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NERA: The world's first 3D printed electric motorbike

Updated 7:07 AM ET, Thu December 20, 2018
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No, this isn't a scene out of a sci-fi movie ... it's the world's first fully 3D-printed, and functioning, electric motorbike. NOWlab/BigRep GmbH
Dubbed "NERA" by NOWlab and BigRep, the companies which designed and printed it, the bike boasts several futuristic features. NOWlab/BigRep GmbH
Weighing just 60kg, NERA features airless tires with customizable tread, customizable seat and chest rest and the visually striking rhomboid wheel rim. NOWlab/BigRep GmbH
"This bike and our other prototypes push the limits of engineering creativity," said Dr. Stephan Beyer, CEO and co-founder of BigRep. NOWlab/BigRep GmbH
Customizable LED lights are another of the bike's innovative features. NOWlab/BigRep GmbH
In building NERA, engineers "set a benchmark for truly creative design; breaking the limits of traditional mechanical engineering," a statement said. NOWlab/BigRep GmbH