Thursday, May 26, 2016

Light Rider Electric Motorcycle

engadget reports: [edited]

The Light Rider is an electric motorbike that weighs just 77 pounds and has a frame like an alien skeleton. Its creator, Airbus subsidiary APWorks, crafted the bike with 3D printing – but it’s not plastic. The hollow frame is aircraft-grade aluminium and it takes shape via thousands of thin metal layers produced in a bed of metal powder.

The frame itself weighs 13 pounds, roughly 30 percent less than most electric bike frames. Its complex shape would be impossible to craft using traditional means such as welding or milling.

The Light Rider gets 37 miles per charge. Airbus is currently selling a limited run at $56,095 each.

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