Honda City Turbo II: The 80s hatchback with a motorbike in the boot | Top Gear RETROspective

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The Honda City Turbo II was ahead of its time. Not just because it was a wonderful little Japanese hatchback, but also because it came with the mighty Motocompo in the boot. The idea was genius: you would drive to the edge of town, then ride the last mile to the office on the scooter. It was the ultimate urban mobility solution, 40 years before anyone really started talking about urban mobility solutions. But is Honda about to bring this idea back to the future? Top Gear Magazine's Jack Rix finds out as part of our new mini-series...
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Tre rtg
Tre rtg Giorno fa
I love the new one
MyPlateMyFate
MyPlateMyFate 2 giorni fa
For the price, no thanks. I’ll take an N-One with a 6 speed.
Иван Свишёв
Иван Свишёв 4 giorni fa
Cvhhfg
Matouš Litera
Matouš Litera 7 giorni fa
Shows the Honda E and City Turbo The Turbo: Meaty sound with a bit of turbo spool The Honda E: D A R T H V A D E R B R E A T H
Timochat
Timochat 9 giorni fa
0:48 Oh you also mean Yahama, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Ducati and KTM ?
Steel prime King of Dabbleyoo
Steel prime King of Dabbleyoo 10 giorni fa
G1 skids
del Sol
del Sol 11 giorni fa
Gorgeous♥️Honda
Gareth Gillatt
Gareth Gillatt 11 giorni fa
Clicked on the video thinking I was going see Jeremy , Richard and James :(
Ajetaan Me Traktorilla
Ajetaan Me Traktorilla 11 giorni fa
I have -87 honda monkey. Finnish moped jones favourite
SA 22C
SA 22C 14 giorni fa
The scouting vehicle made by honda thats it
Jordan Ong
Jordan Ong 15 giorni fa
This is my favorite Honda. It reminds me of Skids from G1.
Andrew W.C.
Andrew W.C. 15 giorni fa
Last time I went to the Mecum auctions here in Vegas, everyone was drooling over Vincents, Brough Superiors, and an NR750. I was drooling over a Motocompo and a CB175.
Simon Smith
Simon Smith 15 giorni fa
You might notice the digital boost gauge didn’t work...the soldering on the circuit board for the gauges cracks with age. I had one of these fifteen years ago. Had a hunting engine due to a vacuum leak I couldn’t trace on one of the 30 hoses lol. LOVED it. Put a bigger exhaust on it sounded surprisingly decent.
Michael H.
Michael H. 15 giorni fa
I thought the E is the spiritual successor to the first Civic ?!
EZAblinG
EZAblinG 16 giorni fa
Could have more miles of range if it had less screens and cameras 🤯😂
Mushfiqul Haq
Mushfiqul Haq 16 giorni fa
I mistook him for Richard Hammond and clicked
RFT 25
RFT 25 16 giorni fa
My top 10 dream car❤️
Ralph Louis Mendoza
Ralph Louis Mendoza 17 giorni fa
you can’t even parallel park it properly!
Phil
Phil 18 giorni fa
This is definitely easier to park than my car... and has a much better gas mileage... I own a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado Convertible with the 500 cui V8.
Marten Halma
Marten Halma 18 giorni fa
This must be the worlds coolest car. A fridge in the dash and a moped in the back. Perfection!
madbycc
madbycc 18 giorni fa
I want one.
Johnny
Johnny 19 giorni fa
3:57 the fuel tank empties fast. 5:20 You can put the shopping bags on the backseats or even on the front passenger seat, it's not mandatory by law to put them in the boot
Jason Scheidl
Jason Scheidl 19 giorni fa
@mightycarmods gotta be all over this yeah!?!
Bernie Jaw
Bernie Jaw 20 giorni fa
Motocompo was an option only on Honda City Mk1.
DigitalEye
DigitalEye 21 giorno fa
That lil Turbo Honda would sell now I’m sure
Tryanide's Garage
Tryanide's Garage 21 giorno fa
Was hoping this was a video of the old bunch on a motocompo
L Legacy
L Legacy 22 giorni fa
Honda is the only car company that can make me smile when I see there older cars.
mrelasticband
mrelasticband 22 giorni fa
I love the stranger things inspired intro!
Kevin B
Kevin B 22 giorni fa
Didn’t realize top gear was still a show after the trio left years ago
DIMI ツ
DIMI ツ 22 giorni fa
this is a certified city in the city moment
usagi ken
usagi ken 22 giorni fa
"you are under arrest" anime mpv police car...
Nguyen Quang Nam
Nguyen Quang Nam 22 giorni fa
Really though Honda need to bring these back
shawashawashawao
shawashawashawao 23 giorni fa
City Turbo2 has a feature called "Scramble Boost". Then full throttle when less than 4000rpm 10% improvement in boost pressure only for 10 seconds.
Nc Masty
Nc Masty 23 giorni fa
Bring back Clarkson
Person Man Man
Person Man Man 23 giorni fa
This is good content
Torsten Raab
Torsten Raab 23 giorni fa
But oh my god, it has no power steering as a downpoint... no, mr. much too young presenter - even the girls driving small cas had more muscle then you
Joniel Joseph Montesa
Joniel Joseph Montesa 23 giorni fa
In Southeast Asia, Honda City hatchback is finally back after 26 years and just recently launched last week
Mert Lad
Mert Lad 23 giorni fa
This is one of the coolest cars.
Mayur borah
Mayur borah 23 giorni fa
I feel betrayed and backstabbed at the end 😭
Adeeb Rahman
Adeeb Rahman 23 giorni fa
I'd take the old timer any day, love the old skool stuff
Usman’s Cam NewYorkCity
Usman’s Cam NewYorkCity 23 giorni fa
I loved the old one
Sprutzy
Sprutzy 23 giorni fa
And I thought i looked silly on my ss50. Brilliant!
Sprutzy
Sprutzy 23 giorni fa
Arguably I think Honda’s most iconic bikes are the smaller powered machines. Eg: Super-cub, SS50, Z50, NSR (125), cb100, etc
Dan
Dan 23 giorni fa
Well to be fair in the video it took 13 seconds to get to 62mph, but ok....
Brian Nicholls
Brian Nicholls 24 giorni fa
While it may be true to say that the original City and its turbo versions "never really took off " overseas, where Honda made little effort to sell the car, in Japan it was a big seller in all versions, helped by those zany Madness adverts, and good Turbo IIs are still much loved and in high demand.
Bob Hans
Bob Hans 24 giorni fa
You can watch the gas go down when he does the acceleration😂
Red S0vietArtilery
Red S0vietArtilery 24 giorni fa
I love how they say the name *Honda city tarbo*
Stalin Cat
Stalin Cat 24 giorni fa
I've just restored a Motocompo. It also fits perfectly in the back of a Subaru Libero kei truck :). Mwahaha!
IGM Infographicmedia
IGM Infographicmedia 24 giorni fa
Supercool! I need this set 😜
lei manahan
lei manahan 24 giorni fa
Its similar to you're under arrest anime the two protagonist has a hatchback and a motocompo in the back of the car.
Colin G.
Colin G. 24 giorni fa
Honda Shity Turbo II. Jokes aside, I love the Honda Motocompo.
James Beard
James Beard 24 giorni fa
Where is Jeremy, James and Richard?
Кайрат А
Кайрат А 25 giorni fa
Great video! Perfect car 2 in 1! Honda 4ever!
brandon regalado
brandon regalado 25 giorni fa
Honda City is still being produced in south east asia. Currently owning one. Very good inside the city.
420Ard
420Ard 25 giorni fa
Now this is fun! Love those sporty 80's microcars. I once owned a MK1 Suzuki Swift GTi and it was just amazing! ... Apart from the build quality...
Poor Keyboard Racer
Poor Keyboard Racer 25 giorni fa
The turbo II is better. fight me.
Hassan Mujtaba
Hassan Mujtaba 25 giorni fa
I don't think I can ever shift to an electic, god the misery. Rather have that old city turbo any day over an all electric.
NEIL Urwin
NEIL Urwin 25 giorni fa
Good Video All The Best Of Health Team And Cars n Bikes.
Justin Eaddy
Justin Eaddy 25 giorni fa
is that Hammond lite?
mustang A16
mustang A16 25 giorni fa
JDM forever
MLK SETH
MLK SETH 26 giorni fa
Everyone is going retro, even MKBHD
Dini Azmadian
Dini Azmadian 26 giorni fa
Cyber truck before cyber truck
budi isnadi
budi isnadi 26 giorni fa
I want that bike. I remember someone made a manga fan art with that bike as model. It looks really good.
chestnut rice
chestnut rice 26 giorni fa
so cute
Ben Chandler
Ben Chandler 26 giorni fa
Wow, this is the best thing I’ve watched all year
Luc Wijngaard
Luc Wijngaard 26 giorni fa
This is amazing
Øyvind Hanstad
Øyvind Hanstad 26 giorni fa
Great video😃😎
MrMeToo Haugen
MrMeToo Haugen 27 giorni fa
The City 2 was a massive success in Japan. Many of them ended up in one-make racing series. They crashed hard and rolled hard... they had it doing 13.5sec 1/4mile with extra boost. It sold in limited numbers because it cost twice as much as the regular City. We had both the Turbo2 and regular the regular City at the same time here in Oz. Turbo2 was in a class of it's own. It had great brakes, Accord front brakes from factory. Had twin walled down / front pipe for some reason. Lots of wheel spin in lower gears. It would either be off boost or on boost wheel spin in slow corners, that's why it felt slow in really tight corners. It had really good sturdy feeling, the Japanese 185kmh limiter was reached quickly. My sister drove it for years too. Absolutely no issues for 6~7 years in the family. Oh it returned 4L per 100km in the city. Turbo2 was really sorted considering the short development time and the many difference it had from the regular City. Amazing car, one of those rare gems. It probably cost more to make than it sold for.
MICHGO1
MICHGO1 27 giorni fa
WHY BLAST MUSIC WHILE THE HOST IS SPEAKING?
Jeva Dass
Jeva Dass 27 giorni fa
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AM75 AM75
AM75 AM75 27 giorni fa
This is the difference between the grand tour and top gear. The grand tour still feature the cars we hope to drive till we die while top gear features the cars we're being forced to drive till we die.
Google Cendrum
Google Cendrum 26 giorni fa
With all due respect, as far as the “forced” goes, you could pay me to pretend I’d take convincing to drive either car and I’d refuse it.
AL HASSAN ABID
AL HASSAN ABID 28 giorni fa
7:55 best part of this video..
Langheck [長い尾]
Langheck [長い尾] 28 giorni fa
*100mph no Yuuki Intensifies*
Paul A
Paul A 28 giorni fa
That newer scooter looks even more useless than the old one... I quite like the cars though.
YITT Mashups
YITT Mashups 28 giorni fa
The huge side decals are so 80's, I love it.
Daniel Farrant
Daniel Farrant 28 giorni fa
That’s a blast from the past..I had one of these but sadly not the turbo
Beach Boy
Beach Boy 28 giorni fa
In the next room they were making the NSX The Japanese 🇯🇵 are always innovative
mad cat
mad cat 28 giorni fa
i miss the old folks but this is a great show to watch awesome content 👍
Steve Moon
Steve Moon 26 giorni fa
What it.
Halil Ilkman
Halil Ilkman 28 giorni fa
Turbo 2 with b16 turbo swap 😅
Hare Brahs
Hare Brahs 28 giorni fa
3:57, look at the fuel needle
Dimitri
Dimitri 28 giorni fa
A REFRIGERATED WHAT, I WANT NOW
b.O.d 89
b.O.d 89 28 giorni fa
Yawn if I had the ability of put myself to sleep Oh yeah Switzerland
Bala Venkataraman
Bala Venkataraman 28 giorni fa
budget cool vibrations
EPG 17
EPG 17 28 giorni fa
I thought at the end they will drag race both cars. 🤣
Vaughan Mccann
Vaughan Mccann 28 giorni fa
Top gear's been watching mighty car mods 😅
sinsins 3
sinsins 3 28 giorni fa
モトコンポ懐かしいな シティはそれまでのスモールカーの貧乏臭さが無くてカッコ良かった
Nathan Fernandes
Nathan Fernandes 28 giorni fa
The bike in the thumbnail reminds of motorrad in the Kino no tiba Anime
James Pumphrey
James Pumphrey 28 giorni fa
Bring Back Clarkson
Alle Warten Auf Das Licht
Alle Warten Auf Das Licht 27 giorni fa
@James Pumphrey I'd rather not. It was shite.
James Pumphrey
James Pumphrey 27 giorni fa
@Alle Warten Auf Das Licht Watch Top Gear Seasons from Year 2003 to 2015
James Pumphrey
James Pumphrey 27 giorni fa
@Alle Warten Auf Das Licht Yes
Alle Warten Auf Das Licht
Alle Warten Auf Das Licht 27 giorni fa
@James Pumphrey the guy from Who Wants to be a Millionaire?
James Pumphrey
James Pumphrey 27 giorni fa
@Alle Warten Auf Das Licht Jeremy Clarkson
Stijn H
Stijn H 28 giorni fa
I've lived in China and those "bootbikes" are very common. If you go to a restaurant and have a few too many drinks you can order a DiDi (similar to Uber) and a guy on a little electric foldable moped will show up put it in the boot of your car and drive you and your car home. After that he'll grab his moped and scoot of to the next customer. Quite genius really!
William Walker
William Walker 28 giorni fa
They do that in Europe too, maybe in the US. Top Gear even did an episode where they went out and served as ride drivers for a night, complete with folding mopeds. Rather Hammond and May did. One of the earlier series.
Oliver Apps
Oliver Apps 28 giorni fa
anyone else miss james may and hammond
Alle Warten Auf Das Licht
Alle Warten Auf Das Licht 28 giorni fa
Watch the bland tour then.
Roasted Blueberry
Roasted Blueberry 28 giorni fa
Smh ,i thought those headlight were going for dodge demons.
Phil
Phil 28 giorni fa
I love these cars and the Motorcycle. I have a Suzuki Cappuccino which is a similar concept to the Honda City with even less room. Japanese engineers are very clever.
tehsidewinder
tehsidewinder 28 giorni fa
49ccs of raw, unadulterated fury
Ian Davidson
Ian Davidson 28 giorni fa
I love it - I would buy one today!
Jacob Hanley
Jacob Hanley 29 giorni fa
When your mum is taking the car,
Grand Bay Central
Grand Bay Central 29 giorni fa
Look like Beetle 60s👏👍
Hy dra
Hy dra 29 giorni fa
I miss the Big Threes....well those 3 are now old so I think yes they deserve a rest
Fixin Bugs and Stuff
Fixin Bugs and Stuff 29 giorni fa
That scooter looks to be too small.
Relaxation Music Channel
Relaxation Music Channel 29 giorni fa
나는 당신의 음악을 듣고 정말 행복합니다 !!
bassmith448 bassist
bassmith448 bassist 29 giorni fa
The moment I saw that car/ scooter I went looking for one on ebay. Seriously. I did. That whole setup just really appeals to my inner car geek. Not sure what I'd do with one if I found one but...... I just gotta have one!!!!!!!!
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