Borile B500 Ricki 19 January 15

This very limited edition scrambler model is completely handmade by Umberto Borile in Italy. It features the Borile spec GM engine (a motor originally developed for Speedway racing), a classic Norton 4-speed gearbox and a dry clutch driven by a toothed belt. The power is entrusted to a classic carburettor, the spoked wheels are 300 x 21 front and 450 x 18 rear. The B500 Ricki’s frame is classic but built with carpental 7020 aluminum in the best Borile tradition for stiffness and lightness. The mudguards and tank are aluminium, and their finish is remarkable. The alloy is left its natural color, pure metal, inspiring emotion, hiding nothing.



  • Engine type, Single cylinder, 4-stroke
  • Engine size, 500cc Air-cooled
  • Bore & Stroke 90 x 78

Cycle Parts

  • Front suspension, Paioli adjustable hydraulic Ø 40mm telescopic forks
  • Suspension travel 210mm
  • Frame in light alloy 7020
  • Rear suspension, swing-arm in light alloy 7020, cantilever type, with 2 shock absorbers adjustable for spring preload and compression
  • Suspension travel 220mm
  • Wheelbase 1480mm
  • Rake 24.5°
  • Overall length 2150mm
  • Front brakes, Brembo single stainless steel Ø 260mm disc, with 2-piston caliper
  • Rear brakes, single stainless steel Ø 240mm disc, with 1-piston calliper
  • Front wheel, spoked Ø 21”
  • Rear wheel, spoked Ø 18”

Dimensions and Weights

  • Weight (wet) 122kg
  • Seat height 81mm
  • Alloy petrol tank: capacity 9 litres

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Alan Goodsell , 19 January 15