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Thread: Volkspods are for those who always longed for a 2-wheeled Volkswagen

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    Default Volkspods are for those who always longed for a 2-wheeled Volkswagen

    Custom motorcycle designers sometimes come up with designs that really move you, literally... and sometimes they do not. The design in question today moves you... figuratively... and literally! Brent Walter is the name behind these funny looking... half-Beetles? Volkspods definitely sounds better.







    As you can guess, these Volkspods are made from Volkswagen Beetle parts. The wings on the sides to be precise. Powering them is a small-capacity engine from Volkswagen and wheels from mini-motos. If you appreciate creativity and freedom, these might entice you to no ends. But if you are a purist and a Beetle-lover, then this content is Unrated!

    Brent Walter describes himself as a “maker and builder of a variety of things”. Ah well... while there is no harm in that description, we never thought he'd take an iconic car like the Beetle and give it a 2-wheeled twist. He used the fenders (wheel arches) from each corner of the car to use as the body of the Volkspod. These fenders come together to form the head and tail of the Volkspod. The headlight and the taillamp have also been retained from the Beetle.

    The Volkspods are powered by a 79cc 4-stroke, OHV engine. According to Brent, it makes 6.5 bhp. These Volkspods just get cuter by the minute, don't they? The power is transmitted to the rear wheel via a chain drive. The engine is suspended in a tiny tubular frame steel frame. The exterior wrapped over the frame, as you can see, is a solid front end and hardtail set up. Completing the retro look are a set of beach-cruiser handlebars, a flat comfy seat, and floorboards for the feet.

    Another noticeable... eye-catching feature, to be precise, is the colour. The Volkspods have retained the original iconic shades of the Beetle; birch green and pastel blue. No matter what you think about this quirky piece of machinery, we think it'd look pretty cool in a classic bike rally. Especially with the 13" wheels wrapped in hilariously big tyres.

    Maybe the kids nowadays may not be able to appreciate this work of art, some grown-ups are sure to find some fun aboard these cute little Volkspods! Just like this...

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    About the car, The Volkswagen Beetle Type 1 or the ‘Bug’ as it’s called in the ‘States gained iconic status since its release. Its bulbous appearance won almost everyone’s heart from the 60s until 2003 when production officially ended.

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