Derbi GPR 125 Nude (2005 - present) review

Competitively priced with bang up to the minute styling and specs, we’d take the Nude over the Racing
The Derbi GPR 125 Nude has funky styling that is fresh and sharp, coupled with reasonable performance
Looks are subjectively less sharp than the fully faired version

Following on from the success of the GPR50 launched late last year, Derbi has expanded their model line-up with two new 125cc models, the GPR125 Racing and GPR125 Nude.

The difference between the two models is simple. The GPR125 Racing has clip-on race bars and a full fairing, while the Nude has higher bars, radiator cowls, bar-mounted mirrors and a fly screen. Other than that they are identical.

Over the past couple of years or so I’ve grown to be a massive fan of bikes such as Aprilia’s Tuono and Benelli’s TNT, and with this in mind I had been looking forward to testing the 125 Nude. I wasn’t disappointed. It offers all the Racing model has to offer but with a far more pleasant riding position, and a bit more fun thrown in for good measure.

Even with the lack of performance, half-decent wheelies were no problem, and with the higher, wider bars fitted the Nude was even easier to hustle around the tight, twisty roads than the Racing.

If I were 17 again I would head straight for my nearest Derbi dealer, not to buy the GPR125 Racing but to pick up a Nude. Don’t get me wrong, the Racing is a beautiful machine, but it looks a hell of a lot faster than it is. The Nude, on the other hand, isn’t pretending to be a 170mph sports bike. At £3549 it’s not the cheapest 125cc on the road, but it is one of the best looking, and when you’re 17 looks are everything.

Whether the girls hanging out by the chippy appreciate the development that has gone into the GPR125 is neither here nor there. The important thing is the Nude looks the part. Once you’ve mastered the art of pulling a few stunts, pulling one or two girls should be no sweat.Following on from the success of the GPR50 launched late last year, Derbi has expanded their model line-up with two new 125cc models, the GPR125 Racing and GPR125 Nude.

The difference between the two models is simple. The GPR125 Racing has clip-on race bars and a full fairing, while the Nude has higher bars, radiator cowls, bar-mounted mirrors and a fly screen. Other than that they are identical.

Over the past couple of years or so I’ve grown to be a massive fan of bikes such as Aprilia’s Tuono and Benelli’s TNT, and with this in mind I had been looking forward to testing the 125 Nude. I wasn’t disappointed. It offers all the Racing model has to offer but with a far more pleasant riding position, and a bit more fun thrown in for good measure.

Even with the lack of performance, half-decent wheelies were no problem, and with the higher, wider bars fitted the Nude was even easier to hustle around the tight, twisty roads than the Racing.

If I were 17 again I would head straight for my nearest Derbi dealer, not to buy the GPR125 Racing but to pick up a Nude. Don’t get me wrong, the Racing is a beautiful machine, but it looks a hell of a lot faster than it is. The Nude, on the other hand, isn’t pretending to be a 170mph sports bike. At £3549 it’s not the cheapest 125cc on the road, but it is one of the best looking, and when you’re 17 looks are everything.

Whether the girls hanging out by the chippy appreciate the development that has gone into the GPR125 is neither here nor there. The important thing is the Nude looks the part. Once you’ve mastered the art of pulling a few stunts, pulling one or two girls should be no sweat.

Time for a spin on the Nude version. Over the past couple of years or so I've grown to be a massive fan of bikes such as Aprilia's Tuono and Benelli's TNT, and with this in mind I had been looking forward to testing the 125 Nude. I wasn't disappointed. It offers all the Racing model has to offer but with a far more pleasant riding position, and a bit more fun thrown in for good measure. Even with the lack of performance, half-decent wheelies were no problem, and with the higher, wider bars fitted the Nude was even easier to hustle around the tight, twisty roads than the Racing.

If I were 17 again I would head straight for my nearest Derbi dealer, not to buy the GPR125 Racing but to pick up a Nude. Don't get me wrong, the Racing is a beautiful machine, but it looks a hell of a lot faster than it is. The Nude, on the other hand, isn't pretending to be a 170mph sports bike. At £3549 it's not the cheapest 125cc on the road, but it is one of the best looking, and when you're 17 looks are everything. Whether the girls hanging out by the chippy appreciate the development that has gone into the GPR125 is neither here nor there. The important thing is the Nude looks the part. Once you've mastered the art of pulling a few stunts, pulling one or two girls should be no sweat.

VERDICT
Competitively priced with bang up to the minute styling and specs, although we'd take the Nude over the Racing


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Dryweight (kg)121
Seats0
Seat Height (mm)810
Suspension FrontSebac 40mm usd forks
Suspension RearSebac monoshock
Tyres Front119/80-17
Tyres Rear140/70-17
Brakes FrontSingle 300mm disc with twin piston radial caliper
Brakes RearSingle 180mm disc with twin piston caliper
Tank Capacity (litres)13
Wheelbase (mm)1355
ChassisAluminium

SPECS
TYPE - LEARNER
PRODUCTION DATE - 2005
PRICE NEW - £3699 / £3549 NAKED
ENGINE CAPACITY - 124cc
POWER - N/A
TORQUE - N/A
WEIGHT - 125kg / 121kg NAKED
SEAT HEIGHT - 810mm
FUEL CAPACITY - 13L
TOP SPEED - 80mph
0-60 - n/a
TANK RANGE - N/A

Cubic Capacity (cc)124
Compression Ratio12.5
IgnitionElectronic
CoolingLiquid Cooled
Stroke TypeTwo Stroke
DriveChain

The Derbi GPR 125 Nude has funky styling that is fresh and sharp, coupled with reasonable performance
Looks are subjectively less sharp than the fully faired version