- August 28, 2023
When you think of Can-Am, you undoubtedly think of the popular three-wheelers that have been in production for quite some time. You may not know that Can-Am also has a motorcycle history, and that it is returning to the production of motorcycles.
Those motorcycles will be electric, and include both a roadster and adventure models. Prototypes are pictured here courtesy of Can-Am.
The roadster model will be known as the Pulse, while the adventure bike is known as the Origin.
Can-Am faces the same challenge every other motorcycle manufacturer faces when it comes to electric models. That problem is range due to the fact that motorcycles cannot carry anywhere near the battery capacity of automobiles.
Patent drawings reveal Can-Am’s approach to this issue with the electric motor mounted in the swingarm – near the pivot point to reduce the negative impact on unsprung weight. This allows the main frame area to be devoted to battery cells and associated cooling.
We expect to see several electric motorcycle production models revealed later this year … certainly from Kawasaki, for instance. 2024 might be the year the industry pivots away from ICE to electrics.
We have no additional details on the specifications for these Can-Am models, but you can expect to show up in dealers next year.
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