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

12 Απρ 2021
251 631 προβολές

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...
Subscribe to Top Gear for more videos:
Top Gear Series 30:
Geneva Online Motor Show:​
First Look:
Want to watch a bit of Top Gear on the internet? Welcome to the most comprehensive collection of official clips you'll find on GRworld. Whether you're searching for a caravan challenge, Ken Block in the Hoonicorn, cars versus fighter jets, Stig power laps or the latest Chris Harris Drives, you can find all the iconic films here.
Want to share your views with the team? Join our BBC Studios Voice:
This is a commercial channel from BBC Studios.
Service & Feedback

  • Cvhhfg

    Иван СвишёвИван СвишёвΠριν 23 ώρες
  • 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

    Matouš LiteraMatouš LiteraΠριν 3 ημέρες
  • 0:48 Oh you also mean Yahama, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Ducati and KTM ?

    TimochatTimochatΠριν 5 ημέρες
  • G1 skids

    Steel prime King of DabbleyooSteel prime King of DabbleyooΠριν 6 ημέρες
  • Gorgeous♥️Honda

    del Soldel SolΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • Clicked on the video thinking I was going see Jeremy , Richard and James :(

    Gareth GillattGareth GillattΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • I have -87 honda monkey. Finnish moped jones favourite

    Ajetaan Me TraktorillaAjetaan Me TraktorillaΠριν 7 ημέρες
  • The scouting vehicle made by honda thats it

    SA 22CSA 22CΠριν 10 ημέρες
  • This is my favorite Honda. It reminds me of Skids from G1.

    Jordan OngJordan OngΠριν 11 ημέρες
  • 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.

    Andrew W.C.Andrew W.C.Πριν 11 ημέρες
  • 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.

    Simon SmithSimon SmithΠριν 11 ημέρες
  • I thought the E is the spiritual successor to the first Civic ?!

    Michael H.Michael H.Πριν 11 ημέρες
  • Could have more miles of range if it had less screens and cameras 🤯😂

    EZAblinGEZAblinGΠριν 12 ημέρες
  • I mistook him for Richard Hammond and clicked

    Mushfiqul HaqMushfiqul HaqΠριν 12 ημέρες
  • My top 10 dream car❤️

    RFT 25RFT 25Πριν 12 ημέρες
  • you can’t even parallel park it properly!

    Ralph Louis MendozaRalph Louis MendozaΠριν 13 ημέρες
  • 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.

    PhilPhilΠριν 14 ημέρες
  • This must be the worlds coolest car. A fridge in the dash and a moped in the back. Perfection!

    Marten HalmaMarten HalmaΠριν 14 ημέρες
  • I want one.

    madbyccmadbyccΠριν 14 ημέρες
  • 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

    JohnnyJohnnyΠριν 15 ημέρες
  • @mightycarmods gotta be all over this yeah!?!

    Jason ScheidlJason ScheidlΠριν 15 ημέρες
  • Motocompo was an option only on Honda City Mk1.

    Bernie JawBernie JawΠριν 15 ημέρες
  • That lil Turbo Honda would sell now I’m sure

    DigitalEyeDigitalEyeΠριν 17 ημέρες
  • Was hoping this was a video of the old bunch on a motocompo

    Tryanide's GarageTryanide's GarageΠριν 17 ημέρες
  • Honda is the only car company that can make me smile when I see there older cars.

    L LegacyL LegacyΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • I love the stranger things inspired intro!

    mrelasticbandmrelasticbandΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • Didn’t realize top gear was still a show after the trio left years ago

    Kevin BKevin BΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • this is a certified city in the city moment

    DIMI ツDIMI ツΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • "you are under arrest" anime mpv police car...

    usagi kenusagi kenΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • Really though Honda need to bring these back

    Nguyen Quang NamNguyen Quang NamΠριν 18 ημέρες
  • City Turbo2 has a feature called "Scramble Boost". Then full throttle when less than 4000rpm 10% improvement in boost pressure only for 10 seconds.

    shawashawashawaoshawashawashawaoΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • Bring back Clarkson

    Nc MastyNc MastyΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • This is good content

    Person Man ManPerson Man ManΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • 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

    Torsten RaabTorsten RaabΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • In Southeast Asia, Honda City hatchback is finally back after 26 years and just recently launched last week

    Joniel Joseph MontesaJoniel Joseph MontesaΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • This is one of the coolest cars.

    Mert LadMert LadΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • I feel betrayed and backstabbed at the end 😭

    Mayur borahMayur borahΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • I'd take the old timer any day, love the old skool stuff

    Adeeb RahmanAdeeb RahmanΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • I loved the old one

    Usman’s Cam NewYorkCityUsman’s Cam NewYorkCityΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • And I thought i looked silly on my ss50. Brilliant!

    SprutzySprutzyΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • Arguably I think Honda’s most iconic bikes are the smaller powered machines. Eg: Super-cub, SS50, Z50, NSR (125), cb100, etc

    SprutzySprutzyΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • Well to be fair in the video it took 13 seconds to get to 62mph, but ok....

    DanDanΠριν 19 ημέρες
  • 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.

    Brian NichollsBrian NichollsΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • You can watch the gas go down when he does the acceleration😂

    Bob HansBob HansΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • I love how they say the name *Honda city tarbo*

    Red S0vietArtileryRed S0vietArtileryΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • I've just restored a Motocompo. It also fits perfectly in the back of a Subaru Libero kei truck :). Mwahaha!

    Stalin CatStalin CatΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • Supercool! I need this set 😜

    IGM InfographicmediaIGM InfographicmediaΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • Its similar to you're under arrest anime the two protagonist has a hatchback and a motocompo in the back of the car.

    lei manahanlei manahanΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • Honda Shity Turbo II. Jokes aside, I love the Honda Motocompo.

    Colin G.Colin G.Πριν 20 ημέρες
  • Where is Jeremy, James and Richard?

    James BeardJames BeardΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • Great video! Perfect car 2 in 1! Honda 4ever!

    Кайрат АКайрат АΠριν 20 ημέρες
  • Honda City is still being produced in south east asia. Currently owning one. Very good inside the city.

    brandon regaladobrandon regaladoΠριν 21 ημέρα
  • 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...

    420Ard420ArdΠριν 21 ημέρα
  • The turbo II is better. fight me.

    Poor Keyboard RacerPoor Keyboard RacerΠριν 21 ημέρα
  • 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.

    Hassan MujtabaHassan MujtabaΠριν 21 ημέρα
  • Good Video All The Best Of Health Team And Cars n Bikes.

    NEIL UrwinNEIL UrwinΠριν 21 ημέρα
  • is that Hammond lite?

    Justin EaddyJustin EaddyΠριν 21 ημέρα
  • JDM forever

    mustang A16mustang A16Πριν 21 ημέρα
  • Everyone is going retro, even MKBHD

    MLK SETHMLK SETHΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • Cyber truck before cyber truck

    Dini AzmadianDini AzmadianΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • I want that bike. I remember someone made a manga fan art with that bike as model. It looks really good.

    budi isnadibudi isnadiΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • so cute

    chestnut ricechestnut riceΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • Wow, this is the best thing I’ve watched all year

    Ben ChandlerBen ChandlerΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • This is amazing

    Luc WijngaardLuc WijngaardΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • Great video😃😎

    Øyvind HanstadØyvind HanstadΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • 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.

    MrMeToo HaugenMrMeToo HaugenΠριν 23 ημέρες

    MICHGO1MICHGO1Πριν 23 ημέρες
  • ➡️ ⤵️ B.e.S.T f'u"l'l D.a.T.i.n.G h.o.T G.i.r.L's -L-o-V-e-S-e-X---❤️😘 ..👍 !💖🖤❤️今後は気をライブ配信の再編ありがとうです!この日のライブ配信は、かならりやばかったですね!1万人を超える人が見ていたもん(笑)やっぱり人参最高!まさかのカメラ切り忘れでやら1かしたのもドキドキでした,. 💖🖤在整個人類歷史上,強者,富人和具有狡猾特質的人捕食部落,氏族,城鎮,城市和鄉村中的弱者,無`'守和貧窮成員。然而,人類的生存意願迫使那些被拒絕,被剝奪或摧毀的基本需求的人們找到了一種生活方式,並繼續將其DNA融入不斷發展的人類社會。. 說到食物,不要以為那些被拒絕的人只吃垃圾。相反,他們學會了在被忽視的肉類和蔬菜中尋找營養。他們學會了清潔,切塊,調味和慢燉慢燉的野菜和肉類,在食品市場上被忽略的部分家用蔬菜和肉類,並且學會了使用芳香的木煙(如山核桃,山核桃和豆科灌木 來調味g食物煮的時候 1618587968

    Jeva DassJeva DassΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • 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.

    AM75 AM75AM75 AM75Πριν 23 ημέρες
    • 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.

      Google CendrumGoogle CendrumΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • 7:55 best part of this video..

  • *100mph no Yuuki Intensifies*

    Langheck [長い尾]Langheck [長い尾]Πριν 24 ημέρες
  • That newer scooter looks even more useless than the old one... I quite like the cars though.

    Paul APaul AΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • The huge side decals are so 80's, I love it.

    YITT MashupsYITT MashupsΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • That’s a blast from the past..I had one of these but sadly not the turbo

    Daniel FarrantDaniel FarrantΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • In the next room they were making the NSX The Japanese 🇯🇵 are always innovative

    Beach BoyBeach BoyΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • i miss the old folks but this is a great show to watch awesome content 👍

    mad catmad catΠριν 24 ημέρες
    • What it.

      Steve MoonSteve MoonΠριν 22 ημέρες
  • Turbo 2 with b16 turbo swap 😅

    Halil IlkmanHalil IlkmanΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • 3:57, look at the fuel needle

    Hare BrahsHare BrahsΠριν 24 ημέρες

    DimitriDimitriΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • Yawn if I had the ability of put myself to sleep Oh yeah Switzerland

    b.O.d 89b.O.d 89Πριν 24 ημέρες
  • budget cool vibrations

    Bala VenkataramanBala VenkataramanΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • I thought at the end they will drag race both cars. 🤣

    EPG 17EPG 17Πριν 24 ημέρες
  • Top gear's been watching mighty car mods 😅

    Vaughan MccannVaughan MccannΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • 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

    sinsins 3sinsins 3Πριν 24 ημέρες
  • The bike in the thumbnail reminds of motorrad in the Kino no tiba Anime

    Nathan FernandesNathan FernandesΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • Bring Back Clarkson

    James PumphreyJames PumphreyΠριν 24 ημέρες
    • @James Pumphrey I'd rather not. It was shite.

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das LichtΠριν 23 ημέρες
    • @Alle Warten Auf Das Licht Watch Top Gear Seasons from Year 2003 to 2015

      James PumphreyJames PumphreyΠριν 23 ημέρες
    • @Alle Warten Auf Das Licht Yes

      James PumphreyJames PumphreyΠριν 23 ημέρες
    • @James Pumphrey the guy from Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das LichtΠριν 23 ημέρες
    • @Alle Warten Auf Das Licht Jeremy Clarkson

      James PumphreyJames PumphreyΠριν 23 ημέρες
  • 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!

    Stijn HStijn HΠριν 24 ημέρες
    • 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.

      William WalkerWilliam WalkerΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • anyone else miss james may and hammond

    Oliver AppsOliver AppsΠριν 24 ημέρες
    • Watch the bland tour then.

      Alle Warten Auf Das LichtAlle Warten Auf Das LichtΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • Smh ,i thought those headlight were going for dodge demons.

    Roasted BlueberryRoasted BlueberryΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • 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.

    PhilPhilΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • 49ccs of raw, unadulterated fury

    tehsidewindertehsidewinderΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • I love it - I would buy one today!

    Ian DavidsonIan DavidsonΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • When your mum is taking the car,

    Jacob HanleyJacob HanleyΠριν 24 ημέρες
  • Look like Beetle 60s👏👍

    Grand Bay CentralGrand Bay CentralΠριν 25 ημέρες
  • I miss the Big Threes....well those 3 are now old so I think yes they deserve a rest

    Hy draHy draΠριν 25 ημέρες
  • That scooter looks to be too small.

    Fixin Bugs and StuffFixin Bugs and StuffΠριν 25 ημέρες
  • 나는 당신의 음악을 듣고 정말 행복합니다 !!

    Relaxation Music ChannelRelaxation Music ChannelΠριν 25 ημέρες
  • 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!!!!!!!!

    bassmith448 bassistbassmith448 bassistΠριν 25 ημέρες
  • I would much rather have City Turbo II over that 20 LCD thing

    BlakeBlakeΠριν 25 ημέρες
  • 3:54, I love how you can actually see the fuel gauge going down while thrashing it (granted probably more due to the fuel sloshing backwards)

    chembletonchembletonΠριν 25 ημέρες