For 2010 the racing world can expect a shake-up, with the new Can-Am DS450X-mx and -xc breaking new ground - literally.
If you are a racer just starting out or a more-seaoned competitor and just need that extra little bit of support to get you to the next level, you are in luck. Can-Am has a bold new amateur racer support program that starts with the purchase of a DS450 and DS450X model ATV. The sporty race breed has set the world of ATV racing on fire and continues to bring home trophies in many race series.
With your approved application you will get a Motoworks stage one kit that includes a Motoworks SR4 pipe, race-programmed ECM, radiator grill and battery support. All of this is free with your purchase of a qualifying DS450 product and approved race support application.
*Make note however - once you sign that form and accept the upgrade kit, your factory warranty on your new DS is officially VOID. This is an important consideration. If you are racing, any after-market work pretty much voids your warranty anyway.
Once approved, you will be eligible for up to $1,000 off your DS450 purchase. There is a $1,000 X-Team parts allowance, 75% off other specific Can-Am performance kits - and with $1 million in Can-Am X-Team Contingency waiting, it’s always a good day to go racing.
2010 DS450 Upgrades
The 2010 DS450 has a few subtle changes, including the redesign of the front grill. This gives the radiator added protection as well as the better cooling riders DS450 have been asking for. The familiar Rotax 4-tech 450 EFI will power these race-crafts and the Altec aluminum frame will give this engine support. The KYB high-pressure gas shocks are still keeping the ride smooth for the R-Type double A-arm front suspension, while the R-Type rear swinger gets the same treatment. Yes, its pretty much business as usual in the stock DS450 stable.
Next door in the X-factory, the DS450X-mx and the DS450X-xc have received a couple of upgrades worthy of mention. The DS450X-xc will have all-aluminum nerfs as usual. Can-Am is trying to accommodate every racer right off the showroom floor to not only add value to the products they sell but to give a more complete package for serious competition.
The graphics package has changed just a bit for both units in 2010. The additional yellow on both X-Packages brings just a bit more contrast to the race scene. There are also new stock netted nerf bars that offer maximum protection for the serious MX racers.