(CNN)It wouldn’t look out of place on the set of Robocop but this motorbike could be coming to a street near you.
BigRep, a German manufacturing company, has created the first prototype of its 3D-printed, e-Motorcycle “NERA.” Visit CNN/com/sport for more news, features and videosIt is the world’s first fully 3D-printed and fully functional electric motorbike and, though it isn’t currently manufactured for customers to purchase, the Berlin-based company hopes the prototype showcases the potential of 3D printing. Weighing just 60kg, the bike boasts several futuristic features, including airless tires with customizable tread, programmable embedded LED lights, customizable seat and chest rest and the visually striking rhomboid wheel rim.Read MoreREAD: Classic cars experiencing royal rebirths as electric vehiclesWATCH: VR test drive “the race car of the future”“This bike and our other prototypes push the limits of engineering creativity and will reshape AM (Additive Manufacturing, 3D printing) technology as we know it,” explained Daniel Büning, co-founder and Managing Director of NOWlab, BigRep’s innovation department.”The NERA combines several innovations developed by NOWlab, such as the airless tire, functional integration and embedded sensor technology.”The fully electric engine is fitted with in a customizable case and the bike features flexible bumpers in the place of standard suspension.With the exception of the electrical parts, every component of the NERA is 3D printed, down to the tires. Photos: Driving the futureTesla Model S P100D – Described as “the funnest car I’ve ever driven” by none other than Kanye West, the Tesla Model S is now being used for a new zero emissions racing series organized by Electric GT. Hide Caption 1 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureTesla Model S P100D – Details of the EGT Championship were unveiled in April, with the inaugural season set to commence in the southern Spanish city of Jerez on November 3, 2018.Hide Caption 2 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureRimac Concept Two – Able to accelerate from 0-60mph in just 1.85 seconds, the all-electric Rimac Concept Two is one of the fastest cars ever made. Hide Caption 3 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureRimac Concept Two – Unveiled at March’s Geneva Motor Show, the Croatian hypercar boasts top speeds of 258mph (412kph) and is claimed to be “as capable on track as it is crossing continents.” It can travel a quarter of a mile — from standstill — in just 9.1 seconds. Hide Caption 4 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureRimac Concept Two – Designers claim the Concept Two has a range of over 400 miles (650km.) With facial recognition in lieu of a traditional key, it’s one of numerous electric supercar concepts lighting up 2018.Hide Caption 5 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureAston Martin Lagonda – Offering a “new kind of luxury mobility,” the interior design of the Aston Martin Lagonda Vision was overseen by Savile Row tailors. Hide Caption 6 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureAston Martin Lagonda – As well as lush carpets of silk and cashmere, the self-driving car boasts front seats that rotate 180 degrees to facilitate face-to-face conversation on the move. Hide Caption 7 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureLamborghini Terzo Millennio – Designed in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the new Lamborghini concept is like nothing else on the road. Hide Caption 8 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureLamborghini Terzo Millennio – Italian for “Third Millennium,” the Terzo Millenio would not look out of place in a sci-fi movie. Hide Caption 9 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureLamborghini Terzo Millennio – Stefano Domenicali, Lamborghini CEO and Chairman, said the project “intends to write an important page in the future of super sports cars.”Hide Caption 10 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureLVCHI Auto Venere – All-electric four-seater saloon from China, the LVCHI Auto Venere claims to have a range of 403 miles (650km).Hide Caption 11 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureLVCHI Auto Venere – It’s longer than a Range Rover but that doesn’t stop it shifting. The Auto Venere can reportedly accelerate from 0-100kph (62mph) in 2.7 seconds, delivering a top speed of 168mph (270kph). Hide Caption 12 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureRENAULT EZ-GO – Designed to transport up to to six passengers simultaneously, the EZ-GO concept is Renault’s “vision of shared urban mobility.” Hide Caption 13 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureRENAULT EZ-GO – The shared, electric driverless vehicle has been “built for the city” and has level four autonomous technology, meaning it would be able to handle all routine circumstances on recognizable roads. Hide Caption 14 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureNissan IMx KURO – The days of the steering wheel may soon be over. Most controls aboard the IMx Kuro can be controlled via hand gestures and eye movements, according to the Japanese manufacturer.Hide Caption 15 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureNissan IMx KURO – Brain-to-Vehicle, or B2V, technology enables the KURO to interpret signals from the human brain, speeding up reaction times and paving the way for cars that learn from each other. Should the driver wish to sit back and let the car do the work, its seats recline and the steering wheel retracts into the dashboard.Hide Caption 16 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureVolkswagen I.D. Vizzion – Expected to hit the roads by “2022 at the latest,” the I.D. Vizzion is also designed to be used predominantly with voice and gesture. Hide Caption 17 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureVolkswagen I.D. Vizzion – The car, unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show, is said to boast a range of 413 miles (665km) between charges and level five autonomous driving — meaning it can handle any situation a human could negotiate. Hide Caption 18 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureJaguar I-Pace – Capable of accelerating from 0-60mph in 4.5 seconds, the first ever all-electric Jaguar has 395bhp and a range of 298 miles. Hide Caption 19 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureJaguar I-Pace – “Every Jaguar feels like no other car on the road,” says a statement from the iconic British manufacturer. “Moving to all-electric power doesn’t change this.”Hide Caption 20 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureElextra – With a “revolutionary” four-wheel drive powertrain developing 671bhp, the Elextra will reportedly move from standstill to 62mph (100 kph) in less than 2.3 seconds.Hide Caption 21 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureElextra – The Swiss-German built four-door car will have its top speed limited to 155mph (250 kph) but it boasts a range of over 600km on a single charge. Hide Caption 22 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureHyundai Le Fil Rouge – Hyunda claim the Le Fil Rouge adheres to the golden ratio — a mathematical pattern found in nature — culminating in a “sensuous sportiness.” Hide Caption 23 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureHyundai Le Fil Rouge – French for “common thread,” Hyundai claim Le Fil Rouge is a car that connects Hyundai’s past, present and future designs. Hide Caption 24 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureElectra Meccanica Solo – This one-seater offering might not be the fastest — boasting estimated top speeds of just 82mph (130kph) — but the diminutive three wheeler will zip you around the city where few other cars can go for just $15,500. Hide Caption 25 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureTesla Model X – Described as the “safest SUV ever,” the new Model X seats seven but can accelerate from 0-60mph in just 2.9 seconds. Hide Caption 26 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureBMW i Vision Dynamics – An amalgamation of the BMW i3 and BMW i8, the i Vision Dynamics concept has a range of 373 miles and accelerates from 0-62mph in four seconds. Hide Caption 27 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureMini Electric Concept Car – Expect to see all-electric Minis on the roads by 2019, marking the 60th anniversary of the legendary marque’s first car. Hide Caption 28 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureMaruti Suzuki Electric e-Survivor – A four-wheel drive SUV concept from India, the futuristic looking e-Survivor will be powered by dual electric motors on each wheel and be equipped for autonomous travel. Hide Caption 29 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureTechrules Ren RS – Designed for track use only, the Chinese single-seat Techrules Ren RS can be configured with up to six electric motors, delivering up to 1,287bhp.Hide Caption 30 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureTechrules Ren RS – That lets it travel from 0-62mph (0-100kph) in three seconds with a max speed of 205mph (330kph). Hide Caption 31 of 32 Photos: Driving the futureTechrules Ren RS – What electric supercar concepts have you found most exciting in 2018? Have your say on CNN Sport’s Facebook page. Hide Caption 32 of 32“In building NERA, the engineers didn’t simply adapt existing motorcycle designs, but instead envisioned a bike for large-format FFF (a type of 3D printing) technology, setting a benchmark for truly creative design; breaking the limits of traditional mechanical engineering,” said Dr. Stephan Beyer, CEO and co-founder of BigRep.While the design would undoubtedly appeal to crime-fighting superheroes, the bike is also an exciting glimpse into the future of green travel.