Thursday, November 1, 2007

Factory Can-Am Epic Racing DS 450 profiled

So Can-Am paired with Epic Racing to develop their first venture into ATV racing along with riders Jeremey Schell and Josh Frederick, and one of their quads was featured in the Mod Quad section of my recently arrived December 2007 Quad Magazine.

A few of the many modifications highlighted:

  • Epic Racing Products A-arms
  • Blingstar Notorious Nerf Bars
  • PWR Radiator (has become somewhat commonplace on all the top MX ATVs)
  • Precision Steering Stablizer
  • Epic Racing Adjustable axle
  • Factory KYB big body shocks (looks like modified rear KYB unit and are not available to the public)
  • Epic Racing Products Linkage
  • ITP QuadCross Tires
  • Curtis Sparks Racing X-6 Exhaust
  • Tag Metals Steering Stem with anti-vibe

So what did it all add up too? A price tag of $5,176 (for publicly available accessories anyway) and the following quote...

"I thought the engine felt really similar in the low-end grunt and over rev to the built MX quads I have ridden before. Then I remembered that this engine was stock with nothing more than a pipe, which quickly changed my overall feeling of the powerplant from mediocre to very impressive."

Be sure to check it out on page 126 of the issue. You can also check out the aftermarket companies involved - Epic Racing Products, Tag, Blingstar, QuadTech, Precision, Sparks Racing, DWT, PWR.