ATV Motocross

Can Am News: DS 450

Saturday, August 2, 2008 | 12:00 AM


Valcourt, Québec, August 1, 2008

”“ Can-Am¢â€ž¢ announced today the release of its 2009 DS 450TM EFI ATV, complete with two new racing-specific packages. Returning for 2009 is the ultra-potent 2009 Can-Am DS 450 EFI ATV. The base model gets updates and two exciting models, the DS 450 X mx and DS 450 X xc models, also join the line-up. Can-Am now boasts the most race-ready 450 sport ATV line in the industry. All models get power from a proven Rotax‚® engine. And the ultra-light weight comes from cutting-edge computer design and the most revolutionary thinking in the sport ATV world.

It is still the benchmark for performance, handling and control ”“ on the track and on the trail ”“ thanks to the Rotax power, low weight, centralized mass, low unsprung weight, and fully-adjustable sport-tuned suspension.

"By releasing the DS 450 X mx and xc, we redefine the factory and amateur ATV racer relationship," said Yves Leduc, Vice-President and General Manager, Can-Am Division. "The DS 450 continues to evolve and the base model was the perfect starting point for the two most race-ready sport packages in the industry."

Highlights of the 2009 DS 450 X mx


Motocross-specific X Package

    1. +2-inch (51 mm) A-arms for 50-inch (1270 mm) width
    2. Camber- and caster-adjustable front end
    3. Large-diameter Kashima-coated high-pressure gas shocks with dual-speed compression adjustments
    4. 10.7 inches (272 mm) of suspension travel and motocross-specific ride height
    5. ITP QuadCross
    6. ”¡ MX Pro tires on ITP T-9 Trac-Lock”¡ rear wheels and T-9 GP front wheels
    7. +1-inch (25 mm) anti-vibe steering stem
    8. Aluminium nerf bars

Highlights of the 2009 DS 450 X xc


Cross-country-specific X Package

    1. Caster-adjustable A-Arms

Ski-Doo Lynx Sea-Doo Evinrude Johnson Rotax Can-Am

    1. Piggyback high pressure gas shocks with dual-speed compression adjustments
    2. 9.6 inches (244 mm) (front) and 10.5 inches (267 mm) (rear) suspension travel and cross-country-specific ride height
    3. ITP Holeshot
    4. ”¡ GNCC tires on ITP T-9 Trac-Lock”¡ wheels
    5. +1-inch (25 mm) anti-vibe steering stem
    6. Aluminium skidplates
    7. Aluminium nerf bars

      The DS 450 base model and now the two DS 450 X mx and DS 450 X xc continue to redefine not only the 450 sport ATV class, but the sport class in general. Can-Am as a brand remains committed now and in the future to sport ATV enthusiasts.

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