|18 February, 2013 - Derbi Motorcycles Moves From Spain To Italy|
|Derbi, an old Spanish motorcycle manufacturer dating back to 1922 and purchased by the Piaggio group in 2001, is closing down in Spain. Although the brand did well during the mid 50's, winning several GP titles, it has been lacking in sales. Already in 2011 its owner, Piaggio group, announced that they would close down the factory and had been negotiating for a purchaser. All deals have fallen through, and it's the end of the line for the Spanish factory.|
With Spain suffering from an enormous financial crisis, with more than 25% of the people unemployed, the Spanish manufacturer is suffering. Reason enough for Piaggio to consolidate the manufacturing and closing down the plant in Barcelona. 150 Derbi employees have been let go.
The current range of Derbi motorcycle, mostly 50 to 125cc models, will be made by Piaggio Italy.
|11 November, 2008 - Overview: Derbi GPR 125 4T 4V Motorcycle|
|Derbi showed at the EICMA 2008 motorcycle exhibition at Milan, their new GPR 125 4T 4V. |
The 125 is based on their 125 MotoGP worldchampionship winning motorcycle. Here's a closer look...
|12 November, 2007 - Derbi Terra Adventure 125|
|A second look at Derbi's nifty Terra Adventure 125 dual purpose motorcycle. |
For a 125 cc motorcycle, this is not a bad one. With its 117 kilos, it could be quite nimble in the sand.
For the budding Ewan McGregor/Charlie Boorman fans..
|7 November, 2007 - EICMA 2007: Derbi|
|Spanish Derbi launched an interesting adventure motorcycle; the Terra 125 Adventure!|
Betcha that you will not see Ewan McGregor riding the wrong way on this...
|19 December, 2006 - Motorcycle Christmas: The Missing|
|The last part of the motorcycle manufacturer's Christmas gifts; all the manufacturers who don't have anything. The list is pretty big !|
|22 November, 2006 - Derbi Mulhacen 659 Hot Bob|
|A look at Spanish motorcycle manufacturer, Derbi, and their Hot Bob prototype. |
Different it is !
|21 November, 2006 - Derbi X-Vision - TV on your Motorcycle|
|Spanish motorcycle manufacturer, Derbi, showed a prototype motorcycle, called the 659 Mulhacen X-Vision, that has an onboard LCD TV Screen and strategically placed cameras. |
This allows you to record your motorcycle ride, and download it later to your computer and internet.