A few years ago I auditioned the first generation of the Motion series (e.g., Motion 12) and was underwhelmed. They looked cheap and didn't sound of a piece. But a couple weeks ago, playing a hunch, I listened to the new generation Motion 40s. At first I wasn't sure what to make of them; they sounded hyped up with very thumpy bass. It turns out they were running through a "Cinema" EQ setting on an AV processor or receiver. Once I figured out how to bypass all that crap I was finally able to hear how the speakers sound on their own.
And on their own, the Motion 40s are a very viable competitor at their $2K price point--clean, articulate, transparent, and smooth up top, all in a modest footprint and attractive cabinetry. I like the treble produced by motion transformer type folded ribbons (e.g., Motions, GoldenEar), as they're fast and extended but with no hint of harshness, ringing, or overshoot. And the other Motion drivers are aluminum--light, fast, linear, and articulate. I may have to return for another audition and see if I can get the vendor to hook them up to more serious amplification to see what their true potential is.
Right now I consider the Motion 20s and 40s to be sleepers at their price points.