VW Trikes

One of the most popular base vehicles for trike builders has long been the VW Beetle. The People’s Car has a long history of offering up its internals to kit car builders and trike builders were quick to catch on to the suitability of the Beetle as a basis for building trike conversions. With integral gearbox and torsion bar rear suspension in a unit, the Volkswagen Beetle powerplant can be attached to a main frame and forks section, making construction of a 3-wheeler relatively straightforward, so much so that over the years several VW trike conversion kits have been offered. The ease with which the Beetle engine can be tuned, the easy availabilty of custom add-on parts and its general accesibilty have all contributed to make it a real favourite. VW trikes are fun to ride, can be quite practical to own and always seem to be in demand, really good examples commanding high prices all year round.

 

VW Trikes For Sale

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2015 Custom Built Motorcycles Other VW Trike motorcycles used

2015 Custom Built Motorcycles Other  VW Trike motorcycles used
Price:
$9,000.00
Type:
Fixed price
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Seller: eBay

1978 Bultaco Pursang MK II 1978 Bultaco Pursang MK II 250 AHRMA Vintage Motocross MX

1978 Bultaco Pursang MK II  1978 Bultaco Pursang MK II 250 AHRMA Vintage Motocross MX
Current price:
$4,000.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
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Seller: eBay

1976 Custom Built Motorcycles Chopper 1976 Stires VW Chopper Trike

1976 Custom Built Motorcycles Chopper  1976 Stires VW Chopper Trike
Current price:
$4,163.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
29
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4d 12h 50m
Seller: eBay

Ducati 848 EVO 2012 Ducati 848 EVO Used

Ducati 848 EVO  2012 Ducati 848 EVO Used
Price:
$4,475.00
Type:
Fixed price
Bids:
6
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Seller: eBay

1981 Yamaha XS Custom Built!!! 1981 Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer Brat Motorcycle Frame Restoration!!

1981 Yamaha XS  Custom Built!!! 1981 Yamaha XS650 Cafe Racer Brat Motorcycle Frame Restoration!!
Current price:
$7,500.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
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3d 20h 42m
Seller: eBay

Custom Built Motorcycles: Styers Custom 1998 Trike - Stinger Body - Corvair Motor

Custom Built Motorcycles: Styers Custom 1998 Trike - Stinger Body - Corvair Motor
Price:
$11,369.24
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
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Seller: eBay

1996 Harley-Davidson Sportster Harley Sporster 1200

1996 Harley-Davidson Sportster  Harley Sporster 1200
Current price:
$2,200.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
2d 13h 18m
Seller: eBay
 
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As with all trike conversions standards of construction can vary enormously. A cheap project trike might look like a load of fun but the cost of putting right a poorly engineered example can quickly mount up. In the case of a Volkswagen trike, engine problems are the least of your worries. The Beetle motor has legendary strength and reliability and parts availability is second to none. Of more importance is the quality of construction of the chassis and braking system and it is always worth having a potential purchase inspected by a qualified engineer. Ignore the fancy custom paintwork and the custom chrome bling, quality workmanship, legality and safety should be the first priority for any trike rider. If you don’t fancy a home engineered example there are several factory built VW powered examples available including the lovely Boom Trikes which are manufactured in Germany. They are pricey but look stunning, ride beautifully and are guaranteed to turn heads wherever you go!