His job profile includes working in various countries with various capacities.
- In France, he worked as a shunter in a train yard.
- As a Toolmaker and welder in Germany, Austria and Italy.
- While working with the Austrian Steel company, he received an opportunity to work in the Austrian Foreign Service in Moscow.
- After getting transferred in 1985 to New York to promote Austrian Art and Culture for the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
With a passion for building motorcycles lurking back of his mind.
At this time, Walt started spending his time building motorcycles for himself and friends in a basement in Long Island City.
The passion made him move his workshop and his family to Southern New Hampshire. Where he started to build motorcycles full time.
We got a chance in 2019 to talk to Walt and understand his work. As sis new work. Which is the e-bike concept ‘Rontu’, arrives in Haas Moto Museum
We talk more about it.
The bike was named “Rontu ” in honour of Walt Siegl’s loyal canine companion. The stunning custom e-bike consumed one whole year of intense creativity. And brilliant fabrication by “the master” himself (pun intended!).
Installed a few days ago in the @HaasMotoMuseum.Rontu weighs in at a mind-boggling 100 pounds. Rontu boasts a monocoque frame. It is a recipe of chrome-moly, carbon fibre, and aluminium ingredients.
RONTU is living proof that a motorcycle’s design may be defined more by its lack of bodywork than by the bodywork itself.