Design legend Massimo Tamburini retires

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Massimo Tamburini has retired from MV Agusta’s design department after 23 years designing iconic bikes including the Ducati 916 and the MV Agusta F4.

His retirement will be effective from the 31st of December 2008, and he will be moving in design outside motorcycles. As well as designing the Ducati 916 and MV F4, he was also one of the three founders of niche manufacturer Bimota.

“I have dedicated a significant part of my career in motorcycle design to Cagiva and MV Agusta and am immensely proud of the beautiful and thrilling motorcycles we have created,” said Tamburini.

“While my decision to retire was extremely difficult to make, I am confident the highly-talented designers and engineers in San Marino will continue the tradition of excellence that is the hallmark of MV Agusta.

"I have been privileged to realize so many dreams during my years with Cagiva and MV Agusta and look forward to seeing more great things yet to come from the company.”

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