Ducati Technical chief eyes-up new Triumph!

By Marc Potter
marcpotter Tested every new bike since 1994, loves anything on two wheels, Bike Social boss, Potski to his mates. Recently discovered elbow-down riding - likely to end in tears.

He’s one of the main brains behind the legendary Ducati 916, the Multistrada and the 1199 Panigale, but that didn’t stop Ducat’s Technical Director taking pictures of Triumph’s new Daytona 675 at its launch in Milan.
Ducati Technical Chief Andrea Forni gets up close and personal to new Daytona 675
Ducati’s Andrea Forni, is one of the most incredible technical boffins you could ever want to meet, and the main technical brains for pretty much every bike that has come out of the Ducati factory since the Ducati 888, but that couldn’t stop him listening in to the press conference and getting down on his hands and knees to photograph the area around the Triumph’s footrests and swingarm pivots.

He also developed the 999, 749, 848, 1098, Multistrada, the S4R, the Streetfighter and the 1199 Panigale as well as many others.

When we 'caught him' and questioned Forni at the Milan Show, he said: “I am very interested in the technologies that Triumph are using on this bike.” He wouldn’t say much else though!

As Triumph is one of the fastest-growing and most successful bike manufacturers in the world, we’ll let the Ducati Tech chief off, this time.
Checking he's got the shot, Ducati's Forni scrolls through the pictures

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