Terblanche Joins Norton Motorcycles

Noted motorcycle designer joins British marque

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Jan. 12, 2011
Norton Motorcycles has hired former Ducati designer Pierre Terblanche.

Terblanche is a former head designer for Ducati, credited for designing models such as the Supermono, the Hypermotard, the 888, the 999 and the original Multistrada. Terblanche left Ducati in 2007 and later resurfaced at Piaggio where he designed motorcycles such as the Moto Guzzi V12 concepts presented at the 2009 EICMA show.

Pierre Terblanche Stuart Garner Norton“Pierre’s experience of bringing innovative new products to the marketplace will be a vital factor in developing the Norton range, whilst paying due respect to its traditions,” says Stuart Garner, chief executive officer of Norton Motorcycles. “Combining his flair for original concepts with Norton’s sporting traditions, will allow us to create a range of motorcycles bearing the historic Norton badge that will be unlike anything else in the marketplace.”