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Now you've got me wondering about my Derbi, I thought it looked quite sturdy personally, but then I have two very untrained eyes. I found a picture of the frame, what do you think might need reinforcing?

An opinion based on a picture is just that: an opinion, respectable, but jut an opinion based on a picture.

So, if you own the Derbi and it looks sturdy for you, yours is just an opinion as well, but more consistent since it's based in 1st hand experience. There are engineers behind its design and supposedly it is conceived for that "adventurous" purpose.

Remember its limits as a 125cc, don't overload it and keep enjoying such beautiful bike!

Esteban

PS: After seeing this picture, would you say that a Honda C90 looks a solid and reliable bike able to carry 3/5 people over bad roads on a daily basis?


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I really like these bikes, the Yamaha XTW, the Tenere 250, the Derbi and the Varadero 125. I think they are great traveling bikes for the small roads, just go a bit more slow, take it easy and see more of the beautiful world around you.
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Alexlebrit,

the Derbi seems to be well made. On a different note, what mileage and top speed do you get out of your rig?
Mileage is about 80mpg, but that is round London, outside on the open road I've seen it get up to 110mpg. Top speed? Well the fastest seen was 84mph, but that was slightly downhill, although this might have been offset by the huge roll-top bag strapped across the pillion. Comfortable cruising speed is 65-70mph, but I'm aware I'm only a few hundred revs off the red line.
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Impressive mileage and a nice travel speed. Thanks for sharing your experiences, Alex!
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