The Man Who Made Beautiful Wheels
Italian wheelmaker Marchesini has made some of the most amazing motorcycle wheels in the past. Roberto Marchesini, the founder of the company, has passed away. He died on September 30, 2020, after a long illness.
Marchesini was a renowned magnesium master, and he was seen as second to none. He got his start as a designer of Campagnolo wheels. Later he founded his own company as a magnesium and aluminum foundry. From there he designed high-performance motorcycle wheels. Brembo bought the company in 2000 and has owned it since then.
Marchesini was a man who truly loved what he did. He once drove all night to get a set of wheels to Max Biaggi in time for a race. GPOne has a great story about it.
He is survived by his wife and daughters, and he will be missed by so many different people in and out of the industry. His impact will be felt for years and years to come.