DERBI GPR50 (2004 - on) Review

At a glance

Owners' reliability rating: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Power: 9 bhp
Seat height: Low (29.9 in / 760 mm)
Weight: Low (265 lbs / 120 kg)

Overall rating

Next up: Ride & brakes
4 out of 5 (4/5)

This is the naked version of Derbi’s sexy GPR 50 race replica, officially brought into the UK from 2004-2009. The Spanish firm are now part of the massive Piaggio group, which includes Piaggio, Vespa, Aprilia, Gilera and Derbi.

Read: top 50cc scooters and mopeds

It’s the 49cc two-stoke, moped answer to one of the big super naked hitters like the Super Duke, Streetfighter, Speed Triple…except it only does 30mph. A funky little moped for lucky 16-year olds.

Ride quality & brakes

Next up: Engine
5 out of 5 (5/5)

Later models have a chunky steel beam frame, braced swingarm, wide tyres, single shock and upside forks, so the GRP 50 Nude’s chassis is more than a match for its engine. Fit sticky tyres and you’ll never have to back off for a corner. If you ever do need to brake, there’s a big 300mm single disc and twin-piston radial caliper up front for stoppies on demand. Ride quality is ok, but not really relevant on a tiny 50cc machine like this.

Engine

Next up: Reliability
5 out of 5 (5/5)

The GRP50 Nude is powered by an electric start, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled 49.9cc two-stroke engine, restricted to 30mph, with a six-speed gearbox. The motor is fed by a single 17.5mm carburettor.    

Reliability & build quality

Next up: Value
5 out of 5 (5/5)

This is a very well put together motorcycle and left in standard condition the little two-stroke engine will run on forever. Reliability issues can arise when used and abused by first-time riders.

Value vs rivals

Next up: Equipment
3 out of 5 (3/5)

This is a moped for the lucky few. Depending on age, you’re looking around £2000 for a well looked after machine, which is a lot for a bike you’ll probably only keep for a year until you’re able to ride a 125cc. Find a Derbi GPR50 for sale.

Equipment

5 out of 5 (5/5)

For a moped, the Derbi is very well equipped with proper big bike brakes, wheels, suspension, styling and an underseat pipe. Compare and buy parts for the Derbi GPR50. 

Specs

Engine size 49cc
Engine type Single-cylinder two-stroke
Frame type Twin spar aluminium
Fuel capacity 13 litres
Seat height 760mm
Bike weight 120kg
Front suspension Non-adjustable
Rear suspension Preload adjustable
Front brake 300mm disc
Rear brake 180mm disc
Front tyre size 130/70 17 in
Rear tyre size 100/80 17 in

Mpg, costs & insurance

Average fuel consumption 68 mpg
Annual road tax £20
Annual service cost -
New price -
Used price -
Insurance group 2 of 17
How much to insure?
Warranty term One year unlimited mileage

Top speed & performance

Max power 9 bhp
Max torque 4.4 ft-lb
Top speed 30 mph
1/4 mile acceleration -
Tank range 231 miles

Model history & versions

Model history

Model imported into the UK from 2004-2009

Other versions

Derbi GPR 50 (fully-faired)

Owners' reviews for the DERBI GPR50 (2004 - on)

1 owner has reviewed their DERBI GPR50 (2004 - on) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below.

Review your DERBI GPR50 (2004 - on)

Summary of owners' reviews

Overall rating: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Ride quality & brakes: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Engine: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Reliability & build quality: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Value vs rivals: 3 out of 5 (3/5)
Equipment: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
5 out of 5
30 October 2017 by Tijn

Year: 2009

naked version of Derbi’s sexy GPR 50 race replica

Ride quality & brakes 5 out of 5
Engine 5 out of 5
Reliability & build quality 5 out of 5
Value vs rivals 3 out of 5
Equipment 5 out of 5

naked version of Derbi’s sexy GPR 50 race replica

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