Ducati have received the Best Design of 2006 award for their new 1098 superbike, from the Motorcycle Design Association (MDA). The MDA was established in 2001, by noted freelance motorcycle designer Glynn Kerr, and Francois-Marie Dumas. Today, MDA comprises of around 120 motorcycle industry designers.
MDA members, clearly besotted by the lines penned by the Ducati 1098’s designer, Gianadrea Fabbro, voted the bike as best in its class within the Supersport category, and also the overall best design of 2006. This is the second year in succession when Ducati have won this award, with the 2005 trophy going to the Ducati Hypermotard.
The Jury for this award comprised of motorcycle designers, journalists and representatives from various motorcycle manufacturers.