When you talk about incorporating motorcycles in music videos, the expression “the bigger, the better” usually applies. Just ask Freddie Mercury (in “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”) and Michael Jackson (“Speed Demon”).
Big bikes lend such productions an air of rugged legitimacy—if you could just ignore the over-the-top leather outfits.
Chilean-Norwegian band Boy Pablo of “Everytime” fame decide to veer away from the typical biker aesthetic and opted for a miniature motorbike, specifically from the Honda Z series, in the first three music videos of its latest album, Wachito Rico.
Called the Honda Monkey due to the rider's posture while riding it, the minibike was initially manufactured in 1961 for children to play with at a Japanese amusement park. Honda then introduced the road-going version a couple of years later, and it became popular over the next decade.
Fast forward to present day and the company had already announced the 125cc 2021 Honda Monkey. We're not quite sure if Nicolas Muñoz (vocalist) used a newer model for the music video of “Rest Up,” which was released earlier today, but the custom purple paint and “WR” details ain't half bad for his partially green-screen road trip.
Wachito Rico drops later this week.