You Can Buy This Crazy, Alien-Like 3D Printed Electric Motorcycle

Benny Parkhurst

Image: APWorks

The word Airbus probably brings to mind an image of a hefty airplane that flies you around the world.

But this time around, Airbus has made a decidedly different kind of vehicle: a 3D printed motorcycle that looks like something straight out of Alien.

Called Light Rider—man, David Hasselhoff is probably pissed—the vehicle was created by Airbus subsidiary APWorks.

It weighs in at just 77 pounds and is powered by a six kilowatt electric engine that helps it go from zero to 50 miles per hour in a few seconds.

And if it looks a little web-like, that s intentional:

The frame itself was made using a selective 3D laser printing system that melted minuscule aluminum alloy particles together.

The end product was a series of parts made up of a lot of extremely thin—as in 60 microns thin—layers.

Benny Parkhurst
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