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2012 Derbi Variant Sport

2012 Derbi Variant Sport

Variant Sport is the new high wheel introduction from Derbi, born from the Piaggio Group's great skill in the scooter world. It combines – with an all Spanish style – functionality, economy and a sport look in line with the tradition of the manufacturer from Martorelles.

Available with two different engines, 50 2T and 125 4T, Variant Sport is an entry-level intended to meet the most varied urban mobility needs of young teenagers as well as adults, providing brilliant performance and great reliability at contained costs.

Equipped with 14” wheels which transmit great confidence and safety in riding, Derbi Variant Sport places as a full fledged member of the competitive segment of high wheel scooters: agile, quick and fun, it is the perfect scooter for moving quickly through heavy traffic in complete safety; an ideal entry-level for those who need to gain experience with a safe and efficient vehicle, easy to ride and brilliant at the same time.

With a saddle height of just 775 cm, Variant Sport ensures safe footing for any size rider, making it easy to manage even for the very young and female riders, who will also appreciate the significant ease of handling and fluid ride.

There are numerous details which contribute to the young and exciting look of the Derbi Variant Sport, from the saddle covering with racing flavour stitching to the gritty gloss black wheels, emphasised by sporty and minimalist graphics.

Chassis and outfitting

Designed with maximum rationality in mind, the chassis of the Variant Sport is a classic open cradle structure in high resistance steel piping where a 32 mm diameter telescopic hydraulic fork (85 mm wheel travel) and a rear single shock absorber with adjustable preload and 84 mm wheel travel (76mm on the 50 cc version) work.
The ample suspension travel provides one of the highest ground clearances in its category, allowing the rider to take on any road surface without problems, filtering uneven surfaces in the best possible way.

Derbi Variant Sport mounts a pair of 14 inch wheels equipped with generously sized tubeless tyres (120/70 for each): a choice which contributes to conveying stability, easy of handling and excellent rideability to make it an easy and intuitive scooter which anyone can handle.

The 220 mm front disc, with a two piston floating calliper, provides immediate deceleration and is supported well by the reliable 140 mm rear drum: a perfect combination for mainly city use.

It is precisely in the city that the Variant Sport gives the best of itself and flaunts all of the peculiarities which make it not only perfect for moving through traffic and "stop and go" trips, but also comfortable for the rider and easy to load. Besides its large and comfortable saddle and a balanced and comfortable riding position, Derbi Variant Sport boasts a spacious helmet compartment which can hold a flip up helmet and which, combined with a comfortable flat footrest and the bag hook, ensures a load capacity worthy of a much larger scooter.


Derbi Variant Sport is available with two different engines: The quick and agile 50 cc 2 stroke and the high performance and flexible 125 4 stroke, both with forced air cooling systems and fine tuned to obtain maximum reliability and fuel economy, ideal qualities for daily use in urban environments.
In fact, a maximum power of 10.6 HP and an extremely favourable torque range allow the Derbi Variant Sport 125 to move easily through traffic even on fast flowing roads. Even riders who only have a class B driving license can ride the Variant Sport, a 125 which is agile and quick, but always attentive to fuel economy.

Variant Sport 50 is the top rate urban vehicle which combines dynamism and practicality in the beating heart of just 50cc. The brilliant two stroke engine, capable of more than 4 HP, makes the Variant Sport 50 light and quick, confirming the “sprinter” qualities of the engine and an optimum calibration of the automatic transmission.