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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1974 Custom Built Motorcycles Other 1974 vw beetle custom trike

1974 Custom Built Motorcycles Other  1974 vw beetle custom trike
Price:
$7,250.00
Type:
Fixed price
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2d 12h 47m
Seller: eBay

2004 Custom Built Motorcycles Other custom built vw trike Roadhawk

2004 Custom Built Motorcycles Other  custom built vw trike Roadhawk
Price:
$21,500.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
7d 8h 47m
Seller: eBay

1972 Other Makes VW TRIKE 1972 CUSTOM VW TRIKE Used

1972 Other Makes VW TRIKE  1972 CUSTOM VW TRIKE Used
Price:
$2,995.00
Type:
Fixed price
Ends in:
24d 3h 33m
Seller: eBay

2019 Custom Built Motorcycles vw motor CUSTOM VW SHOW TRIKE

2019 Custom Built Motorcycles vw motor  CUSTOM VW SHOW TRIKE
Current price:
$8,000.00
Type:
Auction
Bids:
0
Ends in:
5d 1h 59m
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!