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ADV NewsCan-Am Releases Sneak Peek Of Upcoming E-Dual Sport In Action

Can-Am Releases Sneak Peek Of Upcoming E-Dual Sport In Action

A taste of what it's like to ride the brand's road-biased and dual sport models.

Published on 08.22.2023

If you haven’t heard the news already, Canadian-based Powersports vehicle maker Can-Am is getting ready to return to the motorcycle segment with the ‘Origin’ and ‘Pulse’ electric models spearheading their two-wheeled portfolio. Now, a year after dropping the cover on their two e-bikes, the manufacturer has released a new teaser video that gives us a glimpse of the upcoming motorcycles in action.

Can-am electric dual sport motorcycle
Can-am electric dual sport motorcycle

Equipped with what looks to be dirt-friendly 21/18-inch wheels, the wire-spoked ‘Origin’ is Can-Am’s dual sport machine which seems to have its crosshairs aimed at bikes like Zero’s FX. Inverted forks and a rear monoshock comprise its suspension system while single-disc brakes front and rear provide stopping power. One of the features BRP says riders will appreciate is its smooth and precise power delivery even in tight, low speed situations. 

Joining the Origin model will be a new street-focused e-bike dubbed ‘Pulse’ which the company says is intended to be “a balanced and agile motorcycle designed to immerse riders in the energy of the city.” Smaller compared to its dual-sport counterpart, the cast-wheeled Pulse is touted as a fun and compact commuter bike complimented by its shorter suspension and lower seat height.

Can-am electric motorcycle


While each model will be designed to satisfy different riding needs, both are powered by the all-new Rotax E-Power technology. Can-Am has not released actual numbers but said the motor yields “highway-worthy speeds with plenty of horsepower and torque.” Both models are also said to showcase state-of-the-art technology, and share features like a high-performance LED headlight, a single-sided swingarm, a large TFT display, and level 2 charging.

As far as the full specs, Can-Am says we’ll have to wait until next summer with the first motorcycles expected to hit the road before the end of 2024. In the meantime, the company has launched a dedicated site for the two machines where you can sign up to stay up to date with their development.

Can-Am electric motorcycles

Author: ADV Pulse Staff

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August 24, 2023 9:34 pm

If the origin has a range of 400km, or let`s say at least 350, like my Norden 901 they might get my money. However I doubt this will take another decade at least until we are there. I dont find any charging outlets in 100km distance out there in Swedish woods.

September 22, 2023 1:38 pm
Reply to  Kai

It will be 130km, ar 50km/h

August 25, 2023 10:12 am

I hope the EV Motorcycle Manufacturers do *NOT* emulate the EV Autos across this range of current problems. Some are regulatory, some are state taxing authority, but some are indeed within their sphere of influence to NOT emulate:

There’ s the usual Initial Cost (MSRP plus ADM), Insurance Cost, Monthly Payment Cost.

Then there’s these in no particular order:

1) Annual Vehicle fees. This has changed to now include an EV tax across many states, to “take the place of gas taxes not collected”. Thats the excuse.

5) Battery Fires, Near Battery Fires (burnt electrical smells from vehicles), Charging portals and times (or lack of them), Range or lack of it (my personal kentucky windage is 300 miles min).

6) No Right to Repair.

7) The market has not yet settled on a charging approach (NACS, CCS).

9) Battery replacement cost.

10) Range anxiety, charging infrastructure, charging times, power grid infrastructure, and the cost of adding a charger to your home (Level 2).

11) I have to admit I am suspicious of the car manufacturers rolling out OTA updates, *without owner approval, or knowledge of what the update does*, that seemingly reduce battery charge limits so to insure there is no warranty claims being made on battery wearout (fatigue). This is occurring in BEV Autos.

13) Manufacturers that play games with optioned equipment that was paid for, but subsequent owners have to pay for again. This is also occurring in BEV Autos.

14) Manufacturers that charge you for equipment options that are already built into the car. Maybe squeeze play you monthly for that heated turn signal. This is occurring in BEV Motorcycles! (Looking at you, KTM).

15) Many of the manufacturers are currently “chipping” or “coding” various parts. For example, let’s say you have a minor fender bender and the headlight assembly in your BMW gets damaged. Let’s say BMW charges $500 for the unit. You find an after-market unit for $150. Not a problem, you think I’ll change the unit and save $350. Not so fast. You change it only to find out the replacement headlight does not work. You check the unit out of the vehicle and it works perfectly. You take the car to your independent mechanic. He determines that the headlight unit needs to be coded to the vehicle and he cant do it. So you have to take it to the dealer. If the dealer is even willing to code it. More than likely the dealer will say it has to be a BMW part (which is probably made in the same factory as the replacement you bought) so now you will part with $500 and the dealers per hour labor fee. Occurring in BMW Autos, and some others. Beware!

The removed numbered items are Auto only, and do not apply to Motos.

August 30, 2023 10:15 am

The standard e-moto caveats apply here: range and entry price. That said, I really like the looks of the Origin. Of course until swappable e-moto “standardized” batteries are common (e.g., this consortium is is trying, proprietary batteries will always be an issue long-term.

Joe John
Joe John
September 4, 2023 11:07 am

Nice looking bikes. If I had more money than I knew what to do with I would buy one. For now my 701 will have to do.


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