Rob rides Borile

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Borile B 500 Cafe Racer

‘Arris rides Borile

after that, I bagged an to attend the launch of their new Scrambler in Milan, Italy. was the perfect chance to check out the and also an opportunity to get a start on the season by exploring northern

Borile background

Borile is a Italian operation based the creations of the company’s namesake, Borile.

The company doesn’t themselves to producing just motorcycles. No, they also boats (the fancy with mahogany), wine (I a bottle and it’s rather and even three-piece suits.

My at Borile was a Brit by the name of Green, who used to be in the motorcycle business but now is in charge of getting bikes out into the world. to Simon, you’d be surprised how much hand-built motorcycles, and tailored suits cross

Borile’s specialty is handmade like this BC500. Borile

But I digress.

Umberto actually started tinkering bikes back in 1988 he released the first Borile called the Piuma (feather), but it until 1999 that he his first notable bike, the Café Racer. Powered by a GM speedway 500cc motor, the CR was gorgeous.

Borile can also you a classy suit, if you find in need of new threads. Photo:

After the Bassi family into the company in 2010, launched two new bikes at the 2011 EICMA show; the B500 (a limited edition dirt and the Bastard (an on and off road chassis for the engine of your choice). importantly, they also a mock up of their B450 which we’ll get to shortly.

Then in 2012, Borile the more commercial Multiuso …

The Multiuso is an odd-looking bike by any Looking something like a between a Sachs MadAss and a Gas Gas bike, it’s powered by a 15 hp 230 cc air-cooled single (the unit used by Cleveland Works and based on the Honda unit) with a five-speed box and fed by a carb.

But with a wet weight of 85 Kg, it weighs almost nothing, to the use of a 7020 aluminum alloy that also uses the top tube as a gas tank. Then the trials-bike-tight turning circle cm), thrashable motor and adjustable forks, all adding up to it rather well-suited for city

I took one for a blast around and it’s great for squeezing cars, thanks to its slender and turnability. Sadly, this would be hard to use in Canada’s attitude that bikes wait inline with no matter what.

The Multiuso is by a Chinese air-cooled 230 cc motor. Borile

It also should be suited for the trails too, but there were no such in the center of Milan, so we’ll to save that for a later if the bikes actually arrive in

It may look ugly in photos, but Rob it’s prettier in real The auxiliary fuel tank here also improves the Photo: Borile

Though it’s a tad ugly in it looks far better in the metal and more so with the optional racks which apparently well for transporting boxes of – this is Italy after There’s also an optional gas tank for mounting piggy-back on the top tube, which is handy if you to add range (it’s only 130 km the standard 4.2 litre set up). It helps the bike look conventional.

One thing to note is the seat is a cleverly disguised as a padded 2 x 4, so the 130-km range may be a useful limit to stop and out your undies from mode.

The downside is the price, at 5,750 Euros (export price) translates to about Even Suzuki’s highly TU250 comes in at over two less, but then that’s that the Multiuso would be a exchange rate cost for which is not usually the case.

And now to the Scrambler

And he’s off! ‘Arris is the first journo to the Scrambler prototype out for a spin. Borile

Launched this the Scrambler uses one cylinder and the from an air-cooled Desmodue v-twin Ducati motor, to a bottom end created by Borile. To a capacity of 450 cc, Borile used a 60 mm … at the crank. Since the is from the rear of the Ducati the inlet comes in from the and the exhaust out the rear.

There were still things to work out on the Scrambler – still a prototype. But, still a great-looking bike. Borile

Although it means the has a bit of a visually awkward canter to the it is a somewhat unique way of laying out a It also means that the is actually the airbox, with gas stored under the seat and the side panels.

Carburation is by injection and there’s a cassette-style box and balancer shaft to deal vibration. Starting is electric and the are 19-inch up front and 18-inch at the both have a single brake fitted.

I was given an to ride the only pre-production prototype) version of the Scrambler north of Milan, and had the distinction of the first journalist to ride it (no no pressure at all).

A quick check shows the motor is a work in progress, with roughly finished covers on the some zip tied piping and some gasket goo to seal up here and there.

The chassis is finished, though the tank the pre-production work of a ball hammer and the pipe puts a to shame but audibly expresses the of the Ducati’s business end rather The rest has the classic well-crafted that a bike like demands.

As I’m getting ready to I’m told that there’s a issue with carburetion 2000 rpm that they been able to dial out yet (on a this can be a tough job to do) and it shows as a marked dip just off idle. makes for a bit of clutch slipping to get but also prevents the bike being chugged.

Rob says riding the Scrambler is taking a time machine 50 into the past, to the heyday of big bikes this is styled Photo: Borile

I instantly like I’ve gone 50 years as I wind through Italian countryside, the Ducati top amplified exhaust bouncing off the cement-sealed houses. It’s a inducer, with a near slight forward riding complimenting the classic feel.

Borile B 500 Cafe Racer

you like a helping of nostalgia to go your dual-shock rear Photo: Borile

But revving the brings a mix of galloping torque and vibes through the bars, an integrated balancer. The motor to a surprisingly high 9,000 bringing with it a good of speed, though I’m not sure if I cope with the higher over the course of a longer Still, it is the soul of the Scrambler and has by the barrel full.

At higher I can also feel a slight though the rear shocks are set to softest setting, so I don’t if this is something that can be out with set up or will require more investigating.

Braking is (though I was told that are not going to be the production units) and the forks seem perfectly though a side jaunt a pot holed road for photos had the shocks bottoming out. reckoned that they be fine once adjusted to my, larger physique, but they to offer only an inch or so of and I suspect that the production will have to come longer travel units.

I’m worried that I’m being a bit critical of the bike. After despite this day being as the bike’s launch it’s a sample of what Umberto is in the of creating. And that is a unique, and exquisite piece of rolling

With a little bit of further Borile should have a desirable motorcycle on their

Here’s another look at the CR3 cafe racer. Photo:

The other ones

I should mention that there is bike in the works, the B350EN that has yet to have any pics but which also uses a Ducati lung, only one taken from the 696 to give 350 cc.

a bike built around Bastard platform. Photo:

Keeping the theme of Ducati the gorgeous Café Racer soon have the 500 GM motor with the 450 Ducati powered one is currently found in the Scrambler, a line of very desirable, classics.

Borile in Canada?

motorcycles by hand in a small somewhat limits capacity but is determined to explore new markets of Europe and that includes America. Of course, price is to be perhaps the biggest factor as to any of success in what is one of the world’s competitive markets.

For the likes of the B-series Scrambler, Racer and the 350EN, I can see the wealthier motorcycle enthusiast buying one for exclusivity and looks, to be used for a jaunt or to ride around the But sales would obviously be limited, and that appears to be the expectation too.

While the lineup will be pricy if it here, the company is looking at their bikes to Canada.

As for the it would make a fine or cottage bike but then the price (though I wonder if something that could be in China at a more marketable And as for looks, although it’s distinct, it’s in a different when compared to the Ducati derived B-series.


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Borile B 500 Cafe Racer
Borile B 500 Cafe Racer
Borile B 500 Cafe Racer
Borile B 500 Cafe Racer


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