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    Default MV Agusta F4 and Ducati 916 designer’s final work - T12 Massimo

    Legendary bike designer Massimo Tamburini’s final work, the T12 Massimo is going to retail for $1-million. Top Marques motor show will play host to the official unveiling of the motorcycle. The event will be held from 19th to 22nd April, 2018 in Monaco.

    Massimo Tamburini

    Massimo Tamburini, also known as the ‘Michelangelo of Motorbike Design’ was an Italian bike designer. He was born on the 28th of November, 1943 in Rimini. Tamburini worked as a motorcycle designer for manufacturers like Ducati, Cagiva and MV Agusta. He was also one of the founders of Bimota. Massimo Tamburini was the one who designed the iconic Ducati 916 and the scintillating MV Agusta F4.

    In 2012, Tamburini was working on a design called the T12. It proved to be the last design that he worked on. He succumbed to lung cancer and died on the 6th of April 2018. His son, Andrea put the finishing touches on the machine.

    T12 Massimo

    The T12 Massimo was born as a result of Tamburini’s goal. He wanted to make the best-handling, safest, lightest, and the most compact motorcycle in the superbike class, ever. T12 Massimo is pure, extreme, race-track-only sport bike. It is a real work of art for all intents and purposes. The frame structure is a classic Massimo Tamburini’s trellis design, in high tensile steel alloy tubing. All superstructures are carbon fiber. This ensures an exceptionally high quality level in terms of both look and structural resistance. In addition to the sleek fairing, the air box and the ventilation ducts are also carbon fiber.

    It features GP-type front suspension by Öhlins and GP-type rear suspension by Öhlins. It also has Brembo’s GP Brake system, top racing rotors and calipers complete with Staubli lines and quick release connections. A BMW engine which makes 230+ bhp powers the T12 Massimo. The motorcycle weighs only 154 kg (Dry). The production of the motorcycle will only ever see 12 units to ensure exclusivity.

    Andrea Tamburini

    Andrea Tamburini is the son of Massimo Tamburini and founder of Tamburini Corse. He said, “I want to showcase my father’s last work, in which he has put all of his life’s experiences. That for me is the absolute best way to honor him. Both as a designer and as a person. The T12 Massimo is for all intents and purposes a work of art projecting the future. At the same time it represents his way of being, without compromises and always seeking excellence.”


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    Default Re: MV Agusta F4 and Ducati 916 designer’s final work - T12 Massimo

    This is probably the most well-proportioned and the hottest looking bike out there right now.
    Love the tension in those lines over the side fairing which extend all the way to the tail section. And there are some really neat details all over the bike.

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    Default Re: MV Agusta F4 and Ducati 916 designer’s final work - T12 Massimo

    Wow...Great and unique design. Thanks for sharing

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