The man who designed the Ducati Monster, the head of Piaggio’s Advanced Design Center in California, promises something visionary at EICMA in November.
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Buenos Aires-born designer Miguel Angel Galluzzi was 33 years old when he created the Ducati Monster, one of the most influential motorcycles of the 20th century. A parts-bin special based on the 900 Supersport (another Galluzzi design) but stripped down to the bare essentials, the Monster quickly became Ducati’s best-selling model and single-handedly created the modern “naked bike” category. Galluzzi, a 1986 graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, worked for Cagiva (then Ducati’s parent company) for 17 years before joining Aprilia as Styling Director in 2006, where he was responsible for most modern Aprilias, including the RSV4 superbike. Galluzzi, now based in Pasadena where he leads Aprilia’s new Advanced Design Center, has recently turned his attention to Moto Guzzi. On the 20th anniversary of the Monster’s debut, we caught up with the designer to ask his thoughts on the past and future of motorcycle design.
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Miguel Galluzzi might not be penning for Ducati anymore but he's a long time industry insider and his thoughts on this subject are worth a read...