It’s been a long time since you’ve been able to buy a Can-Am two-wheeler, but they will be back soon – powered by electric engines.
Can-Am’s parent compnay, BRP Inc, bought the remains of early electric bike manufacturer Alta some years ago and many believe it’s that technology which has given Can-Am an early lead in the electric motorcycle arena.
It’s not been the company’s only foray into alternative power though, with hybrid-powered and electric Spyder prototypes developed in recent years.
The new machines are expected to launch in time for the brand’s 50th Anniversary.
“With the motorcycle industry shifting to electric, we saw an opportunity to reclaim our motorcycle heritage and to re-enter the market. This new product category is extremely important to us, and we are thrilled that Can-Am motorcycles are the first EV models in BRP’s electric lineup to be confirmed to consumers. Many of us have very fond memories of riding the early dirt bike models, and now we look forward to building on the rich history of the Can-Am brand to inspire and impress a new generation of motorcyclists and electric vehicle enthusiasts”, said José Boisjoli, President and CEO of BRP.
Commuters and recreational bikes are included in the range and should go on sale mid 2024.