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The Mastermind Behind Ducati’s Monster S4 and Streetfighter 1089 Has Passed

Business and Product Strategy Director. Father. Husband, and Brother.

A view of Giulio Malagoli, Ducati Business And Product Strategy Director, who passed away last week

Giulio Malagoli, the man responsible for beautiful examples of Ducati’s early ‘00 machines, has passed, leaving behind a legacy that will never be forgotten. 

The passing was purportedly due to an undisclosed illness that had him submitted to the Hospice in Castelfranc at the end of last summer. 

A view of Giulio Malagoli, Ducati Business And Product Strategy Director, who passed away last week

The mastermind leaves behind memorable bikes such as the lightest, fastest-stopping, quickest-lapping Ducati in history (also known as the iconic Streetfighter 1098) and the Monster S4, having been the project manager for the Monster range since early ‘01. 

A view of Giulio Malagoli, Ducati Business And Product Strategy Director, who passed away last week

“Edoardo Licciardello of Italian motorcycling publication Moto.IT described Malagoli as a passionate man capable of brilliant humor,” comments a report from RideApart

“He saw each of the bikes he released as children of his own, in particular, the Monster S4, a bike that continues to be popular among modern-classic collectors and Ducatisti alike.”

Malagoli graduated with a mechanical engineering degree, his first project with Ducati being the S4 and his last contribution being the Ducati Monster 1200 back in 2014. 

All told, his work as a Ducatisti span an impressive 20 years, the high points of which included his promotion to Product Marketing Director and last year seeing the man as the official Business and Product Strategy Director for Ducati. 

A view of Giulio Malagoli, Ducati Business And Product Strategy Director, who passed away last week

Giulio Malagoli is survived by his wife Sandra, children Alessandro and Carlotta, and his brother Fabio. His contribution to our community will never be forgotten, and his legacy will continue to live on – both in our archives and in our hearts. 

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We love hearing from you, so drop a comment if you’ve got a moment or two in commemoration of a fantastic man, and as ever – stay safe on the twisties. 

*Media sourced from Ruetir, In Moto, and Motociclismo*