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!