There weren’t many people that anticipated a lubricant manufacturer from France would be able to blow them away, but detractors have lapsed into an awed silence with the revelation of the Onirika 2853 from Motul. The company pulled back the curtain on the Onirika at the 2016 Verona Motor Bike Expo, and were met with wild praise from all corners.
The mind behind the Onirika 2853 is Luca Pozzato of Officine GP Design fame. The name is by Motul with “2853” being a reference to their thousand-year anniversary. When making the bike, Pozzato started with an MV Agusta Brutale 800, but little is left of it besides the frame, the swingarm, and the triple-cylinder 798cc engine. The rest is brutal brilliance with a metal, riveted seat, disc-style wheels, and black-and-white artwork that adorns the tail section. It looks fast, compact, and savage, making it a beautiful combination for the uncertain future.