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Legendary Ducati designer Massimo Tamburini dies aged 70

The Ducati 916 is among Tamburini's finest designs
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Monday, 07, Apr 2014 02:45

by Tom Walsh

Legendary motorbike designer Massimo Tamburini has died this weekend at the age of 70 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

The designer, who was responsible for some of the most iconic and recognisable models in the sports biking world, was known for working with the likes of Cagiva, Ducati, MV Agusta and Bimota, of which he was a founding partner.

He is widely credited with introducing elements such as the single-sided swingarm design and undertail exhaust to Ducati - ideas that can still be seen in the company's designs today.

In particular, he will long be remembered for two of his most famous bikes, the Ducati 916 Superbike released in 1993 and the MV Augusta F4, which appeared a few years later in 1997.

Some of his most popular motorbikes were displayed in an exhibition called 'The Art of the Motorcycle' at New York's Guggenheim Museum, demonstrating the extent of the mainstream appeal his beautiful designs boasted.

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