Prince in Purple Rain Rode… A Reliable Honda!

Most may have assumed the larger-than-life motorcycle that Prince rode from his famous movie debut in Purple Rain was a big Harley-Davidson or something along those lines. But you’d be surprised to know it was actually a custom 1981 Honda CB400A, a economical mid-sized bike that was only 400cc and an automatic (in a sense). Also known as the Hawk Hondamatic, the motorcycle lacked a clutch and only needed a shifter from from neutral to first and second to get around. 

You certainly meet the nicest people on a Honda!

Queen Latifah and her BMW (and not a 7 series)

It’s great to see Queen Latifah (actress, singer, songwriter and TV personality) getting out to ride. And instead of a sporting a posh new Ducati or Triumph, which are the Hollywood go-to rides, Queen Latifah is seen riding on an impressive BMW R1200GS Adveture bike! I guess she can join Ewan McGregor and company as they travel around the world for any future riding adventures.