AMS Spring 2023

Lacama: A 3D Printed Electric Motorcycle by Italian Volt

6K SmarTech

Share this Article

It’s obvious that many motorcycles are meant for speed over comfort—not to mention the adrenaline flow of riding on two wheels out in the open and the fresh air, as opposed to being in an automotive ‘cage.’ There are many different ways to make a bike these days, and 3D printing is becoming more and more popular for progressive manufacturers and resourceful enthusiasts.

We’ve reported on some very interesting and innovative designs in the past few years, to say the least. You may have followed the story of the custom and record breaking electric motorcycle designed by Dr. Eva Håkansson, as she relied on 3D printed parts from a LulzBot TAZ 3D printer. Or maybe you were entranced by the 3D printed Dagger – a streetfighter by Divergent 3D.

Now comes the Italian Volt Lacama, a bike that’s able to change its shape and body thanks to the power of 3D printing. It also offers an electric motor over the typical combustion engine, with Italian Volt referring to their new creation as ‘the first custom electric motorcycle.’ Lacama is derived from the Italian word la camaleonte, for chameleon—a name that is both exotic and appropriate.

The Lacama shows the benefits of 3D printing at their finest—as well as some of the most exciting. Not only does the 3D printer allow for incredible latitude and self-sustainability in design and manufacturing, but also in the ability to customize parts for motorcyclists—and lightweight ones that add to the speed factor. For those who are fond of creating their own bikes, they may not only be interested in the Lacama but also the future of DIY motorcycles with 3D printing.

“Each Italian Volt is unique. Our customers own a limited edition motorbike. An edition of one piece only. With his design elements configured, the vehicle is completely modifiable to design a unique motorbike,” states the Italian Volt team on their website. “Italian Volt is conceived to be the personal creation of its own rider, working as a sort of design canvas for a tailor-made riding high class experience.”

 

The first Lacama prototype took 6,000 hours to make, with pre-orders expected to start in September. It goes from 0 to 62 in 4.6 seconds, with a 112-mile range in eco-mode, and an 80 percent charge in 40 minutes. The price should be around €35,000.

Those purchasing these futuristic motorcycles will also be able to look forward to a mobile app (available on both iOS and Android) for keeping an eye on how the Lacama is charging and its location, as well as a screen that allows you to check out the range of ride profiles.

Founded in 2016, Italian Volt is on a mission to expand the realm of the motorcycle, combining high end with high performance. Find out more about this new innovative company here. Share your thoughts in the Lacama forum at 3DPB.com.

[Source: Flat-Out / Images: Italian Volt]

 

Share this Article


Recent News

3D Printing News Briefs, December 3, 2022: Degradable Polymers & 3D Printed Trophies

ColdMetalFusion Alliance Announces First Two End-to-End Platforms for Metal 3D Printing



Categories

3D Design

3D Printed Art

3D Printed Food

3D Printed Guns


You May Also Like

Featured

A First-Timer’s “Definitive” Guide to Surviving Formnext

Believe it or not, this year was my very first time attending the additive manufacturing (AM) industry powerhouse event known as formnext, which has been held in Germany for eight...

3D Printing Webinar and Event Roundup: November 27, 2022

Coming off of Thanksgiving in the U.S., we’re still at low mass when it comes to 3D printing webinars and events, but there are still a few offerings this week,...

3D Printing News Briefs, November 23, 2022: ESD-Safe Resin, Edible QR Codes, & More

In today’s 3D Printing News Briefs, AM Solutions has joined the ColdMetalFusion Alliance, AMFG is partnering with French 3D printing service bureau Erpro Group, and AddUp and the WBA are...

3D Printing Financials: voxeljet Q3 Earnings Results Miss on Revenue, Net Loss Widens

Pioneering 3D printer manufacturer voxeljet (NASDAQ: VJET) reported its latest round of earnings last week, missing on revenue and earning expectations. The German company’s revenue was €5.7 million for the...