Press print… and out pops a bike

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Divergent, the company responsible for producing the world’s first 3D printed supercar, have revealed a new concept motorcycle at the LA Auto Show. 

Called the Dagger, the prototype machine uses a frame, swingarm, seat and tank that have all been produced using 3D printing – using a structure that is supposed to be both stronger and up to 50% lighter than traditional materials.

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The engine has been borrowed form Kawasaki’s blistering supercharged H2 so it should have plenty of poke too.

It isn’t the first motorcycle to be produced using 3D printing technology though, earlier in the year APworks produced the world’s first 3D printed electric motorcycle which was designed as a limited production offering.

The Dagger it seems will remain only a prototype and is more of a stunt to demonstrate 3D printing as a genuine low-cost and ecological alternative to traditional methods of designing and producing automotive parts.

 

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James Archibald

By James Archibald

Former MCN Junior Web Producer