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DERBI Brand History
Derbi is a Spanish motorcycle manufacturer founded by Simeon Rabasa Singla. The company first started out as a bicycle repair shop in 1922, but it expanded rapidly. The first Derbi model, a moped called Derbi SRS (the initials coming from Simeon Rabasa Singla's name), came after World War II in 1949. But in 1957, Derbi came up with a two cylinder 350 cc model, which developed 16 horsepower. 4,200 units of this model were produced. That same year, the company had 280 employees.
Because in 1965 the Spanish legislation concerning mopeds changed, Derbi had to take attitude concerning their models, so they had to implement collapsible pedals and a maximum speed of 40 km/h. In that same year, the Antorcha 49 was released. During the course of the 1970s, several motorcycle companies like Abello, Montesa and Sanglas were taken over by Japanese companies, but this was not the case of Derbi, which managed to survive. In 1977, this sector of motorcycles faced a crisis but D... continue reading DERBI history →
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Started back in 1922, Spanish motorcycle manufacturer Derbi has lived glorious times in the 50's as their bikes used to win several GP titles. However, the modern era has brought decline and in 2001, Derbi changed hands hoping for better days under Piaggio management. The poor sales figures tarried on for 10... Continue Reading →
Managing to take the 125GP racing title in 2010 with the young Spanish rider Marc Marquez, Derbi decided to celebrate the feat by launching the GPR125 and GPR50 in all-new ‘racing red’ and ‘racing grey’ paint schemes for 2011. Marquez, riding his number 93 Derbi bike, dominated the season with... Continue Reading →
The newest addition to Derbi’s range for 2011 is a fresh scrambler bike that comes to evoke the Spanish brand’s association with the world of competitive racing. The 2011 Derbi Mulhacen Cafe 659 Angel Nieto LE is therefore paying homage to the company’s racing tradition of its “Red Bullets&rd... Continue Reading →