3D printing is beginning to take hold of some of man's most beloved toys and today that reach finally extends to the humble motorcycle.
APWorks is a metal research company founded by the Airbus Group in 2013 to help devise innovative machinery, automotive and robotic components. Their most recent design project is a 3D printed electric motorcycle called Light Rider – a world first.
The bike utilises a new metal called Scalmalloy which possesses the strength of titanium as well as being resistant to corrosion. Wolverine fans, we hope you're paying attention.
The bike itself weighs in at a waif-like 35kg, which makes it 30 per cent lighter than most electric motorcycles on the market. On the performance front, its 80 km/h top speed is helped by the weight, as is the three-second 0-45km/h sprint.
A full charge affords the bike a 60km range whilst the price is understandable steep for a R&D project. Fifty examples have been built and are ready for pre-order at $US56,100 ($78,000) a piece. Get your 3D printed motorcycle right here.