Introduced in 1982, the Gyro series of scoots are three-wheelers (one in the front, two in the back) where the body is able to lean up to 40 degrees compared to the rear axle. GYRO is actually an acronym, which stands for “Great Your Recreation Original”. Well, the translation’s not great, but you get the idea. The initial designs were for utility-based uses – so options included rear racks, canopies, and plenty of storage.
In 1984, Honda mixed it up with the release of a variant called the Road Fox. Most of the utility disappeared, and instead you got exposed frames and a chopper-ish rake. It only sold for two years – and this was the sole variant that was officially exported to the US. In America, Big Red marketed it as the Gyro S.
The Gyro featured a parking brake which prevents it from falling over when parked, and even a limited slip differential. The short importation period and poor sales have made the Gyro a collectible scooter – perfect for someone looking for something quirky and fun. It only weighs 140 pounds, and it was capable of 30 miles per hour thanks to the 4 horsepower engine. In addition, the Gyro was capable of 160 mpg, which is why it saw so much success as a tiny utility vehicle in Japan.
This example is VIN: JH2TB100XFS001612.
The odometer shows 816 miles.
Battery tender lead.
There are minor scratches and signs of use throughout, please take a look at the album at the top of the listing for 100+ photos to evaluate the condition.
Currently located at our facility in Santa Monica, California (please make an appointment for an inspection), this Honda is offered on a Bill of Sale only. The bike has an Indiana plate but there’s no paperwork with it – Indiana does not require titles for a “Motor Driven Cycle – Class B” (MDC B on the plate).
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Santa Monica, California
Bill of Sale Only
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for a starting rate of $750 in the Continental US (prices may increase in rural markets), and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.