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"Light Rider" the World's First 3D Printed Motorcycle

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3D printing is a fairly new tech that allows you to literally print up various physical objects using a 3D printer.  It's uses range from being used in the medical industry to create custom medical devices to big name brands such as Nike and New Balance using it to create custom sneakers.  It's use has now found itself in the motorcycle industry with a company called APWorks.   APWorks has created what is now the world’s first 3D-printed motorcycle.

The bike has been dubbed "Light Rider", and weighs in at just 77 pounds ( which also makes it the world's lightest motorcycle as well).  It's powered by a six kilowatt electric engine that allows it to accelerate from 0 to 50 miles per hour in just seconds.

By using a special method of molding, APWorks was able to combine minuscule aluminum alloy together which in turn created the web like frame on the Light Rider motorcycle.

APWorks is marketing Light Rider as the world’s first 3D-printed motorcycle and only 50 units will be produced so if your interested you can snatch one up for about $56,000.

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