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Mr Termignoni dies aged 75

Luigi Termignoni

The founder of the motorcycle exhaust company that brought music to the ears of many riders, Luigi Termignoni, has died, aged 75.

Luigi founded the Termignoni exhaust company in 1969 in Predosa, Italy.

Luigi Termignoni
Luigi Termignoni

His exhausts were made famous in the Paris-Dakar rallies of the ’70s and ‘80s and even the Le Mans 24 Hours Race for their performance, light weight and strength.

Termignoni exhausts have won 10 MotoGP championships, 16 World Superbikes and many other titles including cross country, enduro, trials, motocross and road racing.Luigi Termignoni

His exhausts became the aftermarket pipe to fit to a Ducati after Conti exhausts bit the dust.

The company also supported Beta, Honda, Kawasaki, Montessa, MV Agusta, Ossa e and Yamaha.

Luigi sold the factory a decade ago and was president until 2015.

Our sincere condolences to Luigi’s family, friends and devotees.

Rather than a minute’s silence for his passing, perhaps we should braaap our throttles in remembrance!

You can read the full history of the company here.