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Borile B500 Ricki, the Handmade Scrambler

After some teasing, the exclusive Italian bike maker Borile announces the B500 Ricki, a handmade scrambler which will really help you travel back in time.
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Ricki is powered by a 500cc 4-stroke single-cylinder GM engine which was developed for speedway racing. This air-cooled, carbureted mill employs a dry clutch and a 4-speed Norton transmission, with a toothed belt primary. These details should be more than enough to raise the pulse of retro bikes enthusiasts, but this is what Borile has always done with each new bike it released.

A classic endure wheel combo is present on the B500 Ricki, with an 18”rear and a21”front, both with hydraulic disc brakes and Brembo calipers. The fork is an adjustable Paioli 40mm telescopic unit, while the rear suspension comes with dual shocks with preload and compression adjustability. The 24.5-degree rake provides consistent steering and maneuverability, while the overall lightweight built ensures great terrainability.

The tank and fenders are crafted from aluminium, while the frame is made of 7020 aluminium alloy. All these make the B500 Ricki reach a nifty 122 kg (269 lbs) wet weight, which enhances the ease of use on rough terrain even more. No mpg was announced, but we can guess that the 9-liter (2.38 US gal) liter will provide a decent range.

Borile has not named a price for the B500 Ricki, but we’ll let you know as more info surfaces. Or you can drop Umberto Borile a line and check out ore options for the B500 Ricki.

 
 
 
 
 

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