APWorks, an Airbus subsidiary is using its 3D printing expertise to build the “the world’s lightest motorcycle”. A lithe, bicycle-like all-electric machine weighing 35 kilograms (77 pounds) held together with an intricate web of aluminum. The end product called Light Rider is looking great.
APWorks claims the Light Rider will have a speed limit of 80km/h (50 mph) and run from 0-45km/h in 3 seconds, making it as a lightweight, street-lethal 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. The Light Rider isn’t ready for cheap mass production, it will cost €50,000 ($56,100) apiece.