Can-Am goes electric soon with new Pulse e-bikes

Can-Am goes electric soon with new Pulse e-bikes

Famed in the 70s for its range of odd-road competition motorcycles, North American brand Can-Am is more known to Malaysians for its expensive three-wheelers sold locally before the brand pulled out. However, with the coming move to electrification, Can-Am has unveiled a pair of electric motorcycles (e-bikes) soon to be released, the Can-Am Pulse.

There are two variants on offer, a road e-bike as well as a dual-purpose version with taller suspension. No technical details were released save a video of renderings but some assumptions can be made.

Carrying what it terms “Rotax E-Power”, Can-Am’s pair of Pulse e-bikes have a mid-mounted electric motor with belt drive to the rear single-sided swingarm. Only Level 2 charging in mentioned on Can-Am’s website with no mention of Combined Charging (CCS) or DC Fast Charging Level 3 (DCFC), thereby relegating its new e-bikes to commuting duties due to the battery recharge time required.

Styling wise the Pulse e-bikes feature an angular design that follows the traditional form factor of a motorcycle. Expect to see the usual accoutrements fitted to e-bikes such as full LED lighting, LCD screen with Bluetooth connectivity and smartphone app for tracking battery usage, range and the like.


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Mohan K Ramanujam

Coming with diverse and extensive experience in heavy engineering, Mohan enjoys making anything with wheels go fast, especially motorcycles. His weapon of choice is the Desmoquattro engine, and he has a penchant for anything with a dash of Italian design. Strangely enough, he insists he's a slow rider.


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