2015 "Petardo" 1993 Ducati 900SS
Anyone who understands motorcycles is intrigued by the “Petardo” and how it resolves the
“list” every motorcycle must address — where is the fuel, how is the rider placed, and how
does s/he interact with the machine? The “Petardo” answers such fundamentals in a radically
different way, and as a result looks like no other motorcycle. It is truly El Solitario’s first
masterpiece, a paradoxically mature expression of David Borrás’s vision. Petardo means
“firecracker” in Spanish, and like its namesake the “Petardo” must be noticed.
COURTESY OF FRÉDÉRIC OLIVIERI, CORSICA