Leisure Bikes

Honda’s first scooter, the Juno K appeared in 1954 and already featured a 4-stroke engine with E-starter. Its successor, the M85 was equipped with a distinct flat-twin engine and Honda’s first hydraulic stepless transmission. 3-wheeled scooters like the Stream or the Gyro X of the early eighties had a very ‘new and different’ look at the time, and possessed the ability to lean into corners just like a 2-wheeler.

The Super Cub made its debut in 1958, intended as a cheap, urban bike. It was an easy to ride, fuel efficient and extremely durable all-weather motorcycle. With over 90 million units sold in more than 160 countries worldwide, it is the best selling motorcycle of all times. In the United States the Super Cub sparked a new motorcycle boom in the 1960’s. Together with a brilliant marketing campaign – “You meet the nicest people on a Honda” – it started to change the outlaw image of motorbikes into a fun activity for the general public.

Mini bikes like the Monkey (Z50M) and the Gorilla (Z50J-III) were small, light and collapsible motorcycles. Originally built for Honda’s amusement Park TamaTech, the Monkey was getting so popular that Honda was asked to turn it into a production bike. The following Gorilla had a larger tank and a 4-speed manual transmission, extending its leisure possibilities.
The equally popular Honda DAX was introduced in 1969 and got its name as it looked similar to a Dachshund dog. The front end could also be separated from the chassis, making it possible to transport the bike in a cars trunk.

 

1954 – Honda Juno K

1954 Honda Juno K

1962 – Honda Juno M85

1962 Honda Juno M85

1962 Honda Juno M85

1962 – Honda Super Cub

1962 Honda Super Cub

1962 Honda Super Cub

1962 Honda Super Cub

1962 Honda Super Cub

1962 Honda Super Cub

1963 – Honda HUNTER CUB C105A

1963 Honda HUNTER CUB C105A

1969 – Honda Family Bikes

1969 Honda PC50

1969 Honda PC50

1969 Honda PC50

1969 – Honda DAX ST50Z

1969 Honda DAX ST50Z

1969 Honda DAX ST50Z

1964 – Honda MONKEY CZ100

1964 Honda MONKEY CZ100

1978 – Honda GORILLA Z50J

1978 Honda GORILLA Z50J

1978 Honda GORILLA Z50J

1982 – Honda MOTRA

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1982_Honda_MOTRA (2)

1982_Honda_MOTRA (3)

1981 – Honda Stream

1981 Honda Stream

1982 – Honda Gyro X

1982 Honda Gyro X

1982 Honda Gyro X

1983 – Honda Beat

1983 Honda Beat

1983 Honda Beat

The Honda Leisure Bikes & Scooters are located on the second floor of the Honda Collection Hall.

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