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Sunday, May 29, 2016

When the aircraft manufacturer made an electric motorcycle

It turned out that Airbus is not only an expert in the manufacture of aircraft, and through its subsidiaries in Germany named APWorks, they make a motorbike with a very light weight, which is only 40 kilograms (77 lbs).
Joachim Zettler (left), CEO of Airbus APWorks GmbH, and Airbus Group CEO Tom Enders presenting ‘Light Rider’, the world’s first 3D-printed motorcycle. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1aZG9M)
As quoted from the AP, the vehicle can have a very light weight because it is made from aluminum alloy and are formed using a three-dimensional (3D) printer. The motorcycle was given the name 'Light Rider,' and have been introduced in Ottobrunn, Germany on Friday, May 20, 2016.
The CEO of Airbus, Tom Enders, left, and the head of APWorks, Joachim Zettler, present the first 3D printed electric motorcycle in Ottobrunn, Germany, Friday May 20, 2016. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1aZFV0)
The vehicle also has a very simple shape. And a glimpse of the shape only consist of tubular frame is designed with many cavities. Designs like this contribute to a lighter weight of the motorcycle.

Its frame weight only approximately 7 kilograms (13 lbs) or 30 percent lighter than a conventional motorcycle. And the CEO of APWorks, Joachim Zettler said, that the motorcycle was made of metal powder by using lasermelting technology.
The CEO of Airbus, Tom Enders, presents the first 3D printed electric motorcycle in Ottobrunn, Germany, Friday May 20,2016. The motorcycle was made of metal powder by using lasermelting technology. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1aZFV0)
APWorks is taking orders for a limited run of 50 motorbikes. The selling price per unit is quite expensive, which is about €50 thousand, or approximately Rp.764 million. As well as a deposit of €2,000 as a booking fee.
This electric powered motorcycle is capable of driving up to a speed of 80 kilometers per hour (50 mph). And the Light Rider can cover a distance of 60 kilometers (37 miles) with its battery full charged.

Kept spur your adrenaline on the power of two-wheeled monster and stay alive with the true safety riding. God will forgive Your sins.... *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | APWORKS | AIRBUS GROUP | AP]
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