APWorks – The Light Rider Was Elected One of the Top Ten Motorcycles of 2016

  • CNN Style mentions APWorks among BMW, Yamaha or Zvexx as one of the groundbreaking motorcycle visionaries

Taufkirchen, January 2017: CNN Style covers inspirational and authoritative topics of the world of architecture, arts or cars. In December APWorks’ Light Rider made it to the top ten of 2016 most edgy motorcycles. The motorcycle which was designed, optimized and 3D printed in Taufkirchen is in good company with BMW, Vanguard, Zvexx, Yamaha, Ducati, Husqvarna, Triumph and Honda.

APWorks Light Rider ranks among the most edgy motorcycle list in 2016. (Photo courtesy of Airbus APWorks GmbH)

APWorks’ Light Rider (Photo courtesy of Airbus APWorks GmbH)

CNN Style mentioned that the key to improving efficiency and speed is weight reduction. This was demonstrated by APWorks, an Airbus subsidiary and its motorcycle prototype, the Light Rider. That motorcycle showed how innovative production technologies, such as 3D-printing could be applied to motorcycles. The lightweight bike comes up with an organically shaped frame.

APWorks Light Rider ranks among big names. The MT-10 of Yamaha for example got awarded for its modern design that reminds of the “Transformers” movies according to CNN Style. Swiss Firm Zvexx produced with its P1 model an electric motorcycle which combines outstanding performance with an appealing design. BMW’s Motorrad Vision Next 100 entered the top ten as its “self-balancing technology” prevents collisions and increases driver’s safety. During driving, the bike automatically bends. Additionally, it includes an electric motor which runs emission less.

APWorks Light Rider organically shaped frame. (Photo courtesy of Airbus APWorks GmbH)

APWorks Light Rider organically shaped frame. (Photo courtesy of Airbus APWorks GmbH)

CNN Styles‘ resume: “Fans of two-wheeled transportation have had plenty to excite them in 2016 – new models, remakes and radical visions that could shake up the motorcycle industry.“ APWorks is pleased to be part of it.

Please find the whole article here: http://edition.cnn.com/2016/12/27/autos/motorcycles-2016/index.html

About Airbus APWorks GmbH:
As a 100 % subsidiary of Airbus, Airbus APWorks GmbH makes proven aerospace technologies accessible in many different industries. Focusing on metal 3D printing (additive manufacturing) the company covers the entire value chain, from optimized component and part design to the choice of suitable materials, from prototyping to qualified serial production. Customers in robotics, mechanical engineering, automotive, medical technology and aerospace benefit from functionally integrated and optimized parts with reduced weight and lead time. 3D printing also allows much more complex geometries than were previously possible. Airbus APWorks GmbH has been located on the Ludwig Bölkow Campus in the south of Munich since 2013.

Airbus APWorks GmbH
Willy-Messerschmitt-Straße 1
82024 Taufkirchen / Germany
www.apworks.de

Source: Airbus APWorks GmbH

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