Derbi's origins began with a little bicycle workshop in the village of Mollet near Barcelona, founded in 1922
by Simón Rabasa Singla.
In 1944, Singla formed a limited liability company named Bicicletas Rabas with the
aim of moving into manufacturing bicycles.
In 1950, the company changed its name to the Nacional Motor SA and unveiled its first motorcycle, the Derbi
The name Derbi is an acknowledgement of the company’s history and is an acronym for DERivados de
BIcicletas (derivatives of bicycles).