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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Motoinno TS3 with centre steering

Mad Max animator creates ‘safer’ steering

The man who animated the toxic storm scene in the new “Mad Max 4: Fury Road” movie has invented a revolutionary motorcycle hub-centre steering and suspension system claimed to make riding safer. Film animator and self-taught engineer Ray Van Steenwyk, 53, has been riding “on and off” since he was 16 and lives near the famed …

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Willie G. Davidson

Willie G. Davidson exhibition opens

The Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee is paying tribute to styling guru Willie G. Davidson with their latest exhibition. Willie G. is the grandson of company co-founder Willian A. Davidson. He made his name as the designer of many important custom models such as the Super Glide, Low Rider and many of the company logos, apparel …

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Yamaha Root

Yamaha Square Root a musician’s concept

Yamaha Square Root is the unfortunate name for the company’s latest concept motorcycle. But that’s what you get when you let musicians loose on a motorcycle design. The Japanese company has only released one photo of the Yamaha √ (square root) design concept which shows a stripped-down MT-07 with a suspended seat right along the …

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Motorcycle design

Top motorcycle designer passes away

Motorcycle design may never be the same after the man who designed arguably the most beautiful bikes in the world passed away at the age of 71. Italian Massimo Tamburini designed the Ducati 916 and MV Agusta F4, both of which figure highly in the most beautiful bikes yet made. They were also highlights of …

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