Borrani Americas is excited to announce the re-introduction of motorcycle wheels to the market.
HISTORY OF BORRANI MOTORCYCLE RIMS
April 12, 1922 is a historic date for the motorcycle industry. On this date Carlo Borrani brought the Rudge-Witworth International Patent to the historic site at Ugo Bassi Street in Milan to begin production of their aluminum motorcycle rims. Over the next fifty years these Borrani wire wheels equipped the most prestigious road and racing motorcycles worldwide.
With the “H profile”, better known as the Serie Record/14, Borrani set new standards for the motorcycle road and racing industry. This new product introduced to the market provided unrivaled strength, lightness and precision. The quality of Borrani’s aluminum wire wheels are a result of their attention to the most intricate details. This is seen in Borrani’s choice of the light-alloy aluminum used, the precision welding, drilling tailored to the types of wheel hubs and the hand finishing of every rim. For many years these details are what made Borrani wire wheels the unavoidable choice of factories of the most prestigious models of road and racing motorcycles.
Borrani’s history and success can be traced back to the world’s most notorious racers including the invincible Moto Guzzi of Stanley Woods and Omobono Tenni (the first non-English winner at the 1937 Tourist Trophy), the mighty Gilera of Libero Liberati and Bob Mc Intyre (undisputed rulers of the 1957 500cc class World Championship), the thirty-seven World Championships won by MV Agusta with Giacomo Agostini and other unforgettable champions.
From Moto Morini Settebello to the Aermacchi Ala d’Oro, from Ducati 750SS to Laverda 750SFC, from Moto Guzzi Falcone Sport to the Gilera Saturno Piuma.
What would all these motorcycles have been without a pair of Borrani Record rims?
Borrani motorcycle wheels are supplied dimpled or drilled with three standard types of drilling.
• Disc brake hubs or little drum brake hubs up to a race dia. of 100mm
• Medium drum brake hubs up to a race dia. of 180mm
• Big drum brake hubs up to a race dia. of 230mm
One of the distinctive elements of a Borrani Record light alloy rim is the stamping which is imprinted by hand and includes the rim specifications.
Note: Historic stamping is available for new rims produced through our custom department. This is an important feature for concours events.
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