What is Derbi?
Derbi is a Spanish motorcycle and scooter brand that has made dual sport motorcycles and scooters since 1922.
In other words, this is a brand that has been through a lot.
Aside from its long legacy, the company has a strong motorsport pedigree – in 1968, for example, they won the Isle of Man TT for the 50cc class (which none other than Barry Smith as their rider.)
Today, Derbi is a part of and owned by the Piaggio group.
Have you ever seen the 1983 movie Wargames? Either way, it’s interesting to note that Ally Sheedy’s character in that movie rides around on a moped in a few scenes.
And that moped is a Derbi – specifically, it’s a 1979 Derbi Variant SL.