1986 Honda Gyro

1986 Honda Gyro


Honda introduced the Gyro in Japan in 1982. In Japan, the Gyro name refers to Honda’s family of seven tilting three wheeled scooters.

This particular variation was developed and patented by George Wallis of G.L.Wallis & Son in Surbiton, Surrey in 1966. It was first marketed in the failed BSA Ariel 3 of 1970, then licensed to Honda.

Part of the collection of Harry Kraemer's rare 3 wheel vehicles.

There are 3 Honda Gyro motorcycles in the collection. There are a total of 8 Honda bikes in the collection.

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Honda Gyro Wikipedia page

Award history

Third Place Modern Import Motorcycle at KGAI Open House

Second Place @ Japanese Bike Show @ White Rose MC Club
Finalist ribbon award @ Japanese Bike Show @ White Rose MC Club

Parts reference:
August 2018 replaced mirrors with Honda part number 88210-GBJ-505

This 1986 Gyro is pictured here with our 1886 Coventry Rotary Tandem. These two bikes are 100 years a part.

A similar bike was sold by Zoe Motors. In 1984 Zoe 500 made by Zoe Motors Inc. was offered. It had a 50cc 2 stroke oil injected motor. The same company also made a single seat car called a Zipper. The Zoe 500 has 3 wheels with a tilting or leaning main body. The Zoe 500 is basically a Honda Stream or Honda NV50MS, as far as we can tell it must have been licensed to the ZOE Motors Company.

Daihatsu also made a tilting scooter very similar to the Honda Gyro. It was called the Hallo.

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Equipment Specifications
ModelGyro S
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This 1986 Honda Gyro S is all original and unrestored. The three wheel design was developed and patented by George Wallis in 1966. It was then marketed by BSA with the failed 1970 Ariel-3. The license was then sold to Honda. Honda has built seven vehicles with this configuration. The first, the Stream was introduced in 1981, followed closely by three other personal transport versions, the Joy, Just, and Road Fox (my bike). All were short-lived, but the cargo-oriented Gyro line that begun in 1982 found a ready market, with all three variants still in production to this day in Japan…
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