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Pierre Terblanche

Pierre Terblanche is a South African motorcycle designer born in 1956 in Uitenhage, Eastern Cape. He started his career in advertising but felt the need to move into the design world. After moving to Germany and working with Volkswagen design he worked at Cagiva's Research Center at San Marino under the direction of Massimo Tamburini. When Cagiva decided to sell Ducati to US-based Texas Pacific Group, Pierre Terblanche chose to follow Ducati. He is responsible for the most controversial and successful bikes in the modern history of Ducati.

In December 2007 he left Ducati to pursue other interests believing that he should be a designer, not a manager. He has designed boats for the South-African shipyard Bobkat.

Pierre Terblanche is now working for Piaggio, working on all brands across the range, along with former colleague Miguel Angel Galluzzi who designed the Ducati Monster.


Cagiva Gran Canyon
Ducati Sport 1000

Terblanche designed the following motorcycles:

Ducati Models
Scrambler 250 | M620 Monster | 620 SPORT | 748 | 748S | 749 | 749/R/S | 750 Imola | 750 SS | 800 Sport | 800 SS | 848 | 851 | 888 Superbike | 900SS | 900GTS | 916 | 996 | 998 | 999 | 999/R/S | 1098 | 1198 | Apollo | Desmosedici | Hypermotard | Monster | Multistrada | Pantah | Paso | Sport 1000 Classic | 1000DS | PaulSmart1000LE | ST2 | ST3 | ST4 | ST4S | SuperSport
Ducati Model Timeline
Current motorcycles: Multistrada (Multistrada 1200) Template:· DesmosediciTemplate:· Desmosedici RRTemplate:· Monster 696Template:· MonsterTemplate:· SportClassicTemplate:· 848Template:· 1098Template:· 1198Template:· HypermotardTemplate:· Streetfighter
Previous motorcycles: 60, 60S, 65STemplate:· 65T, 65TL, 65TSTemplate:· 98, 98N, 98T, 98TL, 98S, 98SSTemplate:· 125 S, SV Template:· 125 Gran Sport Mariana Template:· 125 AureaTemplate:· 98TS and 85, 98, 125 BroncoTemplate:· Mach 1Template:· ApolloTemplate:· 750 GTTemplate:·750 ImolaTemplate:· SupermonoTemplate:· 800SSTemplate:· 851Template:· 888Template:· 900GTSTemplate:· 748Template:· 749Template:· 916Template:· 996Template:· 998Template:· 999Template:· PantahTemplate:· PasoTemplate:· PaulSmart1000LETemplate:· ST series (ST2Template:· ST3Template:· ST4) Template:· SuperSport
Ducati mopeds: CuccioloTemplate:· 55Template:· BriskTemplate:· FalconTemplate:· Rolly
Designers FabbroTemplate:· GalluzziTemplate:· TaglioniTemplate:· TamburiniTemplate:· Terblanche
Racing division: Ducati Corse