There’s a reason this electric motorcycle looks so futuristic. Unlike other bikes built today, its parts didn’t roll off a factory assembly line. Instead, a German company called BigRep created nearly all of the motorcycle’s components, from its seat to its tires, using a large-scale 3-D printer. This device builds up layers of plastic to create solid objects. Only the bike’s battery and motor were made using traditional methods.

You won’t spot the world’s first 3-D-printed motorcycle on the road anytime soon, though. For now, the bike was built just to “showcase the potential of 3-D printing,” says Stephan Beyer, the head of BigRep.