (1244 mm)
  • Dry weight: 495 lbs (225 kg)
  • Ground clearance: 11.7 in (297 mm)
  • Seat height: 33.8 in (857 mm)
  • Rack capacity (front & rear): N/A
  • Towing capacity: N/A
  • Fuel capacity: 3.2 US gal. (12L)


  • Instrumentation: Tachometer Indicator
  • lamps: neutral, engine temperature
  • Lighting: 1 headlamp dual bulb (30W), 2 halogen auxiliary (35W) w/ tail light / brake light
  • DC outlet: N/A
  • XT package content available: N/A

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