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#1 Nikola

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Posted 14 February 2007 - 14:34

Hi friends,

the Derbi Replica of 50ccm-racer model 1972. (with name RAN - Replica Angel Nieto) had an aria-
cooled motor (built in 1973.). Who can tell me, if works Derbi (p.e. from Angel Nieto or Cannelas) had a water-cooled motor.
Thanks and best regards,
Nikola

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#2 Henk

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 16:05

Water-cooled; radiator in streamlined front.

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From the Dutch 50cc site http://www.memleak.nl/~svaartjes/
click “Merken”, click “Derbi”

#3 David Birchall

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 16:16

Does anyone else remember when the Japanese first started competing at the Isle of Mann with 50cc bikes? Everyone laughed the first year....

#4 Rob Semmeling

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 16:46

Where have you been Nikola? Hadn't heard from you in a long time!

#5 Nikola

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 18:14

Thanks to Henk for answer and very good web-address of 50ccm racer,
and also thanks to Rob Semmeling for interesting in me (I had problems
with my healht, now is all O.K. ;-))

#6 Rob Semmeling

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 18:40

Good to know you're okay, Nikola. Keep in touch!

#7 Nikola

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Posted 17 February 2007 - 19:32

David, Honda and Suzuki are on TT since first year, 1962, of introducing the 50ccm-class
in worldchampionship. Before, I don't believe....

#8 David Birchall

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 00:47

Originally posted by Nikola
David, Honda and Suzuki are on TT since first year, 1962, of introducing the 50ccm-class
in worldchampionship. Before, I don't believe....


I didn't remember that it was the first year of 50cc TT--I do remember the Japanese bikes as being beautiful little jewels that eventually went far faster than enyone expected :eek: