This Guy Took Apart An Original Vw Beetle And Created These Adorable Motorcycles


The Volkswagen Beetle is one of the most memorable cars in the history of automobiles. Virtually anyone could point out the bug-shaped auto in an instant—even more so if it’s in its original vibrant orange, green, blue, or yellow colors.

It became such a classic that it is often featured in retro and modern racing games and car modders frequently take a shot at tuning it up. Unfortunately, Volkswagen announced that it is saying good-bye to the Beetle this year after over 80 years of production.

Brent Walter built customized Volkspod motorcycles using Classic VW Beetle’s fenders & they look slick

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That does not stop people from celebrating the legendary Volkswagen Beetle, though. Brent Walter, a maker and builder of a variety of things, has recently taken the classic Beetle’s iconic wheel hubs and repurposed them for his custom miniature motorcycle design.

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The minibikes boast a 79cc engines, head/taillights & classic green & blue paintjobs

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The mini bikes named Volkspods use a custom-built scooter frame with a 79cc Volkswagen engine built in and covered by a type 1 classic Beetle model fender. It is equipped with a retro bike handlebar, a seat, as well as head- and tail lights. Walter made two classic variants: birch green and pastel blue.

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Walter documented the entire creation process on his Instagram

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Walter has been documenting the creation of the Volkspod since day 1 on his Instagram. The numerous posts give a detailed account of how the motorcycles were built for all the motorheads out there.

Image credits: Brent Walter

Image credits: Brent Walter

The Volkswagen was originally built as the “people’s car”, very appropriately hinted at by the name itself. It was supposed to be a cheap and practical car for the new roads that were popping up around Germany. The car was first designed in the early to mid-1930s and available in 1938, but wasn’t a commercial hit until the end of the 1940s.

Here’s how the Classic Volkswagen Beetle looks like

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And here are the Volkspods in action

 

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