Peter Harkins future Ducati Scrambler

Is this the future Ducati Scrambler design?

The future Scrambler Ducati could be a blend of Scrambler and Hypermotard judging by the winner of a recent design competition at the renowned ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California. Students were asked to design the future for the top-selling Scrambler family and the winner was Peter Harkins who wins a training internship at the …

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Z electric motorcycle concept drawing

Z electric motorcycle just a drawing

This Z electric motorcycle is just a drawing, but it shows the potential for electric bikes to have some wild non-traditional designs. California design student Joseph Robinson imagines an electric motorcycle in the shape of  the letter “Z”, similar to the Racer X shaped like an “X”. Drawing While the images look realistic, they are just artistic …

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work of art goma

GOMA exhibit celebrates motorcycles

We all know motorcycles are works of art and now that is being recognised with a special exhibition in Brisbane’s Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) later this year. The Motorcycle: Design: Art, Desire exhibit will be a “one-off, world exclusive” at GOMA from 28 November 2020 to 26 April 2021. It will include more than 100 …

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Is Ducati the master of motorbike design?

Ducati has featured its new Scrambler 1100 Pro models at the renowned ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, California, in yet another example of how the Italian company is a master in motorcycle design. Don’t believe me? Think your Harley, BMW, MV Agusta, Yamaha or Honda is prettier? Obviously beauty is in the eye of …

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2019 Ducati range Diavel 1260 S

Ducati Diavel wins another design award

Ducati Diavel 1260 power cruiser has won another design award. Last year, the Diavel won a Best of the Best award at the prestigious annual Red Dot Design Awards in Germany along with the three-wheeled Yamaha Niken.   Now, the second-generation Diavel 1260 S has clinched the Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum, Museum of …

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2016 Yamaha XSR900 award

Yamaha XSR900 wins design award

Yamaha has scored its second prestigious Red Dot Design Best of the Best Award, this time for its XSR900. It was the only motorcycle company to score an award this year. The annual Red Dot Award, considered the supreme design honour, is held in Essen, Germany where products from 54 countries are judged by 39 experts …

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Great Japan carbon fiber concept samurai motorcycle

Samurai motorcycle could be future

Motorcycle design has gone backwards with the current retro trend, but this futuristic samurai design could be the future for motorcycles. It’s called the Great Japan Carbon Fiber Motorcycle Concept and, of course, it is largely made of lightweight carbon fibre. It also features a lot of aerodynamics, including sheathed forks for better aero. It …

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BSA Rocket 3 Triumph Trident

Motorcycle designer passes away

Internationally renowned motorcycle designer Professor Byron Fitzpatrick, who worked on the Triumph Trident and BSA Rocket III, passed away at his home on Bribie Island, Queensland, on Sunday, September 27, 2015, aged 84. Bryon worked for Ford in England and Germany, and Ogle Design in the UK, where he helped design the Triumph Trident/BSA Rocket …

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