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What kind of motorcycle did Prince ride in Purple Rain?
Here鈥檚 the detail on the motorcycle Prince rides in the film 鈥?Purple Rain鈥?and on the cover of the 鈥?Purple Rain鈥?soundtrack. The bike is a customized 1981 Hondamatic Honda CB400A CM400A. The motorcycle was customized by adding fairing, special handlebars and a seat with hot pink velour inserts.
Why is it called Purple Rain bike?
However, this piece of art became an iconic part of motorcycle and movie history. It doesn鈥檛 matter what type of bike you are riding, if it is painted in purple, people will call it Purple Rain bike.
How was Prince鈥檚 motorcycle customized?
The motorcycle was customized by adding fairing, special handlebars and a seat with hot pink velour inserts. Prince also added an early version of his symbol painted on a few parts on the bike. Here an example of what a 1981 Honda CM400A Hondamatic Motorcycle looks like without being pimped out like the Prince bike鈥?/div>The Details On Prince鈥檚 鈥淧urple Rain鈥?Motorcycle
Could you pull off riding a purple motorcycle?
There aren’t too many people who could pull off riding a customized, royal purple motorcycle other than someone of royalty, someone like a Prince. When Purple Rain came out in 1984, not too many non-motorcycle people paid too much attention to the bike Prince’s character, The Kid, rode.