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Saturday, 25 February 2012

Pretty in Pink

2007 Pink Hibiscus Honda Jazz
For those of you who know me, its no secret that pink is way up there in my list of favourite colours. When I got my M2 my dad even custom ordered me a bubblegum pink helmet.  Pink and motorcycles however, is not a combination that is common on the roads (although I question why).  One of the only examples I know of off the top of my head was the 'Pink Hibiscus' Honda Jazz Scooter from 2007 (which I begged and begged for, but for some reason my dad thought that when the time came to sell it no one would buy it..).

2004 Harley Davidson Sportster $5,500

But since this option is no longer available new, nor is it an actual motorcycle, I decided to do a little google search and see what options are on the market right now for the fearless female who isn't shy about rocking a little pink.

The answer.... Nothing.

I did however find some great examples of people who didn't let this lack of pink on the market discourage them and actually went and customized their bikes themselves.

2001 Triumph Speed Triple $3,490

This idea of customization then raises the question of how much does it cost to get bikes like these all dolled up in pink? In Ontario, a paint job like the pink ones shown here will cost you about $500 in supplies alone.  If your not quite sure you have the talent to do the job yourself yourself, a professional paint job will usually start around $800 and take about a week, although different companies may quote differently depending on the bike.

If you're not prepared to commit to a full out pink bike though, you can also take the route I did and settle with a pink helmet or even a pink leather jacket.


  1. Nice post! Although I think I found the bike for you. Pink and purple. Chrome details. Looks brand new.


    I call shotgun haha.

  2. Oh my goodness, sign me up! Let's get twin ones Ellen!

  3. Claire, I had a feeling you would approve of this post and I am 100% down for twin bikes, we can start a female biker gang! And Matt, I was actually very excited for this 'pink and purple' bike you spoke of, you got my hopes up hahahahaha

  4. Can I become part of this female biker gang?! :D Awesome post Ellen! Love those bikes.