Attention all motorcycle lovers! The Volkspod is here to put all other motorbikes to shame. No other car in history is as iconic as the Volkswagen Beetle. After its 81-year run, the German automaker decided to cease production of its most famous car. Even though it is sad, we will be saying goodbye to the small and quirky car that the world has admired for so many years. However, this doesn’t mean that we won’t be seeing these cars anymore. In fact, the remarkable design of the Volkswagen Beetle has inspired car modders all over the world. One of whom is Brent Walter who got his inspiration from the timeless design of the famous car.
Walter recently used the fenders from a vintage Volkswagen Beetle to create two tiny motorcycles. The creative auto-builder has been custom-building scooters and other things in his home shop. The idea of creating the bikes emerged when he found the fenders that were left over from building his car. Since he wanted to create a scooter that he can showcase to Volkswagen car shows, he decided to test out his skills and build a VW-inspired motorcycles.
Here is an example of a classic Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle
The Volkspod uses the fender and the engine from the classic VW Beetle
On his Instagram page, Walter documented the entire building process. Since day 1, he has been providing his followers a detailed account of how he constructed each one. Each scooter uses a Volkswagen engine covered by type 1 classic Beetle model fenders. It has a retro bike handlebar, a headlight, a tail light, and a seat. In order to complete the retro look, Walter painted the fenders in birch green and pastel blue colors.
“The original (green) has a 79cc motor and is more for looks than it is practical,” Walter says. “The second (blue) one has more ground clearance and a 212cc motor. It is more practical to ride around on the road.”
When Walter posted the finished product, he was flooded with questions asking if the motorcyles are up for sale. The automaker elaborates that his two adorable scooters are not for sale. He is considering making more of these Volkswagen scooters in the future and they will be for sale. We’re quick to assume that these retro bikes will become a huge hit among VW Beetle fanatics.
Watch the Volkspod in action below
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