Looks like fun! I'd love to blast around town on that, terrorizing the fuddy-duddy Seattle populace with fun hooligan antics. It would be a nice addition to my SV.
And congrats to an imaginative designer willing to turn out a fresh take on what he considers to be the epitome of biking. I like it, especially because he had the guts to build up his own engine instead of just using an off the shelf engine.
But one big question: Why is Italy blessed with so many incredible bike companies producing every type of bike imaginable and the USA is stuck with Harley? Something must be done!
just for all you guys information here... the engine is a baught one, the guy who's riding this bike is not from Mo, he is an israeli journalist who just lives in itali, and the engine won't be like the xr600, the engine is not a normal engine, it has a different kind of fuel that it is using. this engine is usually used for play bikes, and is not old, it's not water cooled, abut it is very modern, the insides that is, kinda looks like a desmo from the inside.... as for the guy who made that bike, he just loves classic bkes like this, and he is going to make 50 of those for the next week. now you've got your information about this bike...
It's way cool for anyone to build there own bike! And this one looks fun. But to compare Borile's endeavours with those of John Britten's is almost sacreligious! Britten developed a suspension that neither Japan, italy or germany had even thought of. And why didn't anybody else figure out that by simply mounting the radiator under the seat you would benefit greatly from maximized pressure drop. (I've seen some copy cat versions of this recently but Brittens was the first) How many 100s of millions of $$$ do you think the big companies spend to come up with the latest technology. I've read that BMW invested $100M just to develop the cam-in-head RS series engine alone. Few know that John Britten was a functional illiterate and genious at the same time. I would venture to say that Honda (for instance) would probably have to spend several hundred million $$$ to do what John Britten did.
His death was a tremendous loss to the motorcycle world and perhaps noone else will ever have the vision he did.
I remember, as a kid growing up in the '70's, thinking that the two coolest human beings on the planet were Evel Knievel and Bruce Lee. To me, the Borille is as cool as Bruce Lee riding Evel Knievel's bike. I'd love one. (Nevertheless, those loopy side tubes are extremely strange.)