The celebrated designer Pierre Terblanche was made the head of new product design by Royal Enfield in 2014 with the aim to help steer the company to new shores.
Known for his works with Ducati and Volkswagen, Pierre Terblanche took up the role of design director at Royal Enfield, however, his stint has come to end in 20 months with the Chennai-based motorcycle manufacturer.
There are no appropriate reasons for the departure nor has the Royal Enfield made any announcements. He was located out of Royal Enfield's England-based office.
Pierre Terblanche is known for his design of the Ducati Multistrada, Hypermotard, X132 Hellcat Speedster among others. Much before he accepted to work with Royal Enfield, Terblanche worked for Ducati, Moto Guzzi, Norton Motorcycles, Cagiva, Confederate Motorcycles as major manufacturers.
Pierre Terblanche, 60, was born in South Africa and went on to do his Masters in Transport Design from Royal College of Art in London. Post this, he joined Volkswagen' advanced design studio, Design Dusseldorf (Germany).
He worked on the VW Golf interiors and the VW Polo projects from 1986 to 1989. Later on, he moved to designing two-wheelers and joined Ducati Rimini.
Source: Autocar Professional