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3-D Printed Motorcycle

The new Light Rider is a product of Airbus subsidiary, AP Works.

Weighing a scant 77 pounds, the company believes they have built the world's lightest motorcycle. Their secret is a special alloy called Scalmalloy, which is a powdered aluminum. When dispensed through a 3-D printer the results have the strength of titanium, and are beautiful.

The intricate web of alloy cradles a 6kW electric motor and battery good for 35 miles between charges. Performance is claimed to be 0-30 mph in 3 seconds with a top speed of 50 mph. 

If that sounds like the kind of urban assault vehicle you need, consider putting down a $2200 deposit. Only 50 will be produced with a price tag of $56,100.

Ouch.

Learn more at www.lightrider.apworks.de

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