The world’s first 3D-printed motorcycle


By: Omar Abdalla

The “Light Rider” only weighs 35 kilograms, is powered by an electric motor and can reach speeds of 80 km/h. The first motorcycle from a 3D printer was developed by the German company APWorks. This is just a big surprise to me because this whole motor cycle was 3D printed at the weight of only 35 kilograms and can hold a 200 pound man. It took a lot of capacity from the 3D printer to print all the parts needed to build and assemble the motorcycle. How it works is the 3D printed engine moves the motor bike at somewhat of a high speed since it is so lightweight and propels it forward. This relates to engineering in many ways such as the use of Metacognition. The engineers of this 3D printed motorcycle had to think about how it would work and compare it to a regular motorbike to see if all the parts matched therefore thinking about their thinking.