Congratulations to Pierre Terblanche and the Aprilia design staff working under Miguel Galluzzi for the stunning trio of Moto Guzzi concept bikes which deservedly won the 2009 Motorcycle Design Trophy.
The decision was reached by unanimous vote at the Designers' Night in Milan on 10 November. The evening's events were organised by Donato Cannatello, and held at the Moto Arte Design museum, with its wonderful display of perfectly restored classic motorcycles. Pierre and the team had worked non-stop to get the three concept models to the EICMA on time (an experience most of us can empathise with), but they were rewarded with a packed show stand, and ultimately, the 2009 Motorcycle Design Trophy.
Our thanks also go to Dario Lopez of Aprilia's Centro Stile for standing in to accept the award at the press presentation while we were trying to track down Pierre.
Other new models that were highly commended by the members include the BMW S1000 RR, the Aprilia V4, the KTM 125 concept bike and BMW Concept 6. Everyone also appreciated the exquisite attention to detail of the Ossa trials bike.
Thanks to Donato and everyone who attended the events.