Motorbreath Strain Review

Strains of marijuana that taste like a fuel burnt racing track have been around for a while now, but Motorbreath is one for a few bringing an intensity to the table.

The flavor of fuel will bring a headache to some and a euphoria of its own to others, and in all honesty, it’s the classic cigarette smokers who love this strain the most.

Motorbreath Strain Review

Perfect for a chilled evening, the Motorbreath is a balanced and relaxing treat for a diesel lover.


Motorbreath can reach highs of 28% THC, but in reality, you will probably get 20 to 24%. This is due to the 70% Indica and 30% Sativa ratio created through breeding Chem D and SFV OG Kush.

The 70% ratio of indica should be enough to tell you that this strain of marijuana will chill you out. It is one of the best choices for anyone who wants a clear head.

What Is Motorbreath Strain?

Motorbreath Strain is a strain of marijuana that that tastes herbal and earthy but smells like the diesel you’ll put in a car, creating an overall motor-like fragrance coming from your mouth.

It is a great relaxant strain for those who suffer from insomnia and anxiety, but you shouldn’t take a toke if you’re worried about becoming drowsy.

How Was Motorbreath Developed

Bred from Chem D and SFV OF Kush, Motorbreath is an impressive hybrid. With this line of parentage it should be no shock to learn that Motorbreath is relaxing, has a high THC, and is an easy experience.

In fact this combination is what makes Motorbreath a top choice for therapeutic use. It can ease stress, reduce pain and still allow you to think clearly. You don’t need a lot to get this effect, so favor that smokey flavor.


Although Motorbreath has a powerful name which makes you picture a racing track, the taste doesn’t really follow suit. There is a diesel taste, but it’s more of a soft undertone.

Instead you will experience a citrus and earthy flavor and a hint of Italian herbs as an aftertaste. This is where Motorbreath’s OG Kush heritage powers through.

Odor And Flavor

The fragrance is where Motorbreath’s name shines true. It has an intense smell of diesel, leaving a pungent scent from the word go.

However, as the buds start to take in more smoke, the herbal and citrus aromas lighten up the overall odor without taking away from the Motorbreath’s classic gas smell.

Physical Appearance

Motorbreath, despite its name, doesn’t have a greyish or blackened appearance. Instead, it is layered with deep seaweed green leaves, stipes of vivid purples, and traces of tantalizing blues.

The classic brown hairs found in most strains can also be found dotted between the buds, and the whole area is coated in delicate white spots.

Grow Info

Motorbreath is a joy to grow. It is a medium-sized plant that can be easily handled, no matter if you are growing indoors or outdoors. The only challenge you might face is keeping your plant safe from pests.

We suggest you try some simple low-stress training, allowing the branches to spread out, giving less space for the pests to attack and hide in the dense foliage. 

Motorbreath loves a sunny day with hot and humid temperatures, but this also means you need to make sure that the airflow for your crop is strong; otherwise, the plant might sweat or shrivel from the inside.

If you are growing indoors, you should expect a height of around 4 to 5 feet, and you will be able to harvest after around 10 weeks. If the conditions were good, then you will be able to collect 14 oz per square foot.

Growing outdoors doesn’t dramatically affect the size of your Motorbreath plant. It should still reach around 5 feet in height. You should expect to harvest around mid-October, and in that harvest, you should get between 14 and 16 oz of produce from each plant.


Imagine the cool, relaxing feeling of soaking in a warm bath. That is the atmosphere you can reach with the Motorbreath strain.

You should notice a delightfully tingle and buzz in your head to start off your relaxation journey, which is then gently accompanied by a safe euphoric feeling.

As the tingles travel down your body, each part of you will feel the toxic energy leave and the chilled rapture take over.

It will be entirely normal for you to doze off on the couch after feeling so chill, so we suggest you only take a toke if you have no plans for the day.

Side Effects

If you weren’t expecting such a sleepy effect from a name like Motorbreath, then the urge to take a nap might come as a surprise.

Taking a low to moderate dose will ease you into the chilled experience, but if you power through the joint, you may start to get a small pang of paranoia or a little wobble from jitters instead of enjoying a relaxing evening.

Cottonmouth is also a possibility where your mouth becomes loose and dry. 

To avoid this, we suggest keeping snacks nearby and drinking water often.

Medical Appointments

Motorbreath is a common choice for those seeking therapeutic help. If you suffer from anxiety, the deep relaxing mood will help you lower your stress levels.

If you suffer from depression, the chilled out mentally will help you become calm and mellow, while the euphoric undertones will keep up your mood.

If you are diagnosed with ADHD, PTSD, or OCD, the clarity and distance that Motorbreath offers can be a wonderful escape from your daily struggles.

Similar Strains

If you want more options in marijuana to help you with ADHD, PTSD, or OCD, then we suggest using Air Jordan OG, Redd Cross, or Miss USA.

If you want more options to help you mellow out, we suggest Northern Lights, GSC, and Gelato.

Strain Cannabinoids

Motorhead was created through breeding Chem D and SFV OG Kush. OG Kush is an early 90’s strain from Northern California that smells like lemon, pine, and diesel known to bring euphoria, relaxation, and a lot of hunger.

Whereas Chem D (sometimes known as Chemdawg) has a more chilled, happy feeling from its diesel aromas.

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