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Liam Marsden  says:

Massimo Tamburini passes away

Massimo Tamburini, the legendary Italian designer of the iconic Ducati 916 and MV Agusta F4, has passed away at the age of 70. He was diagnosed with lung cancer in November 2013. Before designing the Ducati 916, Tamburini founded Bimota in 1973, along with Valerio Bianchi and Giuseppe Morri. The company would use Japanese engines and focus on improving the chassis....

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Bootlegger

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Bootlegger says:

Sad news indeed

After Dr.T, Massimo Tamburini and Massimo Bordi carried the flag for Ducati in the design department. The 916 was an absolute revolution practically and aesthetically as a  sports bike\for the road. It is a pity that Ducati's next great, Fellipe Preziosi did not see his D16 make it to the street as a mass produced Ducati superbike materialise. Funding was always a bitch during his tenure.

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simplebystander

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@truantray

To say that Japanese manufacturers copied his designs is very unfair - the Honda NR750 was a big influence on how the 916 looked - though Tamburini took the key components and took them to another level.

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DESMOHEAD says:

The 916. The epitome of form and function. Not only aesthetically perfect but perfect on the race track too. When I first saw a 916 in the flesh in 1995, I knew I had to have one. Scrimpt and scraped and managed to finally afford to buy one in 1999. Still have it and it still makes me smile every time I take the cover off and every time I ride it. Thank you Massimo Tamburini and RIP maestro. 

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DESMOHEAD

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DESMOHEAD says:

The 916. The epitome of form and function. Not only aesthetically perfect but perfect on the race track too. When I first saw a 916 in the flesh in 1995, I knew I had to have one. Scrimpt and scraped and managed to finally afford to buy one in 1999. Still have it and it still makes me smile every time I take the cover off and every time I ride it. Thank you Massimo Tamburini and RIP maestro. 

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jewels

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jewels says:

sad

 i have 996 just got back after a ride what bike, RIP TM,the legends who have ridden the race bikes,RIP HONDA,

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billysollocks

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A man who has left a legacy of art in mechanical form. His like will not be seen again.

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