What is Hondamatic transmission?

The Hondamatic (also called the H2) was Honda’s first semi-automatic transmission. It was produced from 1973 through 1988. The Hondamatic name continued to be used on fully-automatic transmissions from Honda.

How many gears does a Hondamatic have?

The new design instead uses a conventional six-speed gearbox allied to a simple set of electronics and hydraulics that control the clutch automatically. The first main component is an actuator mounted just behind the steering head, hidden under the fuel tank.

What year did the Hondamatic come out?

The Hondamatic: Overcoming the Patent Hurdle. The Hondamatic transmission made its debut in March 1968 with the new N360 AT model. The car drew much attention as Honda’s original AT entry, especially since it was the first mini car equipped with a fully automatic transmission.

What was the motorcycle in purple rain?

The motorcycle that comes so famously to our minds was a 1981 Honda CM400A Hondamatic. The fact of the matter is, three bikes were actually customized for the movie ‘role’ it had.

How much is a 1981 Honda cm400 worth?


Excellent $2,015
Very Good $1,365
Good $910
Fair $640
Poor N/A

What was the bike in Purple Rain?

Who owns the Purple Rain motorcycle?

And that motorcycle was depicted in a major Hollywood movie. So in the entire world there may be other purple 1981 Honda CM400 Hondamatic motorcycles. But there is only one “Purple Rain” motorcycle that was owned by Prince.

How much of Purple Rain is true?

And what’s really amazing is that recording of “Purple Rain” that we know so well, that we know every second of, that is 98 percent the first time that they played that song on stage, the first show that Wendy Melvoin is in the band. That is the first time that they played “Purple Rain” to the world.