Massimo Tamburini, one of the greatest motorcycle designers in history, passed away last evening after battling lung cancer for several months. Tamburini designed the Ducati 916 (pictured above), considered by many to be one of the most beautiful (if not the single most beautiful) motorcycles ever. More recently,Tamburini also designed the MV Agusta F4 and other MV Agusta models.
Tamburini was a hands-on designer, even hand welding frames earlier in his career. At the time of his death, his home was in San Marino, Italy. Follow this link to a fond remembrance of Tamburini by his good friend Bruno dePrato. Our best to his friends and family.