Thursday, November 5, 2009

DERBI motorcycle models

List of DERBI Models

Derbi 2010
Derbi Senda DRD125

Derbi 2009

Derbi Senda DRD125R
Derbi GPR 125 4T 4V
• Derbi DRD SM
Derbi DH 2.0 Concept

Derbi 2008

Derbi Mulhacen 125
Derbi Mulhacén Café 125cc
Derbi Terra 125
• Derbi DRD Evo 50 SM

Derbi 2005

Derbi Dirt Kit
Derbi Senda Racer
Derbi Senda X-Treme
Derbi Mulhacén 659
• Derbi GPR 50 Racing
• Derbi GPR 125 Nude
Derbi GPR 125 Racing
• Derbi DRD Edition
• Derbi DRD Racing
• Derbi X-Treme

Derbi is a brand of motorcycles, scooters, and recreational ATVs (quads) produced by Nacional Motor S.A.U., a Spanish subsidiary of Piaggio & Co. SpA.
The name Derbi is an acknowledgement of the company's history and is an acronym for DERivados de BIcicletas (derivatives of bicycles).


Derbi's origins began with a little bicycle workshop in the village of Mollet near Barcelona, founded in 1922 by Simón Rabasa i Singla The focus remained the repair and hire of bicycles until May 1944 when Singla formed a limited liability company named Bicicletas Rabas with the aim of moving into manufacturing bicycles. The venture proved very successful and in 1946, supported by its profits, work began on a motorised version. More moped than motorcycle, this first model, the 48cc SRS included plunger rear suspension, and a motorcycle type gas tank and exhaust system. The SRS proved so successful it prompted a change in the companies direction, and on November 7, 1950, the company changed its name to the Nacional Motor SA. Just prior to this, at that summers Barcelona Trade Fair, the company unveiled its first real motorcycle, the Derbi 250.

Unlike Ossa, Bultaco, and Montesa, Derbi successfully met the challenges that followed the Spanish transition to democracy and Spain's entry into the European Community. Simeó Rabasa i Signla died in 1988 but the company remained independent until 2001, when it was bought out by the Piaggio group.

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