Worlds first completely 3D printed bike revealed

The frame, forks, wheels, tyres and even the suspension are all 3D printed

NOWLAB and 3D printer manufacturer, BigRep have developed the world’s first fully 3D printed and functional e-motorcycle, the NERA. Designed by Marco Mattia Cristofori and Maximilian Sedlak all NERA’s bike parts, excluding electrical components, have been 3D printed, including tires, rims, frame, fork and seat.

“The NERA combines several innovations developed by NOWLAB, such as the airless tire, functional integration and embedded sensor technology” explains Daniel Büning, Co-founder and Managing Director of NOWLAB. “This bike and our other prototypes push the limits of engineering creativity and will reshape AM technology as we know it.”

With a lot of noise in the tech industry around 3D printing, there’s no doubt in the future it’s going to become much more mainstream. But 3D printed tyres, on a greasy diesel-soaked roundabout?

No thanks!