Massimo Tamburini, Motorcycle Designer – 1943- 2014 | Ducati.net | vehicles | Scoop.it

Italian icon dies of lung cancer at 71.

If you are a lover of Italian motorcycles then it’s really possible you can remember right where you were standing the first time you saw a 916 Ducati.  For me it was in Milan at the Milan Motorcycle show, right there in the front row when Claudio Castiglioni pulled the cover off it and the rowdy Italian crowd went from noisy to hushed whispers of “Bella, bella, bella”. Thus was the effect this man had on machines and on motorcycle companies.

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