Light Rider - 3D printed prototype for an electric motorcycle

Weighing in at just 35 kg, the Light Rider is propably the world's lightest motorcycle prototype. The Power-to-weight ratio equals that of a supercar.

Silent, emission-free and powerful. The Light Rider is powered by a 6kW electric motor, accelerating the motorcycle prototype with up to 130 Nm torques.

3D printing gives the geometrical freedom to realize such complex shapes. The motorcycle frame has been created out of thousands of 30 µm thin layers in a metallic powder bed.

Thanks to its revolutionary low weight and intuitive handling, the impressive acceleration brings a smile to your face at every traffic light.

What happens, when aerospace specialist develop a motorcycle instead of calculating spaceship engines? When a frame is not made by joining tubes, but instead is 3D printed using state of the art processes? When bionic algorithms optimize the entire structure?

"With the Light Rider we at APWorks demonstrate our vision of future urban mobility", says engineer Stefanus Stahl. "We have used our know how of optimization and manufacturing, to create means of transportation, that match our expectations", explains APWorks' Niels Grafen: "Exceptionally strong, impressivly lightweight and of the highest quality."

Powered by Blogger.