Photo credit: Brent Walter
Auto enthusiast Brent Walter transformed an original 1971–1973 Volkswagen Type 1 Beetle into two functional motorbikes, called “Volkspod”. They’re powered a 79cc (birch green) and 212cc (pastel blue) Volkswagen engines and the frame has been modified to include a functional headlight and taillight systems. No performance numbers were mentioned, but on a related note, the original 25 hp Beetle was designed for a top speed around 100 km/h (62 mph). Read more for a video and additional information.
Even though the Beetle was designed in the 1930s, due to World War II, civilian models only began to be produced in significant numbers by the end of the 1940s. The car was then internally designated the Volkswagen Type 1, and marketed as just the Volkswagen. Later models received the designation of Volkswagen 1200, 1300, 1500, 1302, or 1303, the former three indicating engine displacement, the latter two derived from the model number.