World's first 3D printed electric motorcycle
The APWORKS Lightrider
APWorks offers aerospace technology for everyday use
Bionic algorithms define the organic frame structure using Altair's OptiStruct®. This aerospace
approved approach gives the motorcycle superb stiffness and guarantees optimal use of material.
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.
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.
0 - 45 km/h in 3 s
The Light Rider is a technology demonstrator showing the advantages of combining design optimization with metal additive manufacturing.
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