RIP Massimo Tamburini

Michael Mann - Web Editor, Bike Social
By Michael Mann
MannOnABike Web editor of Bike Social. Been riding bikes since he was four-years-old. Fast and smooth road rider, just about hangs on in a track day quick group.

Our condolences go out to the family, friends and colleagues of Massimo Tamburini, the Italian motorcycle designer and one of the three founders Bimota, who sadly passed away last night at the age of 70 having been diagnosed with lung cancer in November 2013.

Massimo Tamburini


Among Tambuini's iconic creations were some of the most beautiful bikes from the 90's including the stunning Ducati 916 and the MV Agusta F4. The final bike he designed was MV Agusta's F3 675.

Bimota, the Italian manufacturer, was founded in 1973 by Tamburini and his colleagues Valerio Bianchi and Giuseppe Morri with the three of them using the first two letters from their surnames to create the company’s name.

A great loss to the motorcycling world but his legacy will live on through his iconic designs.

Tamburini's iconic Ducati 916 design

For more information on Tamburini's career, read the late motorcycle journalist Kevin Ash's piece from 2008;

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