British-born Glynn Kerr has specialized in motorcycle
design for over twenty years. An early graduate of
Coventry University's Transport Design course, he worked
briefly for TVR Sports Cars in the UK before moving to
Munich to join BMW as an exterior designer in 1982. Two
years later, he transferred to the motorcycle division,
since when he has worked exclusively with bikes.
From 1987-90 he was Chief Designer with Amsterdam-based
Global Design (now GK Design Europe), the official
styling studio for Yamaha's European operations. Here,
he penned such models the TDM 850 and TDR 125, while
contributing to projects as varied as the GTS,
Superténéré , XT600 and BW's scooter.
As an independent consultant, he has since worked with a
large majority of the world's top motorcycle
manufacturers, including Ducati, Honda, Triumph, Aprilia,
Harley-Davidson, Kymco, Voxan and Kawasaki. For over a
decade, he has also been senior consultant to Bajaj in
India, helping the company transform the market for
smaller-capacity domestic models. As well as commissions
from the major producers, Glynn has worked with smaller
enterprises and start-up companies, creating the Midual
Roadster, the Boxer 654, VB1 & B2, Voxan Scrambler, and
more recently, the American-built Fischer MRX.
In addition to his design activities, Glynn was lecturer
at the Art Center College of Design, Europe, and is
co-founder and President of the Motorcycle Design
Association. Best known as a regular contributor of
articles and illustrations to motorcycle magazines
worldwide, he is now Creative Director of Motovisions,
California, and runs a network of designers offering a
variety of motorcycle-based design services.