Borile B 500CR




Make Model.

Borile B 500CR




Four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 4-valves


498 cc / 30.4 cu in
Bore x Stroke 87 x 85 mm
Compression Ratio 10.3:1
Cooling System Air cooled
Lubrication Via pump


Dell'Orto PHSB 36 carburetor






Multi discs in oil bath


5 Speed

Final Drive

Frame Split cradle frame of round tubes in 7020 light alloy




146 mm / 5.7 in

Front Suspension

Ceriani upside down fork 41 mm

Front Wheel Travel

145 mm  / 5.7 in

Rear Suspension

WP mono shock with no levers (PDS)

Rear Wheel Travel

145 mm / 5.7 in

Front Brakes

Single 315 mm disc

Rear Brakes

Single 220 mm disc


Wire wheels with light alloy rims

Front Wheel

3.5 x 17

Rear Wheel

4.5 x 17

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre



Length: 1990 mm / 78.3 in

Width:     720 mm / 28.3 in

Height:  1120 mm / 44.1 in

Wheelbase 1380 mm / 54.4 in
Ground Clearance 270 mm / 10.6 in
Seat Height 810 mm / 31.9 in

Dry Weight

104 kg / 229 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

8.5 L / 2.2 US gal
Overview Motomag  /

The B500 CR, showed for the first time at the Milan fair in September 1999, has drawn great success to justify its presence at the Paris Expo at the NEC show in Birmingham and at the Intermot inMonaco.

The sparkling frame is a polished light alloy 40 mm tubular cradle for the main parts and a 43 mm for the swing arm.

The front suspension is a Ceriani upside down 41 mm fork, while the rear suspension is a Paioli monoshock.

Morad supplies the 17 alloy rims while the aluminium hubs come from Talon, the brakes are from Grimeca, single 315 mm front disk and 220 mm rear one, the tyres are Metzeler 120/70 for the front and 150/70 for the rear.

The fuel tank in fibreglass has given way for a new one in a hand polished aluminium. The rear fender and the side panels are now in composed painted fiber.

The frame has been the object of a scrupulous study to optimise strength and easy engine maintenance operations: the two oblique tubes right behind the cylinder disappeared to give space to a big rafter that connects steering rod with the engine/swing arm group. The whole exhaust system has been redesigned: it is now located under the engine to give space to a wider air box which also provide the recycling of the engine oil vapour.

This narrowing and cleaning work has also involved the rear swing arm which has become simpler and stringy thanks to its new mono shock suspension without levers which is specially designed to save spaces and to offer efficiency, mandatory characteristics for an ultra light vehicle."