Friday, August 01, 2008

Derbi Mulhacén Café 659 Ángel Nieto LE launched

The bike with the world's longest name is now on sale in Europe...

Unveiled at the EICMA show last year, the Derbi Mulhacén Café 659 Ángel Nieto Limited Edition has now gone on sale in Europe. The bike is Derbi’s tribute to Ángel Nieto, a roadracing great with 90 GP wins and 13 world championships (in the 50cc, 80cc and 125cc classes) to his name.

The Derbi Mulhacén Café 659 Ángel Nieto Limited Edition (all right, that’s got to be the longest motorcycle name ever, eh?) is fitted with a Yamaha-Minarelli four-stroke, liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, single-cylinder, four-valve 659cc engine, and the gearbox is a five-speed unit. The chassis is a steel tube unit, with a 43mm USD fork at the front and a monoshock with progressive linkage at the rear. The 164-kilo bike rides on 17-inch wheels, shod with 110/60 (front) and 160/60 (rear) rubber. The single front brake disc measures 320mm and the rear disc is 245mm.

Derbi say the bike, which is priced at 6,000 euros (about US$9,300), takes styling cues from their 1970s racebikes. Ummm… yeah, well, we also think it looks pretty cool. More details on the Derbi website here
We're not too sure about that giant exhaust pipe, but the rest of the bike looks quite all right...

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