2016 Motul Onirika 2853 to be Auctioned for Motul Corazón Foundation

The Onirika 2853 will be auctioned on February 9, 2017

2016 Motul Onirika 2853
The 2016 Motul 800cc Onirika 2853 that is to be auctioned for the Motul Corazón Foundation.Photo Courtesy of Bonhams

Based on the MV Agusta 800 Brutale, Luca Pozzato's Officine GP Design's 2016 Motul 800cc Onirika 2853 will be auctioned on February 9, 2017 at Bonhams' Grandes Marques sale at Grand Palais for the Motul Corazón Foundation.

The 2016 Motul 800cc Onirika 2853 is the bike of fantasies with a name deriving from the French ‘onirique’ meaning dreamlike. The 2853 would mark the 1,000th year since Motul’s establishment. The concept bike seeks to unite the past, present and future of the 163-year-old company: the wheels hark back to classic cars of old, and the front braking system and grill are have an evocative industrial style. The bike is being offered as a work of art, and does not yet run. The creation is equipped with a state-of-the-art fingerprint recognition concept (currently a design feature only) and a handcrafted aluminum fuel tank finished in a unique gear pattern which echoes throughout the bike. Its cast-iron grey color, gear-shaped fuel cap and detailed textures all pay homage to the extensive history of Motul’s motoring experiences. It is estimated at 25,000-30,000 euros.

2016 Motul Onirika 2853
The Motul Onirika 2853 is estimated at approximately 25,000-30,000 euros.Photo Courtesy of Bonhams

The Motul Corazón Foundation, which is under the aegis of Fondation de France, has remained close to its founding company’s craft. “The Motul Corazón Foundation has chosen to help disadvantaged adolescents on all continents to train themselves in mechanical and technical fields, where they can passionately build their professional future”, stated Foundation President Michel Rivoire. Having sponsored over 20 projects around the globe, the foundation will use the proceeds from the sale to support future projects in helping adolescents overcome barriers.