APWorks, a subsidiary of the Germany engineering company Airbus, has produced the world’s first 3-D printed bike, named The Light Rider. It’s an all electric bike, weighing out at a maximum of only 77 pounds, and is made from a custom aluminum metal fabrication called scalmalloy – a custom aluminum alloy powder that APWorks boasts “with almost the specific strength of titanium”.
It’s specs? APWorks says it’ll go 50 mph and run from zero to 28MPH in 3 seconds. According to them, that “keeps this fully out of superbike territory – think of this as a lightweight, street-legal runabout that just happens to look unlike anything else on the road.” The battery is swappable and offers 60 km (35 miles) on a charge. They say it isn’t yet mass production, though the possibility is not far too off.
Currently, APWorks will build just 50 of them (for $56,100 each) and are taking deposits from those who want in on The Light Rider now. The specifications aren’t all that impressive, yet, but we think the concept is pretty nifty! Check out video of the world’s first 3-D printed bike below, and tell us in the comments if you want to buy one!
This super slick 3D-printed motorcycle is like nothing you’ve ever seen.
Video Courtesy Of Tech Insider