Derbi’s origins began with a little bicycle workshop in the village of Mollet near Barcelona, founded in 1922 by Simeó Rabasa i Singla. The focus remained the repair and hire of bicycles until May 1944 when Rabasa formed a limited liability company named Bicycletas Rabasa with the aim of moving into manufacturing bicycles. The venture proved very successful and in 1946, supported by its profits, work began on a motorized version. They quickly got into racing and were quite successful in small displacement Grands Prix, winning 50cc world championships in 1969, 1970 and 1972. When the 50cc class was increased to an 80cc displacement in 1984, Derbi would claim four consecutive world championships between 1986 and 1989.
Derbi’s expertise with small displacement racing translated into their similarly-sized production bikes, such as the GPR (Grand Prix Replica). The second generation of the GPR shared its bones with the Cagiva Prima 50, which in turn shared styling features with the Mito and its 916-inspired tail section.
This generation featured AJP brakes, Showa USD forks, Domino switchgear, and adjustable mirrors.
This example is VIN: VTHGPRRBBYH135161.
The seller recently acquired it as part of a package deal of small bore motorcycles, however he’s letting it go to make room for a Cagiva Mito. Please note: this is titled as a different make/model, specifically a Cosmo Blazer moped. The seller does not know the history but was told that a dealer in Cincinnati, Ohio got the paperwork in 2004 and they had it titled as a Cosmo for an unknown reason.
The odometer shows 12 kilometers (7 miles).
Recent maintenance includes a new battery, new battery tender lead, and a flush of the brake fluid and coolant. He also flushed out the oil and used non-ethanol fuel for the running video up top. The fuel has already been drained.
It is still equipped with the original Michelin tires. The seller states that they are in “beautiful condition for storage but will need to be replaced if using for the road.”
The sale includes the original owner’s manual, registration wallet, tool kit, and two original keys.
Currently located in Carroll, Ohio, this Derbi is offered on a clean Ohio title.
Have any GPR50R stories or questions about this listing? Let us know in the comments below!
Total Bids Placed:
June 16, 2021 9:06 am
June 16, 2021 9:06 am
June 16, 2021 5:24 am
June 15, 2021 12:00 pm
Continental US: Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $660 in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.
spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.