A legend in his own lifetime, Massimo Tamburini passed away yesterday. A great loss for the world of motorcycling...
Co-founder of Bimota and designer of iconic motorcycles like the Ducati 916 and the MV Agusta F4, Massimo Tamburini has passed away. The 70-year-old Tamburini had been diagnosed with lung cancer last year and had been undergoing chemotherapy in a hospital near his home in San Marino.
Apart from the Ducati 916 and the MV Agusta F4, Tamburini had also designed the Bimota Tesi 1D, Bimota KB2, Bimota DB1, Ducati Paso 750, MV Agusta Brutale and the MV Agusta F3 675.
"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. His name will go down in history for his ingenious intuition and perfectionism applied to every small detail," says Giovanni Castiglioni, President of MV Agusta.
A brilliant designer, and a man who simply loved motorcycles - Massimo Tamburini will be deeply missed in the motorcycling world.