Can-Am: New Parent Company Patents Reveal Electric Motorcycle Platform

Lyle Ellerbee

Of all the manufacturers floating about in the 3-wheeled house, Can-Am’s received the proverbial cat in the hat. 

From their renewed efforts to set up on their own as the key marque for all riders (from all walks of lifetime), to endorsing the significance of the woman part in motorsports, the Canadian company’s keen to preserve our neighborhood on the lookout (and riding) its finest – and as of all over 10 several hours ago, CycleWorld has found proof that the brand’s achievement could probably signify the addition of a new brainchild with one particular considerably less wheel than the normal 3.

Let’s dig in.

the Can Am Ryker

The patents – although not directly from Can-Am – are courtesy of Bombardier Leisure Solutions (BRP), mother or father organization and producer of Can-Am’s ATVs and facet-by-aspect automobiles. In accordance to Electrek, BRP purchased out “a selection of assets” from what was still left of electric powered model Alta Motors in early 2019, garnering some very pleasant facts on generating clean inexperienced devices in the process.

Now, the patents demonstrate a modular motorcycle product on the way, with the potential for an entire electrical platform. 

A view fo the new platform that was patented by Can Am's parent company, BRP

“[BRP] has previously proven electric powered concepts such as a battery-run edition of the Can-Am Ryker as very well as a pair of two-wheelers – the Can-Am CT1 scooter and CT2 motorbike – and even a tilting trike,” clarifies the report. 

“However, the new patents demonstrate a wholly unique established of electrics, with obvious illustrations of an electric powered trailbike and a avenue-oriented roadster, as effectively as outlines for a cruiser, a retro product, and a supersport device centered on the very same battery and frame.”

A view fo the new platform that was patented by Can Am's parent company, BRP

This wouldn’t be the initial time that Can-Am has toyed with the strategy of kicking out into the bicycle scene as stated higher than, they discovered a pair of two-wheeled concepts soon immediately after asset acquisition of Alta Motors – although there is nothing slotted for manufacturing (to our know-how) that has been confirmed for the manufacturer. 

These concept models from 2019 show Can-Am’s been toying with two- and three-wheel electrics for a while now

Irrespective, if you are heading to come out with a bang-on model for the bike neighborhood, I can assume of a few worse methods than finding elements that operate and creating a platform out of the great bits (on the lookout at you, Harley-Davidson and your incubating LiveWire Arrow offering.)

A view fo the new platform that was patented by Can Am's parent company, BRP

So how does the model intend on making this product available across unique moto genres?

The idea for BRP is that a tubular frame includes the battery, present adjustable ergonomics and rotating “to fit the geometry requirements of just about every model.” Obviously, this usually means that the sportbike will be the far more aggressive leaning variant, with the cruiser boasting the much more comfortable angle and the roadster chilling someplace in the center of that. 

A view fo the new platform that was patented by Can Am's parent company, BRP

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*Media sourced from CycleWorld*
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