Wednesday, June 7

Light Rider – World’s first 3D-printed e-bike by Airbus group

Airbus Group subsidiary APWorks launches their latest development- a light-weight, futuristic looking motorcycle called the Light Rider.

Airbus Group APWorks Light Rider motorcycle (6)

The Light Rider is the world’s first  3D-printed electric motorcycle which uses Schalmalloy, a custom aluminium alloy that is resistant to corrosion and nearly as strong as titanium.

Airbus Group APWorks Light Rider motorcycle (4)

The Light Rider, an emission-free motorcycle is powered by a 6-kW electric motor which can accelerate the bike to 80 km/h. It can gain a speed of 45 km/h in three seconds.

The motorcycle weighs just 35 kg and is 30% lighter than most e-motorcycle.  The battery is exchangeable and offers 60 km over the course of one charge.

Only 50 bikes will come in the first production batch and will be damn expensive at $55,000 (INR 37,26,073).

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