1984 Honda Gyro

1984 Honda Gyro

Description

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 currently 3 Honda Gyro in the collection. There are 2 1984 (a red one and a blue one). There is a red 1986 in the collection.

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Honda Gyro Wikipedia page




Award history (1984 Red Gyro)

2017 (Won awards at every show attended)
First place @ the Japanese Motorcycle Show @ White Rose MC Club &
Finalist ribbon award

2018 (Won awards at every show attended)
First Place in class @ Japanese Bike Show @ White Rose MC Club &
Finalist ribbon award


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.

Here is an interesting 2 wheel car (a Gyro X at the Lane Motor Museum) that carries the Gyro name. Not a 3 wheeler, just a very interesting concept.



Equipment Specifications
Year1984
ManufacturerHonda
ModelGyro
Detailed Information
Detailed Description
The Gyro was sold in America from 1984 - 1986 and in Canada for just 1984. Over these three years, Honda sold two different members of the Gyro family to Americans. The first Gyro was named simply that, while the second Gyro sold ’85 - ’86 was badged the Gyro S.
Today in Aviation History
May 25, 1927: Lt. James A. Doolittle files the first outside loop in a Curtiss P-1-B pursuit plane at McCook Field. Starting at an altitude of 8000 ft Doolittle pointed the nose of the a/c down and describes a circle of 2000 ft diameter, leveling out at his original altitude. At the bottom of the circle, flying inverted, it is estimated that his a/c was traveling at 280 mph. The outside loop had not been previously attempted because of fear that the a/c would disintegrate. [Note: French pilot Pegoud is purported to have performed outside loops prior to this date.]