These are the CAD drawings that helped transform 848 Evo into Ducati Streetfighter 848. Changes include that Testastretta 11° motor, a 35mm longer swingarm, lengthened trail, the suspension off the Monster 1100 Evo, non-Monobloc radial Brembo calipers and wider footpegs … Continued
Every few weeks I get a request for information about the classic Frog FZ750 concept designed by our founder Hartmut Esslinger in 1985. The Frog FZ was a bit of a superstar, appearing on the cover of various magazines including … Continued
After 19 years, the last decade as Vice President of Design for Motorrad, David Robb is leaving BMW. He is being replaced by Edgar Heinrich, another long time BMW designer. No reason has been given for Robb’s departure, but the … Continued
You’re familiar with Miguel Galluzzi’s work, even if you don’t recognize his name. He created the original Ducati Monster and, more recently as Piaggio’s vice president of design, penned both the Aprilia Dorsoduro and RSV4. Now, he’s been tasked with … Continued
The Honda CBR600RR is, without a doubt, the most versatile, broadly capable 600 on the market today. It’s equally at home on track or on a city commute. It’s even all-day comfortable and easy to ride, which makes it our … Continued
Normally, helmet graphics are limited to loud racer replicas (at best) or generic, yet still offensive tribal graphics (at worst). Recently, reborn American helmet maker Bell has been trying to reverse that trend, working with noted designers to bring actually … Continued
How do you translate dirt bike styling and heritage to street bikes? That’s a challenge Husqvarna is facing as it ramps up for its first street bike. Here, head of design Raffaele Zaccagnini talks about penning the Husqvarna 900.