Ready to upgrade from your e-scooter?
The NERA electric motorcycle is a functioning bike that was made using a 3D printer. The only catch — it’s just a “use case” example for a German 3D printing company to show off its material-making skills.
Even if it’s not for sale, it’s an impressive print job from the NOWlab at 3D printer company BigRep. Printed in 15 pieces, the NERA bike actually runs on an electric engine embedded in the back rim. The battery is housed within the body.
Everything but the bike’s electrical components were 3D-printed, including the tires, rims, frame, fork (the part that connects the front wheel and axle to the frame), and seat.
Image: NOWlab/ BigRep
Beyond the unique manufacturing process, the bicycle features airless tires, a rhomboid wheel rim, and flexible bumpers.
Sure, other electric motorcycles are available to buy and ride, but you won’t find many options out there using this many 3D-printed parts.
Print yourself a helmet and you’re ready to ride.