Post Sale Update: This Gyro X sold for $1,894.13 after 21 bids on eBay.
I’ve featured several examples of Honda’s quirky 3-wheeler called the GYRO (which is apparently an acronym for “Great Your Recreation Original.”) The US only got one of the versions, a “S” model that was focused on just carrying a rider around. But Japan got multiple variants include, the UP, the Canopy, and the X.
The X was the original model, and it offered lots of utility thanks to front and rear racks as well as a limited slip differential. The 50cc 2-stroke motor produced approximately 4 horsepower, enough for a top speed of about 30 miles per hour. The defining feature of the Gyro is a linkage that allows the body of the scooter to lean while the two rear wheels stay perpendicular to the pavement.
This example was imported by a Navy serviceman over 25 years ago, and it’s spent some time in dry storage. The bike is said to run for a few seconds before the motor dies, so it will obviously need some work. The bike has not been titled and the odometer shows approximately 2,250 miles.
Find this Gyro X for sale in Prospect, Connecticut with bidding up to $1,259.56