We have been following the exploits of the tiny, hand-made Italian Borile for more than a decade. The simple, light (originally less than 250 pounds) kick start, air cooled single caught our fancy, as well as that of our readers.
The tiny company was re-launched last year following the tragic death of the founder’s son in 2009. Originally powered by a speedway engine, Borile has announced it is switching to air cooled Ducati cylinders, one-half of a 696 for its 350 and one-half of an 1100 for its B500CR (pictured).
Ducati arguably makes the most advanced air cooled engine in the motorcycle marketplace, investing heavily in a new design less than a decade ago. We wish Borile the best of luck , and suggest you look at their web site (offered in both English and Italian) here.