Can-Am held a virtual launch for its 2024 street-legal machines earlier this week, and there wasn’t much shock and awe on display. The big news for 2024, according to the PR rep, is a 10.25-inch TFT screen for the three-wheeler lineup, with available Apple CarPlay. And as for the upcoming electric motorcycles—check out the video above.
If you were at the Toronto or Montreal motorcycle shows this past winter, you probably saw these bikes in person, as Can-Am had them on display for the first time in public. Despite that appearance, it seems the machines are actually a long way off from salesroom floors. Can-Am says the specs are coming in middle of 2024. We remain in the dark as to the bikes’ battery range and recharge times, torque/power output, weight, and most importantly, the asking price. It looks like we will probably have to wait a full year, until Can-Am’s next street product launch, for those details.
That’s not very encouraging, as there was a lot of 50th anniversary hype around these machines (Can-Am’s motorcycle production initially launched in 1973). With Can-Am suggesting journos will first ride the bikes in late 2024, don’t expect customers to get their hands on the new Origin dual sport and Pulse naked bike until early 2025.
This, unfortunately, is the way things generally go in the world of electric motorcycles. The
Harley-Davidson LiveWire S2 Del Mar is behind its production schedule, and that’s with North America’s largest moto manufacturer behind it. As for Canadian start-up Damon, well, it’s blown past 2021, 2022 and 2023 production deadlines. Can-Am will no doubt do better than that, at last.