August 18, 2022

Per week after Canadian Powersports firm Can-Am introduced a spread of 4 electrical two-wheelers, the corporate has confirmed they are going to be obtainable in Australia.

“I can affirm that they are going to be obtainable in your a part of the world,” Can-Am, World Client PR Brian Manning advised me.

“We’re (not) disclosing any timing or pricing data but.”

That’s a giant transfer for electrical two-wheelers in Australia whose market provide is at present restricted to primarily electrical scooters.

The Australian-designed Savic C-Collection electrical motorbike has not but hit the market whereas Sydney-based Fonzarelli solely makes scooters and midi-sized bikes, and Perth-based firm Vmoto imports a Ducati-branded Chinese language-made electrical scooter by City Moto Imports for beneath $5000.

The one main motorbike firms importing electrical bikes to Australia are Harley-Davidson with their LiveWire and Energica  imported by Australian Electrical Motor Co.

The announcement that Can-Am will return to its motorbike roots with a product lineup that will likely be utterly electrical is large information not just for our market, however all over the world.

Can-Am is produced by Canadian firm Bombardier Leisure Merchandise (BRP) which additionally makes jet skis, ATVs, snow mobiles and the Can-Am Spyder vary of three-wheeler roadsters.

To date there are few particulars besides a launch date of mid-2024 and a silhouette picture of 4 bikes.

From left, it seems like a streetfighter, an journey bike and two cruisers.

Can-Am electrical bikes

The official Can-Am press launch merely says:

Riders can count on these new state-of-the-art electrical Can-Am bikes to be good for on a regular basis commuting and, to remain true to the monitor & path heritage of the model, leisure on- and off-road driving.

BRP boss José Boisjoli says the return to motorcycling coincides with the corporate’s fiftieth anniversary.

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”With the motorbike trade shifting to electrical, we noticed a chance to reclaim our motorbike heritage and to re-enter the market,” he says. 

“This new product class is extraordinarily necessary to us, and we’re thrilled that Can-Am bikes are the primary EV fashions in BRP’s electrical lineup to be confirmed to shoppers. 

“Many people have very fond reminiscences of driving the early filth bike fashions, and now we look ahead to constructing on the wealthy historical past of the Can-Am model to encourage and impress a brand new technology of motorcyclists and electrical automobile lovers.”

The primary Can-Am bikes have been enduro and motocross fashions in 1973.