Derbi Classic Bikes
Barcelona firm Derbi's
name showed its roots, DERivados de BIcicletus meaning
"derivative of bicycles" - which is what
they had built until the 250cc Super was released
in 1950. Early motorcycles included a 350cc twin but
in the 1960s Derbi concentrated on small-capacity
bikies such as the racy 49cc and 74cc Grand Sports.
The firm's successful
challenge in Grand Prix racing's smaller classes culminated
in Angel Nieto winning five 50cc and 125cc world titles
between 1969 and 1972, when Derbi pulled out to concentrate
on road bikes and motocross.
Over a decade later
the firm returned to Grand Prix to win a string of
titles with another legendary Spanish rider, Jorge
"Aspar" Martinez. Derbi
|1968 Derbi Antorcha
||The Antorcha was Derbi's first forray into the
49cc market back in 1968 and production of this
model was continued at a max rate of 147 per day
up until 1971 so as rarity goes there are very
few of them left now.
This bike is the actual introductory model
and still bears most of its original decals
stating 1968 etc.
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