Purple Tank

Item Number: MTVBTKPPL

$199.9932 Read Reviews


One of the longest running MOTIV® product lines, the Tanks are the premiere bowling balls for control on the harshest conditions. The latest addition to this legendary line is the Purple Tank™.  

The Tank™ series changed forever with the introduction of Microcell Polymer technology. While Microcell Polymer (MCP) is now recognized as the solution for the ball motion gap between reactive resin and urethane, MCP does not replace urethane completely. With that in mind, MOTIV® has been in pursuit of a truly special urethane cover stock that provides adequate traction on modern lane surfaces conditioned with the high volume, high viscosity oil patterns competitive bowlers see so regularly.  

Now, MOTIV® is unveiling the brand new Purple Solid Urethane cover stock. It builds on the technology of Microcell Polymer, but it eliminates the oil absorption that causes MCP covers to shape down lane. This new cover allows the Purple Tank™ to display incredible control along with the aggressive traction seen from previous MCP balls like the Tank™ Blitz. It is ready to dominate when true urethane is needed in battle.

To boost the control factor, the Flux™ core is employed on the Purple Tank™ to lower the track flare potential. Previously used in the Desert Tank™, the Flux™ core is the proven solution for wet/dry conditions when the bowler needs to use shallow angles.

When to Use

Urethane bowling balls are now a staple for use on difficult oil patterns, short oil sport conditions, and for rev dominant bowlers seeking control when resin is just too much. The Purple Tank™ is prepared for battle on all these conditions because it displays outstanding traction in the mid-lane with the control down-lane that only urethane can provide.

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  • Weight BlockFlux™ Symmetric
  • Cover StockPurple Solid Urethane
  • Finish1000 Grit LSS
  • Weight Range14, 15, 16
  • Length11
  • Backend12
  • Hook44
  • Flare Potential2"+
  • 16

    Radius of Gyration 2.57Max Differential .013
  • 15

    Radius of Gyration 2.57Max Differential .015
  • 14

    Radius of Gyration 2.57Max Differential .018
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Reviews 5.0 (Based on 32 reviews) Write A Review

  1. 10/17/2021
    Product Purple Tank
    From Dixon ca
    About Me Two hole cranken
    Rating 5.0
    Urethane cranking

    Bowled in Nationals Las Vegas and had the pro shop there for an amazing drill for for having lots of fun inside and outside cranking that two hole ark Tank ripping the pins love it thanks again for a great drill

  2. 09/09/2021
    Product Purple Tank
    From Hoisington, KS
    About Me Bowling since I was 5, and now over 35 years later I carry a 195 average.
    Rating 5.0
    New Ball...hold the line...

    I bought this right at the end of the season last year, and right out of the gate I was throwing it with confidence. I picked up this ball due to the fact that the house I throw in has (had) wood lanes and the line would dry up really fast. This allowed me to stay inside while the middle was wet, and walk middle to throw outside as it would dry. The smooth motion was great for me as a mid-rev thrower. Then, as the lane would dry, if I needed to move outside and throw stronger, I could and still keep the same back end attack position.

    Fast forward to this year, just started yesterday, and our house switched to synthetic lanes over the summer. Way new approach on the throw. Ball was coming back lined in oil and by the third game it was mostly gone, but the best part is I was able to keep my line almost all night. I highly recommend this ball, and any Motiv ball at this point.

  3. 09/09/2021
    Product Purple Tank
    From Bend, OR
    Rating 5.0
    Unexpected Versatility and Shape

    I've recently converted to two hands, and now have a rev rate sufficient enough to be able to use urethane. I have found the Purple Tank to be my best option on the fresh on my local house shot, which was something of a surprise, urethane commonly being thought of as much more suited to sport shots. It's silky smooth, ultra-controllable, and very predictable, and rather relentlessly continuous. It also shapes a bit more downlane than I expected, but the really unexpected quality for me is how well it takes to surface changes. I actually keep a bit of polish on mine, which has helped make it so good on the house shot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  4. 09/01/2021
    Product Purple Tank
    From Red Rock, OK
    Rating 5.0
    first 300 game

    I've been experimenting with urethane for a few months before I had a friend tell me about Motiv, so I tried them out. Well my 2nd series using the Purple Tank and 5th overall game I finally hit perfection and it was on a sport shot! This ball does everything as expected and then some. I can't get over the fact of how smooth and predictable it is. This is definitely a staple in my bag for any tournament or sport shot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  5. 07/18/2021
    Product Purple Tank
    From East Meadow, NY
    Rating 5.0
    absolutely in love

    I received the Purple Tank for my birthday, and I can’t get over it! I am absolutely in love, and this ball is perfect for me! I love how the Purple Tank rides on the lane, smooth and clean. I can use the Purple Tank as a spare ball too, which totally benefits me when I can only bring a few balls with me to competition. I don’t think this ball will ever leave my bag, ever! 5/5 stars!

    I would recommend this to a friend

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