If running out of range, you can carry it by yourself
The “Light Rider” looks more like a bicycle than like a proper motorcycle. But it’s capable of 80 km/h, and the 6kW electric engine offers a massive 130 NM of torque – more than a BMW R1200 GS.
“We wanted it to be really silent and lightweight, like a bicycle but with the speed and stability of a motorbike,” explains Stefanus Stahl, a designer at APWorks, the German Airbus subsidiary responsible for the motorcycle said in a WIRED Interview.
APWorks talks about a bionic algorithm that defines the frame structure – an aerospace approach that gives the motorcycle stiffness and guarantees optimal use of material.
If wondering how exactly did the Germans build it, you’ll find out that it’s 3D printed – created out of thousands of 30 µm thin layers in a metallic powder bed. The whole frame is made out of Scalmalloy®. This aircraft grade aluminium offers the specific strength of titanium and is unequaled in 3D printing.
Watch the Light Rider official video presentation below
Visit lightrider.apworks.de for more information