DERBI GPR125 (2005 - 2009) Review
At a glance
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|Annual servicing cost:||£250|
Overall ratingNext up: Ride & brakes
The Derbi GPR125 is arguably one of the most beautifully styled 125 motorcycles ever made. On a murky day you might mistake it for a baby Ducati or MV Agusta motorcycle. The Derbi GPR125 also goes very well (de-restricted of course ) and handles just like a racing motorcycle, with firm suspension and a substantial 300mm front disc brake. The Derbi GPR125 is a teenage dream on wheels.
Ride quality & brakesNext up: Engine
Obviously this motorcycle was designed to have some Pepperami stick man on board, but even so, the Derbi GPR125's handling is road racing motorcycle precise, with a twin beam alloy frame, box section braced swingarm and supsension developed from the Derbi 125 Grand Prix racers. Any young rider with skill can ride the Derbi GPR125 very, very quickly around roundabouts, making lardbucket Grandads on motorcycles like the Yamaha R1 look pretty lacklustre.
EngineNext up: Reliability
The Derbi GPR125 is a two stroke motorcycle, which is a big plus point for any younger rider, as four stroke 125cc motorcycles generally sound - and often go - like Aunty Mary's sewing machine. The Derbi GPR125 makes a claimed 33bhp, which is about the same as the Aprilia RS125 and there's a 6 speed gearbox to make the most of it. This motorcycle should be good for about 90mph on the way to Pizza Hut.
Reliability & build qualityNext up: Value
Since Piaggio Group took control of Derbi the overall build quality of it's motorcycles has definitely improved and the post 2005 built motorcycles look like a different generation from the older Derbi GPR50 series. The spares situation should be better too. There's no doubt that the Derbi GPR124 will get a hard life from the average teenage motorcycle owner however, so choose a used Derbi GPR125 carefully.
Value vs rivalsNext up: Equipment
The Derbi GPR125 is undeniably expensive, but you do get a great deal of race motorcycle styling, and racetrack ability, for your money. Like the Aprilia RS125, the Derbi GPR125 is beyond the reach of most 17 year old's budgets ( or their parents' chequebooks ) but that won't stop peope wanting one when they see the Derbi GPR125. Derbi GPR125 Nude looks a poor value motorcycle at just a hundred quid less than the GPR125. Find a Derbi GPR125 for sale.
The Derbi GPR125 looks the absolute dogs whatsits, from the mirror/indicators at the front, to the underseat exhausts poking from the motorcycle's bodywork at the back. Big brakes, wide 17 inch wheels, radial brake caliper - the Derbi GPR125 has got pretty much all the kit you'd expect on a 125cc class sports motorcycle
|Engine type||2 stroke, 6 gears|
|Frame type||Aluminium twin spar|
|Fuel capacity||13 litres|
|Front suspension||Preload, rebound, compression|
|Rear suspension||Preload, rebound, compression|
|Front brake||Single 300mm disc|
|Rear brake||180mm disc|
|Front tyre size||100/80 x 17|
|Rear tyre size||140/70 x 17|
Mpg, costs & insurance
|Average fuel consumption||45 mpg|
|Annual road tax||£21|
|Annual service cost||£250|
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How much to insure?
|Warranty term||Two year unlimited mileage|
Top speed & performance
|Max power||33 bhp|
|Max torque||10 ft-lb|
|Top speed||90 mph|
|1/4 mile acceleration||13.6 secs|
|Tank range||110 miles|
Model history & versions
1996: Derbi GPR 50 launched.
2000: Derbi GPR50 Race appears, `Red Power' colours.
2003: Derbi GPR50 gets a bodywork makeover.
2004: Piaggio buy out Derbi, new Derbi GPR50 appears in Autumn.
2005: Completely new Derbi GPR125 models appear, plus Derbi GPR50 Nude version.
Derbi GPR50: Virtually identical but with 50cc motor.
Derbi GPR50 Nude and Derbi GPR125 Nude: Unfaired version of this motorcycle.
Owners' reviews for the DERBI GPR125 (2005 - 2009)
2 owners have reviewed their DERBI GPR125 (2005 - 2009) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.
Summary of owners' reviews
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|Annual servicing cost:||£250|
Version: Gilera sc125
Annual servicing cost: £250
Fast for a 125.
Set up like a rock hard race bike corners amazing, don't expect a plush comfy ride tho. Breaks work well but sufer in winter.
Yamaha tzr engine, literally the only part if the bike parts are easy to get for. Works well plenty of power, easy to derestrict.7.5amp fuse under the seat instant 33bhp.
Electrics would die in the rain.
What equipment? Speedo and a low fule warning light.
Take 1 rs125, take away a little bit of performance add a lot of reliabilty and your left with the GPR125. Good looks, slightly cheaper to buy but a lot cheaper to run then the rs125. its well worth the small loss of acceleration and top end. (would still run rings around the cbr 125 though)