Derbi was founded in 1922 by Simón Rabasa i Singla as a little bicycle garage that quickly developed into a motorcycle manufacturer, emerging as the biggest in Spain. DERBi celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2008 and has recently become a part of the giant Italian company Piaggio Group.
85 years of success in the motorcycle market and on the race track Derbi capped its 85th Anniversary with a World Championship in the highly competitive 125cc Moto GP with Mike Di’ Meglio in 2008. That success is its 19th World Championship victory dating back to 1962, in 50cc 80cc and 125cc categories.
Derbi achieved a great deal of its success with the legendary rider Angel Nieto a Spanish rider from Zamora who won 5 world titles with Derbi, three in the 50cc class and two in the 125cc category, which contributed to the creation of the Red Bullets legend. Nieto’s record number of World Championship victories was only surpassed in France in 2008 by the great Valentino Rossi who paid tribute to him that day by carrying Nieto on his parade lap that afternoon.
Derbi has been a leader in European markets for small capacity motorcycles and scooters. The Derbi culture is grounded in the passion for the product, technical evolution, attention to detail and an obsession for the most innovative design. Based in Barcelona, the European hub for design and innovation, Derbi is aiming to provide for all the needs of our loyal customers.
Today, Derbi continues to reinforce its position in racing competition by its participation and success in the 125cc World Championships each year. A select range of Derbi products are imported to Australia by Sportswise Management, including scooters, LAMS approved motorcycles and accessories....