Ride in Peace: MV Agusta designer Tamburini

Publish Date: 
Apr 8, 2014

VARESE, Italy – Motorcycle designer Massimo Tamburini died April 6 at the age of 70 after a long period of illness.

For more than 13 years Tamburini (photo, on right) was head of the MV Agusta Design and Engineering Division at CRC (Centro Ricerche Castiglioni) in San Marino. He dedicated a significant part of his career to designing Cagiva, Ducati and MV Agusta motorcycles with Claudio Castiglioni.

Among what have been called some of the most beautiful bikes in the world, motorcycle enthusiasts acknowledge the design of the MV Agusta F4 and Brutale models.

“Massimo Tamburini was one of the legends of the motorcycle industry. I want to remember his passion, enthusiasm and determination. He was a great designer, but above all he was truly passionate about motorcycles. He left our company a precious heritage and will always occupy a place of honour amongst motorcycle’s all time greats,” said Giovanni Castiglioni, president of MV Agusta. “His name will go down in history for his ingenious intuition and perfectionism applied to every small detail.”

Posted by Holly Wagner