|Key people||Dario Calzavara, Piero Ferrari, Massimo Rizzo|
|Products||motorcycles and bicycles|
BORILE motorcycles was born in a small workshop, in a small village called VO’, a name probably originated from the Latin word “vadum”, which sounds as invitation to come and enjoy the peace and quiet of these places, the poetry of its vineyards lying on smooth slopes in the middle of the Venetian Plain.
Here passion, not marketing strategies or market analysis, moved people. The motorcycles come from this passion. They never wondered about how many would sell but they only wanted to build them just the way they were, by hand, piece by piece, using only the best materials available on the market with a maniacal attention to particulars, and proving great satisfaction for each assembled piece.
They like their work and all like the bikes. The customers knew it and their know how that after having ordered one of them, they had to wait: these bikes were built in a particular atmosphere, with a calm and tranquil envoronment where hurry didn’t exist. Each trim piece was filed, each part was different from the following one: in the workshop they didn't have any manufacturing centres connected with CAD-CAM but we have salami, good wine and Lucio Battisti’s songs.
Slowly, year after year, step by step, they reached the final development of a bike, which one could soon witness running on the street. It was the final prize for work that begun many years ago, in 1988 with the Piuma 520, a single cylinder, four stroke, 500 cc, which was so innovative of an off road bike that its futuristic solutions were only now adopted by some designers.
With the Borile B500T, shown at the 1997 at EICMA exhibition in Milan, took a new direction proposing the classic look of the “60’s” inspired by the classic English look, powered by modern mechanisms, all dressed up, with painstaking care, with handmade polished aluminium parts.
The B500 CR was presented in 1999 with a new engine and en bloc gearbox. "CR" means Cafè Racer which was the bikes concept. After a year of testing and quality control, this new bike was ready to go into mass production in September 2002. Source
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