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Can-Am Reveals Venture into Electric Motorcycles

August 24, 2022

By Kali Kotoski

Can-Am is the latest manufacturer to enter the frenzied development of electric motorcycles, revealing two models, the Can-Am Origin dual-sport and Can-Am Pulse streetbike, at its annual event earlier this month.

While each model has its own distinct design, ergonomics and capabilities to satisfy different needs, both are powered by the all-new Rotax E-Power technology, yielding highway-worthy speeds with plenty of horsepower and torque, the company said in a release.

Available to consumers in mid-2024, these models aim to inspire confidence in riders of all skill levels and are designed for daily commuting and recreational trail riding.

“We have set out to reclaim our motorcycle heritage and are very proud to re-enter the market with the introduction of the first two models of our all-electric Can-Am motorcycle family,” said José Boisjoli, President and CEO of BRP. “Half a century ago, Can-Am roared to victory on the track and the trail, and today, a legacy is reborn. In true BRP fashion, we are bringing our very own electric powerpack to our motorcycles, and crafting thrilling riding experiences for a whole new generation.”

The Can-Am Origin and Can-Am Pulse do not need a standard clutch and transmission, and riders should expect a near-silent and vibration-free ride.

A look at one of the Can-Am electric motorcycle models. Another look at one of the Can-Am electric motorcycle models.

Both models are powered by the company’s proprietary electric powerpack technology, the all-new Rotax E-Power. The motorcycles can be charged at home or at automotive standard Level 2 charging stations.

Full specs of the Origin and Pulse will be released in August of 2023, the company said.