Can-Am unveils new dual-sport electric motorcycle

Nearly five months after announcing plans to return to the motorcycle segment with an all-electric lineup, Can-Am has dropped the lid on two of the models that will spearhead their two-wheeled portfolio. These will be the Canadian company’s first motorcycles after 35 years and one is inspired by Can-Am’s “Track n’ Trail” roots.

Full specs won’t be revealed until August 2023, but the company has launched a dedicated version to place for both machines in conjunction with the output of images and a video. Sitting on what appear to be dirt-friendly 21/18-inch wheels, the wire-spoke Origin is Can-Am’s dual-sport machine that appears to have its crosshairs aimed at bikes like the Zero’s FX. Inverted forks and a rear monoshock make up its suspension system while single disc brakes front and rear provide stopping power.

Can-Am Origin Dual Sport Electric Motorcycle
Can-Am Origin Dual Sport Electric Motorcycle

According to Can-Am parent company, Bombadier Recreational Products (BRP), the Origin is “designed to bring a new exhilaration to both the street and the trail for a more modern multi-terrain experience. Half a century ago Can-Am roared to victory on the track and trail, and today a new legacy begins. “One of the features BRP says riders will appreciate is its smooth, precise power even in tight, low-speed situations.

Can-Am Origin Dual Sport Electric Motorcycle


Cam-Am also unveiled a new street-focused e-bike dubbed the “Pulse” which the company says is intended to be “a balanced, nimble motorcycle designed to immerse riders in the energy of the city.” Smaller than its dual-sport counterpart, the cast-wheel Pulse is touted as a fun and compact commuter bike, complemented by its shorter suspension and lower seat height.

Can-Am Pulse Electric Street Motorcycle
Can-Am Origin Dual Sport Electric Motorcycle

While each model has its own distinct design, ergonomics and capabilities to meet different needs, both are powered by all-new Rotax E-Power technology. Can-Am didn’t release actual numbers, but said the engine delivered “highway-worthy speeds with plenty of power and torque.” Both models are also said to feature cutting-edge technology and share features like a high-performance LED headlight, single-sided swingarm, large TFT display and Level 2 charging.

As for important details like power, range and weight, we’ll have to wait until next year to get full specs, Can-Am reps said. They did, however, mention that the bikes are expected to launch in mid-2024.

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