El Solitario Winning Loser Custom Motorcycle [Photo Gallery]
Despite it's rat-ish looks, the El Solitario Winning Loser has been built within some very restrictive margins. As a runner-up in the Metamorfosa Masiva garage contest, there were two unbreakable rules: no more than €1,000 (roughly $1,300) could be spared on parts and the bike had to be a Yamaha SR250.
No time limit was specified, so David Borras, the creator of the Winning Loser took over 500 hours until this amazing machine was ready for a ride. And by all means, the El Solitario Winning Loser rides like the wind on countryside roads in Northern Spain, despite its diminutive, 3 L (0.8 gal) tank.
The Winning Loser looks as vintage and steampunk as it gets and we instantly fell in love with it. For simplicity, the kickstart came from an 1983 XT250, and the battery was replaced by a 68K uF, with rearset controls and Chopper Dave cast alloy “cheat death” pegs, while the uncanny hadlebars come in fact from a vintage bicycle and have been turned upside-down.
Vintage scavenged Smith tachometer and a headlight complement the Bultaco tail light, while the graphics are courtesy of artists Raulowski and Ornamental Conifer. There's not much to say, as David Borras' El Solitario Winning Loser leaves us speechless each time we look at it.
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