Derbi Variant SL
- Variant SL
- David (Matthew Broderick), Jennifer (Ally Sheedy)
By the way, what would be the correct name for such engines? In french it is "cyclomoteur", my dictionnary gives "scooter" as translation. So until now I put them in "scooter" category. Is there a better name for the english version? I guess that I can simply rename the french name to "scooter/cyclomoteur" since it is not really useful to split them in two categories.
They are called MOPED in the UK.!(Very simple .. cycle-like ... sometimes with pedal start.!) Scooters are different ...like Vespa... Lambretta (..What the "MODS" use in Quadrophenia.!) "Moped" is also the translation that the Harraps gives me. What's the US word that is used for them? But confusingly, scooters are also sometimes referred to as Mopeds! Honda PA50II (1982 from color) In the case of this one, US sales brouche say 'moped' Link to "www.sunalpine.com" 50 or 500 ? 50 is right. But confusingly, scooters are also sometimes referred to as Mopeds! [/quote] I've never heard that..in the UK.? Wow...it would have to be a great designer..to get a 500cc in such a small bike.!! Wow...it would have to be a great designer..to get a 500cc in such a small bike.!! [/quote] but then it will be little projectil I was asking that because the picture was called "83hondamopedpa500II_jpg" and that I know nothing to bikes 500cc! wants to ride once...but I do not want to imagine when braking. 'MODS' is the meaning of 'Moderns'.
There is no relation of the word 'moped'. 'MODS' is mid60's younger generation's culture (or fashion style), was born in London and spread in the world. They liked to wear the Italian-fashion. Vespa and lambretta are also one of fashion item. US TV-movie "The Mod Squad", also means 'Mod squad' is 'Moderns squad'. [quote]500cc! wants to ride once...but I do not want to imagine when braking. Yes... Great acceleration & super top speed.... But it cannot stop.!
Maybe ... but I have been doubting this moped for a few days. And this is definitely not a Honda PA50 II. Maybe even a Honda ... For the moment, I'm looking ... I'll have it, I'll have it ... Phew! I knew ... and I found (sorry, Jun ...) a Derbi Variant!
which corresponds in almost all points: shape of the frame, colors, position of the cylinder ... (P.S: 50cmc, not 500!)
This is a 1979 Derbi Variant SL. This one has several arrangements made for the American market, like the side reflectors or the round light instead of the typical square light from Derbi. I still own one of these Derbi Variant SL. It is a Heavy Duty machine. Derbi Knew how to make bikes to endure.
|Actors||Matthew Broderick, Dabney Coleman, John Wood, Ally Sheedy|
|Awards||Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 11 nominations.|