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[email protected] Tue Oct 29, 2002 12:39 pm

Looking for VW Powered motorcycle enthusiasts. Motorcycle only! Trikes are nice but I'm looking for VW Bikes (2wheels) made in the 60's and early 70's. Companies were called Butterfield or Willis 4's. These bikes were produced with VW motors sold as a complete bike or in kit form from the dealer . KICKSTART only engines! Willing to share info and pics. Many have never seen one let alone know their name. If you know someone who has one please pass this along. THANK'S

EverettB Tue Oct 29, 2002 1:58 pm

TheSickness Fri Nov 01, 2002 6:26 pm

WHOLY CRAP I WANT ONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheSickness Fri Nov 01, 2002 6:27 pm

dude im with you ooweel....if you find one, or more than one, hook me up, we'll start our own club, and we'll ride around with kaiser helmets on. no seriously, i think that bike is frikkin cool and i want one so bad.

Aussiebug Wed Nov 13, 2002 11:15 pm

Ah yes - I remember seeing a BMW in the mid 60s with a 1200VW engine.

It sure sounded nice - just wished I'd been old enough to have a licence and game enough to ask him for a ride!

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modockid Fri Dec 27, 2002 10:15 pm

well for one i know that a company in brazil maid them for the local police , other than that , nothin that i can find, they called em "amazonas" however you aint gonna find much on the web , i plan on building my own version of the amazona , it wont be called that though , i hope to mass produce it ,or at least build to order , if you have further questions , email me at [email protected] , i'll tell ya more at that time

58Type2 Sun Jan 12, 2003 11:58 am

I have had this one on my puter for quite some time. I know, am a bit late on the posting.


Touch Nicks Thing Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:07 am

I talked to a fella the other day about the BMW/VW Russian Motorcycle. I was wondering if anyone had more info on this beast/contraption?

bvolks Fri Jul 21, 2006 9:01 am

There was a story about the Amazonas in a late 1991 - early 1992 VW Trends issue. It used the VW engine and transmission. I'll let you know exactly which one when I find it. I'm quite sure you could buy the kit way back then.

vw2165slr58 Sun Nov 26, 2006 6:03 am

i`ve seen BMW`s with vw engines on them . someone makes the adapter for the conversion. the local guy with one has a 1600 single port dual carbed motor on his R75 . its way cooool! :lol:

speedster Sun Nov 26, 2006 7:30 pm

Found a bike like you discribe, complete with sidecar. It is a 67 BMW and in excellent condition. Any idea what it is worth? don't want to pay too much for it. Someone along the way has grafted a windjammer on it but other than that it is stock and excellent. Looking for any info I can find. THe side care is pretty fancy. Belonged to a BMW dealer that passed away and now his son wants to sell it.


Ozz Thu Jan 18, 2007 2:04 pm

dogapult Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:36 am

wow, this thread has been brought back from the dead waaaayyyyyy too many times...look at some o f the original post dates!

2weel Mon Feb 26, 2007 11:17 pm

The Bike posted 2 posts above is Bud Burkeys in TN. That bike is very nice! You should see the one he was campaining in 06. Its red and the detail in his work is outrageous! Guy is a fantastic craftsman! His bikes are all show and all GO! Rides them hard!


RocklinDave Tue Feb 27, 2007 1:15 am

this one showed up at our clubs "meet in the middle " car show a couple of weeks ago, on the centrial coast

2weel Tue Feb 27, 2007 7:24 pm

The bike in the picture is a Butterfield conversion. I took it to the MITM BBQ as the clutch is on its last leg so I threw it into my DC. Had planned on ridin over but some parts for this bike are just whack to replace cost wise so rather than scatter or lock something up, I chose to bring it in piggy back.

Info on the bike:
1965 BMW /2 Butterfield VMW (original prototype bike for the build)
SP 1600 cc kickstart only!

helowrench Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:15 pm

I wish I could find the necessary parts, I would convert a BMW or even a Goldwing in a heartbeat.


2weel Fri Mar 02, 2007 7:38 pm

Parts are available. Webley/Vickers still produces them. His name is Doug Whitson and owns Boss Hoss of Ca. Guys are also now taking Wings and converting them to. So if your really interested it can be done.
Lotta time, money and effort!

2weel Mon Mar 19, 2007 7:25 am

Not affiliated but, for those that want to see a VW powered Motorcycle? One is up for sale right now. See below. Actually in St. Louis

CarreraRS2.7 Wed Mar 21, 2007 5:16 am

Any Type IV powered bikes :twisted:

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