Bajaj ( India)

Although little known outside of India, Bajaj Auto Ltd. is one of the world's largest motorcycle manufacturers with an annual production of around 1.4 million units, most of which are destined for the domestic market.

Glynn first worked with Bajaj in 1992, helping educate the R&D team in modern design procedures as well as working directly on a couple of projects since then. In 2000, they started a more formal long-term contract which is exclusive within India, and Glynn now makes regular trips to Pune for meetings and 3D model development. The first products - the Pulsar facelift and K60, developed in conjunction with Bajaj's in-house team - have only recently hit the market, and many new models are sure to be presented in the future.

Yamaha ( Japan)

Glynn's introduction to Yamaha was coincidental. Having left BMW, he was trying to make contact with the chief of Honda's design department at one of the major motorcycle shows, and introduced himself to two likely-looking Japanese gentlemen on the Honda stand. By chance, they turned out to be from GK Design, the independent consultancy that has produced most of the styling for Yamaha since the mid 1950s, but nevertheless, they expressed an immediate interest in his work.

His first contract in 1987 was directly through Yamaha Motor Europe's product planning department based in Amsterdam, and was initially a 50cc bike following the recently launched TDR250 - what we would today call a Supermotard. Plans changed for the bike, originally to be produced at MBK's facility near Paris, and the model became the TDR125, built originally in Italy at Yamaha's Belgarda facility. The clay model was developed by Glynn with Canewdon Consultants in Southend, UK.

After this model, Yamaha asked Glynn to work on an exclusive basis through Global Design (now GK Design Europe), also based in Amsterdam. With the official title of Chief Designer, Glynn continued to work on Yamaha models over a period of four years, producing his best-known design, the TDM 850. Other group projects included the GTS1000, BWs scooter, XT600E and Supertenere, in addition to redesigns of the TDR125 and TDM. Although Glynn officially left Global Design at the end of 1991, he has worked on occasional projects since then, such as the Bulldog, FJR1300 and TDM900.