Motorcycle design icon Massimo Tamburini passes

April 7 2014

The motorcycling world has lost a legendary figure; Massimo Tamburini passed away on April 6th after a lengthy illness.

Tamburini, an Italian-born motorcycle designer and one of the three founders of Bimota, also worked for more than a decade at Ducati, and later for more than a dozen years at MV Agusta.

His designed are considered among the most revered in the motorcycle industry. Among his timeless designs are the Bimota DB1, the Ducati 916, and more recently the MV Agusta F4. His last design was the MV Agusta F3 675.

“Massimo Tamburini was one of the legends of the motorcycle industry,” said MV Agusta president, Giovanni Castiglioni, in a press release. “I want to remember his passion, enthusiasm and determination. He was a great designer, but above all he was truly passionate about motorcycles.”

Tamburini retired from MV Agusta in 2008. He was battling lung cancer at the time of his death.

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