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2011 Can-Am DS 450 X XC
2011 Can-Am DS 450 X XC

2011 Can-Am DS 450 X XC
2011 Can-Am DS 450 X XC

2011 Can-Am DS 450 X XC
2011 Can-Am DS 450 X XC

– 2011 Can-Am DS 450 X XC

2011 Can-Am DS 450 X XC


In developing the 2011 Can-Am DS 450 X XC, 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 XC X xc and motocross-inspired DS 450 X XC 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 xc Added Features

46-inch width
Anti-vibe steering stem
Caster-adjustable front end
Front suspension
Rear shock
ITP Holeshot GNCC tires / T-9 wheels
Aluminum nerf bars
Cross-country-specific amenities
Wind deflectors


Other Features

Wilwood disc brakes
Racing kick-up footpegs
Detachable headlights
Interchangeable fenders
Electric start
5-speed manual transmission
Chain drive with rigid axle
X package seat cover and X xc race graphics
Aluminum front bumper, number plate ready

Available Colors: Yellow and black with X package graphics



2011 Can-Am DS 450 X XC – Specifications
American MSRP $8,949 USD
Canadian MSRP $10,749 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 sprocket 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 Holeshot GNCC 21 x 7R-10 in
533 x 178R x 254 mm
ITP Holeshot GNCC 20 x 10R-9 in
508 x 254R-229 mm
Black aluminum ITP Trac-lock (beadlock) 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 (229 mm)
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 xc package:

R-type forged aluminum double A-arms with adjustable caster
KYB HPG C36 aluminum piggyback front shocks with dual-speed compression, rebound and preload adjustments and 9.6 inches (245 mm) of travel
KYB HPG C40 aluminum piggyback rear shock with dual-speed compression, rebound and preload adjustments and 10.5 inches (267 mm) of travel
7.5-inch (190 mm) factory-set ride height (175-lb rider)
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)
Extra-strength extended 1-inch (25.4 mm) steering stem with anti-vibe mounts
21×7-10 ITP Holeshot GNCC 6-ply front tires
20×10-9 ITP Holeshot GNCC 6-ply rear tires
Black aluminum ITP 10×5 T-9 Trac-lock (beadlock) front wheels
Black aluminum ITP 9×8 T-9 Trac-lock (beadlock) rear wheels
3-mm full aluminum chassis skid plate
5-mm full aluminum swing arm skid plate
Lightweight aluminum nerf bars with aluminum heel guards
Aluminum 6061-T6 taper-profile handlebar with square pad
Aluminum front bumper, number plate ready
Handlebar wind deflectors
X package seat cover
X race graphics & color scheme