Derbi Specializes in Small Displacements

Piaggio's Derbi brand — dedicated to small displacement market — calls the 125cc class the "cornerstone of the European motorcycle market." Derbi says it believes in the 125cc market due to what the OEM calls its "First Thrill" philosophy — or, "an opening to the world of two wheels for a large number of new riders."

"These are young adult riders who are passionate and receptive; eager to join the cycling world and ready to appreciate as new riders the same fantastic riding experience that other riders do," the company says.

So why can't we get models like these in the U.S.?