National Motor Museum to display Top Gear bikes

Claire Edwards

Two motorbikes featured on the Top Gear Vietnam Special have been bought by the National Motor Museum.

The episode in question saw Clarkson, Hammond and May challenged to travel the length of Vietnam in just eight days. They were given 15 million Vietnamese dong, but soon realised that £600 wouldn't be enough to buy them cars in the bike-dominated nation.

The bikes, a 1967 Piaggio Vespa 150cc and a 1973 Honda 50cc Chaly were those chosen by Jeremy Clarkson and James May respectively.

They join a collection of Top-Gear vehicles currently on display at the museum in Beaulieu, Hampshire.