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Can-Am

2008 DS 450 X
THE RIDE THAT SAYS IT ALL.

DS 450 X
DS 450 X

In 2001, José Boisjoli, BRP President and CEO, set a challenge. “Give me a sport ATV with the lowest weight, lowest unsprung weight, most mass centralization and highest power, and you have yourself a project.” This no compromise approach forced Can-Am™ engineering teams to throw out convention, and rethink everything from the frame to the front and rear suspension systems.

The DS 450 offers the most power, lowest weight, most centralized mass, and lowest unsprung weight in its class. Plus, a fully-adjustable, sport-tuned suspension.

Six years later, the new DS 450™ EFI was born. The four objectives were met, and more than half a decade of relentless dedication and passion rewarded. Now, Can-Am has taken the DS 450 EFI a step further introducing the new X package.

  • Responsive and easy to maneuver, thanks to centralized masses and unmatched power-to-weight ratio
    At 345 pounds (156 kg) dry, it is the lightest 450 sport ATV
  • New Rotax 449 cc engine delivers 9% more HP than the best-in-class competitor
  • Lightweight ALTEC aluminum frame with twin pyramidal structure - 13% lighter than the best-in-class competitor
  • Innovative R-Type front and rear suspensions deliver handling, control, and feel
  • Wilwood disc brakes: 182 mm wave-type discs with inverted twin-piston calipers in front, 198 mm wave-type disc in rear
  • Extra features like racing kick-up footpegs, detachable headlights, interchangeable fenders

X PACKAGE FEATURES

  • Kayaba HPG piggyback shocks with preload, high & low speed compression and rebound adjustments.
  • Black aluminum rims with reinforcement rings
  • Aluminum 1" (25.4mm) handlebar riser
  • Aluminum taper-profile handlebar with square pad
  • Aluminum front bumper (number plate ready)
  • Nerf bars
  • Aluminum chassis and swing arm skid plate
  • Quick-adjust clutch cable
  • X package graphics
  • X package seat cover

ENGINE

  • Type: 449.3cc, single-cylinder, DOHC 4-valve, liquid-cooled
  • Bore & Stroke: 97 x 60.8 mm
  • Fuel Delivery: EFI with 46 mm Throttle Body, 16 bit CPU with 32 MHz clock speed
  • Starting System: Electric
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual
  • Drive Train: Chain driven/solid axle

CHASSIS

  • Frame: ALTEC dual-pyramidal aluminum
  • Front Suspension Type: R-Type forged aluminum, Double A-arm/Kayaba‡ HPG aluminum piggyback with adjustment for compression, rebound and spring preload
  • Travel: 9.5 in (241 mm)
  • Rear Suspension Type: R-Type cast aluminum, swingarm/Kayaba HPG aluminum piggyback with adjustment for compression, rebound and spring preload
  • Travel: 10.5 in (267 mm)
  • Front Brake: Dual 182 mm wave type discs with inverted twin-piston calipers
  • Rear Brake: 198 mm wave type rotor with single piston caliper
  • Tires/Front: ITP Holeshot SR, 21 x 7R-10 in. (533 x 178R-254 mm)
  • Tires/Rear: ITP Holeshot SR, 20 x 10R-9 in. (508 x 254R-229 mm)
  • Wheels: Aluminum, polished

DIMENSIONS

  • L x W x H (in): 72.4 x 46 x 41.9 in
  • L x W x H (mm): 1,839 x 1,168 x 1,064 mm
  • Wheelbase: 49.9 in (1,267 mm)
  • Seat Height: 32.7 in (831 mm)
  • Dry Weight: 345 lbs (156.5 kg)
  • Ground Clearance: 9 in (229 mm) under frame/5.2 in (132 mm) under rear axle
  • Fuel Capacity: 3 US gal (11.5 L)

FEATURES

  • Instrumentation: Low fuel, check engine, neutral
  • Lighting: Dual removable headlights
  • Standard Color: Yellow

X COLOR

  • X Color: Black

Specifications

Engine

  • Engine Type Rotax 450, DOHC 4-valve
  • Displacement 449.3 cc
  • Bore x Stroke 97 x 60.8 mm
  • Cylinders Single-cylinder
  • Engine Cooling Liquid-cooled
  • Fuel System Fuel Delivery: EFI with 46 mm Throttle Body, 16 bit CPU with 32 MHz clock speed
  • Starting System Electric

Chassis

  • Front Suspension Front Kayaba HPG piggyback shock with high & low speed compression adjustments
  • Front Travel 9.5 in. (241 mm)
  • Front Brake Type Dual 182 mm wave type discs with inverted twin-piston calipers
  • Front Tires ITP Holeshot SR: 21 x 7R-10 in. (533 x 178R-254 mm)
  • Rear Suspension R-Type swingarm, cast aluminum/Kayaba HPG aluminum piggyback with adjustment
  • for compression, rebound and spring preload
  • Rear Travel 10.5 in. (267 mm)
  • Rear Brake Type 198 mm wave type rotor with single piston caliper
  • Rear Tires ITP Holeshot SR: 20 x 10R-9 in (508 x 254R-229 mm)
  • Frame ALTEC dual-pyramidal aluminum

Dimensions/Capacities

  • Dry Weight 345 lbs (156.5 kg)
  • Fuel Capacity 3 gal (11.5 L)
  • Ground Clearance 9 in (229 mm) under frame/5.2 in (132 mm) under rear axle
  • Machine Dimensions (LxWxH) in. 72.4 x 46 x 41.9 in. (1,839 x 1,168 x 1,064 mm)
  • Wheelbase (inches) 49.9 in. (1,267 mm)

Drive Train

  • Drive Train Chain driven/solid axle
  • Transmission 5-speed manual

General

  • Lighting Dual removable headlights
  • Colors Black

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