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2011 Derbi Senda | Euro Preview

DRD X-Treme & Racing

Although Derbi is not a household motorcycle name in America, fans of MotoGP 125 will be familiar with the Spanish marque. New from Derbi is the 2011 Senda DRD X-Treme and Racing 50cc off-road motorcycles.

Derbi tells us that the DRD X-Treme and Racing have been completely revised, both visually and functionally. The graphics, fairings, headlight and saddle are all new for 2011.

The enduro and supermoto versions of the X-Treme has many of the premium features and components from the Racing version, including a high power headlight with integrated race number panel and LED taillight, and a multifunctional digital instrument panel. The X-Treme has 37mm forks with 7.1 inches of travel.

The Derbi Senda DRD Racing is also available in both S and RM versions. The new Racing boasts top quality suspension components at the front and rear, according to Derbi. The 41mm straight forks have 7.7 inches of travel, while the rear shock works with an aluminum swingarm (steel on the X-Treme).

A robust double-cradle high-strength steel is designed to provide the Senda DRD models with outstanding agility and strength. Both the X-Treme and Racing come with oversized discs for braking–a 260mm disc at the front and a 220 mm disc at the rear for maximum safety in all situations.

The R and SM versions of both the X-Treme and Racing differ in the wheels fitted. The R enduro model is equipped with a 21-inch front wheel and an 18-inch rear wheel shod with off-road rubber, while the SM supermoto runs on 17-inch street wheels at the front and rear fitted with street tires.

Both models are powered by a liquid-cooled 50 cc 2 stroke engine, giving the DRD X-Treme and Racing what Derbi claims is "class beating performance, with maximum torque already available at low engine speeds."

2011 Derbi Senda | Motorcycle Specs 

 

X-TREME (R/SM)

RACING (R/SM)

Engine

Single

cylinder 2 stroke 

Single

cylinder 2 stroke 

Bore x stroke

39.88×40 mm

39.88×40 mm

Engine capacity

49.9cc

49.9cc

Cooling

Liquid

Liquid

Starting

Kick starter

Kick starter

Compression ratio

11.5:1

11.5:1

Fuel

Unleaded

petrol

Unleaded

petrol

Lubrication System

Automatic

mixer

Automatic

mixer

Clutch

Multiplate

wet clutch

Multiplate

wet clutch

Gearbox

6 speeds

6 speeds

Frame

Single spar

steel frame

Single spar

steel frame

Front suspension

37 mm

conventional fork, wheel travel 180 mm

41 mm

conventional fork, wheel travel 195 mm

Rear suspension

 

Steel

swingarm, hydraulic monoshock, wheel travel 182 mm

Aluminium

swingarm, monoshock with adjustable preload, wheel travel 182 mm

Front brake

260 mm disc

with floating calliper

260 mm disc

with dual piston floating calliper

Rear brake

220 mm Ø

disc

220 mm Ø

disc

Tires

Front – R:

80/90×21”; SM: 100/80X17”

Rear – R:

110/80×18”; SM: 130/70X17”

Front – R:

80/90×21”; SM: 100/80X17”

Rear – R:

110/80×18”; SM: 130/70X17”

Maximum Length

R: 2,083 mm;

SM: 2,030 mm

R: 2,119 mm;

SM: 2,065 mm

Maximum width

817 mm

817 mm

Seat height

R: 900 mm;

SM: 865 mm

R: 900 mm;

SM: 865 mm

Wheelbase

1413mm (SM)

– 1374 mm (R)

1413 mm

(SM-R)

Fuel tank capacity

7.0 l

7.0 l

Kerb weight

96 Kg

96 Kg

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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