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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. 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.
Subsequently, Pierre Terblanche worked for Piaggio on the Moto Guzzi and other brands, along with former colleague Miguel Angel Galluzzi who designed the Ducati Monster. Terblanche left Piaggio to join Norton Motorcycle Company in January 2011.
Terblanche designed the following motorcycles:
- Cagiva 900 Gran Canyon
- Ducati Multistrada
- Ducati Hypermotard
- Ducati Supermono
- Ducati ST3
- 1999–2007 Ducati SuperSport
- Ducati MH900e
- Ducati 749/999
- Ducati SportClassics
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