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3D printing is quickly becoming all the rage these days. And while companies like Nike, adidas and New Balance have been busy whipping up 3D-printed sneaker prototypes, Airbus subsidiary APWorks has also been working on a special design in their own lane, the world’s first 3D-printed motorcycle.

The bike has been dubbed Light Rider, as it weights just 77 pounds, and it’s powered by a six-kilowatt electric engine that allows it to accelerate from 0 to 50 miles per hour in just a few seconds.

By utilizing a “selective 3D laser printing system,” APWorks was able to mold melted minuscule aluminum alloy particles together to in turn create the web-like frame.

APWorks is marketing Light Rider as the world’s first 3D-printed motorcycle, as 50 units will be produced, and you’ll be able to snag one for about $56,000 USD.

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