APWorks has developed 3D printed electric motorcycle

APWorks has developed 3D printed electric motorcycle

In a recent announcement, Airbus Group subsidiary APWorks has revealed that it has developed a 3D printed electric motorcycle called the Light Rider.

The Light Rider 3D printed electric motorcycle weighs approximately 35 kg (77 pounds); and is, thus, nearly 30 percent lighter in weight as compared to most of the other traditional e-motorcycles.

So far as performance is concerned, the APWorks Light Rider 3D printed electric motorcycle is a high-performance motorbike which takes only a few seconds to accelerate from zero to 80 km per hour. On a single charge, the motorcycle can travel nearly 60 km.

According to the details shared by APWorks, the Light Rider motorcycle is 3D-printed in the company's proprietary Scalmalloy material, which is aluminum alloy resistant to corrosion. Since the alloy has almost the same strength and sturdiness as titanium, the Light Rider - despite its lightweight hollow frame - has the capability to withstand as much weight and pressure as any ordinary motorcycle.

Revealing that the Light Rider 3D printed electric motorcycle is now available for pre-order, APWorks said that initially only 50 units of the motorcycle are available for purchase. The cost of the motorcycle is _50,000 ($56,095).

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