Friday, December 21, 2007

Pierre Terblanche leaves Ducati... to do boats!

The man responsible for the 999's styling is... leaving Ducati!

You either love the Ducati 999 or hate it – most people usually cannot not say anything about the bike’s styling. We are of the opinion that while the 999 wasn’t as conventionally good-looking as the 916 which it replaced, the Terblanche-designed machine was a bold, confident step forward for Ducati.

Anyway, Ducati have put the controversial 999 behind them – the new 1098 is everything the world wants Ducatis to be. And now, Pierre Terblanche is also all set to move on. Apart from the 999, it was Terblanche – design head at Ducati for 10 years – who did the Supermono, Multistrada, Hypermotard and the Sport Classic range. But he wants to set up his own design studio now, which is why he’ll be leaving Ducati at the end of this year.

Speaking to MCN, Terblanche said, ‘From next year, I’m free to pursue other interests. I’d like to do some new things – I’ll have a studio of my own, and while I’ll still do bikes I’d also like to work on some other things, maybe boats!’

More Ducati posts:
The Ducati Sport 1000 Biposto. Beautiful...
Ducati 1098 vs 999: Doug Polen decides!
Ducati PS1000 LE: Paul Smart rides again...
The endlessly amazing Ducati Desmosedici RR...
Face off: Ducati 1098 vs Lamborghini Gallardo...

External links:
James Toseland gets new bike for Christmas!
Norway, Switzerland, Denmark and Finland are the least dangerous places for motorcyclists...

1 comment:

first_synn said...

You know what this means?

Good riddance, that's what.

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