Motul is auctioning the Motul Onirika 2853 in conjunction with Bonhams in Paris on 9th February. Inspired by countless details, quotes, art forms and technologies, the Motul Onirika 2853 is an artwork created by Italian design house Officine GP Design’s Luca Pozzato. Although currently an art installation, it has the potential to be transformed into a running motorcycle. The name Onirika means “dreamlike” while the 2853 refers to a thousand years after the company’s founding date.
The Motul Onirika 2853 is a harmonious mix of stimuli from the different sectors in which Motul is present. Developed using bespoke manufactured parts, the bike features a handcrafted aluminum fuel tank using gears as a theme and was coated using a ‘cubic paint’ technique. Its cast iron grey colour, the gear-shaped fuel cap and the rich detailed textures are all references to Motul’s universe.
First presented at the Verona Motorbike Expo back in January of last year, Onirika has stunned audiences throughout 2016 at events such the WorldSBK in Imola, at the French Motorcycle Grand Prix, Wheels and Waves, the 24h of Le Mans, the TT Assen Motorcycle Grand Prix, Intermot and the Valencia Motorcycle Grand Prix. Its roadshow will end with the Grand Palais auction in February, where its new journey will begin. The value of this artwork is estimated by Bonhams at around €25,000-30,000 ($26.700-32.000 USD). Head over to Motul‘s website for more information.
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