Its futuristic and angular design is surprising. But behind this oversized motorcycle, the German company BigRep has especially pushed the limits of 3D printing. This electric two-wheeler, called “Nera”, was entirely conceived thanks to 3D technologies, tires, rims and the seat, with the exception of the electric motor and the battery integrated into the frame.
The designers Marco Mattia Cristofori and Maximilian Sedlak have used a FDM 3D printer (Fused Deposition Modeling). Together with NOWlab, they have developed several revolutionary features such as airless tires, flexible bumpers, integrated electronics and steering without fork.
Nera weighs only 60kg
In total, fifteen pieces were printed in 3D to create this bike of about 60 kg. But Nera is for the moment only a prototype. Its performance of speed and autonomy have not been communicated.