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Short and Quick: 2003 Derbi GPR 50 Grand Prix Replica

A bit of a fun one for your perusal. Famed small-bore manufacturer Derbi offered a line of 50cc GP racer replicas as street bikes. Different from the popular Yamaha YSRs, the Derbis were very nearly full-sized motorcycles – except for their engines, of course. This makes them excellent trainers for young riders looking to move up to a bigger bike in the future, and means that they are excellent toys for grown up kids who still love to zing a smoker up past redline occasionally. I’m too busy doing a crank rebuild on my Kawi AR50 to point fingers at anyone in particular…..

2003 Derbi GPR 50 for sale on eBay

From the seller:
DERBY GPR 50 in original as new condition. Has been stored in my climate controlled showroom since new with an occasional ride. 178 miles on the clock. These bikes are used in Europe by riders as young as 14 to train for GP racing. The engine is a 50 cc two stroke with electric start, oil injection and water cooling. Putting out 15 hp at 11,000 rpm and with the six speed transmission it has a top speed of 65 mph. They are originally sold as restricted to 30 mph, this one is unrestricted. GPRs are almost the size of a typical sport bike and are suitable for anyone up to around six feet tall. This bike is sold with the original factory certificate of origin, see photo, and a bill of sale.

These are legitimately fun bikes that are also legitimately rare. The limited capacity and performance keeps them off major roads and highways, and also limits the value appreciation factor. Bad news if you are hoping this will appreciate like an RZ350 or 500. Good news if your man cave is dying for something to fit perfectly into that corner, and can come out for some street hooning or karting track day fun on a sunny day. Not many days left on this one (will be gone by the end of the weekend) and the high bid is less than $2500 bucks, but there is a reserve in place which could spoil the party. Something this much fun is always worth a look, which I thoroughly encourage you to do (besides, I don’t want to be alone in my tiddler obsessions). Check out all of the details here, and Good Luck!!

MI

3 Comments

  • eBay shows sold for $3,550.00

    dc

  • Thanks a lot for tempting me with this post for a slow ass bike! I freaking bought it impulsively at auction end. I’m almost 50, I have no business messing with a Spanish teenagers bike. But so many upgrades to make it faster and more anti social! I can’t wait to put some strawberry scent in the oil they have for 2 strokes. Screw vapeing, this will be way more fun. Don’t they have a meet and rally every year for 50cc machines?

  • Hey Rob – congratulations and welcome to the 50cc club! (although it sounds like you might join the 80cc club soon)

    There are several groups that offer runs for smaller bikes. One of the bigger ones I know of is from the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club (vjmc.org) with their annual Tiddler Run. Sure, this isn’t exactly Japanese – nor necessarily vintage – but my experience is that they are a very open group and wroth checking out. Good luck with your new toy and enjoy the thrill of going fast on a slow bike! 🙂

    -Mike

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