Jezza in September on bike in UK
Jezza in October on bike in Vietnam
He looked flustered and bemused. He even had to be shown how to get the scooter started let alone keep it standing.
Jeremy Clarkson's professed ignorance of scooters and motorbikes was plain for all to see on last night's Top Gear Vietnam special.
But it appears Clarkson who declared on TV 'I can't ride a bike' and 'It is the only motorbike I've ever had' protested too much as these pictures below show.
For back in September he was seen out and about on a navy Vespa near his Cotswolds home - just weeks before he travelled out to Ho Chi Minh City to film the Christmas episode.
The BBC had no official comment to make on this discrepancy when contacted by Mail Online.
The premise for him fumbling around on the lime-green Vespa in Vietnam's largest city was when he and his co-workers were told to buy second-hand 'wheels' to cross a 1,000 miles of the country.
When he failed to start the scooter, eager onlookers offered the confused presenter tips on how to get going. He paid particular attention when a blonde Australian tourist stepped in to help.
He then grumbled to BBC2 viewers that it was only 'after an hour' that he managed to set off.