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2011 Can-Am DS 450 X MX
2011 Can-Am DS 450 X MX

2011 Can-Am DS 450 X MX
2011 Can-Am DS 450 X MX

2011 Can-Am DS 450 X MX
2011 Can-Am DS 450 X MX

– 2011 Can-Am DS 450 X MX

2011 Can-Am DS 450 X MX


In developing the 2011 Can-Am DS 450 X MX, we truly reinvented how a sport quad is built. With the industry’s first no-weld all-aluminum frame, hollow rear axle and inverted brake calipers. We then pushed the concept even further with two terrain-specific X models. The tight-woods racing DS 450 X MX X xc and motocross-inspired DS 450 X MX X mx. Both are equipped with industry-leading features and are ready to race right out of the box. You can read on. But eventually, you’re just going to have to ride one.

Key Features:

DS 450 Features

Rotax 449 cc EFI engine
ALTEC frame
Hollow rear axle
Inverted brake calipers
Maximum mass centralization
Shortened spindle


X mx Added Features

50-inch width
Anti-vibe steering stem
Camber-caster adjustable front end
Front suspension
Rear suspension
MX Pro tires and wheels package
Aluminum nerf bars
Adjustable-width axle
Motocross-specific amenities


Other Features

Wilwood disc brakes
Racing kick-up footpegs
Detachable headlights
Interchangeable fenders
Electric start
5-speed manual transmission
Chain drive with rigid axle
ITP Holeshot SR front and rear tires
X package seat cover

Available Colors: Yellow and black with X package graphics



2011 Can-Am DS 450 X MX – Specifications
American MSRP $9,149 US
Canadian MSRP $11,099 CDN

449.3 cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, DOHC 4-valve head with high-flow “Durchzugskraft” design, 38 mm intake valve, 31 mm Nimonic – alloy
Bore & Stroke
97 x 60.8 mm
EFI System / Carburetor
46-mm Throttle Body, 16 bit / 32-MHz CPU
Starting System
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

ALTEC dual-pyramidal aluminum
Front Suspension Type
R-Type forged aluminum Double A-arm – KYB? HPG piggyback shocks with compression, rebound and preload adjustments
Front Suspension Travel
9.5 in (241 mm)
Rear Suspension Type
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 (267 mm)
Front Brake
Dual 182 mm discs with inverted twin-piston calipers
Rear Brake
198 mm rotor with single piston caliper
ITP QuadCross MX PRO 20 x 6R-10 in
508 x 152R-254 mm
ITP QuadCross MX PRO 18 x 10R-8 in
457 x 254R-203 mm
Black aluminum ITP wheels

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
50 in (1,267 mm)
Seat Height
33 in (831 mm)
Ground Clearance
9 in under frame/ 5.2 in under rear axle
Dry Weight
349 lbs (158 kg)
Towing Capacity
Rack Capacity
Fuel Capacity
3 US gal (11.5 L)

Low fuel, check engine, neutral
Dual removable headlights (35W)
DC Outlet
Color(s) available
Yellow & Black with X package graphics

6 months limited factory warranty
B.E.S.T. available from 12 to 36 months


X mx package:

+ 2-inch double A-arms with adjustable caster and camber give a 50-inch front stance
Kashima-coated KYB HPG C40 aluminum piggyback front shocks with dual-speed compression, rebound and preload adjustments and 10.7 inches (272 mm) of travel
Adjustable-width hollow rear axle (from 46 inches [1.17 m] to 50 inches [1.27 m] by increments of 0.5 inch [12.7 mm] per spacer)
Rear kashima-coated KYB HPG C46 with remote reservoir shock with dual speed compression, rebound and preload adjustments, with 10.7 inches of travel
7 inches (179 mm) factory-set ride height (175-lb rider)
Black aluminum ITP 10×5 T-9 GP front wheels
Black aluminum ITP 8×8 T-9 Trac-lock (beadlock) rear wheels
20×6-10 ITP QuadCross MX PRO front tires
18×10-8 ITP QuadCross MX PRO rear tires
Extra-strength extended 1-inch (25.4 mm) 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 mx package seat cover, race graphics & color scheme