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BRP announce electric motorcycles that could use Alta tech

BRP has released images that show a range of electric recreational vehicles and two electric motorcycles

BRP (Bombardier Recreational Products) has announced two electric motorcycles that could use Alta motorcycles powertrains.

The bikes are called the CT1 and CT2, with the CT2 being an electrically powered scooter and the CT1 being the electric motorcycle. Both feature a bold design and share common features like the LED headlights and clean lines. The CT2 scooter even features a slick looking single-sided swingarm, a feature that is carried over to the larger motorcycle.

The bikes are both in the early stages of development at the moment, although it’s claimed they have been road-tested in Madrid, Paris, San Francisco, and Montreal. With only a guide of performance and range being claimed by GB.E-Scooter.co, the CT2 is said to have 240km (150 miles), and a recharge time of just 2-hours. The claimed power output of the bike is a claimed 6kW or 8hp.

An Alta Redshift for the masses?

More interesting to us than the Scooter is the CT1 motorcycle. Earlier this year, BRP swooped in and bought up some of the liquidated assets of electric motorcycle maker Alta. Alta was well known as a leader in the off-road performance motorcycle market and had already built and released bonkers machines like the RedShift enduro and Supermoto bikes.

The move gave BRP the rights and control of Alta’s electric powertrain systems and controller technology. It’d be foolish to think they weren’t going to use some of that power and tech in the new range af bikes in one form or another.

The range of other vehicles covers electrically powered go-karts, snowmobiles, micro cars, motorcycles, and even an e-jet ski!

Check out the Alta Redshift SM in action in this video

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